Our dream is not
to create our thing
for you to attend...

"...Our dream is to empower,
equip and unleash ordinary
followers of Jesus
to live as missionaries
in the places they
live, work, and play."

Aaron Loy
Founding & Lead Pastor

After nearly losing his sister to addiction, as a young man Aaron was first introduced to a community of people in various stages of recovery. Upon realizing that few knew Christ and fewer still would likely set foot in a typical church, Aaron and his family set out to plant a church for them. For perhaps the first time in his life, he caught a glimpse of what Jesus’ church could be. It was beautiful. And it was messy. And Aaron fell in love with the beautiful mess of church planting.

Over the past eighteen years Aaron and his wife Megan have continued to serve in various roles in church multiplication from coast to coast. In 2019 they joined the Fellowship family of churches as lead servants in the planting of a new family of missionaries and microchurches throughout the city of Knoxville.

Aaron holds an M.A. in Entrepreneurial Leadership from the Mosaic Leadership Centre and an M.A. in Transformational Leadership from Bethel Seminary. When he's not in the office, he can be found hiking, camping, kayaking, brewing beer, smoking meat or roasting coffee with his family and friends. You can catch more of his heart through his writing at www.commonpastor.org and through the SELAH podcast.

Charley Dever
Associate Lead Pastor

In 2019, Charley and Nichole moved to East Knoxville from Chicago, IL, to plant microchurches in the urban core of Knoxville. One of the first people they were told to meet was a guy named Aaron Loy, who had just set out on a very similar journey. Three years later, Aaron and Charley felt that God might be bringing them and their communities together. He is so grateful to be a part of this passionate and experimental family of missionaries and microchurches.  

Charley was born in New England and raised in Chicago. He and Nichole met while they were college athletes at Michigan State (Go Green!) and Alabama (Roll Tide!). They married in 2015 and have two sweet girls.

Charley holds an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He loves to hike, fly fish, read books, and drink great coffee. He and his family love their neighborhood and are so glad that God brought them to Knoxville!.

Morgann King
Administrative Ninja

Morgann grew up in Midlothian, Virginia (just outside Richmond) and went to college at Virginia Tech. There she studied dietetics. One day after teaching spin class one the students approached her and introduced himself. Rumor has it when they shook hands there were fireworks, she knew within a couple weeks the two would marry, and in May of 2010 they both said "I do." Morgann went on to get her Master's in Health and Physical Education at Georgia State.

She, her husband Chris, and their son Malachi officially moved to South Knoxville in 2019 and shortly thereafter became a part of the Commonwealth family. In August they will add another son, Samson, to their growing family.

When she is not working remotely or keeping Commonwealth organized, Morgann loves to read (Chris would probably say a little too much), working out, hanging out with family, cooking and exploring East Tennessee.

Chastin Stinnett
Commonwealth Kids Co-Director

Chastin was born and raised right here in Knoxville, TN. For college she attended Eastern Tennessee State University where she earned Associate's and Bachelor's Degrees in Interior Design. It was also during college that she met her now-husband Tyler at Home Depot, where they both worked. They recently celebrated their seven year wedding anniversary and are proud parents to Huxton (2) and Erisma (1).

In addition to her family, Chastin loves her time with Jesus and being outdoors with friends and family (because it it centers me and gives me focus), good food (any food), journaling (because life is too fast), and traveling (to create memories and gain perspective.)

Her current life motto is: "I will build my life upon Your love, it is a firm foundation."

Bree Figgins
Commonwealth Kids Co-Director

Bree is originally from Houston, Texas. She considers herself a proud college dropout who decided to pursue the fitness industry in 2011. She went on to specialize in women’s fitness with special focus on pregnancy and postpartum. She spent most of her adult life in Los Angeles, CA and then Napa all before moving to Knoxville in 2019.

She and Kirk met in Los Angeles and were married in March 2015. She currently gets to stay home with their two boys Smith (4) and Bronson (1). She loves all things health and fitness, as well as home making, cookie baking and writing. Her idea of a good time is girl talking with her friends, while the kids play and a strong coffee in her hand. "I am always dreaming up our next DIY home project for Kirk, I mean, me, to do."

She is passionate about the call God gives us to intentionally love and teach our kids, and the work he does in us when we do.