Our Team

Our ministry team is a family within The Family. 

We  know what we are here to do. 

We are not here for praise or accolades. 

We are here to release the kingdom of God, to serve, and to equip the whole body in the work of the ministry. 

We take Ephesians 4:11-12 seriously.  We are committed to seeing every person in our family fulfilling their role of releasing the Kingdom.

Stephen Stover- Lead Pastor/ stephen@unitedassembly.com
Rick Turner-Discipleship Pastor/ rick@unitedassembly.com
Shane Frank-Communications Pastor/ shane@unitedassembly.com
Natalie Stover-Kids Pastor/natalie@unitedassembly.com
Marly Ellenburg- Pastor of Staff and Elder Development /marly@unitedassembly.com
Andrew and Krysten Loudermilk-Youth Pastors/ andrew@unitedassembly.com
Maggie Turner-Global Leadership Pastor/ maggie@unitedassembly.com

Pastors Stephen and Natalie

Lead Pastor  / Best Children's Pastor

As senior pastor, Stephen sets the vision for United and oversees the staff, elders, and deacons. A gifted musician and a passionate worshipper, Pastor Stephen also will be found leading the body into the presence of God through worship most Sunday mornings. Stephen strongly believes and teaches that Jesus did not die just to make us act right, but He died to make us His family. His life-theme is to help people experience the Kingdom of God here on earth, so they can experience the fullness of that Kingdom in heaven. 

Natalie is pastor to the children of United. By also working in the public school system, she keeps her finger on the pulse of the problems children are encountering. She believes children have the same Holy Spirit as the adults, and she teaches them to hear the Father’s voice. Natalie is currently writing her first book. 

Stephen will complete a Master of Divinity degree in 2017, with plans to continue his education beyond that. Natalie received a M.Ed from Southern Wesleyan University. 

Stephen and Natalie have four sons- Eidon,  Asher, Elijah & Malachai. 

Romans 8:32 “ He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all – how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?”

Pastors Rick and Maggie

Disciple Pastor / Global Leadership Pastor

Rick and Maggie Turner graduated from Emmanuel College with degrees in Christian Ministries. It was at Emmanuel that the two met. They quickly became best friends while in school together and married one week after Maggie graduated. 

Rick came on staff as the discipleship pastor in 2011. He teaches weekly at Sunday Night teach, leads all our connect groups, and is passionate about pursuing justice here on earth. He just began volunteering with Switch of Greenville to help stop human trafficking. 

Maggie earned her Master's degree in Counseling from Clemson University. Very recently Maggie published her first book Adventure Available: Discovering life with an extravagantly loving God and writes and speaks professionally. She is passionate about multicultural leadership and has ministered in over 10 countries. She leads global leadership initiatives in our church family. 

Maggie and Rick have three children. They adopted their oldest, Grady, from Ethiopia in 2013. Their second son, Han, was born in 2014. In 2016 they welcomed their daughter Judah into the family. 

pastor Shane and Nicole


Pastor Shane oversees the outreach and communication at United. He has a degree in Architectural Drafting. After serving in the United States Navy, he completed the Berean Bible Degree from Global University. He also is a ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, and has his own fitness gym where he teaches people DIVINE HEALTH which is that fitness is all-encompassing- body, soul, and spirit. 

Nicole is an invaluable asset to the children’s ministry at United where she is a lead teacher. She also provides nutritional coaching and homeschools their children. They are intentional in their quest to see transformation in people’s lives both physically and spiritually. 

Shane and Nicole have three children – Sani, Zane, Jude, and Daya. 

Galatians 6:14 - "As for me, may I never boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of that cross, my interest in this world has been crucified, and the world’s interest in me has also died."  

Pastors Andrew and Krysten

Youth / Administration Pastors

Andrew and Krysten are pastors to the youth of United. Andrew attended Southeastern University, studying Practical Theology and Youth Ministry. Krysten has a degree in History and Secondary Education from Clemson University. 

When they are not spending time with students, Andrew and Krysten enjoy traveling, the beach, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Atlanta Braves, the Clemson Tigers, and anything Disney related. Andrew enjoys playing guitar, attending concerts, his PS4, Star Wars, and sports. Krysten is an accomplished artist and poet and enjoys interior decorating, as well as watching historical documentaries. She is an integral part of the United prophetic art team. Andrew is a multi-talented musician who often helps lead worship at United. 

Andrew and Krysten have a daughter, Arrie, and a son, Noah. 

As pastors to the next generation of believers and world changers, they want to see a generation of JONAH’s rise up…in the sense where entire cities are changed and saved in a day … because of students living in the power and direction of the Kingdom of God. All of creation is longing for the true sons and daughters of God to rise up! They have answered the call to partner and co-labor to see this happen.

Pastor Marly and Brian

Pastor of Staff and Elder Development

Marly Ellenburg has served in ministry for over 15 years. She is currently a student at Liberty University fulfilling a twenty-year desire to earn her Bachelor’s in Psychology. Marly has served in children’s ministry, youth ministry and women’s ministry. For several years she ministered as the Executive Director of a local pro-life ministry where in addition she also facilitated a post abortion recovery program and served on the state board of South Carolina Association of Pregnancy Care Centers. She currently serves in prison ministry at a women’s correctional facility in Greenwood, SC. Marly joined the United team in June 2015.

Marly has been married to Brian for 20 years and they have two boys, Dylan and Brady. They have lived in Seneca since birth and enjoy have their extended family close by.

In her early 20’s, Marly was called into ministry through the verse in Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” A passion for others to embrace their value and purpose in Father is her heartbeat. Functioning within the family of God to bring the kingdom of God is her greatest joy.