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Paul Phillips

Senior Pastor

Paul was born in Fort Benning, Georgia. He earned his BS in Sports Management from Furman University and worked for the Atlanta Braves Public Relations Department. In 1987, Paul joined Young Life staff and served as the Wilmington area director for 13 years.

Paul completed his MDiv at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2001 and became CCC’s founding pastor in 2002. He’s married to Nancy, and they have two grown children.

Mark DeCausmeaker

Executive Pastor

Mark has lived in Wilmington for the last twelve years with his bride of 35 years, Carol. He has a BS in Information Technology and an MBA from the University of Phoenix and is currently pursuing a Masters in Religion through Reformed Theological Seminary. Mark has worked for Reeds Jewelers for the past 23 years and is currently the Director of Multi-Channel Sales, where he oversees Ecommerce and Consumer Credit. He began attending Christ Community Church in 2006 and he served as Treasurer for two years before being called to serve as an Elder for the last six years.

Joseph Rhea

Associate Pastor – Community and Adult Discipleship

Joseph was born and raised in Mississippi. He received a BA and an MDiv from Samford University in Alabama, and met and married his wife Allison while working on his MDiv degree. They then moved to Indianapolis for five years, where they had their first three children, and then moved back to Birmingham, where they had their fourth. The Rheas moved to Wilmington to take this role at the end of 2020.

Sharon Radford

Director Of K5 Ministry

Sharon was born and raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She worked part-time at CCC for two years in the Children’s Ministry and Tutoring Program before coming on as full-time staff in August of 2016. She taught in both public and private schools for twenty years. Sharon and her husband, Max, have three children.

Louisa Belk

Finance Director

Louisa is a Wilmington native and graduated from UNCW with a BS in Accounting and Computer Science. After graduation, Louisa served for 8 years as a Systems Programmer for the NC State Ports Authority supporting the Accounting department in computer operations and reporting. She also worked for several years for ePlus Technology as a contractor, training individuals in Microsoft Office products and Quick Books. For the last 17 years Louisa served as the Technology Director for Myrtle Grove Christian School. Louisa and her husband Geoff have been married for 32 years and have three children. They joined Christ Community Church in 2003 and have served in K-5 Sunday school, the tutoring program, women’s ministry, and on mission trips to Haiti and Romania.

Carley Fields

Office Manager

Carley was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. She moved to Wilmington to begin her college education at UNCW, where she earned her BA in Recreation Therapy. Carley graduated from UNCW in the Spring of 2018 and made Wilmington her permanent home once joining the staff at Christ Community Church! Carley married her husband, Pierson Fields, in March of 2020.

Elizabeth Cooper

Director Of Hispanic Ministries

Elizabeth was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. She earned a BA in Romance Languages with a concentration in Spanish from UNC-Chapel Hill. Prior to working at CCC, she interpreted in the medical field and taught Spanish in schools in both North Carolina and Georgia. She has served as a volunteer in the Tutoring Program since 2013. Elizabeth and her husband, Will, have two daughters.

Wendy Holdsworth

Medical Clinic Director

Wendy was born and raised in Richmond, VA. She earned a BS in Community Health with a minor in missions from Liberty University. She later moved to Charlottesville, VA, where she earned her BSN in nursing from UVA and met her husband, Jeremy Holdsworth. They have been married 27 years and have 3 adult children. Wendy joined CCC in 2005 and has been involved with small groups, tutoring and women’s ministry. She currently works part-time at Life Line Pregnancy Center and is the Director of CCClinic.

Hannah Surratt

Youth & College Coordinator

Hannah was born and raised in Mooresville, North Carolina. She moved to Wilmington in 2016, where she attended UNCW and earned her degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Behavior Studies. When she was a junior in college, Hannah began working on staff part time with our K5 Children’s Ministry. After graduating, Hannah joined our staff as a Ministry Apprentice and then as the College and Youth Coordinator.

Olivia Spain

Worship Ministry Apprentice

Olivia was born and raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where she earned her degree in Psychology. Olivia has been attending CCC since January of 2021 and joined staff the following June as a Ministry Apprentice. Olivia currently serves as a MAP focusing on the worship and youth ministries at CCC.

Rachel Brinson

Kids Ministry Intern

Rachel was born and raised in Edenton, North Carolina. She moved to Wilmington in 2019 to attend UNCW where she is pursuing a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education. Rachel visited CCC her freshman year and returned home to Christ Community after returning to Wilmington after having to move home for the pandemic. Rachel joined our staff in early February 2021 to be part time with the K5 Children’s Ministry where she serves MOLO, VBS, and leads Sunday morning KidzCrew.

Gable Knight

Communications & Marketing Intern

Gable was born in Apex, North Carolina and raised here in Wilmington. He attends UNCW where he is studying for a major in Communication Studies with a Marketing focus joined with a Leadership Studies minor. Gable found Christ Community his freshman year attending with his roommates and has continued to attend since. Gable joined the Christ Community staff part time, in March of 2021, helping make changes to the website, emails, and media.

Lucy Myers

Children’s Ministry & Tutoring Director

Lucy grew up in Lexington, Kentucky. She earned a Secondary Social Studies Education and History Degree from the University of Kentucky. In 2019, Lucy married her husband, Brad, and she moved to Wilmington to work for a two year intern program with UNCW RUF. Lucy and her husband had friends attending CCC and began attending summer of 2020. She now works part time overseeing our K-8 tutoring program.

Connor Radford

Middle & High School Ministry Intern

Connor was born and raised right here in Wilmington, North Carolina. Connor has been at Christ Community for his whole life and has been a student in the ministries he leads now. He is currently a student at UNCW trying to earn a degree in Communication Studies and a Leadership Studies minor. Connor came onto staff during the summer of 2021 and has lead events, trips, and hangouts with the students.


Bill Sterrett

Jeremy Holdsworth

Mike Griffin

Mark DeCausmeaker                                                                            

Claude Owens

Trevor Mohlenhoff

Paul Phillips

Karl Yngve






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