Senior Pastor

Chuck Jacob

A native of Silicon Valley in California, Pastor Chuck Jacob received a B.A. in economics from Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA) after spending his first two years at Westmont College (Santa Barbara, CA). He then worked in Washington, D.C. for nine years, first at the Federal Reserve and then as a lobbyist for Apple, Inc. After he received a Master of Divinity degree in 1998 from Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, FL, Chuck’s pastoral ministry began as Teaching Pastor at Second…
Congregational Care Pastor

Chris Garrett

Chris Garrett is from St. Louis, but attended UNC before joining the college ministry staff of Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) for five years after college. He attended Gordon-Conwell Seminary in Boston. He and his wife Jenny  both received their degrees there, and they returned to serve at CGS when Chris accepted the position of Youth Pastor.  Following a missions call, Chris and Jenny served with MTW in the Philippines for 4 years, and then returned to States where Chris…
Spiritual Formation Pastor

Bob Burns

Bob Burns came to faith in Jesus as a seventh grader, and from that time through college, his life was deeply impacted by mentors who shaped his understanding of faith, ministry, and the church. After graduate school Bob married Janet, who is his best friend and partner. Over the years he has been involved in a wide variety of ministries ranging from youth and singles, worship and arts, and various pastoral roles. He loves designing initiatives on how the gospel…
Community Formation Pastor

Mark Whipple

Mark Whipple was born and raised in Sudbury, MA and therefore is a lifelong Boston sports fanatic. He first arrived in Durham to attend Duke University, then served as Youth Ministry Director at CGS for two years, during which time he met and married his wife, Jen. After attending Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia (and after consuming many cheesesteaks), the Whipples landed in Asheville, NC—first doing youth ministry at Trinity Presbyterian Church, and ultimately planting Westside Church. Mark and Jen…