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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  • Pastor Scott Bryson - Worship Arts Pastor

    Scott has been on staff here at First Wesleyan for twelve 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 ten years, and they have two wonderful dogs. Currently, Scott is pursuing his ordination in the Wesleyan Church. Here at Kannapolis First Wesleyan, Scott leads the Worship Choir, Youth Choir, and the Praise Band. 


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  • Rev. Selina Wheeler - Children's Pastor

    Rev. Selina Wheeler serves as our Children's Pastor. Selina loves to play and have fun with kids, but she especially loves seeing children get to know the God who created them and loves them. She has worked with children for more than 20 years now in Kannapolis and Mooresville City Schools, as well as in the Wesleyan Church. Jonathan, Zachary, and Mallory are her own three children. 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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