George Wright

Pastor: Aug. 2021 — Present

George Wright is a preacher’s son, but his story isn’t one of wanting to run the opposite direction. Born in Houston, Texas, George grew up in Marietta, Georgia where his father pastored Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. “I saw an authentic faith in my parents,” George says, “they were the same people at home they were on Sundays.” This consistency led him to a decision for Christ when he was a child. Beginning in eighth grade, though, God lit a fire in George’s heart to live on mission. As he entered high school and got involved in sports, George learned to live out his faith near people who didn’t know Jesus.

Then came college at the University of South Carolina. He was the 19th member of his family to attend school in Columbia. On the first day of sophomore year, he met his now-wife, Megan; she was a freshman. “We fell in love quickly,” George says...


Executive Team


George Wright

Senior Pastor

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Tom Boston

Minister of Administration

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Lisa Davis

Minister of Discipleship

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Tim Wheat

Pastor of Missional Living

Administrative & Executive Office Teams

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Tom Boston

Minister of Administration

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Jordan Cox

Director of Communications

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Louise Hudson

Director of Accounting & Finance


Mary Beth Adams

Executive Assistant to the Executive Pastor

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Jan Buchanan

Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor

Lori Fuller

Lori Fuller

Executive Assistant to the Minister of Administration

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Mindy Barton

Executive Assistant to the Family Pastor

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David Hicks

Director of Graphics & Publications


Samuel Schafer

Video Production Associate

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Drew Young

Director of Video Production

Campus Operations Team

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Neil Byrd

Director of Campus Operations

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Ronald Robinson

Director of Campus Maintenance

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David Lowe

Campus Operations Associate

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Jerry Flowers

Readiness Team Leader


Crystal Garner

Readiness Team Leader

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Vic Dubose

Readiness Team

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Blake Evans

Readiness Team

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Kathy Hicks

Readiness Team

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Drew Perkins

Readiness Team


Ken Hubbard

Readiness Team

Discipleship Team | Adults

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Lisa Davis

Minister of Discipleship


Suzanne Blackwood

Executive Assistant to the Minister of Discipleship

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Bradley Patton

Minister to Young Adults & Equipping

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Susan Forehand

Minister to Empty Nesters & Women

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Jonathan Payne

Minister to Senior Adults & Pastoral Care

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Judy Meadows

Receptionist & Adult Ministry Assistant


Kim Oldham

Membership and Adult Ministry Assistant

Discipleship Team | Students


Ben Baber

College Minister

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Mindy Barton

Executive Assistant to the Family Pastor

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Kelly McCollum

Associate Minister to Students

Michael Miller

Michael Miller

Associate Minister to Middle School

Discipleship Team | Children & Preteens

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Stephanie Hartsell

Minister to Children & Preteens


Josiah Roop

Associate Minister to Children and Preteens

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Adrienne Beamer

Children & Preteen Ministry Assistant

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Cynthia Moss

Children & Preteen Ministry Coordinator

Discipleship Team | Preschool

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Sarah Kent

Minister to Preschool

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Melissa Shockey

ELC Assistant Director

Whitney Alligood

Whitney Steward

Preschool Ministry Assistant

Discipleship Team | Special Needs

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Amy Kirby

Special Needs Minister

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Sharon Little

Associate Special Needs Minister

Missional Living Team

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Tim Wheat

Pastor of Missional Living

Tommy De Ramus

Tommy DeRamus

Minister of Community Engagement

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Felecia Dewing

Minister of Community Life

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Kim Hancock

Minister of Member Involvement

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Mike Lazenby

Minister of Missions

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Beth Haley

Community Life Ministry Assistant

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Reggie Hatcher

Community Life Athletic Associate

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Grace Orr

Community Life Associate

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Shelley Rehberg

Executive Assistant to the Pastor of Missional Living


Maggie Baber

Multiplication Associate

Worship Arts Team

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Rob Searcy

Director of Technology

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Riggs Taylor

Worship Arts Associate

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Matthew Berry

Assistant Production Manager

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Ronnie Hardy

Network and Systems Administrator

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Tori Harris

Database Associate

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Millie Phillips

Preschool Music Assistant

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Karen Robbins

Worship Arts Administrative Director