Pastoral Staff

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    John H Munro
    Senior Pastor

    704.341.5333 |

    John’s calling is to be a preacher of grace and a shepherd of souls. He was raised in a loving Christian home in Scotland, and trusted in Jesus Christ as his personal Savior when he was 12 years old. John is married to Gudny, who is from the Faroe Islands, Denmark. They have a son, Christopher, who is married to Jessica, and three grandchildren, Alex, Ian and Kera.

    John is a graduate of Edinburgh University, Scotland, and formerly practiced law in Scotland. When God called John to full-time pastoral ministry, Gudny and he then moved to Dallas to attend Dallas Theological Seminary. He was granted the degrees of Master of Theology and Doctor of Ministry.

    What John likes: Theology, history, travel, politics, soccer (Manchester United!), the ocean, biographies, and his grandchildren!
    What John could do without: Peanut butter, grits, science fiction, and long meetings!

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    Khalil Ayoub
    Pastor of College & Young Adults

    704.887.3688 |

    Khalil is passionate about leading college students and young adults into an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ. He also has a heart for missions and loves traveling the world to share the Gospel with unreached people groups. When he isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors (unless it’s college football season), and watching college football.

    He received a B.S. in Biblical Studies from Clearwater Christian College and an M.B.S. from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Virginia. Khalil grew up in Tallahassee, FL and relocated to Charlotte in 2015 from Cocoa Beach, FL.

    What Khalil likes: The beach, Miami Hurricanes, buffalo chicken pizza, traveling, and Saturdays!
    What Khalil could do without: Seafood, dress clothes, emails, and cold weather!

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    Timothy Hathaway
    Pastor of Worship

    704.341.5344 |

    Tim serves in the areas of music and worship and oversees the worship staff and worship ministries. He counts it a great joy and privilege to serve with such a godly and skilled worship team. Tim has been married to Vicki since 1986 and they have three daughters: Courtney, who is married to Matt Burrows, Chelsea, and Colby.

    Tim holds a B.A. and M.A. of Music from the University of Akron. He has been in full-time ministry for over 25 years, serving churches in Ohio, Michigan, and North Carolina. Tim and his family came to Calvary in 2006.

    What Tim likes: Hanging out with his family, basketball, travel and all things Ohio State!

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    Dean Hawkins
    Pastor of High School Ministry

    704.341.5327 |

    Dean’s walk with Christ began at 16 during a Campus Crusade for Christ summer camp in Estes Park, Colorado. Soon after his decision, Dean began to lead Bible studies on his high school campus and speak at student events. While volunteering as a youth leader, Dean met his wife, Kellie, whom he married in 1987. The Lord blessed them with Kelsey, who is in college and Carter, who is in high school.

    The Lord called Dean to full-time youth ministry while he was serving at his church’s summer camp. At the time, Dean was a Security Forces Sergeant in the USAF. He began serving as a youth pastor in 1991. He earned a B.S. in Church Ministry and Youth Ministry from Liberty University. Dean is also pursuing an M.A. in Leadership from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.

    What Dean likes: Being with his family and being outdoors, especially when it’s hunting or racing season.
    What Dean Could Do Without: Dean would rather mow the yard than to have to eat green peas or wash the dishes!

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    Eric Hill
    Pastor of Middle School Ministry

    704.887.3678 |

    Eric has been with Calvary since February 2015. He graduated from Clearwater Christian College with an undergraduate degree in Church Ministry and is continuing his graduate studies at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Eric and his wife, Amanda, have two fun-loving sons, Colson and Levi. After being a Christian, husband, father, and pastor, Eric is a diehard Carolina Panthers football and Duke basketball fan.

    What Eric likes: Conversations around a table, spending time with my bride, playing with my kids, golf, and just about any competitive sport!
    What Eric could do without: Peas, fish, and snakes!

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    Rodney Navey
    Executive Pastor

    704.341.5448 |

    Rodney grew up in the small town of Mt. Pleasant, NC where he played football and wrestled for Mt. Pleasant High School. In his senior year of high school, he surrendered to God’s call to vocational ministry.  While at Wingate University, he met and married Donna Long. Together, they went to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he graduated with his Masters of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees. Donna is presently working on her Doctor of Education degree at Southeastern.

    Rodney and Donna have three sons who are married and a daughter in college: Josh (Amy), Mark (Krystle), Jacob (Hayley); Gloria (UNCC). They also have six grandchildren.
    Rodney’s passion is equipping the saints for the work of the ministry. He loves teaching God’s Word as well as mentoring, coaching, and encouraging God’s people to walk with Him. He finds great joy in helping people understand the Gospel and grow deeper in the Gospel.


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    Nathaniel Pearce
    Pastor of Discipleship

    704.341.5424 |

    Nathaniel hails from Kingston, Jamaica, where he was raised by a single mother along with two older siblings. He trusted Christ as Savior at seven years old, and answered the call to full-time Christian ministry in 1994. Since then he has served the church in various roles, including four years as Vice President of a Christian college. Nathaniel is married to Cheryl, also from Jamaica, and together they have two daughters, Ruth-Ann and Hannah.

    Nathaniel has earned three Master degrees and a Doctor of Ministry. His passion is simply to know Christ, birth spiritual babes for Him, and to facilitate their growth and the exercise of their spiritual gifts.

    What Nathaniel likes: Reading books on prayer (George Muller, Andrew Murray, A.W. Tozer), discipleship, biblical counseling, the Puritans and Reformers, shepherd leadership, cross-cultural anthropology, history, and theology. He also likes traveling, hiking, the beach, and fire-hot jerk chicken and pork!

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    Jim Pile
    Pastor of Family Ministries

    704.341.5359 |

    Jim’s passion is to preach and teach God’s Word and shepherd people to be more like Christ (2 Peter 3:18). With over twenty years of pastoral ministry experience, he presently oversees family ministries and provides biblical counseling.

    Jim earned his Bachelor of Science from Penn State University in Hotel and Restaurant Management and received a Master of Divinity in Practical Theology from Talbot Theological Seminary. He is also a certified member of The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. Jim and his wife, Sharay, have been married over 30 years and have four adult children: Shannon, Heather (son-in-law, Mike), Robert, and Bethany.

    What Jim likes: The study of Scripture and theology, his family, fellowship, good food, golf, and Penn State sports!

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    Jorge Prado
    Pastor of Senior Adults and Men's Ministries

    704.341.5337 |

    Jorge came to know Christ as a young man in his native country of Brazil. He has been married to Vilma, also of Brazil, for over 44 years and has one daughter, Vilma Regiane Da Silva Prado and four grandchildren: Eric, Vanessa, Anthony, and Victoria.

    He began pastoring a church in Brazil in 1967 and was ordained in 1972. He later moved to New York, where he helped pastor several churches in the NY/ NJ area and served as a Family Counselor for 22 years at a pastoral counseling center. He is a graduate of Baptist Bible College and Baptist Theological Seminary in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He also completed post-graduate studies at the Postgraduate Mental Center at Yachiva University in New York City.

    What Jorge likes: Soccer, reading law/police fiction books, theology, walking, and playing chess!