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About Us2019-01-04T22:10:34+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, TN, 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, GA, 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, Carolyn, and three incredible daughters: Morgan, Amanda and Hannah. In my spare time, I enjoy time with my family, reading, and refurbishing antique cars

I was born and raised in Kentucky, attending Dukes Cumberland Presbyterian Church, a tiny church that my father, an elder, helped build. After graduating from the University of Kentucky, I lived in numerous states before settling in Georgia in the late 1990s.  I presently live in Lilburn and attend Cannon United Methodist Church. I have two daughters, Olivia and Cordelia, and two dogs, Ocho and Grant. My interests include playing tennis, spending time with my daughters, going to the movies, and just being at home.

Prior to coming to Good Shepherd Preschool, I worked at a dental office, as well as 13 years as a preschool teacher, being a church secretary, and working in a cardiologist’s office.

I enjoyed working at Good Shepherd as the church secretary and missed it when I left. I loved being in a church atmosphere and seeing the children, so now I have the best of both worlds as preschool director. I look forward to building relationships with the parents and children and enhancing the quality of the preschool program.

I was born and raised in the metro Atlanta area and have been married to my wonderful wife since February 2014. I have an undergraduate degree in psychology and Christian counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, and am currently attending Columbia Theological Seminary pursuing my masters in divinity.

I have been in the youth ministry for ten years, serving my previous congregation for eight years. I believe 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).

Being a conductor and music educator, I grew up singing in the Spivey Hall Children’s Choir, just southeast of Atlanta, GA. I am currently in my third year as Choral Director at Osborne Middle School in Gwinnett County, directing 7 choral ensembles and presenting four concerts annually. Additionally, I greatly enjoy 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. I have a Master of Music degree in Conducting from the University of Georgia, where I studied with Daniel Jacob Bara and J.D. Burnett. I also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Reinhardt University, studying conducting with Martha Shaw.

Born in Rabun County, GA, I moved to Doraville at a very young age. I attended Georgia State University where I studied nursing. In my spare time, I enjoy tennis, reading and spending time with my family in the great outdoors. I currently live in Loganville with my husband and two children.

I have been with Good Shepherd since March of 2015.

Ever since the age of 7 years old, I knew I wanted to play piano and my music for The One who gave the gift of music in his life, Jesus Christ. I have accompanied many choirs from my high school and college days to touring the east coast playing and singing at camps, colleges and churches all the way to New York. I studied piano and voice at Shorter College in Rome, GA. I am father to two precious boys, Alex, 17, and Aslan, 10, and enjoy playing tennis and taking long walks with them. I desire to use my music to bring a message of hope to those who need to hear about the love of God.

I was born and raised in south Georgia, and after marrying, lived in Rome, GA, for over forty years until my husband’s passing in 2015. I moved to Lilburn and live with my son, Jesse, and daughter, Laura. I graduated from Albany Junior College and Berry College, and have worked in churches in both a financial and administrative capacity for over 22 years. I recently joined the staff of GSPC in the role as Full Charge Bookkeeper. I enjoy reading and spending time with my grumpy 16 year old poodle.

I was born in Ohio, but have spent most of my life in Virginia. I have been in the Atlanta area for shortly over a year and live in Duluth. I have served a number of populations including foster care, community, mental health, child and families, and individuals struggling with substance abuse and mental health concerns. I graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Psychology and obtained my Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2017. I am in the process of completing requirements to become a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of Georgia. You can reach me at: Sara.Melton@thornwell.org or 470-223-5980.