Blaine Faircloth
Blaine FairclothAdministrative Bishop

Administrative Bishop | Blaine Faircloth

Blaine and Julie met at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. They jumped right into ministry after their wedding in 1981. Among the many things that Blaine and Julie take the greatest pride in, are their two adult children, one son-in-love, one daughter-in-love and their very wonderful 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. They enjoy traveling and fun adventures like, horse back riding, zip lining, Cave tubing, and snorkeling in Caribbean waters.

Blaine and Julie are passion driven leaders, enthusiastic about developing emotionally healthy spirituality in leaders and churches.

They have dually served as the District Overseer of the Battle Creek District and Lead Pastors of Dexter Lake COG for the last 11 years. Prior to this current appointment, they pastored the Riverview Church in Michigan for 14 years, the Thonotosassa Church for 4 years and South Dade Church, which they planted, for 6 years. They are honored to be Administrative Bishop and First Lady of the Midlands Region.

Julie Faircloth
Julie FairclothWomen's Ministries Director

Women’s Ministries Coordinator | Julie Faircloth

Shane B. Stone
Shane B. StoneYouth & Discipleship Director

Youth & Discipleship Director | Shane B. Stone

Shane has served churches in South Carolina and Virginia as children, students, administrative, lead pastor, and church planter. Shane is married to Candace for 25 years and together they have six children.

Shane is an Ordained Bishop in the Church of God (Cleveland, TN). He has served as a State Youth & Discipleship Board member for the Church of God in South Carolina and as a District Youth Director.

Shane has a Master’s degree from Lee University (Cleveland, TN), as well as two Bachelor’s degrees. He is currently working on his Doctorate of Strategic Leadership from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. Shane has started and run multiple businesses and is a notary public.

Shane enjoys traveling with his family, Disney, wrestling, and his golden-doodle Bowman.

Candace Stone
Candace StoneGirls Ministries Coordinator

Girls Ministries Coordinator | Candace Stone

Candace has served in ministry roles since she was a teenager, and met her husband at Lee University in Cleveland, TN. They were married in 1998 and have six children. Hannah Bailey (who is married to Rob), Gracie (19), Hayden (15), Gannon (10), Hattie (7), and Maverick (3). The Stones have one grandson, Robbie Bailey who is 3.

Candace is an alumnus of Lee University and is pursuing her Minister of Music credentials with the Church of God (Cleveland, TN.) She has been a member of the Lee University Singers and has served on State Music Committees.

Together the Stones have served as District Youth Director, Lead Pastor, and Youth Pastors in South Carolina and Virginia.