Stephen will complete a Master of Divinity degree in 2017, with plans to continue his education beyond that. Natalie received a M.Ed from Southern Wesleyan University.
STIR UP refresh renew revive
STIR UP is a time of awakening and renewal, stirring up the gifts of Heaven within us. Through three powerful days of worship and teaching, revival and life transformations will happen, equipping us to release the Kingdom of Heaven wherever we go!
Jason Upton is a singer/songwriter with the heart of a pastor. Whether Jason is leading people in worship through singing or speaking, Jason does his best to carry the heart of our heavenly Father. His songs and his messages reflect a life fully lived in relationship with God, family and friends.
Jason and Key of David Ministries have several recordings available that document Jason and his band expressing the heart of God for His people through song, instrumental spontaneity and spoken word.
Jason currently lives in Wisconsin with his wife Rachel and their children Samuel, Emma, Lucy and Oliver.
While Leading Worship and Speaking, Kris plugs his ears in tune with God to Breathe God’s Agenda for every moment of Worship, Producing breakouts of Healing, Freedom and Power. Kris’ unique and relative approach through Praise and Worship, Spoken Word and other creative arts attracts all races, all cultures and all generations, captivating their hearts and souls for Jesus.
Kris attended North Greenville University (2006) and is a Graduate of Destiny Now School of Ministry (2011). Kris was birthed out of Apostle Ron Carpenter Jr’s Ministry, Redemption World Outreach Center in Greenville SC. More than 10 yrs now being in fulltime ministry, Kris is honored to have shared the stage alongside World Renown leaders such as Israel Houghton, Tye Tribbett, TD Jakes, Kim Walker Smith, Paula White, Eddie James, Casting Crown, Mercy Me and many more.
March of 2013 Kris stood on one of the biggest stages that shifted his life for the better! On that stage Kris married his Best Friend Ashley! The cute couple now currently reside in Fayetteville, NC with their daughter Noah Sparrow and Son Judah Spear.
As senior pastor, Stephen sets the vision for United and oversees the staff, elders, and deacons. A gifted musician and a passionate worshiper, Pastor Stephen also will be found leading the body into the presence of God through worship most Sunday mornings. Stephen strongly believes and teaches that Jesus did not die just to make us act right, but He died to make us His family. His life-theme is to help people experience the Kingdom of God here on earth, so they can experience the fullness of that Kingdom in heaven.