Keith Hawes

Lead Pastor

Pastor Keith Hawes in on a mission to bring the power of God to this generation.  He regularly speaks at churches and conferences because of his passionate delivery that inspires and equips.  It is said he preaches a relevant word for today with the old-time anointing.  His ministry expands beyond the walls of his church serving on multiple boards including God's Pit Crew a disaster relief organization.

Pastor Keith holds a Bachelors degree in International/Community Development and Evangelism from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma and a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University.  His proudest accomplishment is being a husband to Melissa and a father to their daughter, Olivia.

I am one of nine children born to share croppers in the back woods of South Carolina. I moved to North Carolina in my teen years and later met my husband, Ron, who was stationed at Fort Bragg. We married after his discharge and moved to his home, Detroit. Ron and I have two children and three grandchildren. Once our nest was empty, I began my educational journey and earned a degree in Biblical Studies. I also have a bachelor's degree in Christian Thought, a Master of Divinity, and Doctorate in Ministry. 

Flora Gootee

Senior Adult Pastor

Brenda Jackson

Care Pastor

I have lived in Monroe all my life. Being raised in the Church of God, I decided to become a licensed minister within our denomination. In 1974, I married my husband, Ron, and we have two lovely daughters, Jennifer and Kelli, and four grandchildren. I became a member of Stewart Road at age 10 and have joyfully served our church in many different ministries. I am a current member of the choir, and I love to sing! 


Adam & Kayla Schultz

Adam - Connect Pastor

Kayla - Worship Pastor

Joel Luallen

Executive & Worship Pastor

I was born in Forrest City, Arkansas and have had a passion for music since I was young. At 12 years old, I started taking piano lessons and at 14, I began playing the organ in church. I attended Lee University and sang in the campus choir there. During my time at Stewart Road as a minister of music, I have served as worship leader, orchestra director, and led the music department in more than 50 musical productions. I married my beautiful wife, Robin, in 1999 and we are blessed to have two children, Joel and Jasmine.


Matthew Peavy

Youth Pastor

Matthew and Whitney Peavy, have a heart to reach people with the life-transforming message of Jesus.  They believe in the next generation and value the wisdom and guidance of those that have gone before us.  They have given their lives to the mission of the local church and have a vision to see all people know God, find freedom, discover their purpose and make a difference.

Jessica & Ryan Kazimer

Children's Pastors

We have been attending the church since 2002. We were married here at Stewart Road in 2004. Both of us were born and raised in Monroe. We have three daughters Addison, Rylee, and Maizee. 

We have a passion to teach children about the love of Christ and how to worship through prayer and song. We continually pray for all of the children who attend the Stewart Road Kids program. We love seeing them week after week, hearing about their triumphs and praying for any needs. Our mission and greatest prayer, to plant the seed of Christ within all of the children of the world so that they can see the wonders of our Lord and accept him as their Savior. We love all of the kids in our ministry and strive for them to know they are loved by us and by Jesus. 

We have been married since November 2008 and have three children, Judah, Myka, and Jaryn.  We grew up in the Church of God and love ministering to the congregation on Sunday.

Join us this Sunday at 10:30 am!

ASL & Children's services provided

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