The Rev. Morrie Lawing
Morrie graduated from Virginia Tech in 1984 and spent 5 years in the business community in Greenville SC. He earned his Master of Divinity from Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, SC in December 1992. Upon graduation Erskine Theological Seminary, he was the pastor of Education and Outreach at the Bartow Associate Reformed Presbyterian (ARP) Church in Bartow, Florida. After three and half years of ministry, he moved to Charlotte in June of 1996 to start an ARP church in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte – Cornerstone Presbyterian (ARP). Then in August 2005 he moved to Denver, NC to start another ARP church – formerly Denver Presbyterian, now named Christ Church.
He has been married to Lori Jeanne Lawing 27 years. They have five children: Nathan (21) is currently a Junior at Covenant College in Lookout Mt. GA, Nadine (20) is a Sophomore at UNCG, Paul (17) is a Junior at Greyfriars Classical Acadmeny (GCA), AnnMarie (15) is a freshman also GCA and Joel (13) is schooled at home.
Elder Adam Bloom 704-654-0409(c)
Adam Bloom has been a resident of the Lake Norman area for many years and has served as an elder at Christ Church since 2013. He is employed in the financial services industry and has been teaching our high school Sunday School class. He serves on the Missions and Outreach Committee. Adam and his wife Nikki, who were instrumental in the original efforts to plant Christ Church, have five children. Adam is calm and steady but also has a quick wit. He delights the membership with his humor as Master of Ceremonies of our annual Christmas Party. Adam is Chairman of the Mission and Outreach Committee.
Elder Ken Zappone 704-998-8708(c)
Ken Zappone has been an elder at Christ Church since its beginning organizational service in 2013. He is a licensed electrician doing residential service work in the communities around Lake Norman. He is also an active teacher in our Sunday school program. Ken and his wife Julie have been married over forty years and have two children and five grandchildren. Their focus on practicing hospitality has been a blessing to our congregation and to many others outside of our church.
Elder Reid Evans 704-996-0296(c)
Reid Evans is the most recent elder to begin serving Christ Church. He is a software designer working in the banking industry. Reid chairs Christ Church’s Christian Education Committee as well as holding a slot in the teaching rotation for our children’s Sunday School program. Reid says that Christ Church has been a blessing to him with its simplicity – that is, simplicity through a focus on doing the important things well. Reid and his wife Laura are the parents of three daughters.