Staff

  • Pastor Cyndi McDonald, PhD

    I grew up in Georgia, and met my husband Ed while we were both at Georgia Tech. We have two sons, in Gospel order, Matt and Mark. Matt and his wife Cynthia live in Florida; Mark lives in New York.

    For about ten years, I taught investments and portfolio management at Louisiana State University and at the University of Missouri. Essentially, I told stories about how the markets work and how to tease financial stories out of company reports. I'm still telling stories, but now they are some of the most amazing stories of all... of a God who loves us, and will do anything to be in relationship with us. 

  • Joan Thomas

    Director of Choir

    Joan joined us in December 2021. Joan brings a lot of experience and talent to the church. She was the choral director at Pike County Middle School and the Director of Choirs and Ensembles at Gordon State College.  She directs the Acclamation Community Choir sponsored by the Thomaston-Upson Arts Council. She has been in many theatre productions such as Mame, Fiddler on the Roof, and most recently Steel Magnolias.

  • Wayne Cook

    Organist


  • Jan Baker

    Hand Bell Choir Director

    Jan Baker has led the handbell choirs for 25 years. Originally from Philadelphia, she married her high school sweetheart, Jeff Baker. They have three daughters (Julie still plays in the handbell choir!) and three grandsons.  


  • Dr. Ann Jones

    Director of Youth Ministries


  • Jennifer Petty

    Director of Children's MInistries

    Jennifer joined our staff in December of 2021. She studied Child and Family Development at Georgia Southern University and has worked in numerous positions serving children and their families. She and her husband, Derek Petty, have an 18-month-old daughter, Kate, and can usually be found spending time on the church playground.


  • Josh Varnadoe

    Director of Children's Ministries


  • Lanie Long

    Financial Secretary & Office Administrator


  • Lynn Parker

    Treasurer & Office Administrator


  • Marilyn McCranie

    Nursery

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  • Otis Miller

    Custodian

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