Our Staff

  • Rev. Scott Wheeler - Lead Pastor

    Pastor Scott loves people, and his main goal in life is to be "Jesus with skin on!" He would like to see Kannapolis and the surrounding areas changed for the better. Some of his loves behind Jesus are singing, playing golf, and spending time with his family. Pastor Scott is married to Selina Wheeler, and they have three beautiful children. He graduated from Southern Wesleyan University with his Bachelor's and then got his Master's degree from Gordon-Conwell University. He has been in ministry now for almost twenty years and is excited to see what God has in store for Kannapolis First Wesleyan in the future!

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  • Rev. Scott Bryson - Worship & Discipleship Pastor

    Scott has been on staff here at First Wesleyan for thirteen years. He has a passion for creating a powerful worship environment for all through different avenues such as music, drama, art, and technology. He has been married to his wife, Laura, for eleven years, and they have two wonderful dogs. Here at Kannapolis First Wesleyan, Scott heads up the worship ministries, technology, and whatever else Pastor Scott Wheeler tells him to do!

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  • Rev. Selina Wheeler - Next-Gen Pastor

    Rev. Selina Wheeler serves as our Next-Gen Pastor. Selina has served as our Children's Pastor for several years now.  She has worked with children for more than 20 years now in Kannapolis and Mooresville City Schools, as well as in the Wesleyan Church.  She is excited about the chance to work with all ages of students to help them grow in the Lord!  She has three children - Jonathan, Zachary, and Mallory. She and her husband, Scott, enjoy spending time together with their family and friends, as well as working together.

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  • 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 twenty years. He was ordained in 1997. He and Mary Ellen are the proud parents of three adult children: Elizabeth who serves as the Children’s Pastor at Hayworth (High Point), Hannah who serves as the Connections Pastor at United (Charlotte) and Steven who is a Residency Pastor at 12Stone (Lawrenceville) all within The Wesleyan Church. Michael enjoys traveling, boating and good "discussion". He holds a Masters in Ministry from Southern Wesleyan University and a Masters of Practical Theology from Wesley Seminary (Indiana Wesleyan). In addition to serving the local church, he provides pulpit supply within the NC West District.

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  • Chaplain Wallie Kincaid - Visitation Pastor

    Wallie is our newest staff member at First Wesleyan Church.  Wallie heads up our visitation ministry, visiting those in the hospital and nursing homes, as well as checking up on congregation members who have been sick or had surgery.  Additionally, Wallie leads our DivorceCare Ministry.  Wallie is passionate about people.  He takes regular trips up to his home state of West Virginia to minister to underprivileged kids and deliver supplies to them. He and his wife, Sylvia, have three children and 11 grandchildren.