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Dr. Paul Ballard, Sr. Pastor

Paul Ballard with his wife, Libbie

Paul Ballard and his wife, Libbie

Family Focus:
Married to Libbie, 2 children, Lauren and Matthew
Background:
Considers Alabama home.
Passion:
Preaching and Teaching Gods Word and casting a vision for HIS Church.
Most Physically Challenging Experience:
Walking on and playing football at the University of Alabama 1982-1983.
Academic:
BA Wofford College; Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Seminary; Dr. of Ministry, Columbia International University; Dissertation, Team building.
Joined Staff:
May 16, 2011

Richard King, Education/Missions

Richard King with his wife, Betsy

Richard King and his wife, Betsy

Family Focus:
Betsy and our daughter, Joy, who has given us three grandchildren, Lily, Easton and Lauren and a son in law, Kendall.
Background:
Born in South Carolina and lived teenage years in Winter Haven, Florida.
Passion:
Using the power of God’s Word to continually place people in a position to be led, nurtured, and disciplined by the Holy Spirit, so God’s purpose for their lives are realized to the fullest.
   Most Physically Challenging Experience:
Somewhere between running a marathon, splitting a cord of wood in a day and backpacking for six nights in the Carolina mountains.
Academic:
B.S. in Civil Engineering, Auburn University
Joined Staff:
April 2, 1984
 

Brandon Garrett, Young Families/Administration 

Brandon Garrett and his wife, Emily

Brandon Garrett and his wife, Emily

Family Focus: 
Married to Emily with three children, Elizabeth Ann, Olivia, Whitt
Background:
Born and raised in Lilburn. Lived in Raleigh, NC for 3 years before returning to Lilburn.
Passion:
To lead people deep in communion with God and His people that we might together participate in His mission.
Most Physically Challenging Experience:
Sprint workouts up Freshman Hill at Georgia Tech
Academic:
B.S. in Building Construction, Georgia Tech; M.A. in Christian Studies, Southeastern Seminary.
Joined Staff:
April 14, 2014

 

Kevin Lamb, Student Pastor

Kevin Lamb with his wife, Amanda

Kevin Lamb and his wife, Amanda

Family Focus: 
Married to Amanda with two daughters, McKenzie Kate and Abigail.
Background: Born and raised right here in Stone Mountain

Passion:

Most Physically Challenging Experience: It’s a tough choice between Fire recruit school, running a marathon, or going into big house fires as a firefighter.

Academic: Outdoor Education/Psychology, Georgia College and State University

Joined Staff: May 16, 2016

 

Dennis Rogers, Senior Adults

Dennis Rogers and his wife Judy

Dennis Rogers and his wife Judy

Family Focus: 
Married to Judy
Background:

Passion:

Most Physically Challenging Experience:

Academic:

Joined Staff:
February 29, 2016

 

Susan Romano, Director of Wellness

Susan and her husband Jack

Susan and her husband, Jack

Family Focus:
Married to Jack since 1980. We have 2 sons, Matthew and Kevin.
Background:
Born and raised in Grays, SC. We have lived in Lilburn since 1990.
Passion:
Teaching and promoting the importance of physical exercise and good nutrition. Demonstrating the love of Christ through the fellowship, service, support, sharing and praying together.
Most Physically Challenging Experience:
Survived many bootcamps in preparing to teach various exercise class formats. Non-field related experience is my one and only river raft trip down the Ocoee. Cold and scared the entire time.
Academic:
BS in Criminal Justice, Armstrong State College; MS in Sociology, Valdosta State College.
Joined Staff:
July 1, 2012

 

Amy Stallings, Preschool ECE Director

Amy Stallings and her husband Morgan

Family Focus:
Married to Morgan, 3 children, Charlotte, Jackson and Garrett
Background:

Passion:

Most Physically Challenging Experience:

Academic:

Joined Staff:
July 5, 2016

 

Jackie Brugh, Interim Children’s Director

Jackie Brugh with her husband, Mike

Jackie Brugh and her husband, Mike