Lead Pastor

Hi, there. My name is Heath and I'm the lead pastor here at Pinnacle. I have the greatest occupation in the world as Pastor of such a great church. Before entering the ministry I served ten years in the U.S. Military as a Marine. After service in the Marines I braved public education and taught at Canton Middle School. I'm also a graduate of NC State University (B.A. History), have studied at Gordon-Conwell Seminary and have earned an M.A. in Theological Studies from Liberty University.

My hobbies include hiking, kayaking and reading good books. My passion is leading people to become all that God intends for them to be. I am happily married to Shonda, my high school sweetheart and the most creative person I know. 

Make sure to come say hi to me one Sunday! 


operations PASTOR

Hey Everyone! My name is Caleb Simmons and I have the amazing privilege to work as the Operations Pastor here at Pinnacle Church. I have a passion for discipling people in their walk with Jesus.  I love building teams of people and working with volunteers to see our mission here at Pinnacle get accomplished.  I graduated from Clemson University in 2011 with a degree in Elementary Education.  

I am married to my best friend Sally and we have a little boy named Reid. If I'm not spending time with my family I'm probably on the river fly fishing or enjoying some sporting event, especially if Clemson is playing. 




Hey everyone! My name is Holden Pace,  I have had the privilege to serve here on Staff as the Creative Pastor for over 3 years and look forward to many more! Growing up the son of a Pastor and a church planter, I learned that although ministry can be hard at times, it's the most awesome and rewarding calling in the world. I enjoy being able to serve such a great group of people here at Pinnacle Church, and I'm blessed to say I'm forgiven and redeemed by Jesus Christ!

I am married to my beautiful wife Brittany, and we have a Bulldog George. My Hobbies include fishing, playing guitar, anything musical, and spending time with friends and family. 

I look forward to seeing you here!


communications DIRECTOR

Hi, Im Erica Stamey our communications director. You’ll probably see me either teaching kids in our Treehouse class or running around with a camera/phone taking photos for church.  Ive been serving vocationally in Ministry for three years. After working at a bank which I thought would be my dream job I felt God calling me to Pinnacle. It's been so exciting to see how God has moved in our church and our community and I cant wait to see what He continues to do.

 Im married to my best Friend Walker Stamey and we have too much fun.  I love all things geeky from Star Wars to Star Trek to D&D. I also love reading and all forest critters like squirrels and foxes. If you see me at church feel free to say hi. 


walker stamey

 Next-Gen Director

Hello random person on the interweb! Thank you for checking out our website. I am the Next Gen Director at Pinnacle Church meaning I have the awesome privilege of interacting with the volunteers and children that make up PCKidz and Pinnacle Students. I was born and raised here in Haywood County and I only left for College. I attended UNC of Charlotte where I obtained my History degree. I planned to be a Teacher at public schools but God changed that path for me. I'm married to my absolute best friend and amazing communications director Erica (She is literally the best). Some of my favorite things are Star Wars, Dragon Ball, and reading a good book on a rainy day (that’s the softer side of me).

If you have any questions about PCKidz or Pinnacle Students send me an email at ! Can’t wait to see you at Pinnacle, when you see me be sure to stop and say Hello!