Our Staff

Lead Pastor Search

Tim & Heather Gross, our pastors for over 15 years, recently accepted a leadership position with the Assemblies of God in Georgia. They are now providing resources, support and encouragement to pastors, missionaries and churches all across the state so they can have an even greater impact for the Kingdom of God.

Though we were heartbroken to see them go, we are excited about the future of Evangel and believe the best is yet to come. A search committee is currently assisting the Board in identifying the individual God has called to be our new pastor.  Please pray with us for the Holy Spirit’s leading in this important, painstaking process.

Please forward any questions about the search to  church@evangelcc.org.

Eric McDonald

Families Ministries Pastor


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

Worship Arts Pastor


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 is also a graduate from Lee University where he studied music.

Josh enjoys hanging out at coffee shops and making people laugh.

Faith Collector

Elementary Kids Ministries Director


Faith was saved and baptized at Evangel as a teenager and now she is serving the families of our church part-time, ministering to the elementary-aged to children. Her welcoming smile and infectious joy make her someone the children can’t wait to see every Sunday morning. Faith is presently completing her nursing degree at Georgia State.

Destiny McDonald

Administrative Assistant


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.