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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

 

 

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

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 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.
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: 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