Our Pastors

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MatT VanderbilT || Lead Pastor

Originally from Michigan, Matt Vanderbilt has lived in North Carolina for over 25 years now. Matt loves investing in people and helping them find their purpose in life and live it out with passion. He teaches in a very conversational style, taking truths from the Bible and presenting them in a creative way that is relevant and designed for people to apply to real life. Click here to learn more about Matt.

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mitch lewis || Associate Pastor

Born in Lincolnton and raised in Mt Holly. Mitch loves helping those in need. He has a serving heart and serves in a variety of different areas at Vision. New to Pastoral Ministry, Mitch is looking to make an impact in the lives of those in the Gaston & surrounding areas as he works along side of our Pastor Matt Vanderbilt. Click here for more information about Mitch.


Church Elders

The elders of Vision Church have 4 primary expectations when they serve in this role:
1. They serve as "protectors" of (in this order): The mission of Jesus Christ, Vision Church, our Pastors and their families

2. They listen to the "pulse" of the church. They are a valuable part of keeping our Pastors and other leaders at Vision in tune with the current condition of people at Vision Church.

3. They are the "rails" that keep our Pastors and the church on track towards the vision that God has for this specific body of Christ.

4. They are volunteers in "the trenches". An elder does not have a position of power, but is a man who willingly serves other people inside Vision and in the community.


Our Team

Vision Church is a staff-led church, founded by Lead Pastor Matt Vanderbilt.  He empowers volunteers to carry out the mission of the church--in fact, every other position at Vision Church is carried out by volunteers except for our Lead & Associate Pastor positions.

If you would like to contact anyone on our team, please click their name.

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meg vanderbilt

Creative Director

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Denice Shook

Clean Team Coordinator

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Micah Peeler

Greeter Team Leader

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Richard James

Security Team Leader

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Courtney Papalii

Connection Center Leader

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Rachel Throckmorton

Southwest Outreach Leader

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Mike Hibbs

Parking Team Coordinator

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Ashley Carswell

VizKidz Elementary Leader

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Timmy Sieber

A/V Coordinator

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Dave Shook

Small Groups Coordinator

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Penny Turpin

Merchandise/Inside Viz Leader

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Michael Walker

Building/Grounds Leader

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Brad Hart

Host Team Coordinator

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Tammy Crisp

GSM Outreach Leader

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Tony Socci

VizKidz A/V Coordinator

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Emmaus Vanderbilt

Video Team Leader

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Scott Mann

VizKidz SG Coordinator

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Tina Walker

VizKidz Preschool Coordinator

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Mary Lou Hart

First Time Guest Coordinator

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Jon Evans

Adult Production Leader

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Sandra McPherson

Finance Team Coordinator

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Quentin Carswell

VizKidz Elementary Leader

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Susan Socci

VizKidz SG Coordinator