Pastor Sam and Evie Benton were born and raised in the Carolinas. They both graduated from the University of South Carolina, where Sam served as a Chaplain at the University there. Pastor Sam was the founder and President of his own company for 14 years in Chapel Hill, prior to entering full time pastoral ministry; his wife Evie was a stay at home mom, choosing to raise their four precious children

In 1999, Sam stepped into an Associate Pastor role at King’s Park International Church in Raleigh-Durham, NC. They were later sent by Every Nation Ministry to serve as Associate Pastors in Houston, TX.

It was during that time, the Lord spoke to them to move to Charlotte to plant a church. Their vision is to build a ministry where lives are changed through genuine encounters with the living God.  Advancing God’s kingdom in the Charlotte region by co-laboring with other ministries, is a passion of the Benton’s.