We are Jesus-ruled. Jesus is the senior pastor of our church. Elders/Pastors are men who serve under his authority and are responsible for the theological vision and spiritual vitality of the church. Staff are men and women who help carry out the vision of the elder team. Ultimately, every partner is a leader who is being developed and is responsible to advance the gospel by making disciples in their Community Groups, neighborhoods, and networks of relationships.
Joe moved to Fayetteville in 1982 with the 82nd Airborne. Little did he know that before he got out in 1986 he would be introduced to the gospel by some neighbors on post and be changed forever. From that relationship Jesus brought Joe’s entire family to Himself. Joe is married to Cheryl, a father of two girls, and has called Fayetteville home ever since.
Born and raised in the great state of Texas, Stewart became a follower of Christ at the age of 18. After moving to the Denton area to finish school he attended The Village Church. While there in 2013 he met John and was willing to come help plant Veritas in Fayetteville. Shortly after this he was given orders to go train in Florida where he met his wife Lindsay. After his training in Florida, he was given orders to move to Fayetteville NC where after serving Veritas as a lay pastor he joined staff as Executive Pastor in the fall of 2016. Stewart and Lindsay have two sons named Samuel and Elijah.
John is the lead pastor at Veritas Church. He spent a few years in the Army, a few years running from God and in 2013 moved back to Fayetteville to plant Veritas. John and his wife Kristen have been married for 10 years and have two strapping young boys, Jack and Kian, and an adorable daughter, Audra Kate.
Born and raised right down the road in Dunn, Jacob is a true local to this part of North Carolina. After graduating from NC State University Jacob spent 3 years teaching in Wake County and leading a band at Vintage Church with his wife Kylie. During that time he met John Murphy and heard about his vision to plant Veritas Church in Fayetteville. Kylie and Jacob then spent the first few months of Veritas driving down to help with leading worship before moving down to join staff in the Spring of 2014. Jacob now serves as the Creative and Worship Pastor at Veritas and loves leading the church in corporate worship. Jacob and Kylie have two amazing boys, Levi and Pete.