Senior Pastor

Lee Canipe

The Providence congregation called Lee Canipe to be the church’s fifth senior pastor on July 31, 2016.

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Lee grew up in Greensboro and, before coming to Providence, served on church staffs in Durham and Savannah, as a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship missionary in Russia, and as the pastor of Murfreesboro Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, North Carolina.

He is a leader, pastor, teacher, visionary, scholar, and servant of Christ.  He likes to run, write, travel, read history, listen to Bruce Springsteen and the Beatles, and follow Carolina basketball.  Lee is a dynamic speaker and a warm, compassionate pastor.  He understands the importance of calling people by name and he takes the time to listen to others, reaching out to old and young alike, both within our church and in the broader Charlotte community.

Lee and his wife, Hilary, were married in 1998 and are the parents of a daughter, Helen, and two sons, Watt and Peter.


Education

Doctor of Philosophy – Baylor University
Master of Divinity (summa cum laude) – Duke University
Master of Arts in Education, Counseling – Wake Forest University
Master or Arts, History – University of Virginia
Bachelor of Arts, History (Honors) – Davidson College

Senior Staff

Providence Baptist Church is blessed to have this ministry team. Each person brings his or her God-given talents, and uses them to further the kingdom of Christ.

David Jordan
David Jordan
Teaching Pastor
Timothy Hill
Timothy Hill
Minister of Music
Julia Wright
Julia Wright
Minister with Children and Their Families
Randy Ballard
Randy Ballard
Recreation Director
Richard Landers
Richard Landers
Church Administrator
Jennifer Rabon
Jennifer Rabon
Weekday Education Ministry Director
Al Cadenhead, Jr.
Al Cadenhead, Jr.
Pastor Emeritus

Staff

The Providence Baptist Church staff is here for you! How can we help?

Renee Ball
Renee Ball
Lead Teller
Rocky Cannon
Rocky Cannon
Facilities Manager
Diann Clark
Diann Clark
Music Ministry Associate/ Church Organist
Donna Eason
Donna Eason
Teller
Richard Gill
Richard Gill
Custodian Supervisor
Martha Haigler
Martha Haigler
Pastoral Care Associate
Kristen Hendrix
Kristen Hendrix
Children's Ministry Administrative Assistant
Sharon Isley
Sharon Isley
Receptionist
Shelia Mitchell-Sasser
Shelia Mitchell-Sasser
Weekday Financial Associate
Jeff Motsinger
Jeff Motsinger
Custodian
George Mulley
George Mulley
Student Ministry Associate
Stephanie Nivens
Stephanie Nivens
Custodian
Ken Rogers
Ken Rogers
Teller
Tresor Sala
Tresor Sala
Custodian
Amy Shoemaker
Amy Shoemaker
Accounting Manager
Connie Smith
Connie Smith
Weekday Education Assistant Director
Summer Sneed
Summer Sneed
Communications Manager
Lauren Stroupe
Lauren Stroupe
Preschool Ministry Assistant
Al Traver
Al Traver
Custodian
Beverly Tucker
Beverly Tucker
Human Resources Manager
Jim Tucker
Jim Tucker
Media/ Technology Manager

Lay Leaders

Coordinating Council
The Coordinating Council is comprised of each Providence committee’s chair and chair elect, as well as the senior pastor, teaching pastor, and church administrator. The Council is led by the Church Moderator and meets once a quarter, or as needed. The Council coordinates all programs of the church.


Diaconate
Simply, the Diaconate cares for the Providence family. From visiting the homebound to greeting our members and guests, the Diaconate is constantly serving our church. There are roughly 48 deacons at any given time. Each deacon, having been nominated, affirmed and ordained, serves a three-year term. Both men and women serve as deacons at Providence.

Testimonials

One may start out as just a member, but soon you realize you have become a part of a nurturing and loving family.

Wilna- Adult
Testimonials

Providence is my “extended” family!

Penny- Adult
Testimonials

Worship at Providence is always meaningful to me, and touches some part of my life.

Pam- Adult
Testimonials

It's a second home where I can relax and have fun and worship God.

Owen- Student
Testimonials

Providence is a welcoming and strong congregation with a heart for serving each other and the community, while building lasting relationships, and growing in our faith and understanding of Christ.

Jennifer- Adult