Who We Are


Warren Peden

Warren Peden is from the USA and has been married to his only wife for 30 years. They have two sons, a daughter in law, and a grandson. The Lord saved him in 2010 and he loves serving Him at the church where he faithfully attends. He is a business man and became a part of our ministry when he visited Uganda to help train pastors.

Johnny Touchet

Johnny was born in the USA and has been in pastoral

ministries for 25 years. He is currently the preaching pastor at CMC. He received his Bachelors from New Orleans Baptist Seminary and his Masters in Biblical Preaching from The Masters Seminary. He is currently working on his Dr. of Ministry in Biblical Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary. He is also the Uganda country representative for the International Association of Biblical Counselors. Johnny is married to Kerry and they have 7 children. He loves evangelizing, teaching pastors and planting churches.

Dr. Kevin Hurt

Kevin was the founding pastor of Grace Bible Church in Mountain City, Georgia, where he served as the senior pastor for 32 years prior to the successful transition to the new senior pastor. He now serves as the Associate Pastor at Grace Bible Church.

He has served in various counseling organizations, chaired various boards, and continues to lecture, teach and train other pastors in the US and abroad.

He and his wife Pam have been married for 39 years and have 3 grown children, 2 sons-in-law, a daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren.

Dr. Matt Rogers

Dr. Matt Rogers is a pastor at Christ Fellowship in Greenville, South Carolina and Assistant Professor of Church Planting at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Sarah have been married for 17 years and they have five children.

Robby James

I married my wonderful wife Sandra March 1st 1980 and God graced us with 2 wonderful boys, Bobby and Chris and one grandson, Jesse. I received my bachelor’s in Theology in 1998, spent 18 years in the pastorate, 16 years as a Chaplain in Slidell, LA, served the community of Slidell and St. Tammany Parish LA. as a Biblical Counselor from 2004 through 2020 and established Covenant Counseling as a local Biblical Counseling and Training Center in 2018. In June of 2021 my wife and I retired and moved to Fairhope, AL. where we continue serving the Lord.

Matt Mihelic

After graduating from law school, Matt moved to Uganda to train church leaders and support Ugandan nationals planting a church. Since moving back to the U.S., Matt’s passion for Christian ministry and international development has only increased. He has lived and worked among refugees in Louisville, Kentucky, graduated from seminary, served as an adjunct teacher at Boyce College, and logged more than a few nights under mosquito nets in central and Eastern Africa. He has served in five continents and recently moved to Knoxville, TN to join the staff of Shoreline Church.

Jim Norman

Resides in Daniel Island, South Carolina. Member of East Cooper Baptist Church. Christ follower, devoted Husband, Father, and Grandpa.

Josh Jennings

Josh Jennings and his wife, Shannon moved to Sedona with their 3 kids in 2014 to start Aletheia Church. Josh has pastored churches in Kentucky and South Carolina prior to moving to Sedona. He has a passion for building relationships with people and for teaching others about Jesus Christ.