About CCi

Christ Church International was established in 1989 by Apostle Paul and Anita Estes. The church has flourished through the years providing a family environment in which to facilitate ministries both locally and internationally.

2005 saw a new chapter unfold as Pastors David and Peggy Del Vecchio became Senior Pastors. CCi is known for her in-depth Biblical studies and rich atmosphere of faith and worship.

The vision of CCi is to establish God’s presence in a Kingdom model for the Wiregrass region. With that mandate, CCi’s priority is making disciples through intimate encounters and experiences with God in relational environments.

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Senior Pastors Dr. David and Peggy Del Vecchio

Dr. David and Peggy Del Vecchio have been Senior Pastors at Christ Church International since 2005. Prior to this, they served as elders under Apostle Dr. Paul Estes at CCi.

Pastor David has been an anointed, gifted teacher of the Word to the body of Christ for over twenty-five years. A scholar in both Greek and Hebrew studies, he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Economics from Florida Southern College of Lakeland, FL, and a Master’s and Doctorate of Divinity from Christian Life School of Theology through Beacon University, Columbus, GA. He spent twelve years in general contracting and construction, twenty-four years with Burlington Industries marketing, and eight years with Mohawk Industries marketing. He left a successful business career to accept this ministry.

Pastor Peggy has the “Mama’s Heart” in her ministry as she shares from her heart the Word of the Lord with passion and power. Standing with Pastor David in the anointing of the Lord, Pastor Peggy has ministered to young couples and their children for years through her successful child care business.

Together they seek the heart of the Lord for wisdom and guidance as they pastor this thriving church. Pastors David and Peggy are strong believers in the power of prayer, intercession, and the ministry of the prophetic. They have two children and six grandchildren.

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Senior Pastors Dr. David and Peggy Del Vecchio

Dr. David and Peggy Del Vecchio have been Senior Pastors at Christ Church International since 2005. Prior to this, they served as elders under Apostle Dr. Paul Estes at CCi.

Pastor David has been an anointed, gifted teacher of the Word to the body of Christ for over twenty-five years. A scholar in both Greek and Hebrew studies, he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Economics from Florida Southern College of Lakeland, FL, and a Master’s and Doctorate of Divinity from Christian Life School of Theology through Beacon University, Columbus, GA. He spent twelve years in general contracting and construction, twenty-four years with Burlington Industries marketing, and eight years with Mohawk Industries marketing. He left a successful business career to accept this ministry.

Pastor Peggy has the “Mama’s Heart” in her ministry as she shares from her heart the Word of the Lord with passion and power. Standing with Pastor David in the anointing of the Lord, Pastor Peggy has ministered to young couples and their children for years through her successful child care business.

Together they seek the heart of the Lord for wisdom and guidance as they pastor this thriving church. Pastors David and Peggy are strong believers in the power of prayer, intercession, and the ministry of the prophetic. They have two children and six grandchildren.

Worship Arts Pastors Ken and Julie Parrish

Ken and Julie Parrish have ministered in praise, worship, and the arts for over twenty-five years. They have led praise and worship in various venues including conferences, prayer events, and revival settings. Ken is involved in the prayer, mentoring, and graphic art ministries at CCi. Julie coordinate CCi’s mentoring program for engaged couples through their marriage process. Ken attended the University of Florida and has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and master’s in international relations from Troy University. Julie is employed by Harvest Christian School as well as Kingdom College and Living Waters Counseling. They have six children and four grandchildren.

Associate Pastors Michael and Kara Del Vecchio

As Associate Pastors, Michael and Kara are involved in most every area of CCi. With a passion to minister to the youth of this region, they pastor the youth with Bible studies, weekly worship services, retreats, and coordinating our annual Revive conference. Kara is also involved with the Worship Arts Department as well as hosts any of the church’s showers and receptions. Michael, a powerful preacher, works for UPS Corporation and enjoys hunting. Kara has a bachelor’s degree in education from Troy University and teaches 4th grade in the public school system. They have four daughters.

Administrative Pastors Gary and Debbie Johnson

Serving as Administrative Pastors, Gary and Debbie Johnson have been with CCi from its inception. Bringing a missions background to the leadership strengths of CCi, Gary and Debbie have helped plant churches in Russia, led crusades, and have traveled extensively. Gary, a graduate of Troy University, has been an auditor for Fortune 500 companies and CFO of a major local corporation. He has earned a bachelor and master’s degree in theology. Debbie attended Valley Forge Christian College and has earned a bachelor’s degree in theology. They are both dynamic Bible teachers. They have three children and four grandchildren.

Children and Senior Adult Pastors Billy and Carole Gant

Billy and Carole Gant are the Children’s Ministry Pastors and the directors of both the Senior Adults Ministry and hospital visitations. They both have associate degrees in theology from Christian Life School of Theology. With years of experience in successful youth ministry, Billy and Carole have led children and youth camps in Europe and have hosted teaching seminars for parents of teens and children. Billy, an accomplished singer, recording artist, and musician, is a soloist and drummer for CCi. He has served on the Substance Abuse Board and Teen Challenge Board of Directors. Carole is the front office supervisor for a local physician’s office. They have two children and five grandchildren.