Elders

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Jakim Friant

Jakim Friant grew up in Jacksonville, NC. He met his wife, Crystal, during college while they were both involved in a Christian College and Careers group. They were married in 2000 and have two children, Morganne and Chloe. Jakim has a degree in Information Technology from Campbell University and works in the IT Services Department at Cape Fear Community College. He has a variety of interest, but is currently occupied with music, computers, biking, and spending time with the family.

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Jonathan King

I began following Christ my Junior year of High School after attending a week of Young Life summer camp in British Columbia, Canada. God used Young Life in the formation of my faith, as well as providing a wife (Shelley - married 10 years this May) and my first job (Young Life staff - 14 years). Shelley and I have 3 boys - Jackson (7), Sam (5) and Charlie (2). I currently serve as Executive Director of CTK and am co-owner of a construction company in Wilmington (Crawlspace Medic). My family has attended Christ the King since Spring 2015 - we became members in the Fall of 2015.

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Ethan Watson

Ethan Watson is a Finance professor at UNCW. He and his wife Elizabeth have been members of CTK since 2013. They have two kids Anna Kathryn and Will.

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Brandon Lokits

Brandon came to faith in Christ at a young age and grew up in the church. He and his wife, Katie, have been married for 12 years and they have been attending CTK since 2013. He has served as a Deacon for three years. Brandon works as a Sr. Customer Success Manager at nCino, a financial tech company based here in Wilmington.

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Tim Pattison

Tim Pattison grew up in Maryland, the youngest of six children. In 2002, he moved to southeastern North Carolina while serving as a medical officer in the Navy. He has been married to his wife, Anamarie, since 2004. They have five children and are thankful to be part of the work at Christ the King. Tim is a physician practicing in Internal Medicine.

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Ron West

Ron grew up near Boston, MA, but at age 25 he became a follower of Christ and moved to Atlanta, GA where he soon met his wife, Sarah. In 2004 they moved to Wilmington and have been part of Christ The King since 2010. Ron and his wife Sarah have five children; Jackson, Cole, Jude, Shane, and Sage. Ron runs his own web and marketing company.

Ken Whitley

I am a native to the Wilmington area, living most of my life in Castle Hayne along with my wife Helen of 34 years. We have two sons, Kevin and Justin, who are both married. I came to trust in Jesus Christ at the age of 24 and have been blessed to be involved in pulpit supply preaching for the last 20 years in various reformed churches. I coached baseball for 17 years and enjoy hunting, fishing, and playing with my grandsons.