Rev. Ernie Blanton



Ernie is also the part-time Area Director for Cleveland County Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He enjoys spending time with his wife Shannon, son Jeremy, and daughter Morgan. In his spare time, he enjoys working out at the gym, fishing, and coaching his kids in sports.

Let me know if there’s anything you ever need. I’m here to help!

Shannon Blanton

Small Group Leader

I am a science teacher at Burns High Schoo. I love God, my family (Ernie is my husband), animals and NC STATE!

Lydia Bryd

Middle School Sunday School Leader

Callie Cooke

Small Group Leader

I am a math teacher at Kings Mountain High School and I lead the Fellowship of Christian Athletes there. I love anything and everything about sports, running, horse-back riding, and NC STATE!

Adam Cooke

Small Group Leader

I teach P.E. at West Elementary in Kings Mountain and I also coach basketball. My wife Callie (below) and I live in Cherryville with our dog Maggie. I am a big Wake Forest fan and I love the beach.

Lori McKee

Wednesday Night Leader

I am a speech and swallowing therapist at our local hospital rehab clinic. I have been married to my best friend for 25 years and we have two sons in college. Mark and I are in our 12th year of working with the Eastside Youth. We love cultivating relationships with the kids and have a heart for Missions.

Mark McKee

Wednesday Night Leader

I am married to Lori (above) the love of my life. I have worked for Lowes as a sales specialist for 25 years. I love working with the youth.

Susan White

Small Group Leader

I am the Finance Officer at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy and have been married over 27 years. We have two daughters in youth (Emily & Erin) that attend Shelby High. One of my favorite verses is, 3 John:4--I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

1165 Wyke Road Shelby, NC 28150