Matt is the Lead and Founding Pastor of Relevant Church. He is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Matt and his wife, Elizabeth, planted Relevant Church in 2011. They live in Lake Wylie, SC and enjoy a full life with five children: Mac, Beau, Maggie, Libby Claire, and Finn. Matt also serves as a Chaplain to the United States Navy Reserve. He is currently assigned to Marine Corps Combat Logistics Battalion - 451 headquartered in Charlotte, NC.
Josh serves as the Generations Pastor at Relevant Church. He is a graduate of Christ For The Nations Institute and Criswell College in Dallas, TX. Josh oversees a wide range of ministries including Relevant Kids, RLVNT Youth Church and our Young Adults. Josh lives in Clover, SC with his wife, Summer, and their three children: Jaylyn, Jaxon, and Jolie.
Matt and Lacey Pye are interns at Relevant and are currently serving with Relevant Youth. They moved to the Charlotte area in the fall of 2018 from Australia, where they served as missionaries for over four years. It was in Australia where they felt the call to serve the local church in America and from that God opened the door for Matt to enroll as a student at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where Matt is currently getting his Masters in Christian Leadership. Together they feel called to empower young people to live out their faith in relationship with Christ Jesus.
Elizabeth McGarity is in charge of the womens ministry at Relevant Church. She has a passion for womens ministry and for missions and has been on numerous trips both at home and abroad. She and her husband Matt planted Relevant Church in 2011. They live in Lake Wylie, SC and enjoy a full life with five children: Mac, Beau, Maggie, Libby Claire, and Finn.
Billy Patterson is the Head of Production at Relevant Church. He and his amazing wife Shaylin both actively serve on our worship team. Billy first came to Relevant Church in 2011 as a youth and started serving as Head of Production in 2018. He plays a various array of instruments and is also a recording engineer. Favorite things include, hoodies, music, song-writing, Mario Kart, and Jesus.
Chelsea Locklear is a Charlotte based singer/songwriter, musician, and performer. her passions are Jesus, people, music. In that order all day. Originally raised in West Palm Beach FL, she's called the Carolina's home now for 4 years. She is the oldest sister to 8 incredible humans and has adopted a few more since making Relevant her Church home.
Emilee Baker - I have been married 15 years to Anthony Baker. I have 2 children, Lilliann 13 and Daniel 11. I love horses and teaching others about them as well. I am very Type A and use my talents to set up a Green Room for our worship team to have a quiet place to pray, eat and spend time with one another before performing. I also organize and set up the baptismal used for our baptisms.
Jeannie Purvis has been serving at Relevant for over eight years in a variety of hospitality functions. Her desire is for everyone to take joy in knowing that there is a seat at the table for them as a cup filling place of rest or a place to connect and celebrate. When she is not hugging people, connecting them, and planning events, She enjoys spending time with my husband Mike, our two sons (Carter and Levi), and our cats ( Skippy and Mister Butters). I also enjoy home improvement projects, gardening and being outdoors."
Ashley Braswell is the communications director at Relevant, handling the website, email, and social media. She is married to her college sweetheart Luke and together they have 2 children, Amelia and John Luke with their third baby due in September. Ashley also owns a digital marketing agency where she serves other women entrepreneurs. Most days you can find her with Starbucks in hand and Disney World on her mind!