Lead Pastors – Brian and Ashley Clark

Brian and Ashley Clark are the Lead Pastors of Charis Church.  Their heart’s desire is to share the truth in love and to help others discover who they are in Christ. Pastor Brian has a Master’s in Biblical Studies from Charis Bible College and served on staff at Andrew Wommack Ministries. He also interned for the Dean of Students of Charis Bible College, Barry Bennett, while in Colorado. Brian and Ashley both have several years of children’s ministry experience. Ashley served as the assistant to the pre-school director at Charis Christian Center. Prior to returning to North Carolina, Brian was ordained through Pastor Lawson Perdue of Charis Christian Center. Brian and Ashley have two sons; Paul and Luke.

Worship Pastor – Steven Howard Farmer

There’s just something about being a worship leader; standing invisible in a crowd, sharing faith and worshiping our One True God!” That’s how Steven responded when asked about his passion for leading worship. His adoration of Christ has always been the bedrock purpose and foundation for his ministry; to disappear, and let God do His thing!
Steven’s roots were established in Jacksonville Beach, Florida where he lived his first 35 years and where he started his college education in music. Raised in a strong Christian home, he started writing and teaching worship music at a young age.
Being a worship pastor is not a career choice… It’s a calling.
Steven has a refreshing and genuine Leadership style that encourages believers from all church backgrounds to experience the presence and fullness of God.


Steven met his wife Elizabeth in 2009, shortly after moving to North Carolina. Together, they share 8 children.


Student Ministries – Seth and Amber Coleman

Seth and Amber Coleman were called into the ministry by God as they love Jesus, have a heart for serving young people, and for missions work.  They were married in 2009 and since then have participated in missions training in Iowa and attended Charis Bible College in Jacksonville, Florida.  Amber graduated from CBC Colorado in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2014.  Amber’s youth ministry experience includes working on staff in the Youth Department of First Assembly of God in Winston-Salem and at the headquarters of Young Life in Colorado Springs.  She also lived in El Salvador for a year doing missions work and has also traveled to Greneda, Hungary, Serbia, and Nicaragua.  Both Seth and Amber have done missions work in Honduras and Greece.  They currently reside in Winston-Salem.  They both enjoy the outdoors and their “only child” is a sweet Cocker Spaniel named Lily.