Pastors/ Elders

Trea Brinson


Trea and his bride, Cayla, have three beautiful girls and a son: Rilynne, Raegan, Reece, and River. Trea and Cayla met in Raleigh-Durham while Trea was attending SEBTS and serving as a local College and Singles Pastor. The Lord called Trea to plant Restoration Church while he was serving as a Collegiate Sports Chaplain at Valdosta State University where he started the VSU Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Prior to his role with VSU FCA, Trea also served college students at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The Brinson family moved back to North Carolina in 2012 to become a Church Planting Resident with the Summit Network.

Chad Akins

Pastor of Discipleship

Chad and his wife, Olivia, have a beautiful little girl, Abhygail, and a son, Joseph. They met at Valdosta State University where they were both part of VSU FCA and Crosspointe Church. Chad received his master’s degree in Higher Education Leadership. During his time at VSU, Chad grew in his relationship with the Lord and he decided to step away from coaching collegiate basketball to follow the Lord’s call to ministry. He has a huge heart to see people fall deeply in love with Jesus and to become disciple-making disciples.

Chuck Lawless

Pastor of Equipping Ministries

Chuck and his wife, Pam, live in Wake Forest. Chuck’s day jobs are to serve as Dean of Graduate Studies at SEBTS and Team Leader of Theological Education Strategists for the International Mission Board. Prior to that, he served at Southern Seminary in KY for 16 years. He has worked with the IMB in a part-time or full-time role since 2008. Chuck also served as a senior pastor in OH for fourteen years. He and Pam met when two church secretaries in OH “fixed them up,” and they’ve now been married for 25 years.

Leadership Team

Trevor Forbis

Minister of Students and Local Outreach

Lauren Kellum

Director of Women’s Discipleship

Sarah McVeigh

Restoration Kids Team Leader

Cindy Woodburn

Restoration Kids Curriculum Leader

Katie Berdeau

Communications Team Leader

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