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We are so glad that you decided to check us out. We are a community of people that come from all different walks of life.  We would love for you to be part of this community and experience a life of joy with others.  When you come to our worship gathering, you can expect it to be fun, inspirational and genuine.  We believe that our Sunday gathering is important, but always know that we are MORE THAN SUNDAY.  We want to see all of us in community with each other throughout the week.


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Our Team




John Mark is the dreamer who spent every day staring out the window in school. He loves to laugh and rarely takes himself too seriously. He carries the vision for the church with a deep brokenness for people who don’t know Jesus. As Lead Pastor he keeps everything we do focused on the goal of bringing hope, grace, and Love to the city of Asheville. 7 years ago God broke his heart for the local church and called them to start a church. He spent that time pursuing a seminary degree, asking every question he could and reading every book he could get his hands on the subject. For the last 3 years he served at South Bay Church in San Jose, Ca as the Student Director. While praying together on a retreat John Mark and Rahel felt God calling them specifically to Asheville. John Mark and Rahel are overflowing with passion and excitement for what God is going to do in the city of Asheville!

John Mark raises his own salary to work on staff at The Gathering. If you would like to contribute to John Mark’s support, you can do that here.

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Robbie loves to put legs to a vision. For years he has told those around him that his calling is to be a “second man.” The best leaders are those who have a strong team around them. Robbie wants to bring strength to The Gathering Church by seeing the vision come to a reality.

Before moving to Asheville, Robbie spent 27 years in Charleston, SC. For 8 years he served and worked with the Young Adult Ministry at Northwood Church. He spent 4 years Pastoring the Young Adult ministry at Northwood. He and his wife, Chelsie, love being a part of community that cares for one another. They believe that God wants to reach Asheville in a unique and creative way and they are excited to be apart of this journey!

Robbie raises his own salary to work on staff at The Gathering. If you would like to contribute to Robbie’s support, you can do that here.

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Robert is a “creative” who loves production, technology, music and graphic art.  He has a BA in Youth Ministry from Charleston Southern University. He is the type of guy that does a Google search on something as he feels as though a topic of conversation needs more information or a question answered. Social media, branding and marketing take a high priority when it comes to a business, organization or event. Prior to moving to the mountains of Asheville, Robert was a beach boy native of Charleston, SC.

He invested 17 years at Seacoast Church and served most recently as the worship and creative director for their student ministry, Custom Students.  He and his wife, April, founded #scripturedoodle, a creative movement of illustrating God’s Word.  They are excited to be part of the creative community in the city of Asheville!

Robert raises his own salary to work on staff at The Gathering. If you would like to contribute to Robert’s support, you can do that here.

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Jason is a deep-thinker, often times with the big picture in mind. He’s passionate about improving ministry systems and seeing people reach their fullest potential in Christ. He’s living proof that relationships are vital and that everyone has a redemptive calling and purpose. Jason also loves listening to music and watching a number of sports, most notably college football (War Eagle!). Whether it’s studying the Bible, watching a Wes Anderson movie or eating his momma’s snickerdoodle cookies, you can bet he’s doing it with his full attention.

In August 2012, Jason’s life changed forever. He was radically saved and redeemed, and doors were opened into several ministry opportunities at Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, Alabama. In the span of 2 and a half years, Jason attended and led multiple life groups, captained several serve teams, graduated from Highlands College, and best of all, met his wife, Nicolette. Both of their lives are a testament to God’s grace and mercy, so they strive to pour everything they have into building-up the Church. Jason and Nicolette were married in September 2015, and they added the 3rd member of their family, Clementine the labradoodle, just 3 months later.

Altogether, Jason and his family are eager to bring their gifts and passions to the amazing city of Asheville! They can’t wait to see what God has for this area!

Jason raises his own salary to work on staff at The Gathering. If you would like to contribute to Jason’s support, you can do that here.

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Kids Director

Sarah has always had a heart for serving along with an unyielding ambition to cultivate and grow that value in others.

From the Nursery through to Young Adult Ministry Sarah enjoys the adventure of discovering the area of greatest impact to influence the next generation.  She also seeks to make Kids Ministry the most fun place to be on a Sunday morning!

Born and raised in Michigan Sarah has a Bachelors in Hospitality Management from Purdue University and 15 years in the service industry.  Sarah's husband Brian is from San Jose California and a leader in the Sunday Worship experience. Together with their bubbly toddler Nouelle they enjoy traveling, dance parties in their living room, and going out for ice cream. 

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Angie has always loved being surrounded by children. She has been working with Children’s ministry for over 16 years. From the time she was a teenager, her mission in life has been to nurture the future generation. She believes wholeheartedly that the future of the church is in our children, and in the value of getting down on the floor to color and learning through play.

Angie and her husband, David, are originally from Charleston, SC. They have three kids, three dogs, and a yard full of chickens. Angie would love to one day have a full homestead that they can use as part of their ministry to inspire kids (and adults) to be good caretakers of the earth, and leave it better than they found it. They are in love with the city of Asheville and can’t wait to see what God is going to do in the hearts and minds of the next generation!

Angela raises her own salary to work on staff at The Gathering. If you would like to contribute to Angela’s support, you can do that here.

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