Leaders & Staff

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Lead Pastor, Elder | Email

Steve serves as an elder and on staff overseeing our preaching ministry and the overall vision and mission of our church. He is a graduate of Penn State and Dallas Theological Seminary. Steve and his wife Suzanne, live in West Ashley and have six children - Molly, Tessa, Avery, Joel, Kate, and Charlotte. 

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Steve Lindenmeyer

Shepherding Pastor, Elder | Email

Steve serves as an elder and on staff overseeing our equipping, missions, and college ministries, as well as our residency program. He is a graduate of Valdosta State University and is currently studying at Southeastern Seminary. Steve and his wife Marie live in West Ashley and have two boys - Andrew and Aaron.

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Craig Tuck

Elder | Email

Craig serves our church as an elder and was the founding pastor of Centerpoint Church, which merged with Citadel Square in 2017. He now serves as the director of the Charleston Baptist Association, helping partner with churches in our region. Craig and his wife Rebecca live in North Charleston, and have four adult children and one granddaughter.

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AJ Rankin

Executive Pastor | Email

AJ serves on staff overseeing the implementation of our mission and vision. He is a graduate of Charleston Southern University and is currently studying at Liberty. AJ and his wife Allison live in Hanahan and have three girls - Lola, Greta, and Daisy.

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Jon Lowder

Worship Pastor | Email

Jon serves on staff overseeing our worship ministry. He is a graduate of Clemson University. Jon and his wife, Andrea, live downtown and they have three children - Anna, Ava, and Jude. 

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Jon Merkling

Children's Pastor | Email

Jon serves on staff overseeing our communication and children’s ministry (birth-5th grade). He is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and Southeastern Seminary. Jon and his wife, Meredyth, live in the Ladson area and they have three children - Jonathan, Abigail, and Paul.

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Addison Hamrick

Student Ministry Director | Email

Addison serves on staff overseeing our student ministry (6th-12th grade). He is a graduate of Anderson University and currently studying at Southeastern Seminary. Addison and his wife Camille live in North Charleston.

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Matthew Hawkins

Medical Campus Outreach Administrator | Email

Matthew serves as the staff administrator for Medical Campus Outreach. MCO serves medical professional students from MUSC, Trident and CSU. Matthew and his wife Crystal live in West Ashley and have three boys - Liam, Titus, and Uriah.

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SarahGrace Rogers

Administrative Assistant | Email

SarahGrace serves on staff as our Administrative Assistant. She is a graduate of Charleston Southern University and lives with her husband Josh in Hanahan.

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Brandon Hammond

Groups Coordinator | Email

Brandon serves our church by coordinating our groups. He is a graduate of the College of Charleston and is on staff with Cru City, helping develop missional leaders and multiply churches. Brandon and his wife Ansley live in Hanahan and have two children - Myra Grace and Mackey.

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Timothy Buttram 

Resident | Email 

Timothy is a Generation LINK resident, serving with our college, communication, and worship ministries. He is a graduate of the College of Charleston, and lives in downtown Charleston.

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Danielle Dietrich  

ResidentEmail 

Danielle is Generation LINK resident, serving with our college and women’s ministries. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and lives in West Ashley.

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Matt Koser  

ResidentEmail

Matt is a Generation LINK resident, serving with our college and communication ministries. He currently studies at Southeastern Seminary and also serves in the Air Force Reserves. Matt lives with his wife Amanda in West Ashley.

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Jonathan Suggs  

ResidentEmail

Jonathan is a Generation LINK resident, serving with our student and communication ministries. He is a graduate of Anderson University and currently studies at Southeastern Seminary. Jonathan lives with his wife Hannah in West Ashley.