Naeem Fazal is the founding pastor of Mosaic Church. He is a Pakistani, born and raised as a Muslim in Kuwait. He came to the United States in 1992 after the Gulf War. That same year, Naeem had a supernatural experience with Christ that changed the course of his life. He graduated from the College of Charleston in 1998 and joined the pastoral staff of Seacoast Church where he led several ministries. In 2006, with the help of Seacoast Church and ARC, he planted Mosaic Church in Charlotte, NC. He is the author of Ex-Muslim and often speaks at conferences, churches and events. He and his wife Ashley have two amazing children, Asher and Nurah, and unfortunately three cats.
Mike Smith is our Executive Pastor. He oversees the business administration of the church as well as volunteers and our men’s ministry. He and his wife, Jennifer, are empty nesters! Their daughter, Caroline, is a graduate of NorthGreenville University and their son, Andrew, currently attends Western Carolina. Mike spends his newly found free time doing construction projects around his house.
Kristin Young is our Teaching Pastor. She oversees all of our content, including the blog, podcast and social media. She is also on the preaching team. She and her husband, Peter, love family movie nights with their daughters, Marlee and Margot. Kristin is an excellent girl mom because she is often found playing dress-up in her own closet.
Ashley Fazal is our Outreach Pastor. She oversees What If Everyone, international partnerships and ongoing local outreach projects. She and Pastor Naeem enjoy eating sushi and watching superhero movies with their teenagers, Asher and Nurah. Ashley is also our unofficial resource librarian because she loves reading and always has a resource to share.
Sam is our Youth and Young Adults Director. After encountering God in a supernatural way, Sam was led to ministry school in California. After graduating, he served as the Youth and Young Adults pastor in the UK until he and his wife, Rachel, moved to Charlotte in 2022. Sam loves Arsenal Football (British soccer). He also loves golf, fashion, design, spending time with friends and eating good food with Rachel.
Quenisha is our m.Kids coordinator. She oversees the Sunday experience for our families and kids from birth through 5th grade. In her free time, you might find Quenisha showing off her best moves in a dance class, spending time with family or shopping for yet another Mickey Mouse item to add to her collection.
Russell is our production director. He oversees all of the technical aspects of our services, which works well because he prefers to be behind the camera making everything look good. In his free time, he can be found appreciating philosophy, indie films and listening to vinyl records.