Our Staff

Tim Gross

Lead Pastor

tgross@evangelcc.org

Pastor Tim has led our growing, multi-ethnic congregation since 2006. He came to Evangel from California where he was the Executive Pastor of Harvest Church, near Sacramento. He is a graduate of North Central University and a third-generation minister of the gospel who is passionate about helping individuals and families discover their potential in Christ. Pastor Tim teaches God’s Word with humor, passion and the heart of a shepherd.

Tim and his wife, Heather, live in Loganville, GA, with their youngest of five, Keegan. The three oldest, Isaac (married to Audrianna), Adriana (married to Jacob) and Peyton are all serving in full-time pastoral ministry. Noah is in college and also senses God’s call on his life to become a pastor. PT loves to golf and he is a baseball fanatic.

Eric McDonald

Pastor of Families with Students

emcdonald@evangelcc.org

Eric and his wife Destiny joined TeamEvangel in 2014 after serving in youth ministry at a church in the Orlando area for seven years. Both graduated from Southeastern University, where Eric also received his master’s degree. The McDonald’s have three beautiful children: Sydney, Peyton and Judah.

Pastor Eric enjoys playing basketball, going to concerts and spending time with family and friends.

Josh Lopez

Pastor of Worship Arts

jlopez@evangelcc.org

Josh is originally from Puerto Rico, but he also lived in New Jersey and South Florida before coming to Georgia. Having already earned a ministry certificate from Free Chapel College with a focus in creative and worship arts, he expects to graduate from Lee University in the Fall of 2019 with a music degree.

Austin Hart

Pastor of Families with Children

ahart@evangelcc.org

Austin is a pastor’s kid who graduated from Florida School of Discipleship and is a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God.  He came to us from Fort Myers, Fl, where he was full-time in the children’s ministry of a large church. Austin loves motorcycles and working with his hands to create things. His favorite order at Starbuck’s is a Cold Foam Cascara Cold Brew, in case you might be stopping there.

Destiny McDonald

Administrative Assistant

dmcdonald@evangelcc.org

Destiny came on staff as Administrative Assistant in 2018. She is a graduate of Southeastern University and previously served at a church in Orlando in various capacities. The McDonald’s have three children: Sydney, Peyton and Judah. Destiny is also a professional photographer.