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Get to know the Connections Pastoral Team

Pastor Robert Thompson

Phone: 980-522-1509


Robert is a passionate follower of Christ and a husband to his beautiful wife, Tiffany. He is a father of four, grandfather to two. Pastor Robert, also known around here as "P-Rob," has served in ministry for over thirty years after graduating from Christ for all the Nations Institute in 1987. He is currently serving as Lead Pastor at Connections Church, the church that he planted in 2008.

Pastor Scott Hay

Phone: 704-685-1368


Scott and Julie have served at Connections for the last eight years. Although serving in many different areas, most of their time is spent in the thriving children's ministry. Scott and Julie live in Gastonia, N.C. They have three adult children, five grandkids, two dogs and a cat. They love the mountains, the beach, and Jesus.

Pastor Joseph Montgomery

Phone - 828.429.2523

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Joseph, and his beautiful wife Angy have a heart for God's people and to serve in any way possible. They have two wonderful children, Sara Faith and Abram, and have been a part of Connections since the beginning of 2018. They enjoy leading our Connect Group Ministry and serving on the Worship Team, Children's Ministry, and the Pastoral Team.

"God is truly changing lives daily through Connections, and I am so glad to say that my life is certainly one of them. I am blessed daily to serve in this incredible movement called Connections Church!"

Pastor Robert