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Lead Pastor
Jeff Philpott

Jeff was born in Kansas City, MO and spent much of his young life in the Midwest. When he was 15 years old, his parents moved to Salisbury, NC, where he lived until he graduated high school. Jeff then attended Appalachian State University where he attained a BSBA (‘93). After graduation, he spent a year in Charlotte, NC working for a car dealership and enjoying life as a newlywed with his wife, Michelle. They then moved to Columbia, SC where he attended seminary at Columbia International University. He earned a Master of Divinity (’97) degree and subsequently a Doctor of Ministry (‘07) degree.


Jeff has 2 children, Callie and Tyler. Jeff & Michelle were part of a team that started Sandhills Community Church in 1998. Jeff continues his role today as senior leader and teaching pastor. When there’s time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and watching sports. (He has a peculiar proclivity toward Kansas City teams, which has borne him some degree of shame over the years.) While he is hesitant to acknowledge a “life verse,” he claims 2 Timothy 2:2 as a verse that he feels God has placed on his heart from his earliest days of faith in Christ. “…and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”


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