Christ Family Church Leadership
Christ Family Church is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.
Pastor Paul is a true pastor at heart and has dedicated his life to teaching and taking care of God's people. He is a pastor you can actually meet with and receive godly counsel from at no cost whatsoever. Paul has over 30 years of ministry experience including 20 years experience counseling couples and families. He is the author of several books including The Marriage Miracle, the host of the syndicated radio program "Family Matters" and the founder of Christ Family Church which merged with Generations Church in July of 2020 and became United Family Church.
Paul did his coursework at Southeastern University, has a Certificate in Leadership from The National Institute of Christian Leadership (NICL), and holds credentials as a licensed and ordained minister from Christ Family Church and Victory Ministries.
Associate Pastor, Women's Ministries
Pastor Evie has over 30 years of ministry experience including 20 years experience counseling couples and families. She holds a Masters Degree in Human Services specializing in group counseling from Southeastern University and credentials as a licensed and ordained minister from Christ Family Church. She leads the Womens Ministries at CFC and is a counselor at TCC focusing on separated/divorced women and their children.
Evie is the co-author with her husband Paul of Principles for Parenting, a 12-week program that teaches parents Biblical principles for raising Godly children.
Paul and Evie have been married for 37 years and have two children, Alex and Rene', as well as a wonderful son-in-law, Austin (married to Rene'), daughter-in-law, Katelyn (married to Alex), and two precious granddaughters, Hope and Ella (daughters of Rene' & Austin).
Pictured with his wife, Mariruth, Sonny has decades of wisdom and spiritual care for God's people. Sonny is a regular speaker at Christ Family Church and his messages are packed full of God's instruction and guidance. He and Mariruth have a heart for benevolence and seeing to it that the people of CFC have all that they need.
Pictured with his wife, Dedie, Greg has over 22 years of ministerial experience, having served multiple churches as a children’s, youth and family pastor. He has specialized in teaching small groups and discipleship groups for all ages. He has taught Christian education classes at Lee University (Cleveland, TN), a Christian school, and summer elementary and teen camps. He holds a Master’s Degree in Youth and Family Ministry and Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Education. Greg was a licensed minister in the Church of God for over 20 years and now holds credentials as a licensed and ordained minister from Christ Family Church.
Greg and his wife Dedie have been married over 25 years. They have two children, Elijah and Angelica.
Rene’ Bailey has been a part of the CFC team from the very first service. She has experienced a love for worship as early as her mind can remember. As a child, she was taught the authentic nature of God’s heart by the example of her family who included her in leading corporate worship. Rene’ partners with members of CFC who have a desire to use their ministry gift in the area of worship by singing and playing instruments. She leads our Sunday morning worship service and collaborates with our Staff, Board & Elders to create a worship space that is a cross-generational experience where all feel welcomed. Rene' is married to Austin Bailey and together they have two precious girls, Hope and Ella.
Cassie is an integral part of CFC's business and finances. She has 15 years experience in the banking industry, a finance degree from Auburn University, and, most importantly, a God given passion to see churches and individuals experience the freedom that comes from obedience to biblical financial principles.
Outreach Director / Security
Pictured with his wife, Cassie, Ryan is dedicated to the local church. His love for people and care for their souls fuels his desire to extend the work of the ministry far beyond the walls of the church. Ryan also heads the security team protecting CFC services.
Deacon / Bus Ministry
Pictured with his wife, Jessica, Alex has a love for God, His people, and bringing people to Christ. If you need a ride to church, Alex and his team will be glad to come and pick you up.
Catherine is a mom with over 20 years experience in childcare. With a passion for infant and childcare, Catherine doesn't just baby-sit our little ones, she actually incorporates a Bible lesson and, for those old enough, a craft to help them remember what they learned.
De Ewing is a retired Reading Specialist who loves children of all ages! She has served in various capacities in children's ministry over many years. De feels honored to be able teach and share the love of Jesus with children while guiding them in their walk and relationship with Him.
~Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.~ Proverbs 22:6
Pastor Deanna Gupton
Children's Pastor / Elementary Teacher
Pictured with her husband, Jerry, Pastor Deanna holds a BA with a double major in Religion and Psychology from Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC, a Master in the Art of Teaching from Queen's University, Charlotte, NC, and a Ministry License and Ordination to Pastor Children from Christ Family Church.
Senior High / College Teacher
Pictured with his wife, Rene', Austin completed his Hebrews Studies at Wake Forest University and holds a Master of Divinity from Regent University School of Divinity.
Board Member / Elder / Vice Chairman
Pictured with his wife, Carrie.
Board Member / Elder / Treasurer
Pictured with his wife, Sylvia.
Board Member / Elder / Secretary
Pictured with his wife, Sharon.
Board Member / Elder
Pictured with his wife, De.
Board Member / Elder
Pictured with his wife, Keishia.