Dr. Randal S. Langley
Lead Pastor at EC
Dr. Randal S. Langley is the Lead Pastor of Evangel. He is widely embraced as a visionary leader and effective communicator with a pastor's heart. Christian leaders have described him as a cutting edge strategist and innovative church thinker for our times. Randal's passion is to raise up and develop leaders who are passionate for God’s presence and in advancing the Great Commission.
Director of Women's Ministry
Raised in a pastor’s home since birth, Laurie is no stranger to church life and ministry. She has had many lessons and God encounters throughout her life in and around the local church.
Since coming to Spartanburg in 2007, Laurie has found such fulfillment and joy in working with the women of Evangel. “We are truly a precious and powerful force for God. This is the first word He gave me back in the fall of 2007.” She often states that the women of Evangel are some of the coolest she has ever met. “It is a real adventure we are on here in Spartanburg, and I cannot wait to see what God will do next!”
Laurie is an active part of the preaching schedule and also assists in various pastoral roles in the church.
Vince & Megan Edmund
Vince and Megan are the Worship and Arts Pastors of Evangel. They are a dynamic couple who have embraced the calling that God has put on their lives to lead people into worship. Vince has been playing the piano for over 17 years and Megan has been singing since she was 5 years old. Their experience also includes teaching music workshops, consulting on praise and worship, and teaching piano and vocal lessons. They are the proud parents of two beautiful girls.
Pastor of Orchestra/Instrumentalist and Community Outreach
Pastor James Reese, former Spartanburg County Music Educator and Professional Tour Musician, loves composing, arranging and mentoring others. As a Composer/Arranger his compositions have earned him recognition throughout the United States and other countries. He has served as Music Coordinator and Conductor for the Dr. Martin Luther King Unity Celebration and the Spartanburg Gospel Fest for several years. Recently, he was honored by the city of Spartanburg as the volunteer of the year for 2008. “Education without application is not worth a hill of beans.”
Vic has an overactive interest in Flarp Noisy Putty and is still terrified of Algebra! He started his career in ministry at the young age of 8 by taking on the arduous task of setting up chairs for Sunday School every week. Since then, he has been both Children’s Pastor and Family Pastor at large and small churches. He loves gadgets and gizmos, and is very gifted with video editing, graphic design, and creating multi-media messages. He is passionate about teaching kids & adults practical ways to live for God. He thoroughly enjoys shooting guns, eating good food and doing life with people! A licensed minister, Vic and his wife Rhonda have been discipling children and adults for over 20 years. Rhonda and Vic were married in 1990, they share many interests, including ministry, movies, and motivating parents to raise their children with respect and obedience to God. Rhonda in particular loves to paint and play the piano (not necessarily at the same time:). She also loves teaching kids how to enter God’s presence through worship. Their three kids are their greatest joy!
Reinaldo & Lorena Soto
Pastor of Centro Internacional de Restauración
Pastor Reinaldo Soto was born in a Christian home in Colombia. He has 8 brothers and sisters. When he was 15 he gave his life to Jesus. At age 18 he was called to the ministry and moved to Guatemala to attend Bible College. After completing his studies he moved back to Colombia where he planted several churches. In November 2002, Pastor Reinaldo moved to The U.S. with his family and continued planting the word of God in many souls in the City of Miami. In 2007 God opened a door for him and his family in South Carolina as a confirmation of a prophesy received in 1998. He and his wife started a ministry among the Hispanics and named it Centro Internacional de Restauración (CIR). In 2008 he started a fellowship with Pastor Langley and E.C., and now Pastor Reinaldo and CIR have come to be a part of the E.C. Family.
Reinaldo and his wife have two children Jonathan, who graduated from Clemson University and who also is the worship leader of CIR, and Andres who is a student at USC in Columbia, SC in the International business program.