Joshua Ankiah was born in 1960. He was baptized at the age of 19. He married Linda (formally Linda Calvert) on January 26, 2002 (20 years), and they have 2 children Leah (18) and Luke (16). Before coming to the USA to study the Bible, Joshua preached on a part-time basis for churches of Christ in South Africa and evangelized while working as a telecommunications Engineer. After a major motor vehicle accident in 1998, he dedicated his life to Christ. He attended several schools: the Memphis School of Preaching (TN) where he obtained a Bachelors degree; Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver (CO) where he obtained a Master in Biblical Studies; completed other courses through Fuller Theological Seminary (CA); Currently studying toward a second masters in Theological Studies with Nations University. Recently, Joshua completed a mission to South Africa. Previously, full-time minister in Los Angeles County: Temple City, Coastline and Pasadena Churches of Christ. He wrote and published his first book in a quest to unite churches of Christ called: “Expediency Expediently Exploited – A Quest for Unity Among Churches of Christ”. Joshua loves sports and playing the guitar.
Although John Yukich was raised as an agnostic, he gradually realized by his college years that he was missing something very important in life, and he realized that formerly he had been close-minded toward the Christian faith. At the peak of his education and training as a physicist, he became a believer. After nearly fifteen years in denominational churches, John and his family were added to the Lord's church in 2011. John and his wife Shirley have four children: Peter, Paul, Mary and Thomas, all of whom have been homeschooled. All of the Yukich family greatly appreciate the rapid spiritual and Biblical growth they have experienced with the Lake Norman congregation.
John has been a professor of physics at Davidson College since 1998, and finds fulfillment in studying and teaching the physics fundamentals of God's creation. With the Lake Norman congregation, John especially enjoys Bible teaching and any kind of handyman or construction work for the church family. His desire is to see the church continue to grow stronger in its faith, scriptural understanding, unity, and Christian apologetics.
Andy King, originally from Charlotte, has been part of the family at Lake Norman church of Christ since 2002. He has worked for a small company in Huntersville for the last 24 years as the office/production manager. He, his wife Melissa, and their two daughters feel blessed to be part of such a close family of believers. They feel coming to LNCOC back in 2002 was the best decision they could have made for their walk in faith. They have been encouraged as they have watched the congregation grow from around 25 people to almost 150.
Andy appreciates the challenges he has been offered to grow and try new things from speaking to teaching to becoming a deacon. As youth deacon in recent years and he has worked closely with the teens, helping them mature into strong leaders and active participants in the spreading of God's word.
Mike became a Christian in 1985 and has served with several congregations in Richmond, VA, Knoxville, TN, Columbia, TN prior to moving to Lake Norman in 2004. Mike held several leadership roles at the Christian Student Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and later as a Deacon over Edification and Evangelism. Mike was installed as an Elder at Lake Norman in 2016.
Mike and his wife Angie have been married for 24 years and have 3 children: Rebecca, Nathan, and Rachel. Mike is a Supply Chain Director at Lowe’s Home Improvement and Angie is a teacher at Pine Lake.
Gordon's journey serving Christ began during his enrollment at Ohio Valley College in 1978-1980 on a basketball scholarship and subsequently during his time at Freed Hardeman College from 1980 to 1982 where he obeyed the gospel. Gordon has leveraged many life lessons learned over the years to fully embrace the change God has made in his life to wholly serve the Lord (Joshua 14:9). Gordon and Bea have been married for 41 years. They have two children and four grandchildren.