Our leadership team has a passion to share God's love and serve others. We would love to meet you and get to know you better!


John Pharis

Senior Pastor

Pastor John is a licensed architect and church planter in the beautiful city of Charleston.  Originally from central Louisiana, he received the life-changing experience of salvation at The Pentecostals of Alexandria, a church he considers home. Read Full Bio


Adrian Grant

Worship Pastor

Worship Pastor Adrian is a successful business owner and talented singer. 
Son of a local Pastor and musician, singing and worship has been a part of his life from his earliest memories. He is the loving husand of Evony Grant and proud father of his two children. Pastor Adrian is spirit led and sensitive to the move of God. He, along with the Praise and Worship team, effectively lead City Church of Charleston every service by rising first to engage the Presence of God.


Jordan & Olivia Maslanik

Youth Pastors

Jordan is a Senior Sales Development Representative for a local real estate software company. He attended the College of Charleston where he launched ImpactCofC, a local chapter of Campus Ministries International. Jordan serves as a prayer coordinator at City Church. Olivia is a stay-at-home mom and a dynamic musician for City Church’s worship team. She has been involved in some form of ministry since her parents planted the church in 2009. Together, they lead the youth, young adult, and combined SHIFT worship services. They are also lead teachers for two Sunday school classes. They have two young sons who fill their home with lots of activity.

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Danita Eldridge

Associate Pastor

Pastor Danita is a Vice President at a local bank, and an extremely talented singer, anointed worship leader and fervent prayer warrior. She regularly teaches and preaches at the church, along with singing on the praise and worship team and assisting in the Outreach Department. Pastor Danita brings her skills in planning, communication and organization to our pastoral team. She is married to Brother Tim Eldridge, she has two adult children and is the proud Mimi of two of the best Grandchildren this side of Heaven.