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Our Leadership

As we begin our congregational life together, Kannapolis OPC is served by Pastor David Vogel as our church planter, and by the elders of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charlotte as our overseeing session.

Church Planter David Vogel

David and Leah Vogel

David has a passion for preaching the word of God and seeing it bear fruit in the lives of His people. He became a member of Redeemer Presbyterian in 2012, and was ordained a deacon in 2015. He loved teaching Sunday School and running the church’s nursing home ministry, and increasingly felt a call to full-time ministry. With the encouragement of Redeemer’s elders, he enrolled in Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, graduating in Spring 2022.

David was ordained as an evangelist in December 2023. (In the OPC, an evangelist is a pastor serving without a call to a specific congregation.) Once KOPC is organized as a mission work, our intention is to call David as the organizing pastor.

Until he felt the call to ministry, David worked for a decade as a teacher for homeschooling families, teaching classes across North Carolina on subjects such as Christian apologetics, philosophy, economics, writing, and logic. During seminary he worked as a programmer, and he continues part-time tentmaking work in the IT field while our church plant gets underway.

David enjoys writing and is the author of “If You Call the Sabbath a Delight”: The Sabbath for New Testament Christians, a short book on the meaning of the Sabbath after Christ.

David is (very thankful to be) married to Leah, and they have three children, Esther, Heidi, and Ripley. After living in Matthews for most of their life together, they have enjoyed settling into a new home just off Kannapolis Parkway and working to build a new joyful, worshiping congregation in our city!

Our Elders

Until Kannapolis OPC is established as an official mission work, we will be overseen by the elders of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, where the Vogels continue to be enrolled as members.

In addition to Redeemer, Kannapolis OPC is blessed with informal support and oversight from Resurrection Presbyterian Church in Matthews and Reformation Presbyterian Church in Gastonia.