Elders are the biblical model of leadership that consists of a plurality of men that lead, teach, and care for the body (Titus 1:5-9; 1 Timothy 3:1-7).


Paul Upton

Paul and his wife Cathy moved to North Carolina from Maryland in 2013.  They have been worshipping at Peoples Church since that fall.  They have two children and eight grandchildren.  (Travis and family live in Burlington and daughter Kelsey and family live in Maryland.) Paul enjoys most outdoor activities from yard work to walks to sitting on the porch with a cup of coffee.

David Gordon

David has been at Peoples Church since 2017. He’s been married to Tina since 1992 and they have two children, Eli (married to Katie) and Mary Graceyn. David is one of our teaching elders and has been in full time ministry since 1989 serving in various churches and ministries focused primarily on prayer, discipleship and missions. David enjoys golf and roasting his own coffee.

Tyler Thompson

Tyler is one of our teaching elders, and is passionate about people knowing Jesus and growing in their love for Him. He has been at Peoples since 2019. He is married to Carin and they have 4 children: Selah, Mara, Josiah, and Hosanna. He enjoys growing food, making sourdough bread, playing golf and spending time with his family.

Ben Huffines

Ben has been a member of Peoples Church since 2003 and has played guitar for our worship team since 2008. Ben has been married to his wife April for over 20 years and they have a son named Jack.

Jeff Lowe

Jeff has attended People’s Church since 2019 along with his wife Lyndsey and their four children: Lucy, Judah, Ebbie, and Samson.  As a family, they love spending time together, hiking outdoors and exploring new places & experiences.  Jeff has a passion for God’s Word, worship music, helping others, and learning about God’s beautiful creation.  He also has a special interest in trees – which is something he studied while attending NC State.

Deacons of Care

Deacons of Care serve the body through caring for those in need.

Cindy Lackey

Scotti Thompson

sharon thompson

Sharon Thompson

Deacons of Finance

Deacons of Finance serve the body through stewarding our finances and facilities.

Jesse Troxler

jimmy paschal

Jimmy Paschal

Administrative Staff

Lyndsey Lowe

Catalyst Kids

Elaine Thompson

Office Administrator

Marie Riggs


donna serves in the financial office at peoples

Donna Shambley

Financial Office

Ed Edwards


peoples church

247 N NC Highway 87
Burlington, NC 27217
(336) 584-3257

Service Times:
Sundays 10:45 a.m.
Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.