“Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
-- Philippians 2:4

 
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Tim Locke
Pastor

Tim and his wife Debbie met in college and married in 1995. They have four children: David, Rebecca, Matthew, and Jonathan. Tim grew up here in Roswell, went to South Carolina for college and seminary. His pastoral ministry began in 1994, in South Carolina, then pastoring in Michigan, Florida, and for seven years in New Jersey. Debbie grew up in South Carolina and currently works in a local elementary school as a registrar. Tim is currently working on a Doctorate of Ministry from Reformed Theological Seminar in Charlotte. He and his family have been at ECPC since 2014.

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Paul Owens
Pastor of Shepherding and Discipleship

Paul and his wife, Rhoda, are native Georgians. When his children, Daniel and Anne, were very young, Paul moved his family to Jackson, Mississippi, where he received his Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary. Paul has served as a missionary in Budapest and as a short-term missionary in Russia. He joined our staff in 2013 as Director of Care and Counseling, a role that transitioned into a pastoral one as he pursued his gifts of shepherding and discipleship. Paul also oversees our Life Group ministry. He and Rhoda are celebrating their 44th anniversary. He is the proud father-in-law of Vanessa Owens and Justin Reynolds, and is Papi to Kadence, Riley, Wyatt, Chase, Branch, and Carter.

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Jordan Ross    Director of Student Ministries    Jordan and his wife Jessica are originally from Chattanooga and moved to Georgia when he came on staff with us in 2017. They have three young children. Outside of spending time with his family and students, Jordan enjoys any athletic activity, being outdoors, traveling the world, and reading history books. Jordan has served in youth ministry since 2005 and served at two churches in Baltimore before moving to Marietta.   CONTACT

Jordan Ross
Director of Student Ministries

Jordan and his wife Jessica are originally from Chattanooga and moved to Georgia when he came on staff with us in 2017. They have three young children. Outside of spending time with his family and students, Jordan enjoys any athletic activity, being outdoors, traveling the world, and reading history books. Jordan has served in youth ministry since 2005 and served at two churches in Baltimore before moving to Marietta.

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Marj Swierenga
Director of Children’s Ministries

Marj joined our staff in 1999. She uses her love for children, her teaching background, and her spiritual gifts of teaching and administration to lead and develop our ministry to children from birth through fifth grade. She and her husband Jon have four children (two of whom still live at home). She has taught students with a variety of gifts and needs, including students in ESOL programs, students with special needs, and adult learners.

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Donna Minday
Church Administrator

Donna and her husband Mark have been members of ECPC since 1990. Donna joined our staff in 2001 and served as a member of the Women’s Ministry team and as Nursery Director before assuming the responsibilities of Church Administrator in 2010. Mark and Donna have four adult daughters, one grandson, and a German Shepherd who keep them very busy.

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Meredith Dixon
Student Ministries Intern

Meredith is from Savannah,GA and recently finished her degree in Sociology at the University of North Georgia. Meredith's first experience in youth ministry was helping out with Middle School Sunday school at her home church in Savannah which sparked her deep desire to love and disciple students. She served as the Middle School Summer Intern and the High School Summer Intern for two summers before taking on the roll of full time two-year intern. Meredith loves to read, spend time with friends, and find new coffee shops. She loves the students at ECPC and desires to see them grow in the knowledge of and love for the Lord. 

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Christina Fisher
Children’s Ministries' Assistant

Christina and her husband, Justin, have been members of ECPC since 2011 and have four kids. Christina joined our staff in 2017 after serving for years in ministry to children through Vacation Bible School, Sunday school, Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), Community Bible Study, and in homeschooling her own children. She has a passion for helping kids see the gospel in fun and exciting ways, and feels most at home talking about Jesus in outrageous costumes, crazy wigs, and through silly games.

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Quincy Heath
Facilities Coordinator

Quincy joined our staff in 2018. He holds a master’s degree in classical vocal performance and a bachelor’s degree in Biblical studies. He loves playing the piano, singing and acting. Quincy retired from the Army after serving our country for 20 years as an O3. He has worked in the maintenance field for more than 25 years. Quincy brings a lot experience to our team, as well as a great attitude, an open heart and a willing spirit that is always ready to learn.

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Lee Kizer
Worship & Arts Director

Lee Kizer joined the staff at ECPC in August 2019 as our Worship & Arts Director. He started leading worship in church at the age of 15. Lee played music professionally for 10 years in New York (in a Christian-ish band called Spinoza) and ran a recording studio. His wife, Jennifer, met him during that time in his life. The Kizers have been living in East Cobb since 2010. Lee works at ADP in data analytics, and Jennifer is a writer and preschool teacher. Lee & Jennifer have two daughters.

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Debbie Serro
Finance and IT Manager

Debbie joined our staff in 2009 to provide financial and technical services to both ECPC and ECCS, as well as administrative oversight for the church management software. She served as finance manager for two other churches before coming to ECPC. She and her husband Marty have two daughters and are members of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

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Billy Creech
Head of School, East Cobb Christian School

Billy Creech joined our staff in July 2019 as Head of School. He came to us from Winston-Salem, NC where he most recently served as the Headmaster at Redeemer School. Billy is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill (BS in Industrial Relations), Fuller Seminary (MA in Christian Leadership) and Covenant College (Masters in Education- Administrative Leadership). Billy is married to Carrie (26 years) and they have three adult children. Billy enjoys sports, plays guitar, and loves spending time with his family.


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