About Me: David Stikeleather (Click to Contact)
I have been the Pastor of Christ United since May of 2018. I retired from the Burke County Sheriff’s Office in 2019 with a career in Law Enforcement that began in 1988. 2020 marks my 25th year in the ministry. I have pastored two full time churches, and two bi-vocational churches, and have also served as interim pastor in two churches.
I grew up in a Christian home, and accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior at the age of seven while attending Tabernacle Baptist Church in New Bern NC. I surrendered to God’s call to preach in 1993 while attending Startown Baptist Church in Newton NC. I attended Fruitland Baptist Bible College from 1994-1996. Since 1995, I have balanced the life of both Law Enforcement and the ministry.
First Job: I was a machine shop helper at the age of 14 at Unifour Tool in Icard NC.
Favorite Food: Anything Mexican.
Dream Vacation: The Holy Land. I’ve always dreamed of experiencing the land where Jesus ministered and where the birth of the Church took place.
Favorite Movie: The Searchers. It’s the story of loss, redemption, and salvation, all set in a John Wayne western.
Favorite Hobby: I like to work on guitars. Fixing, building, and restoring.