Real Life Church is moving through a season of transition. Our goal is to keep our church family updated as we conduct a lead pastor search and move forward in faith.
Meet Phil Thomas – Interim Pastor
Pastor Mike Davis and Bari served at Real Life Church for 33 years! Thank you!!
Church Leadership Team
Clint Rhoney – Ex officio Member
Clint and his wife Lisa have been members of Real Life since 1993. Clint began serving on staff in 1998. His role as Executive Pastor is to lead the staff teams and ensure the church stays focused on its mission to know God personally, connect in community, grow spiritually, and engage the world intentionally. Clint and Lisa have five children.
Denny Norman — Stewardship Chairperson
Denny and his wife Katie have been members of Real Life since 2008. Denny has served on the Leadership team in his role as the Stewardship Chairperson since 2010. Denny has an MBA from The Citadel and an undergraduate degree in Accounting and Business Management from Samford University. He currently works as CFO for Novolex, Inc. He and Katie have two children.
Ron Elliott — Personnel Chairperson
Ron and his wife Annette have been members of Real Life since 2014. Ron has served as a small group leader in our Discipleship Ministry and on the Greeter team. He has also served on the Personnel Team since 2017. Ron previously owned and managed a printing company. He and Annette have three adult children.
Scott Holmquist — At Large Member
Scott and his wife Corinne have been members of Real Life since 2013. Scott has served as a small group leader in our Discipleship Ministry and on the RLC Leadership Team since 2015. Scott also serves as the Deputy Director of Chaplain Development and Support for the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team. He and Corinne have two adult children.
Jodi Edwards — At Large Member
Jodi and her husband Brad have been members of Real Life since 2018 but have attended for many years. Jodi currently serves at RLC as a small group leader in our Discipleship Ministry. She has a masters in school administration and retired from Gaston County schools, serving as a teacher, school administrator, and executive director of curriculum instruction. Jodi has served on the RLC Leadership Team since 2020. Jodi and Brad have two adult children.
Tonya E. Tucker — At Large Member
Tonya and her husband Justin have been members of Real Life since 2009. Tonya has served in various ministry roles including Hesed House volunteer coordinator, small group leader, and chaplain with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team. Tonya has served on the RLC Leadership Team since 2020. Tonya manages and operates a family-owned general contracting business Eagle Wood Inc. She and Justin have 2 adult children.