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We love children and provide a secure, nurturing, and fun enviroment where biblical truths are taught in a creative way.


Our Full Kids Ministry is provided from Birth - 4th grade during our Sunday Worship Services. We have a wonderfully trained staff, and every Discover Kids Volunteer has undergone reference and background checks, and a personal interview for the security of our children.

Parents, we invite you to visit your child's classroom during any Discover Kids Service to meet our Discover Kids volunteer leaders and see the careful, creative attention they give to your children. Simply check in at any Discover Kids sign-in kiosk for a Guest Pass.

f you would like to know more about Discover Kids, please contact Kat Lomuscio, Director of Discover Kids, at 1-828-634-1112 or


  • We begin accepting children into the classrooms 30 minutes before the start of each worship service. 

  • Parents are given a security tag when checking a child into the classroom and must return it in order to pick up their child; no child will ever be released without the parent presenting their security tag. 

  • Upon check-in, parents will be asked to provide an emergency contact number. 

  • All Discover Kids volunteers have been background checked. 

  • We maintain a “two-adult rule” classroom policy. There must be at least two volunteers in a classroom before we will begin accepting children. Children are never allowed to leave the classroom without adult supervision.

  • The children in our care are always accompanied to the restroom by one of our adult volunteers, but our volunteers never take a child to the restroom alone. Men do not assist young children in the bathroom stall or change diapers.

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We're passionate and authentic, we like to have fun, and we hope to show the love of Jesus to our communities.


You Belong Here

No matter where you’ve come from, or what your story is, you’re welcome here. We aren’t perfect, but we’re real and we’re honest. We love Jesus and have found purpose and meaning in our life. We want to share that same love with the with our communities and we’d love for you to be a part of it!


Join the Fun

Don’t do life alone. Meet some friends and grow in your faith together.

Life is Better Together

Join us Sunday evenings:

  - 5:30pm-6:30pm: 5th-8th Graders Gathering
  - 6:30pm-7:00pm: All-Grade (5th-12th) Fellowship/Games/Activities
  - 7:00pm-8:00pm: 9th-12th Graders Gathering

Contact our Students Director, Graham Norris, at (828) 634-1112 or



If you are going through a challenging season of life and would like to meet with one of our pastoral care team members to pray and talk it through, we’re here for you. Please contact us to let us know your situation and to set up a time to meet.



The next step after making a decision to follow Jesus is Water Baptism. Water Baptism is an outward declaration of that decision. We offer baptism at various times throughout the year. Contact us to be a part of our next baptism.


We believe in the power of prayer. After every Sunday gathering, our prayer team is available in front of the stage to speak with you and pray with you. You may also request prayer through our website, and a member of the team will be given your prayer request and pray for your need.



If you’re taking the next step in your relationship and have decided to get married, we’re here to talk you through the journey. From pre-marital Lifegroups, counseling and officiating your wedding, we’ve got you covered. 



Ben Windle
Lead Pastor

Paul Garner
Discover Worship Director

Graham Norris
Encounter Students Director

Kat Lomuscio
Discover Kids Director

John Adams
Discipleship Director

Quashona Antoine

Our Pastor

Ben Windle has served the last decade in multicultural, multigenerational urban cities and followed Christ to serve in communities where mental illness, substance abuse, homelessness, and prostitution were part of everyday ministry. Oh, the stories he can tell. 

In 2014 God called Ben and his wife Mallika to Discover Church. God quickly got to work providing the vision of a thriving church that is part of an "Only Jesus" movement that is transforming lives, communities, and the world. God has grown a church of 9 people meeting in a home in 2007 into a life-giving community where people gather from all over Western North Carolina and Northern Georgia. 

Ben has a passion for communicating the gospel of Jesus Christ in a way that makes God's word come alive and reveals it's timeless relevance, all pointing to Jesus as our hero and our need for the atonement He alone can offer. Ben has a humorous and relatable teaching style that gives people from all walks of life an honest perspective on their relationship with God and ways to grow in their faith. 

Ben and Mallika have two crazy boys and one perfect daughter and are blessed to call the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina home. 

Ben, Mallika, Noah, Logan, and Maylee.

Ben, Mallika, Noah, Logan, and Maylee.

Church Oversight

Directional Leadership Team (DLT)

The DLT is a team of 9 people that are appointed by the Lead Pastor to serve a 3 year term and help the Lead Pastor in a ton of ways, including assessing the organization to determine it’s alignment with the vision and formulating strategies consistent with the vision including modifying the organizational structure to insure it can support growth, managing church property, approving the annual budget, approve any purchases greater than $10,000, approving the selection of auditors as required by law, and any other necessary task required or the operating of the church. They’re awesome.