Our Leaders

Dr. Keith G. Edwards

Lead Pastor

Pastor Keith became the lead pastor of Centerpointe Church on March 20, 2011. He and his wife, Esther, were married in 1988 and have four daughters: Stephanie, Brittany, Kristi, and Melanie. Keith has served as youth, music, associate, and senior pastor; he also served as a church-planting director for the Assemblies of God Potomac District. 

Keith holds a Doctorate of Ministry from Regent University, a Masters Degree from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary and a Bachelors Degree from the University of Valley Forge. Keith also serves as coach and consultant to other pastors and churches. 
Esther serves as Connect Pointe Director and Women’s Ministry Coordinator.

You can check out Keith’s blog at www.lovingandleading.blogspot.com.

Pastor Ashley Hankins

Pastor Ashley has been serving the Centerpointe family since February 2020 as the Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Leadership Development. As a native Texan, she started serving in church plants from a very early age. She went on to receive her ministerial license with the Assemblies of God and completed her Bachelors Degree in Preaching and Church Leadership from Central Bible College in 2012. Afterwards, with a leap of faith, she went on to church plant and become a Small Groups Pastor in Phoenix, AZ for four years. She then felt led to move back to her hometown of Dallas, TX to serve as an Operations Manager at Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas and help another church plant. She has served as a worship leader, blog writer, freelance photographer, and coffee shop connoisseur. She finds joy in walking with people through every season of life and bringing light to dark places.

Pastor Brandon Horst

Family Pastor

Pastor Brandon and Hannah, along with their children, Emery, Tristan, and Rowan, serve as our Kids and Family Pastors.

After graduating from Central Bible College, Brandon and Hannah married and set off for a year-long adventure teaching English in South Korea. Upon their return, they became licensed with the Assemblies of God and began serving at CP, where they are passionate about partnering with and discipling families.

Pastor Erivan Marques

Brazilian Church Pastor

Pastor Erivan Marques leads our Brazilian congregation, New Life in Christ Ministry, which he founded in 2008.  He and his wife Vania have 3 daughters: Jessica, Victoria, and Jennifer.

Previously, Pastor Erivan served as the Young Adults Pastor of Nova Assembleia de Deus no Brasil, (New Assembly of God in Brazil) and later became the Co-Pastor of that same church. He came to the USA in June 1999; as part of the Assemblies of God Brazilian District, he was ordained by the Assemblies of God in Springfield, MO. From 1999 to March of 2008, he served as a co-pastor of a Brazilian Assembly of God church. He arrived at Centerpointe Church in September of 2008 where he founded New Life in Christ Ministry, which is today the Brazilian congregation of Centerpointe Church. He has worked and served with Brazilians, Hispanics, and many others who need spiritual help in this nation. Pastor Erivan is an alumni of the Bible Institute of the Assemblies of God in Rio de Janeiro and a member of the Brazilian District Council of the Assemblies of God.

Pastor Bill Marshall

Vietnamese Christian Fellowship Pastor

Pastor Bill and his Vietnamese wife Jennifer lead the Vietnamese Christian Fellowship at Centerpointe Church. They have served at five Foreign Service posts around the world. They have also conducted multiple mission trips to Asia and Africa and have a love of international and ethnic communities. Their greatest passions are ministering in Asian prisons, orphanages and house churches.


Learn more about the Vietnamese Christian Fellowship. 


Kristi Edwards

Worship and Fine Arts Director

Kristi Edwards has been the Worship and Fine Arts Director at Centerpointe since June of 2019. During high school, she attended Centerpointe Church, serving in any area where she was needed. Growing up in a musical family, Kristi studied classical violin and enjoyed leading worship. She recently graduated from Lee University in Cleveland, TN with a Music and Worship degree. During her years at Lee, Kristi served as the Worship and Creative Intern at Public Church and also led the Ladies of Lee as the President and Student Conductor. She recently was featured as the violinist on Re.Created‘s latest EP. She is passionate about the Arts, green tea, and making new friends.

Edgar Ruiz

Office Manager

Edgar Ruiz joined the Centerpointe team in August 2019. He was born and raised in Puerto Rico and later moved to Virginia in 2009. He recently graduated from the University of Valley Forge in Phoenixville, PA with a degree in Ministry Leadership.  While at Valley Forge, he served as a Resident Assistant and worked as a Student Accounts Specialist for the Financial Aid Department. He enjoys basketball, food, and seeing the spiritual growth of people.