Staff & Leaders

Dr. Jason Hughes

Pastor Jason, his wife Amanda, son Isaiah and daughter Madelyn live in Charlotte, NC. Jason received his Ph.D. in Applied Theology, Master of Theology, and Master of Divinity degrees from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Religion from Liberty University. Pastor Jason is also a Chaplain and Captain in the…

Ryan Michaud

I was born and raised in New England and fueled by annual blizzards, Dunkin Donuts Coffee and Tom Brady super bowls.  I graduated from Western Carolina University with a degree in Public Health and a minor in Religious Studies in 2014. It was there I met my wife, Allison while we were writing for the sports section of the…

Annie Beth Donahue

Annie Beth is an Eastern North Carolina native but has lived in the Charlotte area ever since she moved here for college. She is a graduate of Queens University of Charlotte with a degree in Music Therapy and Psychology. Annie Beth and her husband, Brad, live in the Indian Trail area with their four teens.…

Brad Donahue

Brad Donahue has lived in Union County his entire life. (Except for during college.) He is a graduate of NC State University with a degree in Horticulture. Brad and his wife, Annie Beth, live in the Indian Trail area with their four teens. Brad and Annie Beth serve at Idlewild as the Children’s Ministry Directors.…

Josh Bell

As a guy, I’ll typically introduce myself as an engineer, husband, and father, likely in that order. I’m not a pastor, and really wouldn’t carry that title, but do understand the pastoral responsibility that comes with the role of Worship Leader, or Lead Worshiper as I might prefer. I grew up in a Christian family…

Mandy Taylor

I am first and foremost a Jesus follower and then a “Chaos Coordinator” for my family. I have a passion to create and use it for the glory of God and furthering His kingdom. What you should know about me: My favorite color is every color, besides Jesus- Coffee is my life force, I am…