Pastor & Staff

Richard F. McNeil

Lead Pastor

Richard has a passion for leadership, mental health and innovative strategies for leading people to love Jesus.  He is an Artivist (Art Activist for civil and religious rights), Author, Illustrator, Creative Strategist, Theologian as well as musician (singing & playing the guitar).  He has a great burden on his heart for people who have been misguided, discouraged, and hurt by the misrepresentations of the Gospel. He utilizes his skills in preaching, teaching, counseling, and music to make theology easy to understand while helping people come to a deeper understanding of who God is.

Richard earned a  Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and Minor in biblical languages from Southern Adventist University and completed his Masters of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Andrews University in May 2016. He is an Ordained Minister with the Georgia-Cumberland Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

Meet the Elders

Jermie Escourse

Comedic Relief
Jermie supervises the Sabbath School teachers, our media & visual teams, and works with our secretary in the organizational needs. He has a creative and comedic mind.

Donald Retemiah

Resident Chaplin
Oversees the Community Services, Family life and Treasury Departments of our church family.  He is a gifted Chaplin at Emory Hospital.

Leadership Matters
We love to lead others to love Jesus Christ!

The Executive Board

Dedicated and involved

Kimberly Sylvester

Children's Ministry Coordinator
Coordinates our Children's bible classes, children story time during services and other creative programs crafted for young minds.
  • PreK-5th Grade  (ages 0-9)

Chakima Frederick-Harrison

Pathfinders Club Director
Coordinates our children's mentorship and discipleship program called Pathfinders.
  • Junior / Earliteen (ages 10-14)
  • Youth (ages 15-17)

Britney Escourse

Adventurer Club Director
Coordinates our children's mentorship and discipleship program called Adventurers. This program is structured for
  • Tiny Tots (ages 0-4)
  • Kindergarten (ages 5-7)
  • Primary (ages 8-9)

Andrew Wade

Youth Ministry Director
Plans and Coordinates youth programs and activities for the future leaders of the church.
  • Youth (ages 17 -25)

Carol Garvey

Hospitality Coordinator
Always friendly and welcoming; coordinating the warmth we express to both guests and members. She also leads out with our Senior Care ministry. 

Lisbeth Luis

Financial  Coordinator
Coordinates our fundraisers and helps to keep our finances in order. 

Morgan Bond

VBS (Vacation Bible School) Coordinator
Planning of our annual summer outreach ministry for children in the community and church family.
  • Children (ages 0-17)  

Karen Odumosu

Communication Coordinator  & Secretary
She is an organizing machine who loves to keep everyone informed as to what's happening, when it's happening and how they can get involved.

"My family and I visited this church this morning and they were very welcoming, plus the service was amazing and the fellowship was great. We will definitely be going back 😊
And the lunch was amazing as well ❤❤❤"

- Annie Dawes

"Lovely atmosphere, they have the love of Jesus Christ. My new church home!

- Geran Mark

"Great place to worship!"

- Telesha Cooke


Each and everyone one of us has a unique call on our life. God has blessed us with strengths that we can use for His glory.
We have volunteer needs in many areas during our evening and morning services.

Contact us today for more info! We would love to serve His kingdom with you!

"But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the Lord gave you: to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, to keep his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul." Joshua 22:5