Meet Our Team

We are here for you!

Christian Williams

Lead Pastor

Pastor Christian is the Lead Pastor of Living River Church.  He and his wife, Carson, planted LRC in 2019. Pastor Christian is an ordained minister with over 4 years as a Lead Pastor. He has over 10 years of ministry experience including youth leadership, music director, and Lead Pastor. His wife Carson is the Nursery Director as well as a registered nurse at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. 

Neil Townsend

Youth Pastor

Neil and Sarah Townsend serve as the Youth Ministry Pastors at Living River. Neil joined the team in 2020.With a passion to see teenagers grow in their relationship with God and truly grasp what it means to be a Christ-follower, he is excited to bring that passion to our team!

Kristina Fowler

Connection Pastor 

Kristina is the person to help you get connected to the Kingdom by serving at Living River Church! She loves helping people find their purpose in Christ. Kristina also oversees students 4th-7th grade! Her love for your student shines through!

Debra Spencer

Stephanie Steinbach

Administrative Assistant to Lead Pastor Stephanie provides support to pastoral staff and keeps our church running smoothly in all areas!


Debra oversees the finance department at LRC along with serving on the Board.  She develops budgets on behalf of the LRC team alongside our CPA for compliance to law, while providing accountability and guidance for future expansion projects.

Theresa Edwards

Children's Church Director 

Theresa oversees Children's Church! She is new to the team joining in 2020! Your child will love her!

Tara Clemmons

Elementary Youth Director Tara oversees students K-3rd in youth! She enjoys teaching and sharing the good news of Jesus with her students!

Cathy Kennedy

Outreach Director Cathy oversees outreach from the church! She enjoys meeting new people and serving others!


Main Campus: 4949 Main Street Shallotte, NC 28470


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