Pastor Charlie

Mission and Vision Pastor

Charlie and his wife, Adrian, moved to Summerville in 2010 to begin The Church at Cane Bay.  In his role as Vision and Mission Pastor, Charlie is responsible to lead our staff, shepherd our leaders, and train new church planters.  Beyond preaching and pastoring, Charlie enjoys a fun home renovation project and hanging out with his four kids: Reagan, Haddon, Lela and Lincoln. 

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Joel AinsworTh

Community pasTor

Joel and his wife Emily have lived in the Charleston area for eleven years. Joel is one the founding pastors of our church. His role as Community pastor includes creating and leading our "Missional Community" small groups. Joel also serves as chief business administrator and oversees facilities.

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Chris Johnson


Chris joined the team at Church at Cane Bay in February 2018. Chris and his wife Alyssa (along with their dog Fozzy) moved from Detroit in 2017. He has been leading in the local church for years and loves to see the Kingdom lived out in people’s lives and spheres of influence. He is passionate about creating spaces where people can worship God through creative expression. He enjoys good coffee, podcasts, reading, music, and is an avid NBA fan.




Will has spent 20 years in ministry as a pastor, church planter, and overseas missionary. Will and his wife, Susan, have 3 biological kids, Wilson, Eil, and Greta, and they are also licensed foster parents. Will oversees our First Impressions teams and helps with our church planting residency.


Mark Treen

Kids at Cane bay director

Mark loves working with our kids and parents as they "walk and talk with God."  Mark is retired from the Navy, currently runs a photography business, and loves being husband to Heidi and father to Luke.  Mark uses his love for children and technology to see kids grow in their love for Jesus by equipping their parents to be chief disciple makers. 

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student pastor

Dawjr (pronounced "Dodger") grew up all around the world as a missionary kid with the International Mission Board.  He met his wife Rebecca in college and together they've adopted two beautiful girls and just added a set of twin boys.   Dawjr leads our Students to grow, give and go for Jesus in their schools and to the world! 

Elizabeth Velazquez


Elizabeth is a military brat having grown up all over the world and has resided here in Cane Bay since 2017. She is excited to be part of a church where relationships and community involvement are central.  




Heather is a native of Pennsylvania, but has called Charleston home for many years. She and her husband Darren have two kids, Taylor and Dylan. She works hard to ensure our events go smoothly, and leads our LIFT ministry. Her family has been faithfully serving with Church at Cane Bay since the start.

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