Our Leadership Teams

. . . working together to create a professional team environment where we all take part in impacting lives and reaching our community.

Clyde Self


Clyde’s goal is to touch as many people as possible with the love of God so that He may bring the healing of Christ to them. To this end, he is very involved as a pastor, a counselor and a mentor. He has a strong love for people. He wants to help them grow because he believes that having a passionate and growing relationship with God is pre-eminent. Pastor Clyde is very grateful for the Bible and the Holy Spirit.
“I am passionately in love with my Lord, my wife, and my kids. I am so honored to be the pastor to people wherever I go and whoever I meet.” 

Larry Stewart

Worship Minister

Larry is responsible for “everything music.”  This includes everything in the background that makes what the congregation sees and hears possible.  He has been doing this part-time for many years.  Larry is a strong believer in evangelism and his goal is to see others enthusiastic about sharing Jesus.  He is very grateful for his salvation and his family.  When not working at one of his two jobs, Larry likes to play golf.  He is married to Karen.  His step-son is Adam Hensley who is married to Kasi, their daughter is Gracie.  Larry’s daughter is Jenny Vining and her son is Ron McLaughlin.

Brian Carden

Youth Pastor

Brian has experienced his call to youth ministry when he was a junior in college. Since then, he has passionately and faithfully served youth and their parents. He is passionate about Scripture being the foundation of our life and desires youth to equipped with biblical truth for living life. Brian and his wife, Renee, love to entertain, play games, sit on our deck and watch football. He and Renee have 5 children,   Lauren, Lindsey, Brian, Corryn, and Autumn. They also have 3 grand-kids as well.

“I have a very simple philosophy, but one that I learned by studying Jesus’ life. Love the students and teach them God’s word.”

Laura Smith

Preschool Minister

Laura has spent a great deal of her adult life serving preschoolers and their families. She attended UNG Gainesville where she studied early childhood education. Laura has been married to her high school sweetheart, Brent, since 1992. They are the proud parents of one beautiful daughter Chloe who is married to Micahel. Laura and Brent are also blessed with the two most wonderful grandchildren in the world, Easton and Babe. Laura is a busy and fantastic real-estate agent and in her free time, Laura enjoys spending time with her family. You may also find her “sittin’ round the campfire” or binge watching episodes of The Andy Griffeth Show.

“Children are never too young to learn about the love of Christ. Proverbs 22:6 tells us to “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”
  • Buddy Anderson
  • Lyn Burkhalter
  • Richard Bailey
  • Chad Bruce
  • Charles George
  • Tim Hatch
  • Kim Johnson
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