Our STAFF
 
 
 
Lead Pastor: Matt Morris
          Matt Morris is the Lead Pastor here at Christ Church, Gastonia where he preaches weekly and provides ministry direction and vision. He completed his M.Div. at Asbury Seminary in 2011 and has previously served on staff at other churches and has been an Area Director with Young Life.
          Matt and his wife Kerri have been happily married for 11 years. They spend their free time with their three children, their families, and enjoying time outside. You can connect with Matt (@mattcraigmorris) or Kerri (@kerribmorris) on Twitter.
          When they aren’t investing in their local church or family, Matt and Kerri enjoy speaking at marriage conferences and coaching couples to find hope and healing in their marriage. Their training as marriage coaches and passion for healthy relationships has driven them to broaden their ministry to couples.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Worship Leader: Laura Gibson
       Laura Gibson leads worship every Sunday and has been at Christ Church for over a year.  She completed her Bachelor of Arts at North Greenville University in 2012.  Before coming to Christ Church, she worked as a student minister for 5 years in Kings Mountain, NC.
       Laura and her husband Chase have been married for 6 years.  They enjoy spending time with their son Parke, going to concerts, trying new restaurants, and doing ministry together.  You can follow Laura on instagram: Laura_Gibby
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Secretary: Nora Jerzak
          Ms. Nora Jerzak has been a faithful member to the Christ Church community for a number of years.  She recently took on the role of secretary in 2018.  She is a retired Pastor from New York, where she served in many churches for many years.  Not only does she help administratively alongside Pastor Matt, she is also always willing to step up or step in where she is needed.  Nora enjoys spending time with her grandkids, quilting, and traveling.