Leadership Team

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
Considers Alabama home.
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.
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.
Born in South Carolina and lived teenage years in Winter Haven, Florida.
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.
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



William Sadler, Worship Pastor

William Saddler and his wife, Lori

Family Focus: Married to Lori w/ one child, Kaitlyn.

Background: Born and raised in Albany, GA, ministered in Athens, GA for the past eight years before joining the staff of MPFBC.

Passion: Leading the people of God in songs drenched with the truth and doctrine of the word.

Most Physically Challenging Experience: Installing irrigation systems in the southwest Georgia summer heat.

Academic: BA Religion & Philosophy – LaGrange College ’06, MA Worship Leadership – NOBTS ‘14

Joined Staff: January 3rd, 2017

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


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 and has 6 children and 9 grandchildren
Background: Local church ministry for 22 years, GA Baptist State Missionary for 28 years.

Passion: Being a Christ follower

Most Physically Challenging Experience: Lock In’s during my Youth Ministry days!

Academic: B.S. Special Education at Voldosta State University, Master and Doctorate Degree in Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Joined Staff:
February 29, 2016


Rebecca Shugart, Children’s Minister

Family Focus: 
Married to Tyler
Background: Born and grew up in High Point, NC. Worked and ministered to children at Peace Church in Wilson, NC for 2.5 years.

Passion: Learning with children and watching them discover who God is and how much He loves them. Painting and traveling to new places.

Most Physically Challenging Experience: The World  Race: 11 Countries in 11 Months!

Academic: B.S. Exercise Sports Science @ Meredith College.

Joined Staff:
March 6, 2017

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.
Born and raised in Grays, SC. We have lived in Lilburn since 1990.
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.
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: Raised in East Cobb County Georgia. Taught middle and elementary school for 7 years before becoming a stay at home mom for my three children.

Passion: To seize every chance to pour God’s Word and the truth of Jesus into the lives of preschoolers and their families.

Most Physically Challenging experience:  The three separate weeks I spent building houses in Matamoras, Mexico as a part of an AIM international mission group.

Education: Middle Grade Education B.S. from Georgia College and State University, Georgia Gifted Education Endorsement, and State of Georgia Certified Educator Pre K- 8th grade

Joined Staff:
July 5, 2016