Jason Bryant, Senior Pastor

Jason Bryant, Senior Pastor, was born in Columbus, Ohio to two native North Carolinians. At age 5, his family returned to Charlotte where he was raised in Southeast Charlotte. He attended UNC- Chapel Hill and Emory University before choosing to go to culinary school. Jason trained in the Culinary Arts program at CPCC and worked…

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Kelly Carter / Bobbie Penninger, Playschool Directors

My name is Bobbie Penninger (on left); and I am one of the Directors at Cook’s Playschool. After working at Cook’s since 1992, I still believe all children are children of God and deserve to have a safe, educational, and spiritual learning experience. My husband and I have raised two adult daughters, both graduates from…

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Rev Charles Matthews, Music Director and Organist

  I have served Cook’s Church as Music Director and Organist since 2010. I attended the University of North Texas, University of Southern California and Southwestern Theological Seminary in Ft Worth, Texas. My expertise is in the area of music ministry, directing choirs, orchestras and handbell groups. My wife. Kay, and I live in Matthews…

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Cheryl Cole, Office Manager

  I’ve worked at Cook’s Church for over 24 years now, and I love my job as much today as I did when I first started! The people here are so nice and pleasant and are a joy to work with. I look forward to serving God in my role in the church office for…

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