Darryl Fitzwater, Jr, is the planter and pastor at Ascension. He and Becki have been married since 2000, and they have 2 children. They began senior pastoral ministry in 2003, while Darryl was an ordained Pentecostal minister. In 2012 they transitioned into the Anglican Communion. His spiritual passions are to see people walk in the fullness of Christ, leadership development, and church growth/missions. Becki has worked in the public schools with autistic children, as administrator of a private Christian school, and is now a counselor. She holds her B.A. in Elementary Education, and her Masters in Professional Counseling. His B.A. is in Pastoral ministry from Central Bible College, Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary, and is now working on his Doctorate.
Lauren Spears is the Music Minister. She is a anointed worship leader whose gift aids many believers to experience the delight of the Lord as they lift their hearts and minds to God in song. She leads in both contemporary and classic worship styles. As a convergence church, we lift up the new and the ancient. Lauren is a gift to Ascension, and all who worship here. Tim Spears serves Ascension in administration, planning, teaching, and Family Ministry. Tim has a M.A. in Missions from Gordon-Conwell Seminary. They have 4 children that both they and the church loves!