Joshua Ankiah was born in 1960. He was baptized at the age of 19. He is married to Linda (since 2002), and they have 2 children Leah (20) and Luke (18). 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; and completed other courses through Fuller Theological Seminary (CA).
He spent 8 years working as the full-time minister in Los Angeles for the Temple City, Coastline and Pasadena Churches of Christ.
In 2009, he and his family went to South Africa on missionary work. They spent 12 ½ years working with churches, doing street evangelism and hosting gospel meetings. After a very successful work in South Africa, which included 26 baptisms, they returned to California in March 2022.
After returning to California, Joshua and his family accepted the preaching position in N.C. He is now the full-time minister for the Lake Norman Church of Christ.
Joshua Ankiah 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, especially rugby, and plays 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.
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.