Pastor: Rev. Kevin Bates is the pastor of Piney Mountain UMC and Davis Chapel UMC. Kevin is a native of Florida. He is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill (2010) and received his Masters of Divinity from Duke Divinity School (2015). He lives in candler with his wife, Mary, and their kittens, Eyja and Katla.



Secretary: Courtney Stewman is the church secretary at Piney Mountain UMC. She goes to Enka High School and runs Cross country in the fall along with Track and Field in the spring.