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About Us


Chris Hanley

Senior Pastor

Pastor Chris came to Sandy Level in July 2014. Though he hails from nearby Camden, SC, he and his family have worked in number of positions around the world. Chris may look a little like Mr. Clean but he does not love cleaning stuff very much.

Chris and his wife, Karen, have four beautiful children: C.J., Miriam, Eliza, and Jed.

Chris enjoys sports, woodworking, and playing Guitar.

Recently read books: Not a Fan, Real Life Discipleship, The Family Worship Book, and Autopsy of a Deceased Church.

Favorite Ice Cream: Moose Tracks

Funny Story: "When we first met, my wife thought that I was an absolute yahoo and she wanted nothing to do with me. It took some time, but I finally won her over."

Al Lawson

Music Pastor

Al Lawson came to Sandy Level in the Fall of 2011. Before Sandy Level, Al served 26 years in full time Christian Education ministry positions. In 2010, Al became a bi-vocational minister and a Special Education teacher in Lexington. Al has been married to his college sweetheart Elaine, for 36 years, has 3 daughters and 2 grandchildren.

Josh Goza

Associate Pastor for Students

Josh is the newest member of the Sandy Level family. In fact, Josh and his family just arrived in Blythewood at the beginning of January 2016; Josh comes to us from Arkansas. We are excited that Josh will start working with our middle school and high school students in January 2016!

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