Filmore grew up as the son of a Southern Baptist pastor and wife in Mississippi and Tennessee. He attended Carson-Newman College for two years and finished at the University of Tennessee Knoxville with a degree in Art Education. Before he was ordained he used his design ability and love of plants to become an interiorscaper, installing and maintaining interior plants in hotels, atriums, and businesses in East Tennessee.
Filmore fell away from God in the 1970s and rediscovered the Lord in the Episcopal Church, grateful to be once again under God’s amazing grace. In 1985 he entered Virginia Theological Seminary, graduated in 1988, and became pastor of a small church in Dayton Tennessee the same year. In 1994 he was called to be Rector of Saint Margaret’s Episcopal Church and in 2007 he became the founding Rector of All Saints Anglican Church. He is delighted to be a part of a church that is faithful to God’s Word and is passionate about making disciples.
Filmore has been married to Sandy for 39 years, has two grown children, and two (highly adorable) twin granddaughters. He loves music (singing, playing various instruments, and listening to his large vinyl record collection), gardening, cooking, reading, telling corny jokes, and fly fishing.
Father John Gullett
Associate to the Rector
John was born in Atlanta, GA, and grew up in China Grove, North Carolina. He attended Appalachian State University where he studied voice in the School of Music. John is a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, and served as an ordained minister and church planter in the Presbyterian Church in America for twelve years. He is completing his Doctor of Ministry at Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Nashotah, Wisconsin. His journey to the Anglican Church is quite a tale, and he loves to share his journey with others over a cup of good coffee or with bourbon and a cigar. John is married to Ginny and their blended family includes five children and Ginny’s mom. He enjoys reading (Tolkien, Lewis, Wendell Berry, Robert Benton, Patrick O’Brian, Eugene Peterson, Brennan Manning, N.T. Wright, etc.), music (Durufle, Faure, Bach, Rutter, Rich Mullins, Andrew Peterson, Jill Philips, John Gorka, Dave Matthews, etc.), movies, the St. Louis Cardinals, the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tottenham Hotspur, and riding his motorcycle. John loves to help all kinds of people grow in their understanding of the Gospel and their faith in Christ.
Director of Children and Family Ministry
If there would be one word to describe Becki’s life it would be grace, because when she met GRACE everything changed. Becki and her husband Geoff have what today is called a “blended” family – yours, mine and ours! Together they have 6 children, 3 son-in-laws, 1 daughter-in-law and 5 Grandkids…and don’t forget the 6 grand dogs!
Contemporary Music Director/ Youth Ministry
Will comes from a big family where he is the oldest of seven brothers. Although he hails from the sunny coast of south Florida, he considers North Carolina his true home on account of its incomparable barbeque. After completing his bachelor’s degree in religious studies at Liberty University, he spent a couple of years working with Reformed University Fellowship at Appalachian State University before moving to Charlotte to attend seminary. He started his position at All Saints as the Contemporary Music Director on the same day as the total solar eclipse, which is either a bad omen or just a mildly interesting conversation piece. He loves leading God’s people in worship and teaching the Bible, and he is currently pursuing ordination in the Anglican Church in North America. When he isn’t waxing eloquent about the beauty and majesty of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, he can be found enjoying all manner of nerdy pastimes with his beautiful wife Nancy.
Karen has worked in the church as a church musician since she was 13 years old. Her position of Choirmaster at All Saints has given her the opportunity to bone up on her piano fingers and continue to pursue training a choir, her first love. However, that is not all of life. Life at the Kearney house in Rock Hill also includes renovating an apartment to use for AirBnB, working in the yard, and delighting in our toddler grandson, Cy. Life is full of good things and she is grateful for every one of them.
Michelle is an energetic extrovert who has never met a stranger. She loves people and dogs so you can typically find her talking to both! A native Californian she moved to the south with her husband David and now adult children Megan and Teddy in 1995. Michelle enjoys being in the Word, running the trails, and long porch visits with friends and neighbors.
Judy has worked with Father Filmore for 15 years. She feels truly blessed to be serving at All Saints as Parish Administrator. She looks at her job as a ministry to serve others. Judy enjoys spending time with her family, being outside, and spending time with her horse. She sees every day as a blessing from God.
*Lay administrative board