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


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


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.     


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.  


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


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 15 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:   


    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 was Professor of New Testament at RTS 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.

    You can listen to his sermon here.


    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. 

    You can listen to his sermons here


    assistant pastor

    Rev. Dykes came to Sovereign Grace in January of 2017. He previously served for over three years 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, and one daughter, Gwyneth.

    You can listen to his sermons here


    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.

    You can listen to his sermons here



    Rebekah came to Sovereign Grace in October 2018. She received her BA in Philosophy and Religion from Erskine College in 2007, then had a career in Customer Service following her graduation. She spent the last ten years in various Marketing and Management roles at TruVista, a telecommunications company based in Chester, SC, ending as Director of Customer Operations for the company. 

    Rebekah and her husband, Brad, have two children: Ezra and Hadley. 


    WOMEN's Ministries coordinator

    Kathryn is originally from Buies Creek, NC. She graduated from Covenant College with a BA in English and completed her MDiv at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte in 2019. During her time as a student at RTS, Kathryn served as an intern at Sovereign Grace. 



    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 office administrator at Sovereign Grace, 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.

  • don stager


    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.

  • Taylor Wright


    Before joining the Reformed church, Taylor served in an unordained capacity as an Associate Youth Pastor in Lansing, MI for the Church of God of Anderson, IN. Prior to this he served as youth counselor for several years and then as a pastoral intern. He earned his BA in English from Michigan State University and worked for a web-hosting company post-graduation. He is currently pursuing his MDiv and MACC through Reformed Theological Seminary.

    Taylor and his wife, Sarah, have one child, Samuel. 

  • Arthur Rankin


    Arthur graduated in 2014 from Texas A&M University in College Station with a degree in Classics and History. Afterwards he moved with his wife, Anna, to Charlotte where he is currently a student at Reformed Theological Seminary.



    Carson graduated in 2013 with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Southern University. For the past four years he served on staff with Campus Outreach at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia. After two years as the Director, he sensed the call to full-time pastoral ministry. Carson is now an MDiv student at Reformed Theological Seminary.

    Carson and his wife, Janet, have been married around five years, and have a little girl, Ellie.



    Caleb graduated from Anderson University in 2018 with a degree in Theology. He then married his wife, Becca, and they moved to Charlotte where he is a student at Reformed Theological Seminary.