Jim Pittman (Pastor/Teacher)
Pastor Jim grew up in Salisbury, NC. He is a graduate of Word of Life Bible Institute, Schroon Lake, NY, Tennessee Temple University, Chattanooga, TN, and Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM), Dallas, TX. Most recently, Jim received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. Jim and his wife, Dorothy, love to play tennis and camp. They have two girls and one grandchild!
Brian Bara (Elder)
Brian has been with GCC since July 2018, and an elder since February 2020. He is a native of Michigan (GO BLUE) and arrived in the Charlotte area in October 2014 to be the Director of Finance and Administration with Charlotte Rescue Mission after a 35 year career in accounting and banking. He is a singer/songwriter and worship leader at GCC where he shares his spiritual gifts of teaching and administration. He loves music (most genres) and reading (especially the Puritans). He and his wife Joyce have been married for over 31 years and have two children and eight grandchildren. They share time together studying scripture, listening to solid preaching, visiting historical locales, binge-watching British detective shows, hanging with friends, and going for joy rides on their Harley (the Blue Ridge is a favorite).