Pastors & Staff

Stephen Weeks

Lead Pastor, Elder

What's Up! I grew up in a small city in eastern North Carolina where there may be more pigs than people. As a teenager, I came to know and love Jesus. I met my bride, Monica, at college. She is from Delaware. After  graduating, we were married and moved to North Carolina where I received my Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2013.

We have been graced with 3 sweet girls: Charlotte, Mercy, and Charis. After serving for 4 years on staff with a church in NC, we sensed the Spirit leading us to move to Philadelphia to make disciples and see this great city saturated with worshipers in all of life.

Vern Mathews


Vern was born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. He came to faith in Jesus as a middle-schooler, after hearing the gospel preached regularly in his local church. Vern attended college at the University of Mary Washington. It was during his time as a college student that the Lord began to impress upon his heart a deeper passion for God's glory and the local church. The Lord placed an unshakeable desire in Vern's heart to serve the local church in pastoral ministry. To that end, Vern furthered his studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he earned a Master of Arts in Christian Studies.

Vern has been married to his wife Sam since 2013, and they have two amazing kids, Asher and Ella. In 2018, Vern and Sam followed the Lord's prompting, coming to Philadelphia with a desire to love the city and be a part of planting churches.

Vern's hobbies include reading books on theology or history, watching sports of any kind, and hanging out with his family.

Corry Mulligan

College Ministry Director

Corry was born and raised in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA, and came to know Jesus at a young age. He attended college at Samford University in Birmingham, AL, where he met his wife, Mary Leslie.
Shortly after graduating and getting married in 2016, Corry and Mary Leslie moved to Philadelphia to help plant Redemption City Church. During his first five years in Philadelphia, Corry served the church while also working in the marketing and communications industry. He came on staff with the church full time in August 2021 to work in the area of college ministry.
Corry and Mary Leslie pray that college students all over Philadelphia would come to know and love Jesus and impact the world for Him!

Dan Hacker

Support Staff

Dan grew up in Lawncrest, a neighborhood in NE Philly.  As a graduate of NorthEast High School, he knew he wanted to serve the local church and share the love of Jesus through word and deed.  To be well prepared, he pursued a Bible & Youth Ministry degree at Philadelphia Biblical University (he later received his Masters of Divinity at Cairn University).  He had the opportunity to serve in a local youth ministry for 16 years, 8 of those full time, before serving at RCC in 2018.  

He has been married to Shellie since 2012 and after he convinced her to leave the beautiful state of Tennessee for Philly (ha), they have been serving the greater Philadelphia area side by side, sharing the love and Word of Jesus!  Together they trained in the Soma Sending Residency Program for 2 years which focused on preparing them for potential church planting.  Shortly after they completed this program, they welcomed into the world their beautiful daughter, Lael, in December 2019!

They desire to display the Kingdom of Christ in many ways on their block, in their neighborhood and throughout the city!  They are praying that the Spirit continues to use them to work in any way He leads so that the Kingdom can break in more and more, and that lives can be changed in the name of Jesus!  To know more about the Hackers visit TheKingdomOnDisplay.com.