Old Staff

Brian Keith
Lead Pastor

Pastor Brian Keith

The son of parents who instilled serving Jesus into his life, Brian was raised in church. “I remember at an early age the understanding of my need for a Savior. It seems that every time there was an altar call I went forward to ask Jesus into my heart. It was at 14 that I accepted Christ once and for all with His assurance that I simply needed to walk it out.” This was just beginning of Brian’s grace-filled journey of faith. “My relationship with Jesus is more precious to me than ever. I’m so thankful God has held me and led me through this journey of life even when I haven’t necessarily held onto Him as tightly as I should have. He is so faithful and loving!”

As Brian reflects on his many years of full time ministry, he fondly remembers his many opportunities to sing and minister for the Lord. At the age of 21 Brian was asked to join the PTL Singers on the PTL Club television program. It was during this time that he met his beautiful wife, Kelly. “She has been such a strength in our marriage and I’ve relied on her insight and wisdom so many times throughout the years.” Since being married in 1988, Brian & Kelly have ministered together in music and pastoral ministry in various churches. “God has been so gracious and good to us. It continues to be a privilege to share the Gospel to the hurting and lost and to serve people.”

Brian & Kelly have two grown sons and five grandchildren who are the joy of their hearts.

As Brian & Kelly minister at Faith Assembly, it’s their sincere desire to serve and love as an extension of Christ, seeing souls saved and people grow in a relationship with Jesus Christ, who then take the Gospel message out to others as the church impacts the surrounding community & the world with the love and hope of Christ. Their motto – Everything is connected to a soul.

In all they do they desire to see God glorified and His people strengthened.

Contact at: BKeith@ConnectAtFaith.com

Matt Shearer
Children’s Ministries Pastor

Matt Shearer

Matt began Children’s Ministry back in 2003. He started as a Sunday school teacher, and a small group’s leader. After moving from Columbia to the Charlotte area, Matt became part of the Children’s ministry leadership team at his local church.

He loves teaching the kids, and incorporates creative object lessons. He brings a high energy kid’s church service every Sunday to Cross Roads. “I have a passion for teaching children the Way, the Truth and the Life.”

Matt is married to his lovely wife Melody.  He has a step-daughter named Tara, and a daughter named Josie.
Matt’s desire is for every child to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and also for the children to build a strong foundation to grow from. “Kids and Christ are my main focus.”

Contact at: MShearer@ConnectAtFaith.com

Joseph Ferreira
Youth Ministries Pastor

Pastor Joseph Ferreira

Joseph and his family are originally from San Jose, CA, where he started ministry in the Royal Rangers. Since 1997 he has been a Royal Ranger leader in the church, and the South Carolina District for the last 10 years. He completed the requirements for the Gold Medal Of Achievement, and started working with youth and men to reach, teach, and keep them for Christ.

Joseph was brought on staff at the end of 2018 to oversee the Youth and Life [together] Groups of the church. Equipping and encouraging the Youth and Life [together] groups is a burden that has been placed on his heart.

Joseph worked for 22 years outside of the church, and he understands the hurdles and pitfalls that the world presents. “I have trained young men in their field of work, but at the same time I also became a life coach. God placed people in my life for a reason, and I was challenged to relate and guide them when they asked. You never know who God will place in your path.”

Joseph is married to his beautiful wife, Bonnie, and they have 4 children: Susanna, Franklin, Amelia, and Cora.  

Contact at: Joseph@ConnectAtFaith.com