Staff & Leadership

We have a passion for people, our community and our world. 

  • Alex Semande

    Student/young adult Pastor

    I am first a child of God. I am second a husband to my amazing wife, Brittany. I am third a father to my 3 most beautiful girls, Love and Peace, and Praise. I am fourth and glad to be, the Youth Pastor at M1COG. I graduated from Trinity Baptist College with a degree in Biblical Studies. I am confident in what God has called me to do as I have a passion and a heart for teenagers and young adults. I love equipping and discipling God's church and walking in God's presence.         

    My relaxed evening looks like a large pizza and wings from Zeko's and a movie with Brittany by my side.  I like all kinds of music, but since I am a youth pastor, I have to be in love with rap and dub step. My favorite movie series is by far, the greatest to ever be, Star Wars.    

  • Erica Miracle

    Adventure Kids & Administration Pastor

    God has gifted me with a heart and passion for children. I attended Warner University and graduated with my church ministry degree. I have served in Children's Ministry for over 10 years in different churches. I enjoy sharing the love and stories of Christ and helping kids learn and share their own experiences and knowledge. I am raising my two boys, Addison and Ephraim, as a family we are adventurers and we love to explore new places. Our music selection is a wide variety but usually includes Bethel Worship and NeedtoBreathe. We love eating local wherever we go, but pizza is a staple we always enjoy. My boys won't pass up the latest super hero movie.   

  • Jon McDivitt

    Senior Pastor

    Morganton, North Carolina has been home to us since 2011, where I have served as the Senior Pastor at M1COG. I have a passion for this church, community,  and to see people  grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.  I enjoy getting to know people and their stories.  Jesus Christ changed my life and now I am privileged  to see other lives changed for Him.  I love sharing the Good News. 

    In 1987, I graduated from Anderson University with a degree in Education.  Upon graduation I entered ministry as a Youth Pastor, and over the years have served in Singles, Small Group, and Outreach ministry. 

    I have been married to the love of my life, Carey, for 24 years.  We are thankful for our  3 great kids, Keaton, Maggie and Savanna.  

    As the Pastor of M1COG, I want to continue to lead our people to love Christ,  serve in our community, and bring families together as God transforms stories and impacts generations. 

    A great night with family, would be Italian food, a family game and  watching a  Jason Bourne movie.