Pastors & Staff

Heath Davis 

Lead Pastor 

Hi, there. My name is Heath, and I'm the lead Pastor here at Pinnacle. I have the greatest occupation in the world as Pastor of such a great church. Before entering the ministry, I served ten years in the U.S. Military as a Marine. After service in the Marines, I braved public education and taught at Canton Middle School. I'm also a graduate of NC State University (B.A. History), have studied at Gordon-Conwell Seminary, and have earned an M.A. in Theological Studies from Liberty University.

My hobbies include hiking, kayaking, and reading good books. My passion is leading people to become all that God intends for them to be. I am happily married to Shonda, my high school sweetheart and the most creative person I know.

Make sure to come say hi to me one Sunday!

Caleb Simmons 

Connections Pastor 

Hey Everyone! My name is Caleb Simmons, and I am privileged to work as the Connections Pastor here at Pinnacle Church. I get to oversee several ministries that help people take their next steps. I have a passion for disciplining people in their walk with Jesus. I love building teams of people and working with volunteers to see our mission here at Pinnacle get accomplished. I graduated from Clemson University in 2011.

I have been married to Sally for over ten years, and we have two young sons: Reid and James. I'm probably knee-deep in a creek fly fishing if I'm not spending time with them.

Tommy Payne 

Worship Pastor

Hey! Thanks for surfing the web and taking the time to read my bio! I love making music here at Pinnacle and have been blessed to be a part of what God is doing in this church and our community for going on 4 years. We have the best team of volunteer musicians and vocalists that a worship pastor could ask for. God continues to bless us with new talent, so if that’s you, hit me up! God has also given me an amazing wife who is beautiful inside and out. She does a wonderful job helping take care of our three boys (one is more of a young man now), and is just awesome. I love camping, fishing, swimming, tubing, hiking, hanging in a hammock, and am a corn hole player in the ACL. Come check out a Sunday morning and say hey back.

Walker Stamey 

Creative Pastor 

Hello, random person on the interweb! Thank you for checking out our website. I am the Creative Pastor at Pinnacle Church, meaning I have the awesome privilege of working with our tech crew to help bring you a meaningful experience both in-person and online. I was born and raised here in Haywood County, and I only left for College. I attended UNC of Charlotte, where I obtained my History degree. I planned to be a Teacher at public schools, but God changed that path for me. I'm married to my absolute best friend Erica (She is literally the best). Some of my favorite things are Star Wars, Dragon Ball, and reading a good book on a rainy day (that's the softer side of me).

If you have any questions, please hit the contact button below. I can't wait to connect with you either in person or online. Don't be afraid to say hi!

Erica Stamey 

Community Director 

Hello, welcome to my bio. I've been serving vocationally in ministry since 2015. I am passionate about community, and I'm honored to work with our partners and non-profits to help be For Haywood. I also love getting to help connect people with community, whether through our community events like movie nights or through our digital online platforms. I have my B.A in communications and a minor in sociology from Appalachian State. It has been amazing to see our community come together over the years to be there for each other, and I'm proud Pinnacle has been a part of that.

I'm married to my best friend, Walker Stamey. We have two fur babies and expecting a human one this summer. I love plants, animals, and Star Wars. My starter Pokemon would have to be Bulbasaur. In my free time, I love to read, play D&D, watch anime, and play video games (Stardew Valley will forever have a hold on me). If you see me at church, please feel free to say hi.

Ashley Payne

 Next-Gen Coordinator

Hello! I'm Ashley Payne, and I have been given the incredible opportunity to serve God as the Next Gen Coordinator. My heart is devoted to the kids and youth of our community. I've been called to help this generation cultivate a genuine relationship with Jesus and serve. I can't wait to see all God will do in the young lives in our community!

I am married to my copilot Tommy, and we have three fierce boys. We also have a sweet golden doodle named McCaffrey.
My hobbies include any kind of craftsmanship, camping, foraging in the woods for unique finds, and never growing up.