Our Staff

Tim Gross

Lead Pastor


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


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


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.

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.