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wilsonWilson Burton –  Born in Rowan County, grew up in Kannapolis, and graduated from A. L. Brown High School in 1956. Obtained a BA Degree in Sociology from David Lipscomb College and an Masters Degree from UNC Charlotte.  Wilson met his wife, Lillian Kirby, in college and the couple has two adopted children, Nathan and Caren, and a granddaughter, Kaitlyn, who is the “apple of Granddaddy’s eye.”  Wilson was baptized into Christ at age eleven in the old Plymouth Street building. He has been a life-long member at Kannapolis, having attended at all the earlier locations of the congregation.  Wilson has served in many capacities – teacher, song leader, youth leader, deacon – and presently serves as an Elder since 1995.


frankErnest “Frank” Crunk Sr. – Born in Nashville, TN, Frank became a member of the Kannapolis congregation in 1977.  Frank became an Elder in 1995.   He and his wife, Bonnie, have been active leaders in the church for many years.  Frank received special education in the baking company that he worked for.  He also advanced in a supervisory roll before retiring.




RobertHigbee3Robert Higbee – Robert was born in Muskogee, OK; he was blessed to be born into a Christian family.  Because his dad was in the military, his family lived in many different locations throughout his childhood.  He was baptized at the age of  14. Robert and Leslie met in the 2-3 year old class at the Shreveport church and again 17 years later at Harding. They married while students at Harding University.  Robert earned a BS in Chemistry from Harding and an MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati.  As a result of his career, they have lived in five states and have been active members of the local congregation wherever they lived at the time. They have been involved in teaching classes, directing the bus ministry and serving as foster parents. They are proud parents of two children, Bob (deacon) and Laura, and grandparents of six (three grandsons and three granddaughters).  Robert became an Elder in 2014.

Robert’s Email

elawaingElliotte Lawing – Elliote was Born in Concord, NC.  Elliotte and his wife, Elaine became a member of the Lord’s church in 1975 in Pannama (Central America) while he was serving in the Army.  While in the Army, Elliotte managed a large group of cooks.  They have two sons, Chris and Elliotte; that have both obeyed the gospel call.  They started attending the Kannapolis congregation sometime around 1993.  They have also worked at Carolina Bible Camp in the past.  Elliotte became an Elder in 2014.

Elliote’s Email



mikeMike Mobley – Mike, along with his wife, Angela, have been attending the Kannapolis congregation since 1995. Mike has been serving as elder since 1999. He also directly oversees the education program for the Kannapolis church. Mike has been in public education for 20 years and currently serves as an elementary school assistant principal. He was a fulltime minister for 15 years for a congregation in West Virginia and North Carolina. He continues to teach in the Bible school program for the church and preach when given an opportunity. When needed, he also writes for the Daybreak Magazine. In 1955, Mike was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he graduated high school. He attended the Sunset School of Preaching and has a Masters degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He and Angela have one daughter, Christy, who is married to Nathan Burton. Their daughter, Kaitlyn, was born in 2009. Angela and Christy are both public school high school teachers and Nathan works the North Carolina Department of Social Services.

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