Pastors & Staff

Jacob and kristen Holmes

Lead Pastors

Jacob and Kristen Holmes became lead pastors of CenterPointe Church in June of 2019, succeeding pastors Dave and Christy Deerman who served the CenterPointe congregation faithfully for nearly 8 years. Jacob and Kristen have been serving side by side in ministry for over 14 years. Jacob has completed a collegiate residency degree in Pastoral Leadership from Ohio Christian University and Kristen holds a degree in elementary education from the University of the Cumberlands. They have served as missionaries, youth pastors, worship pastors, children’s ministry volunteers, coaches, teachers, mentors, and in many other roles and capacities. They enjoy traveling, reading, writing, singing, playing instruments, and Jacob is particularly fond of Kentucky Wildcat sports. Jacob and Kristen have two daughters, Halle and Presley, who love to sing, dance, play music, and love on any animals within their reach.

Yariya (Ya-Ya) Smith

Associate Pastor for Children's Ministry

Pastor Yariya (Ya-Ya) has been leading the CPKids ministry of CenterPointe Church for 2 years. She serves with grace, passion, and excitement.  Her desire is to raise up a young army of fully devoted Jesus followers who know Jesus, grow in him, and go boldly into their purpose.  Yariya's love for children is rivaled only by her love for Jesus. She loves Fred Hammond's music, the Dallas Cowboys, Memphis Grizzlies, pizza and Ice Cream.  For more information about CPKids, click here!

Gary Fry 


Gary is a true "servant of the house" who works in a variety of areas ensuring that our church is operating smoothly and efficiently. He is also one of the longest standing members of CPC. In his spare time he enjoys working in his garage and riding his Harley. 

Paige Ogles

Executive Administrative Assistant 

Paige serves in the CPC offices as the administrative assistant to our pastors. She loves CPC and goes above and beyond to be a blessing to our church. She likes sushi, traveling, and going to her nieces' games. 

Michael and Alyssa Harrell 

Student Pastors 

Pastors Michael and Alyssa serve our CPYouth ministry which consists of all students grades 7-12. They serve the next generation with passion and anointing and believe in leading our teens into a flourishing life, body, soul and spirit. Alyssa is a clinical therapist and Michael is a contractor.  Together, they form a dynamic duo, along with their rambunctious boy, Theo. 

Kurt and Kathy Brandt

First Impressions Directors

Pastor Kurt and Kathy lead in a wide variety of areas and go out of their way to ensure that everyone is warmly welcomed at CenterPointe Church. Not only do they direct the parking team, ushers, greeters, saftey team, coffee team, information team, and more, they teach classes, and disciple believers consistently. Pastor Kurt and Kathy have 5 amazing children and two extremely well-behaved golden retrievers. 

Our Elders 

Our elders are ministers of the gospel of Christ who assist the lead pastors in all ministerial functions and the spiritual guidance of the church. They provide biblical advice, baptize believers, serve communion, officiate weddings, pray for the sick, and conduct many other pastoral duties. Left to right:  are Kathy and Kurt Brandt, Yariya Smith, Tay and Ruthie Williams, and Jacob and Kristen Holmes.