The most valuable part of any organization is its people. The most valuable part of any winning team is the right people. At The Edge Community Church we are so thankful that we have the right people in the right places. We believe our team gives us, well...the Edge. Make sure you take a few extra minutes and meet them when you visit. They will enjoy getting to know you.
Meet The Edge team:
BRAD LEWIS—Lead Pastor
On my Bible: Jer. 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to
prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. "
On my bookshelf: 7 Practices of Effective Ministry, 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
On my iPod: Lincoln Brewster, Eric Clapton, Brad Paisley
On my time off: Spending time with Robin, playing guitar
On my plate: Sushi, cheese burgers, anything by Robin
On my TV: The Office, Top Chef
On the big screen: Braveheart, Lord of the Rings trilogy
On my meet list: Andy Stanley, Joel Osteen, Brad Paisley
On my best day: October 21, 2000. The day I met Robin.
ROBIN LEWIS—Creative Director & Communications
On my Bible: Phil 4:6-7 "Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s
peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and
minds as you live in Christ Jesus."
On my bookshelf: The Power of the Praying Wife, The Greatest Salesman in the World,
The Shack, Redeeming Love, The Red Tent
On my iPod: Robert Randolph, Third Day, Chris Rea, Jimmy Buffett, Robert Cray, Bela Fleck
On my time off: Spending time with Brad, baking, Wii, painting
On my plate: Usually too much
On my TV: Top Chef, American Idol, The Office, 24
On the big screen: Cast Away, Out of Africa, The Mexican, Mission Impossible 3, The Matrix,
Best in Show, Chronicles of Narnia
On my meet list: Jack Hanna, Paula Deen, Beth Moore, Ann Curry, Maria Schriver
On my best day: Any day taking a long walk on a white beach with Brad
JOHN JETT—Praise & Worship Leader
On my Bible: Mark 35-36: “If you try to keep your life for yourself, you will lose it. But if you
give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the good news, you will find true life.
And how do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your soul?
On my bookshelf: The Bible, “How to make your band sound great”, “This Business of Music”,
“Rhyming Dictionary”, “The Songwriters Idea Book”, Tons of music related stuff.
On my iPod: Butch Walker, Pete Yorn, Taking Back Sunday, Michael Buble, Hillsong, tobyMac,
Chris August, Newworldson
On my time off: Music, Hanging out with my family, Gamecock Football, Camping, Hiking,
anything outside… washing dishes (ugh)
On my plate: Anything my wife makes, Taco Bell, cow, fish, chicken… Taco Bell again haha
On my TV: The Walking Dead (amazing!), Revenge, Once Upon A Time, Big Brother,
Last Man Standing, Old stuff like Family Matters and Home Improvement, History and
National Geographic, Up all Night, Football, UFC, sports in general.
On the big screen: Any comic book movies, Sherlock Holmes, Paranormal Activity,
Brothers Bloom, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Disney/Pixar movies
On my meet list: Jesus, King David, Jack Johnson, The Fresh Beat Band haha
On, my best day: The night I met my wife!
CINDY MCDONALD—Ministry Director/Children's Pastor
On my Bible: Genesis 32:22-32 Favorite story! Jacob wrestles with God. Wisdom nugget, only
walk with people that have a little “hitch in their giddy-up” … Genesis 32:28 And He said,
Your name shall be called no more Jacob [supplanter], but Israel [contender with God]; for
you have contended and have power with God and with men and have prevailed.
On my bookshelf: Made To Stick, Think Orange, One Minute Millionaire (not what you think!)
Emyth, Blink, The Tipping Point
On my iPod: Train, Gavin DeGraw, Kings of Leon, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Hillsong
On my timeoff: Playing Paxton (the cutest dog in the world) and laughing hysterically with my
Squad of friends.
On my plate: Ribeye (medium rare please), Lobster and Mexican
On my tv: I’m a pop culture junkie! LOST and HEROES, Syfy channel ROCKS, Greys, Survivor,
American Idol, Desperate Housewives, Dexter
On the Big Screen: AVATAR!, Inception, Star Trek, The Notebook
On meet my lists: Oprah, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Andy Stanely, Bill Gates,
On the best day: I’m riding through the mountains in a convertible with Paxton and look over
to see the a tall dark handsome … oh like for real … uhm … on the beach or on top of a
mountain with my crazy friends having yet another adventure. Or traveling the world!!!
JENNIE ARRINGTON—Administrative Director
On my Bible: "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is
right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent
or praiseworthy—think about such things." Phil 4:8 (NIV).
On my bookshelf: Lincoln, The Shack, historical fiction, spy novels
On my iPod: What iPod? Did I get an iPod?
On my time off: playing cards, movies, time with family and friends, reading
On my plate: fried chicken, green beans, tomatoes
On my TV: NCIS, Longmire, Top Chef, Perry Mason reruns
On the big screen: Schindler's List, The Passion of the Christ, Airplane, Memento,
American Beauty, Gran Torino, Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump
On my meet list: Paula Deen, Bill Cosby
On my best day: As great as it's been, the best is yet to come!!
JOSH & CANDACE FORRESTER—Directors of Verge/ Student Pastors
On my Bible: John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you, not as the world gives
do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be aftraid."
On my bookshelf: Bible, The Shack, So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore
On my iPod: Skillet, Guns and Roses, Quarterfly, Will Hoge and any local music
On my plate: Pizza, burgers, Yogurt Mountain
On my TV: All Crime shows, Tattoo shows and Football
On my big screen: All comic book movies, sports movies and Adam Sandler
On my meet list: Christoper Walken, Dat Von D, Samson (from the Bible) and of course, Jesus
On my best day: April 2nd 2005 - the day we married. February 10th 2010 - the day our son
Asher was born
LOUIS ADAMS — Nursery & Preschool Co-Director/Waumba Land
On my Bible: Roman 8:28 "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
On my bookshelf: I'm not a reader...uh, pest control manuals...
On my iPod: Big Daddy Weave, Matthew West, Mercy Me, David Crowder Band, Sound Garden, Nirvana,Hootie/ Darius Rucker
On my time off: I like to play golf, going to the mountains, spending time with my family
On my plate: Anything Crystal cooks or mexican... :)
On my TV: Bones, NCIS,CSI, Swamp People
On the big screen: Star Wars, Spider Man, X-Men, Ace Ventura, Austin Powers
On my meet list: Darius Rucker, Dale Jr., The cast of "Bones"
On my best day: The day Christ found me/ Sept, 17th 2010 (my wedding date, ;))/ the birth of all my kids
CRYSTAL ADAMS — Nursery & Preschool Co-Director/Waumba Land
On my Bible: John 15:13: "No greater love has any many than this: that he would lay down his life for his friends." Phil 4:6 "Do not worry about anything but in EVERYTHING by prayer make your requests known to God."
On my bookshelf: Twilight series, Sue Grafton novels
On my iPod:Music speaks to me in all areas of life... Christian, Country, some pop...LOVE LOVE LOVE Lady Antebellum
On my time off: Shopping, spending time with my family, cruises
On my plate: Mexican, Italian, chocolate, Chinese, chocolate, anything Louis grills,...did I say chocolate :)
On my TV: Bones, House, CSI, CSI: Miami, The Voice
On the big screen: Not much of a movie watcher but I love Dirty Dancing, Ghost and the Bourne Trilogy
On my meet list: Reba, my brother (in heaven), Matthew McConaughey, Lady Antebellum
On, my best day: January 23, 2002 and August 16, 2005 - the day God blessed me as a mom. September 17, 2010 - the day I married my best friend
On my Bible: Romans 12:12 (NLT) Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble,
keep on praying.
On my bookshelf: Making the Terrible Twos Terrific, The Greatest Salesman in the World,
On my iPod: Skillet, Dave Matthews, Pocket Full of Rocks, John Mayer
On my time off: hanging with friends or family
On my plate: homemade pizza, sushi, Thai food
On my TV: American Idol, The Office, JHouse, Top Chef, Hell's Kitchen, Glee, Heroes
On the big screen: Breakfast at Tiffanys, Pretty In Pink, The Breakfast Club, A Walk to
Remember, American Beauty
On my meet list: any of the above singers/musicians
On my best day: August 28, 2007-- My biggest accomplishment. I never thought I'd be brave
enough to have a baby, but on this day I gave birth to my precious Carter.
My life, my identity, and my heart all changed forever.