Rev. SCott wheeler - lead pastor and

rev. Selina Wheeler - connections & discipleship pastor

Pastors Scott and Selina have been in ministry together now for more than 18 years, with Scott serving about 25 total.  Before pastoring, they were both elementary school teachers.  

Both Scott and Selina love being back in Kannapolis and serving this community.  Kannapolis is home to Selina, an alum of A.L. Brown High School, KMS, Carver Jr. HS, and Shady Brook Elementary.  Scott, a native of Kings Mountain, met Selina at Southern Wesleyan University.  The two were married soon after graduation and moved to Kannapolis.  

Scott served KFWC as Youth Pastor for about 7 years before taking Lead Pastor positions at a couple of other churches.  The two returned to KFWC in 2014 and are loving seeing the growth in the church and the community as well.  "We know God has some great things in store for Kannapolis and we are excited to be a part of what He is doing here, in and through KFWC." 

Scott's goal in life is to be "Jesus with skin on," and to lead others to be able to do this as well.  Selina desires to see people be all they were created to be in Jesus.  

The Wheelers have been blessed with three children, Jonathan, Zachary, and Mallory, two daughter-in-laws, Kaylee, and Katie, and one BEAUTIFUL grand baby, Charlotte!  All of their children serve in ministry in other Wesleyan churches except Mallory, who will soon head off to college to prepare to take her place in ministry as well.

Scott loves to sing and play golf.  The two love spending time with their family when they can all get together.  And Scott's all time favorite thing right now is to watch "Bluey" with his granddaughter.  

Rev. Michael covington -  Assistant pastor

Michael's ministry passions are evangelism and discipleship encompassing all ages. Michael has been actively engaged in bi-vocational ministry for over thirty-five years. He was ordained in 1997. He and Mary Ellen are the proud parents of three adult children, all of whom are ordained ministers in the Wesleyan Church. Elizabeth serves as the Children’s Pastor at Hayworth (High Point, NC), Hannah serves as the Connections Pastor at CrossPoint Church (Lynchburg, VA) and Steven, along with his wife Tori, serve as the Co-Lead Pastors of the Newark Wesleyan Church (Delaware). 


Michael retired from Duke Energy in April 2019 after nearly thirty-eight years. He enjoys spending time with his three grandchildren, traveling, woodworking, and good "discussion". 


He holds a B/S in Accounting from UNC Charlotte (1981), a Masters in Ministry from Southern Wesleyan University (2006) and a Masters of Practical Theology from Wesley Seminary on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan (2016). In addition to serving the local church, he serves as the Statistician for the district, chairs the audit committee, and provides pulpit supply support within the NC West District as needed.

Joining us in april 2023 - 

Worship and Youth pastor - Rev. Wesley henson

Information coming soon