Our Staff

Dr.  Buddy Pigg

Dr. Buddy Pigg

Pastor Buddy is a native Charlottean who had a background in radio and drag racing. He embraced Jesus when he was twenty, and God called him to preach. He came to MHBC in 1990. His favorite song is "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross," and what he likes best about MHBC is the pastor's wife!

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Don Lloyd

Don Lloyd

Pastor Don is a native Charlottean and leads the Student and Recreation Ministries at Mt. Harmony. He accepted the Lord as his Savior as a teenager on a youth retreat and later accepted the call to ministry in 2006. Don and his wife Rebecca were married in 2003 and love being parents to their three children, Ian, Isaac, & Iya. Don is a graduate of Liberty University with his Master of Divinity in Professional Ministries. Don loves pouring his life into the lives of the youth and seeing young people changed for Christ.

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Elisabeth Banks

Elisabeth Banks

Elisabeth, a fellow Charlottean, leads the Children’s Ministry here at Mount Harmony. She attended Wingate University where she met her husband, Carey, and they married in 2014. They love the children’s blind faith, love for life, passion, and their ability to see good in all. It is their prayer that this ministry will build a firm Biblical foundation as well as fuel their passion for Christ.

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Verne Phifer

Verne Phifer

Worship Pastor Verne Phifer is a native of Charlotte and has served the Lord through music since he became a Christian in 2002. He studied music at CPCC and has performed with the Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra, and has even recorded a CD. Verne met his wife, Jessica, while serving in the music ministry at a sister church in the city. Before going into the ministry, Verne spent time working as a certified chef.

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Tara Dwyer

Tara Dwyer

Tara is a New Jersey native who has slowly migrated south over the years. She attended Montgomery College in Maryland where she met her husband Eddie and they married in 2007. Tara has worked in Accounting and Payroll for the last 16 years. Tara and Eddie are proud parents of two young boys, Jack and Dillon. They relocated to North Carolina in 2016 and love living in the South. They are all sports lovers and both boys play baseball and basketball. They enjoy game nights at home and attending church together as a family.

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Sharon Russell

Sharon Russell

Sharon, a native of Union County, is the Weekday Preschool Director at Mt. Harmony.  She graduated from Wingate University with a degree in Elementary Education.  She has experience as a kindergarten teacher, as well as a preschool teacher at Mt. Harmony.  She and her husband Jeff were married in 1991 and have been members of Mt. Harmony since 1996.  They are proud parents of two grown sons. Her favorite part of the day is welcoming every child to preschool each morning!

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