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TOUR: Christ Lutheran Growth and Building Plan


Apr 29, 2023


12:30 pm - 1:00 pm


Facility Design‚ Use‚ and Safety,
Worship Production

On this brief walking tour, discover how Christ Lutheran Church developed a master plan to add to their existing facility over the years for maximum engagement and financial stewardship.

Hear from the lead pastor, architect, general contractor, and the AVL integrator to discover how they all worked together to create what you see.

Meet on the staircase located on the right side of the lobby areas (when looking toward the sanctuary from the main doors).


  • Bryan R. Knupp
    Bryan R. Knupp
    Executive Vice President at EDIFIC, LLC

    After earning a degree in Civil Engineering from NC State in 1989, Bryan started his career in hospital and healthcare construction before joining Edifice in 1996 for the opportunity to marry his two passions: working in construction and serving the local church. Bryan has led Edifice’s Faith-Based Construction group, which has completed over 150 projects across the Carolinas, helping churches maximize resources with quality facilities that enhance and expand their ministries.

  • Donnie Haulk
    Donnie Haulk
    CEO/President of AE Global

    Donnie is the CEO of AE Global Media; he founded the company in 1989. Donnie leads the AE Global development of campus wide technology systems for ministries, churches, and businesses worldwide.
    Over 3 million people experience live worship on production systems each Sunday designed & installed by AE, and millions more via broadcast and streaming technology.

    A technology architect, pioneer in performance acoustics, musician and published author, Donnie’s drive is to inspire people through innovative design and communication.

  • Scotty S. Smith
    Scotty S. Smith
    Principal & Director of Faith-Based Design at ADW Architects

    Growing up with a grandfather skilled in carpentry and an uncle in construction, Scotty discovered early on a passion for architecture. Earning a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech in 1997, Scotty has had the opportunity to work on a range of project types including movie theatres, multi-family housing, local government, public safety, and the most fulfilling – faith architecture. As Director of Faith-Based Design for ADW Architects, which has completed more than 500 church projects since its founding in 1977, he leads an experienced team working with a diverse range of churches primarily in both Carolinas. Scotty always enjoys time with his wife of 23 years and their five children and enjoys serving at Hickory Grove Baptist Church.

  • The Rev. Dr. Scott Suskovic
    The Rev. Dr. Scott Suskovic
    Senior Pastor at Christ Lutheran Church

    Pastor Scott Suskovic has been senior pastor of Christ Lutheran Church since 1998. He received his M.Div. from Lutheran Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota and a D.Min. in Church Administration and Growth from Boston University. Currently, for the past six years, Pastor Suskovic has worked with churches across the country as a consultant and coach for multi-site ministries in a variety of forms. Under his leadership, Christ Lutheran has launched four campuses in different settings. He’s passionate about helping pastors envision various ways multi-sites might work for their contexts.


Christ Lutheran Right Lobby Staircase