LIFE AT SOVEREIGN GRACE

There are many ways to be involved and serve at Sovereign Grace. Keep up-to-date by viewing our Calendar.


Children

Nurseries are provided for newborns through four-year-olds on Sundays and Wednesdays. Children of all ages are welcome to our age-appropriate Sunday School classes, and catechism classes on Wednesdays. Every summer we are excited to host Vacation Bible School. 


Youth

Youth are encouraged to attend Sunday School classes on Sundays and catechism classes on Wednesdays. The youth also have monthly social gatherings, and go on annual retreats and summer mission trips.  


Men

Men's ministry includes three weekly Bible studies (two on Fridays and one on Saturdays), a quarterly men's breakfast, bi-annual golf days, and an annual retreat in the mountains of North Carolina. 


Women

Women's ministry includes three weekly Bible studies (on Tuesday evenings, Wednesday mornings, and Thursday evenings). The women have an annual retreat and various other social gatherings. 


Social

Life at Sovereign Grace Presbyterian Church is peppered with all sorts of social events including young adult gatherings, annual retreats, fellowship meals, Fall Festival, Scottish Fellowship evenings, away days at the lake, golf days, soccer matches, and more.     


Ministries

As well as our annual mission trip, Vacation Bible School, and Life Explored evangelism classes, Sovereign Grace also ministers to nearby retirement home, Brighton Gardens, every Sunday. Sovereign Grace also partners with local ministries including Hope Cancer Ministries, Brookstone School, Charlotte Rescue Mission, and Pregnancy Resource Center of Charlotte.  

VISION AND BELIEFS

Sovereign Grace Presbyterian Church wants to glorify God, grow together, and go to the nations


We were created to glorify God and we do so particularly in worship. God's Word is our focus when we gather together to worship.   


We want to be a people who are growing together in God's grace. The Christian life is one of togetherness as we form relationships with others, sharing in sorrows, joys, love and hope. This is why we gather for worship, prayer, and meals together. 


We want to be a people who go to the nations as Jesus Christ taught in The Great Commission. This is why we support and send missionaries to preach the gospel in Charlotte and throughout the world. 


Read the complete vision statement here


Sovereign Grace is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. For a full statement of our beliefs see the Westminster Confession of Faith, Larger Catechism, and Shorter Catechism

STAFF MEMBERS

With over 300 members it is important that godly men shepherd the flock. Our nine Ruling Elders shepherd by example and through praying for, teaching, governing, and disciplining members. Our twelve deacons follow Jesus Christ's example in caring for the needs of the congregation as well as the church property. See a list of our Ruling Elders and Deacons here. There are also multiple staff members:   

  • Rev. DR WILLIAM BARCLEY

    senior pastor

    Dr Barcley came to Sovereign Grace in 2007. He is also Adjunct Professor of New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary. Previously he Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS, and served as pastor of Lebanon Presbyterian Church in Learned, MS. He earned a BA in Biblical Studies from Gordon College, a MA in Theological Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a PhD in New Testament from Boston University. 


    He has written several books including The Secret of Contentment (P&R, 2010), Gospel Clarity: Challenging the New Perspective on Paul (EP, 2010), and 1 & 2 Timothy: EP Study Commentary (EP, 2006).


    Bill and his wife Kristy have six children.

  • REV. DEAN TURBEVILLE

    pastor in residence

    Rev. Turbeville came to Sovereign Grace in 2012. Previously he served as senior pastor at All Saints Presbyterian Church in Charlotte NC. He earned a BA in History and Religion from the University of South Carolina and a DMin from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA.


    Dean and his wife Nancy have three adult children. 

  • REV. ROB DYKES

    assistant pastor

    Rev. Dykes came to Sovereign Grace in January of 2017. He previously served at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Cardiff, Wales. He earned a BSc Honors at Swansea Metropolitan University in Wales, and a MDiv at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Greenville, SC. 


    He was born and raised in Scotland, and spent many years in Wales. He is married to Ashley and they have one son, Bertie.

  • REV. Dr JOHN CURRID

    pastor of preaching and teaching

    Dr Currid joined the staff of Sovereign Grace in June of 2016. He is Professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, and has been a part of the RTS faculty over 20 years. Prior to his time at RTS he served as Associate Professor of Religion at Grove City College. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at the Jerusalem Center of Biblical Studies in Jerusalem, Israel. He serves as Project Director of the Bethsaida Excavations Project in Israel (1995-present). 


    John and his wife Nancy have two adult children.

  • Nancy armstrong


    counselor

    Nancy came to Sovereign Grace in 2016. She earned her BA in Music and MEd in Educational Leadership at University of West Florida, Pensacola. She taught music in public school, homeschooled her children, and served as a church organist. In 2012, she was certified to counsel by the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). She previously served at Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham AL and Franconia Baptist Church in Alexandria VA as a biblical counselor.


    Nancy is married to Bobby and has two adult children. 

  • DANIELLE BELCHER

    church administrator

    Danielle has been a member of Sovereign Grace since 2011, and joined the staff in 2016. She has a BS in Elementary Education from Erskine College. Her prior work experience includes executive level support of partners at Ernst & Young, LLP in Charlotte, NC, office management of a Christian School in Lilburn, GA, and teaching fourth grade in Lancaster, SC.

  • JENNI HENDERSON

    director of Children's ministry

    Jenni has been a member of Sovereign Grace since 2008. She earned a BS in Education from Baylor University and an MLA from Southern Methodist University. Prior to her work at Sovereign Grace, she worked as a teacher in Texas and as a tutor in Paris, France.


    Jenni and her husband Ryan have two young children.

  • don stager

    pastoral intern

    Don graduated with a BS in history from Arizona State University and taught both middle school and high school history and economics. He is a student at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte.


    Don and his wife Becky have one son, James.

  • KATHRYN BOWSER

    intern

    Kathryn is originally from Buies Creek, NC. She graduated from Covenant College with a BA in English, and is currently a student at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte.