Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Heath Davis 

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!

Caleb Simmons 

Connections Pastor 

Hey Everyone! My name is Caleb Simmons and I have the amazing privilege to work as the Connections 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 two little boys: Reid and James. 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.

Tommy Payne 

Worship Pastor

I’m a family man.  My wife, my kids and I have the same goal - love people to Jesus through our lives and my music!  I’m a worship leader here at Pinnacle and I'm not afraid to make it loud.  I also sing and serve at prisons, detention centers and halfway houses. I would love to say hey so if you see me at church please come say hello.

Erica Stamey 

Community Director 

Hello, welcome to my bio. I've been serving vocationally in ministry since 2015. I have a passion for connecting people and helping them navigate life in a digital era. I have my B.A in communications and a minor in sociology from Appalachian State.  It's been so exciting to see how God has moved in our church and our community and I can't wait to see what he continues to do.

 I'm married to my best friend Walker Stamey.  I love all things geeky but especially Star Wars. In my free time, I love to read, play D&D or MTG and play video games. If you see me at church please feel free to say hi.

Walker Stamey 

Creative Pastor 

Hello random person on the interweb! Thank you for checking out our website. I am the Production Pastor at Pinnacle Church meaning I have the awesome privilege of working with our tech crew to help bring you a  meaningful experience both in person and online. 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  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  please hit the contact button below.  I can't wait to connect with you either in person or online. Don't be afraid to say hi! 

Elizabeth Pilat

Student Director 

Hey friends! My name is Elizabeth and I have the privilege (and the most fun!) working with our middle and high school students as the Student Director.  I have been working with youth since about 2011 and previously volunteered as a small group leader for Pinnacle Students. I have a Bachelor of Social Work with a minor in Spanish from Western Carolina University. I am passionate about helping students find their identity in Christ and love seeing them grow into an authentic relationship with Him!

I am married to my precious husband, Justin, and we have a German Shepherd, Marlow, who has an extreme love of cheese! I am coffee obsessed and know every word to every Taylor Swift song. In my free time, I love spending time with friends, being creative, and going to the movies!

Stop me on a Sunday and say hello!