Spence Shelton is the Lead Pastor of Mercy Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mercy Church launched in September of 2015 with the vision of seeing a gospel awakening move through the people of Charlotte that is carried to the ends of the earth. Spence and a team of 45 adults were sent to Charlotte by the Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham where he served as a pastor for 10 years.
Spence has published articles and small group studies and regularly trains and consults for churches in discipleship methods and models. He has co-authored The People of God with Tevor Joy, Jesus the King small group study with Tim Keller, and The Meaning of Marriage small group study with Tim and Kathy Keller. Spence received a B.S. in business administration from UNC-Chapel Hill and an MDiv in Christian Ethics from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Spence and his wife, Courtney, have four children.