Ministry Staff

  • Al Southerland

    Senior Pastor

    Al was born in Ada, Oklahoma. He has a Bachelor's degree from University of Oklahoma,

    Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological  Seminary, and a Doctor of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological  Seminary. Al married Jeanne Carr on October 19, 1974, they have 2 daughters, and they have 3 grandchildren.

  • David Johnston

    Next Generation and Family Pastor

    David was born and grew up in Metro Atlanta. He has a Bachelor's degree from Georgia Southern and a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. David married Jennifer in June 2008, and they have six children.

  • Don Mason

    Pastor To Seniors

    Don was born in Florence, Alabama. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, Master of Arts Degree from University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. Don married Sandra Wormal from Princeton, West Virginia on February 25, 1961, they have four children, and they have ten grandchildren.

  • Kirk Bullington

    Interim Worship Pastor

    We are happy to have Kirk with us to fill in until we find our next Worship Pastor. Kirk has been with us before and brings a host of talent with him and we are looking forward to worshiping with him.

Directors & Support Staff

  • Terri Butler

    Preschool Director

    Terri grew up in Athens, GA and has a Bachelor of Science degree from North Georgia College. She is married to Ray, and they have 2 grown kids: Mitch and Lindsey.

  • Janet Earnest

    Financial Secretary

    Janet was born in Clay Center, Kansas and has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from Kansas State University. She married Roy Earnest 1980, and they have three boys. 

  • Amber langham

    Ministry Assistant

    Amber was born in Santa Monica, California. She is very tech savvy and loves the outdoors. Amber and her husband Jonathan have been married since 2011. They have 2 dogs ~ Rusty and Lulu. 


    Facilities Manager

    Billy was born in Greensboro, NC and has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.

    He married Vanessa on May 15, 2010, and they have two kids a boy and girl.