Pastor Justin is entering his 13th year of ministry. He has been in youth and worship ministry up until his call to join Marion Alliance. He and wife Melissa have been married 11 years. They have 4 kids; two boys and two girls whose ages are 9, 6, 2, and 1. Justin and Melissa are high school sweethearts and married partway through college at Montreat College, NC. Melissa has the lead in their home life as she is a stay-at-home-mom with the two youngest children. Justin enjoys golf and his favorite food is lobster. Melissa enjoys adult coloring and Italian food. They are passionate about multiplying disciples, leaders, and churches.
Director of Youth & Christian Education
Bible teaching is at the heart of the ministries that Jane Neal has been involved in over the past forty-three years. Serving with BCM International, she first served in the Finger Lakes area of New York state, then continued ministry with BCM in England for fourteen years. Returning to the states in 1993, Jane served as a youth director for many years, then taught Bible and English at Marion Christian Academy. In 2012, she was called by Marion Alliance Church to serve as Director of Christian Education and Youth Ministries. Jane enjoys hiking, riding horses, reading, and the company of young people. Her passion is grounding young people, children, and adults with biblical knowledge, understanding, and application of God’s Word in their daily lives.
Kurt also serves on the Worship Team and Missions Committee. He first started attending MAC in January 2009. He has been involved in two other C&MA Churches before, serving as an Elder: Charlotte, NC [1980-1984] and Cecil, PA [1991-1998]. He is an alumnus of UNC-Charlotte (BS Civil Engineering 1977) and is the President of an engineering company which he founded in 2002, SDG Engineering, Inc. Kurt and his wife Stephanie have been married for 40 years, have ten children and twelve grandchildren. They enjoy their 40 acre home place in Rutherford County and spending time with their children and grandchildren.
Dave Walters grew up in Fernandina Beach, Florida, graduated from Montreat-Anderson College and Florida State University, served in the U.S. Army for 22 years, and served in many capacities at Montreat College over a 24 year period. Dave and Jamie have been married for over 48 years and reside on their farm in Marion, NC. Dave teaches the Adult Sunday School class and serves as Elder at the church. They love seeing the beauty of God’s creation and enjoy experiencing other cultures as they frequently travel internationally. They have two adult sons, two daughters-in-love, four grandchildren, and a dog named Bella.
God led Linda, and her husband Billy, to Missionary Alliance Church in May of 1992. Since that time, God has used the church to grow, disciple and mature them. In the past 26 years, Linda has served as Governing Board Secretary, taught children's Sunday School, produced the bulletin, helped in AWANA and Vacation Bible School. She currently serves as Music Coordinator, Deaconess, and Janitor. She enjoys attending a weekly Ladies Bible Study, learning to play the guitar, and listening to Contemporary Christian music. Her passion is that Christ might be uplifted and worshiped in our Praise and Music.