Pastor & Leaders


Rev Tony Hayworth, Pastor

Every believer has a personal story to share about their unique journey to God’s loving arms. My journey began in the Friedland congregation, where I was born, baptized, confirmed and married. At Friedland I was involved in Sunday School, Youth Fellowship and Boy Scouts and eventually became an Eagle Scout. I had the privilege of marrying my high school sweetheart (who happened to be the preacher’s daughter!) and we moved to Greensboro where we attended First Church for a short time before buying a house in Kernersville. After our daughter, Elizabeth, was born, we joined Good Shepherd and became very active in that congregation. There, in small groups like Gemeinschaft and Sunday School, I experienced God in profound ways. In 2005, after working in the chemical industry for 21 years as an engineering manager and plant manager, I answered God’s persistent call and entered Moravian Theological Seminary. After graduating in 2008, I served as pastor at Grace Moravian Church from July 2008 until Feb 2014. This August I completed six months of Provincial service. My wife Laura and I live in Kernersville with our friend Bob, three dogs and one grumpy cat. Our daughter, Elizabeth, lives in Charlotte and works for Carolinas Healthcare Systems. Laura and I look forward to our journey with this loving and welcoming Christian community. With excitement and anticipation we are looking forward to meeting you, sharing in service to Christ, and hearing your unique stories about your faith journey.



Gay Cass


Music Director

Jane McKinney



Ann Curtis

Director Christian Education

Meredith Cohoon



Linda Newsom


Board of Elders

Beth McClean (Vice Chair)







Ashlyn Bruning

Caroline Council

Donna Royster

Nancy Pahel

Peter Meyers

Hannah Johnson (Youth Rep.)


Board Of Trustees

Penny Wofford (Chair)







Mike Cockman (Vice Chair)

Sue Kiorpes

Charles Mckinney

Lydian Averitt

Randy White

Steven Davis (Youth Rep.)