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About Us2018-10-09T17:45:20+00:00

Welcome

Welcome to Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church. We are glad to have you visit us and hope you will make future trips to our church. Good Shepherd is a member of the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) with the purpose of glorifying God.

Child care. There is a nursery downstairs in the Fellowship Hall where you can take your infant or toddler and there is a children’s church where children 4-9 years old can attend. It is in the downstairs of the Christian Education building.

Fellowship. We invite you to visit our Fellowship Hall prior to the worship service for coffee and refreshments.

Attire. Dress at our church is whatever you are comfortable wearing.

Information. Church elders are available after the worship service to answer questions you may have about Good Shepherd and we provide complimentary visitor bags with information to take with you.

Parking. There is a visitor parking area to the left of the church for your convenience and a covered entrance and ramp on that side for inclement weather or people with disabilities.

Sunday Schedule

9:30AM – 10:30 Sunday School

We offer classes for all ages, including adults.

10:30AM – 11:00 Fellowship Time

Join us in the Fellowship Hall for light refreshments and refreshing conversation.

11:00AM Worship Service 

Faithful to traditions with an openness to various styles of music.

NOON – Fellowship

Directory

STAFF

As a committed follower of Jesus Christ, it is my passion to help others grow in their faith and share God’s love. This passion is what clarifies my sense of God’s vision for the people I serve.

My professional ministry began in 1991 with the people of New Hannover Presbyterian Church in Mechanicville, VA where I served in a part time youth ministry role while I was attending Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA. After graduation, I took a full-time position with First Presbyterian Church in Bristol, TN where I served in the role of Director of Youth Ministry and Christian Education. In 1997, we moved to First Presbyterian Church in Morristown, TN where I again served in the role of Director of Youth Ministry and Christian Education. During my service with Morristown I completed the additional education requirements to become a “Certified Christian Educator”. Having served the people of Morristown through a pastoral transition, my sense of call began to change and I felt led to a ministry of Word and Sacrament. I was ordained by the PCUSA in 2003 and began my service to First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson City Tennessee as Pastor. While serving the people of Jefferson City I earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in 2009. In 2011, My family and I moved to Lilburn Georgia to accept the position of Pastor/Head of Staff at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church.

On the personal side, I have been blessed with a wonderful wife named Carolyn and three incredible daughters Morgan, Amanda, and Hannah. In my spare time, I enjoy time with my family, reading, and refurbishing antique cars

Janet was born and raised in Kentucky. Growing up, she attended Dukes Cumberland Presbyterian Church, a tiny church that her father, an elder, helped build. After graduating from the University of Kentucky, Janet lived in numerous states before settling in Georgia in the late 1990s. Presently, she lives in Lilburn and attends Cannon United Methodist Church. Janet has two daughters, Olivia and Cordelia, and two dogs, Ocho and Grant. Her interests include playing tennis, spending time with her daughters, going to the movies, and just being at home.

Prior to coming to Good Shepherd Preschool, Janet worked at a dental office. Other work experiences include 13 years as a preschool teacher, being a church secretary, and working in a cardiologist’s office.

When asked why she took this job as preschool director, Janet stated that she loved working at Good Shepherd as the church secretary and missed it when she left. She loved being in a church atmosphere and seeing the children. Now, she feels she has the best of both worlds. She looks forward to building relationships with the parents and children and enhancing the quality of the preschool program.

Michael Sarvis was born and raised in the metro Atlanta area. He has been married to his wonderful wife since February 2014. Michael has his undergraduate degree in psychology and Christian counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. He is currently attending Columbia Theological Seminary and is pursuing his masters in divinity.

Michael has been in the youth ministry for ten years, he served at his previous congregation for eight years. He believes that youth ministry is an essential part of young Christians lives and should focus on teaching the youth to love God and love people (John 13:34).

Laura Leigh Beall is a conductor and music educator who grew up singing in the Spivey Hall Children’s Choir just southeast of Atlanta, GA. She is currently in her third year as Choral Director at Osborne Middle School in Gwinnett County, where she directs 7 choral ensembles and presents four concerts annually. Additionally, she greatly enjoys singing Soprano 1 with the Atlanta Master Chorale, a community ensemble which performs on the campus of Emory University. AMC performed at the 2017 National conference of the American Choral Directors’ Association. Laura Leigh holds a Master of Music degree in Conducting from the University of Georgia, where she studied with Daniel Jacob Bara and J.D. Burnett. She also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Reinhardt University where she studied conducting with Martha Shaw.

Sharon has been with Good Shepherd since March of 2015.

Sharon was born in Rabun County Georgia and moved to Doraville at a very young age. She attended Ga State University where she studied Nursing. In her spare time, Sharon enjoys tennis, reading and spending time with her family in the great outdoors. She currently lives in Loganville with her husband and two children.

Jody Gragg has accepted the position of Accompanist for GSPC. Ever since the age of 7 years old, Jody knew he wanted to play piano and his music for The One who gave the gift of music in his life, Jesus Christ. Jody has accompanied many choirs from his high school and college days to touring the East coast playing and singing at camps, colleges and churches all the way to New York. He studied piano and voice at Shorter College in Rome, Ga. He is a father to two precious boys, Alex, 17, and Aslan, 10 years of age. Jody enjoys playing tennis with his boys and taking long walks with them. He desires to use his music to bring a message of hope to those who need to hear about the love of God. One fond memory about Jody is he and his dad sang in a barbershop chorus which they got to perform in Salt Lake City, UT. His dad and mom have always been his greatest supporters of his music. To God be the Glory.

Susan joins the staff of GSPC in the role as Full Charge Bookkeeper.

Susan was born and raised in South Georgia. After marrying, she lived in Rome, GA for over forty years until her husband’s passing in 2015. Susan moved to Lilburn recently and lives with her son, Jesse and her daughter, Laura. Susan graduated from Albany Junior College and Berry College. She has worked in churches in both a financial and administrative capacity for over 22 years. Susan enjoys reading and spending time with her grumpy 16 year old poodle.