David_Kenley_180.jpg (180x179)pxSenior Minister: Rev. David Kenley

David is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and a graduate of Lexington Theological Seminary (Lexington, Kentucky). David spent fifteen years of his ministry with the Christian Church Homes of Kentucky(CCHK), providing pastoral care for senior citizens in retirement communities and nursing facilities in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky. Prior to serving with CCHK, he was a chaplain in a general hospital, chaplain in a state psychiatric hospital, pastor of a congregation and held several positions in the secular world. David is a native of Peoria, Illinois; grew up in central Florida; graduated from Auburn University; and is married to Kim who is a native of Dallas, Texas. Both David and Kim are lifelong members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

David and Kim recently returned from a ten-year expatriate stay in the United Kingdom and now live in Marietta. While in England, David served as a Guest Minister in several Church of England and United Reformed congregations. His immediate previous ministry was with Brookhaven Christian Church, where he served as Pastoral Associate. Kim works for BCD Travel as a Senior Information Security Analyst. In addition to serving as our minister, David indulges his passion for motorcycling. You may see his Harley in the parking lot.

To learn more about David and Kim read this article from the North Fulton Herald.

Allen_Rogers_180.JPG (180x180)pxMinister of Administration: Rev. Allen Rogers

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DSC_6480.1_small.jpg (225x224)pxMinisters of Children and Youth: Revs. Matt and Christy Marshall

Matt and Christy are both ordained ministers in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), stationed at Fort Benning, where Christy is an Active Duty Army Chaplain, taking care of the spiritual needs of approximately 2,000 basic trainees. Matt is an Inactive Reservist in the Army Reserve, soon to transition into Active Duty as a Chaplain. They each have over a decade of experience in various ministries. When asked what they are most excited about in working with the youth of Johns Creek, they shared this: Matt said, "I love working with youth as investment in the future leaders of the church. I'm also passionate about integrating the youth into the ministry of the church as a whole and watching the youth begin to cultivate their gifts and talents for the first time." Christy said, "I'm most excited for the opportunities to invest in the youth including discipleship, being a mentor and reaching out to those in need."

Rick_Smith_180.JPG (180x179)pxDirector of Music Ministries: Rick Smith

Mr. Rick Smith, Director of Choral Activities for Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, received a Bachelor of Music Education and a Bachelor of Church Music from Shorter College, in Rome, GA.  There he strengthened and refined his skills as a pianist and vocalist, and also developed a passion and a taste for exquisite choral music.  Mr. Smith was privileged to study choral conducting from choral genius, John H. Ratledge III, Ph.D.  Mr. Smith is also owner and co-founder of New School of Music, a successful music conservatory in the Atlanta area.

Lynn_Renshaw_180.JPG (180x179)pxAssistant Director of Music Ministries: Lynn Renshaw

Lynn Renshaw received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA.  She has been involved in many great choirs and orchestras as a choral member, soloist and accompanist, and her enthusiasm for the arts encompasses instrumental, choral, theatrical and visual arts.   Her favorite part about Johns Creek Christian Church is the absolute joy and friendliness found here, coupled with an incredible music fellowship.  Please feel free to come and experience these wonderful things for yourself! 

Jose_Manuel_Garcia180.JPG (180x180)pxPianist: Dr. José Manuel García

In his role as Pianist for the congregation, Dr. José Manuel García shares a rich repertoire of music and musical skills with us each week. Dr. García also serves as the Music Director and Conductor of the Gwinnett Symphony Jazz Orchestra. He is a Steinway Artist, award-winning jazz pianist, composer, arranger, orchestrator and music educator, whose musicianship in the classical repertoire has been highly recognized as well as in the jazz and Latin genres.

As a jazz pianist, Dr. García has been actively performing in Atlanta and throughout the United States with internationally acclaimed artists. He is a founder of International Groove Conspiracy, an Atlanta-based jazz trio which has received great reviews by giants in the industry. The trio has performed at major venues in the nation, including the Atlanta Jazz Festival, the Montreaux Jazz Festival, the National Black Arts Festival, the Rialto Center for the Arts, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, and the Blue Note in New York City.

JCCC is grateful for the musical gifts Dr. García shares with us in worship each week

Patty_Westerfield_180.JPG (180x179)pxNursery Attendant: Patty Westerfield

Patty's love of caring for children began as a child and continued into adulthood.  She babysat, volunteered at children's hospitals, and cared for children with special needs.  After raising her own family and retiring from a career in the insurance industry, she delighted in returning to her true passion; caring for children.  Patty would have all know that she considers it a privilege to have cared for the infants and children of John's Creek Christian for twelve years, and looks forward to continuing for years to come!