David Docusen
Lead Pastor

David grew up in Orlando, FL and moved to Charlotte, NC in 2008. A church gathering began to form in the Docusen’s living room in the Fall of 2009. The group continued to gather until Center City Church was officially launched Easter 2010 in Uptown Charlotte.

David believes deeply in collaborative leadership (Ephesians 4 & I Corinthians 12). These passages show that God has gifted everybody uniquely, and that everyone participates in the body of Christ. He is joined by an amazing team of pastors, elders, and ministry team members that support the work of ministry in and through our community. David is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree from Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL. Contextual evidence is being given to the study of generational poverty, and how the Gospel bridges the gap between the rich and the poor.

David lives in Uptown Charlotte with his wife, Dara and their four children: Max, Mary, Jack and Ben.


Joseph Phillips
Associate Lead Pastor

Joseph is a gifted preacher, teacher, and musician. He oversees much of the day-to-day operations of the church, is the first contact for pastoral care in our community, and gives leadership for spiritual formation initiatives. He loves his wife, family, friends, ministry, books, music, and sports. When he’s not preaching, leading worship, or writing, you might find him hanging out with friends at Not Just Coffee or stalking Michael Jordan at a Hornets game.

Joseph lives with his wife, Chelsi, in Uptown Charlotte.

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Sanchez Fair
Creative Arts Pastor

Sanchez is a gifted musician, worship leader, shepherd and connector of people. He has a passion for bringing people together to use their gifts for God’s glory, and creating new sounds that will reflect the heart of God.

Sanchez is finishing up a Master’s degree program at the 10,000 Fathers Worship School in Atlanta, GA, and has a desire to bring together worshippers across our city to worship with one voice. Sanchez lives in Charlotte with his wife, Megan.

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Steve Witherup
Associate Pastor

Steve is a strategic thinker, thought provoker, writer, theologian, and teacher. He speaks regularly in our Sunday morning gatherings, with a strong desire to see our church family deeply consider the Scriptures, and their holistic impact on our lives.

Steve pursued his undergraduate degree from Southeastern University and did his Masters in Theology degree at the University of Wales, Bangor. Steve and his wife Beth have four boys, Asher, Soren, Chaim, and Stone.

Dara Docusen
Family Ministry Director

Dara has a passion for families. She oversees everything from babies through youth ministry in our church family. She personally writes the curriculum each week for each kids area that matches what the adults are learning in the Sunday morning service so that families can connect about what they are learning each week. Dara lives in Uptown Charlotte with her husband, David, and their four children: Max, Mary, Jack, and Ben.

Dan Linsz
Director of Operations

Dan has a passion for connecting God’s people to the work of God both at home and across the world. He works directly with our community partners to help ensure that we are holistically loving and serving our community in a way that is beneficial to everyone involved. Dan lives in Charlotte with his wife, Corrie, and their four children: Tyler, Josh, Sam, and Amos.


Calli Fawcett
Assistant to the Lead Pastor

Calli assists Pastor David with the organization of the church through communication with the church family, staff, volunteers, and partners in our community. She has a love and passion for people that is evident in her interaction with our community on a daily basis. Calli lives in Uptown Charlotte with her husband, Ryan, and their two children: Walter and Earl.

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