Edgewood is servant-led by a Leadership Team, selected to lead the church with integrity and wisdom. We feel this type of leadership is clearly presented in Scripture. Our pastor serves as a member and shepherd of that team. The Team works together to take responsibility for the oversight and direction of the church. They seek, in all matters, the mind of Christ (who is the Head of the Church) through the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God. Our team members are called on to lead by example and provide instruction for the maintenance of healthy relationships within the church.
Don came to Christ as a teenager and has participated for over 40 years in the various activities of the local Church. He has been a Minister of Music, Director of Education and , of course, as a Pastor. In December 2007 he, his wife Sandra and a small group of believers, launched The River Church of Asheville and in December of 2017 he accepted the call to Pastor Edgewood Church and lead The River into a successful adoption process by Edgewood. He is considered a passionate, dedicated, seasoned Bible teacher and leader with more than 35 years of extensive experience in biblical teaching, leading Bible based ministries and groups. His goal is to provide solid Bible based shepherding, to ensure that men, women and children are provided with the best quality scriptural education to help them grow intellectually and mature spiritually and to achieve their maximum potential in Christ. He continues to be committed to developing fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ by spending time with people, both young and old, modeling a Christ-honoring lifestyle before them and a hands on approach to equip them for areas of service.