Our ministry resource & support departments are designed to build strong relationships in order to effectively do ministry. While each member of the body has its own assignment, it takes each member working together to reach the goal of the Church. Our team is committed to serving God and His people in excellence. Below is a listing of department heads that make up the team of Mount Zion. They are listed in alphabetical order after the (C) level officers.  


Odell Cleveland

Chief Administrative Officer

Pastor Cleveland is currently responsible for improving the operating efficiency, supporting the CEO/Senior Pastor in administrative decisions and ensuring accurate financial reporting. He operates from the perspective of bringing the expertise and experiences of business entrepreneurship together with the mission of the Church.

Pattie Elwood

Chief Financial Officer

Pattie oversees our Accounting & Finance Department ensuring accurate reporting and timely financial information, addressing issues surrounding capital structure and economic forecasting to ensure the success of the Church. She also oversees tangible assets, insurance regulations and human resources.

Monica Davis

Executive Administrative Assistant to Bishop Bryan J. Pierce, Sr.

Monica’s responsibility is to enhance the Senior Pastor’s effectiveness by providing information and management support. In addition, she works closely with the Creative Team to ensure that calendared events sync with Pastor’s Office.


Marieno Brisbon

Online Campus Pastor & Ministry Resource Director

Pastor Marieno leads the Evangelism Team and oversees the iChurch Online Campus by providing leadership, programming and ministry development.  In addition, He works with the Creative Team to identify future innovative opportunities. Marieno also assist with outreach.

Kedrick Clark

Dream Team Director

Pastor Ked leads, cultivates and develops each person who makes a decision to build the church through serving. He helps ensure that every guest that attends Mount Zion feels welcomed, wanted and cared for through guest experience. He is also responsible for recruiting, developing, and coaching new Dream Team members.

Joseph Frierson

RDU Campus Pastor & Young Adult Pastor

Pastor Joe gives oversight and direction to the College and Young Adult Ministry. In addition, he serves as the Campus Pastor for the Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill area that meets every Sunday at 9am at Alston Ridge Middle School, Cary, NC.

Crystal Hood

Pastor of Membership Services

Pastor Hood serves as the Pastor of Membership Services overseeing the Growth Track of the Church. Pastor Hood also gets each individual lined up for the next stage of service within the Church. She serves as the point of contact for baptism and new members classes.

Kiya Shears

Charlotte Campus Pastor & Ministry Resource Director

Pastor Kiya develops and provides spiritual, relational, organizational and administrative leadership for the Encouraging and Equipping Ministries. In addition, she serves as the Campus Pastor for the Charlotte Metro area that meets every Sunday at 9am at Winkler Middle School, Concord, NC

Patricia Walker

Pastor of Visitation

Pastor Walker provides pastoral care to members who are hospitalized, in extended care facilities, and confined to their homes. Pastor Walker also facilitates prayer requests and home-going communications on behalf of the members to the leadership and church body. She also serves as the contact person for bereaved members and as presides over the funeral services.


Johnny Alston

Facilities & Ministry Resource Director

Deacon Johnny oversees the Enabling Ministry and the Facilities Department. His responsibilities are to provide leadership and resources for E-Team and Ministry Leaders and to provide support during events. Johnny is also responsible for the care, use and management of all Church owned and leased property.

James Brooks

Director | Marketing & Information Systems

James leads our Strategic Marketing & Communications Teams, managing brand awareness, graphic design, web development, television broadcast and digital creative. He also oversees Information Systems and Administration. 

Mike Coleman

Multimedia Coordinator

Mike works with the Media Team by providing insight and direction with media equipment set up. He coordinates the development, production and distribution of audio and video products.

Demetria Lorick​

Resource Coordinator​

Demetria provides administrative support to the Marketing, Information Systems and Administration Teams.  She also manages events for the church, and any facility rented events. In addition, Demetria serves as administrative support to all ministries of the Church.

LaToya Johnson

Human Resource Specialist

LaToya serves as our representative for Human Resources.  She is responsible for processing all front-end personnel, including assisting with the hiring, training, wages and other assigned related administration, to ensure that the church adheres to local, state, and federal employment regulations.

Corey Williams

Director of Music & Arts

Minister Corey oversees our Music, Dance and Fine Arts Ministries. These departments are an extension of the Exaltation Ministry and are directly involved in the majority of our worship experiences and events. He is heavily involved with over seeing the creative portion of productions.