Meet Our Team
Ken JeffersonELDER - SENIOR PASTOR
Ken is the happy husband of his amazing wife Phyllis. He loves to be a Dad and "Papa". He has been at TLT since 1999 and has been our Senior Pastor since 2011. He loves to teach, fix and build things, camp, kayak, and spend time in nature. He loves coffee, chats with friends, ridiculous challenges, and dumb TV shows. Legend has it that he can cook a pretty mean chili too!
Mitch HamELDER - WORSHIP/MISSIONS PASTOR
Mitch has been attending and on staff at TLT since its inception in 1998. He and his wife Jo Ellen have been married for 40 years and have three sons Adam, Nicholas, Jacob and one daughter in-law Rocksand. Mitch enjoys being with family and having fun with the grandkids, Justus, Jessa, Rebekah and Kaydence. He also enjoys trekking, traveling, writing, studio recording, studying and working in the yard.
Nickolas RutledgeELDER - EXECUTIVE PASTOR
Nick has been attending TLT since 2002. In 2007, after serving in the United States Air Force, he and his amazing wife moved back to Ohio where they are from. In 2012, Nick’s family moved back NC to become part of the staff at TLT. Nick and Michelle have been married for 15+ years and have absolutely the best 4 kids God could give to anyone. If you’re looking for all around fun, you’ll find him there. However, be careful, the word on the street is, he’s quite competitive.
Al has been at TLT since 2000. He and his wife, Halestine have been married for more than 44 years and have two adult children, LaShona and Alfonzo II and four grand children, Alyssa, Joshua, Judah and Sydney. Al loves being with family, volunteering in the community, marriage ministering along with Halestine and traveling.
Duane has been at TLT since 2000. He and his wife, Belinda, have been married for more than 36 years and have two children Ava and Ehron. Duane loves his family, woodworking, camping, and travel.
Craig has been at TLT since 1998 and has been an Elder since 2012. He has been married to his wife, Diane, for over 30 years. He is an illustrator/virtual reality artist and guitar player who enjoys movies, music and fitness.
Robert has been a member of TLT Church since September 2008 and an elder since 2013. He and his wife Diane have been married for almost three years. They have two adult children and three grandchildren. They facilitate the “GriefShare” Grief Support Group. Robert’s hobbies are singing, listening to music and outdoor photography. He loves to travel and has visited Israel and Hawaii which are his most memorable trips. He is retired from the USAF and from being a school administrator. Robert is from Williamston, N. C. He currently teaches Driver’s Ed part time. Robert states, “I consider myself to be very blessed to be a part of TLT Family”.
Don has been a member at TLT for 18 years and has been an elder for 16 years. He and his wife Gloria have been married for 38 years. He is the father of two children, DJ & Crystal. He is the proud grandfather of 6 grandchildren (AKA) the little people. Don’s passion is reading, listening to music, pastoral care ministry and is a Dallas Cowboys fan. He is a retired Air Force Master Sergeant serving this nation for 22 years.
Diedrik and family have been at The Lord's Table since 2003 and has been an Elder since 2004. He and his wife Angela have been married for 37 years and have four children - Diedrik II, Kywonda, Gloria and Angelitha. Diedrik and Angela love supporting their children and TLT Church.
Phyllis JeffersonCHILDREN'S PASTOR
Phyllis's superpower is love. She is the amazing, friendly, loving, laughter-filled powerhouse that drives our extraordinary kids ministry. She is probably so happy because she is married to our Senior Pastor ?! She has been at TLT since 1999 and has given love and life to generations of kids who have been a part of TLT. She loves her beautiful porch, coffee, laughing with friends and neighbors, camping, decorating, and growing the most amazing flower garden. Her favorite title is "Mimi"...and she owns it!
Denise has married to Johnny since 1997 and has two adult fun-loving kid’s, Cody and Jacey. Denise has been attending TLT since 1999 and part of the staff since 2009. She loves the beach, reading, traveling and singing on TLT’s praise team.
Ricky has been part of TLT staff since 2007. There is a lot of technical jargon that most people don’t understand (or even care to understand) when it comes to the operation of media and sound. Fortunately, for TLT we have Ricky to sort all of that out for us. He is our guy behind the scenes that make us look good.
Kristina has been on the staff as Nursery Director since 2017. She has been volunteering with the youth group as a leader for 9 years and also volunteers with the children when she is not with the babies or teenagers! She is married to Jonathan and they have a little girl named Elaina. Kristina enjoys teaching at her school during the week and playing with her poodle, Darling.