Pastor Dale, Laura, Levi & Judah Whitson
Pastor Dale and his wife Laura have been in pastoral ministry at BCOG since 1998 and became the Lead Pastors in March, 2008. Dale is a graduate of Lee University Cleveland TN where he received a Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Ministry in December of 1996. His also attended the Pentecostal Seminary where he received his Master of Divinity in June, 2000. Dale graduated from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary where he received his Doctor of Ministry in Christian Leadership. Laura is a graduate of Lee University (1998) with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. In addition to her role as Pastor's wife, Laura leads our Wednesday night Ladies' Bible Study group. Laura is employed at Mission Hospitals as a social worker/discharge planner. Dale and Laura have two beautiful sons, Levi and Judah. They enjoy spending time in the great outdoors, a good read, camping, music, hiking, sports, health and fitness, good food and drinking coffee.
Pastor Tommy Stanaland, Worship Pastor
Pastor Tommy joined our BCOG Ministry Team in December, 2013. Tommy and wife Debi were married in February, 1977 and have been in ministry ever since. They have three children: Scott, William and Jennifer and three grandchildren: Kaylee, Eli and Ace. Throughout his ministry career, Tommy has served both as full and part time Worship and Discipleship Pastor. He has served with both the International Pentecostal Holiness Church and Assembly of God Churches on local, state and national levels in choir, worship and talent ministries. Tommy received his Worship Ministry Ordination in April, 2005 from Redemption Ministerial Fellowship in Greenville, SC. Tommy has spent the last several years in mentoring, training and the discipleship of those with a calling of ministry on their lives. His desire is to help the body of Christ live and develop a daily lifestyle of worship.
Jennifer Stierwalt, Youth Pastor
Chris and Jennifer Stierwalt have been members of Biltmore Church of God since 1999. In that time, Chris has served in ministry as Head Usher and also on the finance team. Chris is employed at UPS where he has worked for the past 20 years. Jennifer has served in ministry on the Praise and Worship team as well as serving in different areas of youth ministry, currently as Awaken Ministries Youth Pastor. Jennifer is employed as a clinical manager for Dr. Josh Paynich’s dental office. She has been a dental assistant for the past 17 years. Together, Chris and Jennifer have two beautiful children, Carson and Adyson. They enjoy numerous family activities, such as hiking with their dog, Snowy, and being with friends.
Pastor Donny Edwards, Children's Pastor
Pastor Donny graduated from Lee University in 2008 with a degree in Theology and Pastoral Studies. He came to Biltmore Church of God where he worked as the Youth & Children's Pastor from 2008-2013. In 2013, Donny left to complete a residency program as a hospital chaplain at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, SC working in the ER, ICU and heart tower. Donny moved back to Asheville at the end of his residency and currently works at Eliada Home as a counselor. Donny is in his final semester at the Pentecostal School ofTheology completing his MDiv. Donny and his wife Rachel were married in 2013 and have a wonderful dog named Smokey.
Lesa Records, Administrative Assistant
Lesa Records joined the BCOG Staff as administrative assistant March, 2013. She, her husband Tim and sons Cameron and Dakota came to Biltmore in 2007 when they moved to the Asheville area from Seneca, SC. Lesa has a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Clemson University, is a former elementry teacher in both public and Christian schools and has been a principal at a Christian school in SC. Lesa is actively involved in several ministries at BCOG including the Choir, CARE team and Sunday School department.