Marc + Kelli Turner

Lead Pastor

Pastor Marc is the Lead Pastor for the CWC. He casts the vision and provides oversight and direction to all staff and ministry leaders. He is a native of Cleveland, GA and God has given him the honor of pastoring his home church. Serving alongside Marc is his wife, Kelli (who ministers on the worship and creative team), Easton (who serves on the production team), Anna (who serves on the Youth Worship Team), and Maeli (who serves in the Kid Ministries).

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andy + karen vandiver

Worship pastors

Andy and Karen lead worship at the CWC and have been leading worship together for over 20 years. God has placed inside of them a passion to lead people into His presence where change and miracles can happen. They have been married since 2000 and have three beautiful daughters, Baylie Rae, Ansleigh and Charlie Claire. 

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Ryan + tara elrod

family pastor

Pastor Ryan is the Family Pastor for the CWC.  He has been serving in ministry for over 15 years as a Youth Pastor, Children’s Pastor, and Worship Pastor.  Ryan has a passion to see kids, teens, and young adults go deeper in their relationship with Christ.  He and his wife Tara have been married since 2005 and have two children Rylee and Ashton.

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hannah weaver

Children's pastor

Hannah is the Children’s Pastor for the CWC. She attended Lee University and is a graduate of Free Chapel College, where she studied children’s ministry. Hannah has a passion to partner with parents and lead children to Christ, bringing lasting life change that will sustain them all of their days. She is a native of North Carolina, where she grew up with her parents and two sisters.

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Anna + Caleb Freeman

Creative Team

Anna leads the creative & visual team at the CWC.  She has been doing graphic design since she was a young teenager. Her heart is to provide a visual experience through the arts that ultimately glorifies the Maker of all things beautiful. Together with her husband, Caleb, they have two children Avery and Audrey.  They have been married since 2012. Anna has attended the CWC for 16+ years. Caleb has been a part of the church for 10+ years. Both serve on the worship team for the church as well. 

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john + Kelcie Luna

Young adults

John and Kelcie lead the Young Adult Ministry at The CWC. Their desire is to build a community of young people who lift one another up. John and Kelcie recently got married and have a dog named Molly Mae. They enjoy serving in various ministries at The CWC and look forward to what is ahead. Each month they will meet with the 20/30 group to fellowship with one another and build closer relationships. Anyone ages 18-30 are welcome!

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David + Shanda Murphy

Couples Ministry

David and Shanda Murphy lead the Couples Ministry at the CWC. They have a beautifully blended family of 3 daughters – Bradi (Thomas), Ansley, and Shayla – and have 4 grandchildren – Colton, Cayson, Payton, and Ava (arrival scheduled in September 2018). David grew up in Jackson County, Georgia. He has called White County and the CWC home for over 13 years. Shanda grew up in Cleveland, Georgia and has attended the Cleveland Worship Center for over 25 years. Their passion is to see God’s purpose fulfilled in marriages. They enjoy leading activities for couples and overseeing the couples connect groups.

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Leon Gilleland

Adult discipleship

Salt + Light class

Senior Adults

Leon is a native of White County. He teaches our Salt+Light Bible Study on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sunday each month at 5:00 pm and leads our ministry to the Senior adults as well as our Saturday night Men's Prayer Group (Sons of Thunder). Speaking of his childhood, he says that "my day started with the smell of biscuits cooking in the wood burning stove and the smell of fresh brewing coffee before chores and school." That's where he learned that "a little coffee and a whole lotta Jesus makes a perfect day." Leon has been serving at the CWC for 50 years in various capacities and has been teaching the Salt and Light class for 38 years. His wife's name is Linda, and he has 3 children and 5 grandchildren.

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Trilla Pruitt

Women's discipleship

Thirst Bible study

Trilla was born and raised in White County and has lived here all but two years of my life.  She has a rich heritage with the Cleveland Worship Center.  Her dad built the first place of worship for the CWC.  She has worked in the county for many years as a teacher, counselor and youth leader.   She currently leads Thirst Women's Bible Study and Pray First.

Thirst is a wonderful opportunity for ladies of all ages to meet weekly and engage in Christian fellowship and Bible study.  She says, "I am honored to have the privilege to meet and pray weekly with such a beautiful Christian group."

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