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We celebrate the thousands of lives that have been changed through God's work here and we believe the best is yet to come. 



David List was born and raised in Africa where his parents served as missionaries. He returned to the United States to attend college earning a B.A. in Pastoral Ministries from Emmanuel College, and a M.A. in Christian Doctrine and History from Regent Universary. He served here as associate pastor from 1989 to 2005. He returned as lead pastor at Impact Church since 2016. He has a genuine love for people and is committed to  developing the Body of Christ locally and in other countries. His wife, Cecile, shares his heart and is our Worship Team Leader. They both love to talk about their children and growing number of grandchildren. 


Carla Williams earned a B.A. in Religion & Philosophy with a minor in English from Barton College and a certificate in Children's Ministry from Rhema Bible Training Center. She has served the Body of Christ as a youth pastor, a missionary, children’s pastor and administratively. She currently is the associate pastor and children’s pastor at Impact Church, where she has ministered since 2001. Her heart is to see children and their families grow in their personal relationship with the Lord, and to have daily encounters with God that change their lives and the lives of those around them.


On July 1, 1980, with our founding Pastor, Rev. Eric Vernelson, his wife, seven other adults and a few children who loved God and wanted to grow deeper in their relationship with God, we began as Living Faith Ministries.  We were a group of people seeking to live out our faith so others could see the goodness and faithfulness of God. We were digging deeper into God’s Word and trusting the Holy Spirit to lead us as we shared the truth that we were discovering with others.


Through the years, God has blessed us as many people have passed through our doors to hear God’s Word and receive ministry. God has also helped us to engage in our community through various events and outreaches so we could reach beyond our church doors and share the Good News of Jesus Christ with others.

In 2016, Reverend Eric Vernelson, retired and Reverend David List stepped into the role of Senior Pastor.


As we have continued to live out our faith and trust the Lord in this new season, God is leading us to make an even greater impact on our community and the lives of the people with whom we come in contact. Accepting this new mandate from God, in February of 2019, we officially changed our name to Impact Church of Wilson. Our desire is to see the lives of people transformed as they have a personal encounter with God. We invite you to join us as we walk with the Lord, grow together in our faith and make an impact on the people with whom we come in contact so that they are transformed by the love and power of Jesus.



Impact Church is a spirit filled, loving congregation and it is filled with God's love and God's word.


I was received with love and acceptance by everyone at Impact Church and it immediately felt like home.