Rev. Dr. John Beyers

Ministry Area: Senior Minister

Phone: 706-884-4635, ext. 205


Rev. Blake Trent

Ministry Area: Associate Minister

Education: BA University of Georgia, MDiv Gammon Theological Seminary

Spouse: Katie

Hobbies: Reading, being outdoors, and spending time with friends.

Phone: 706-884-4635 ext. 206


Darian Krimm

Ministry Area: Minister of Music and Worship

Education: BA Anderson University, Master of Music East Carolina University

Spouse and/or Children: Wife: Rachel  Children: Harper and Mallory

Hobbies: Darian is an active composer, writing anthems for church choirs. He is a supporter of scouting and is an avid Boy Scout patch collector. He also enjoys hiking, spending time outdoors, playing tennis, watching far too much TV, and spending time with his family including their four cats and two dogs.

Phone: 706-884-4635 ext. 202


Andy Rainey

Ministry Area: Executive Minister

Education: BS Auburn University

Spouse and/or Children: Wife: Esther  Children: Will, Matt, and Elizabeth

Phone: 706-884-4635 ext. 201


Lisa Highland

Ministry Area: Business Manager

Education: BA LaGrange College

Hobbies:  Gardening, Reading, and playing with pets.

Phone: 706-884-4635 ext. 207


Dodie Patterson

Ministry Area: Executive Secretary

Children: Jim Thornton, Jane Upchurch

Grandchildren: Avery Upchurch

Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends.  Jigsaw puzzling and reading.

Phone: 706-884-4635 ext. 204


Jeanne Jones

Ministry Area: Director of Children’s Ministries

Education: BS Rider University

Spouse and/or Children: Husband: Alan  Children: Lindsay, Ryan and Matthew

Hobbies: Tennis, traveling, reading, DIY projects, and spending time with friends and family

Phone: 706-884-4635 ext. 209


CJ Lord

Ministry Area: Director of Youth Ministries

Education: Studying Religion and Non-profit Leadership at LaGrange College

Hobbies: Georgia Tech football, reading, playing piano, ping pong wizard and spending time with friends and family.

Phone: 706-884-4635 ext. 215


Rick Free

Ministry Area: Director of Food Services

Education: BA LaGrange College

Spouse and/or Children: Wife: Jane  Children: Nolan and Jay

Hobbies: Rick is a youth sports enthusiast and enjoys coaching soccer at the recreation level. He would love to have time to once again be frustrated by his golf game. Rick also has a passion for reading.

Phone: 706-884-4635 ext. 210 or ext. 211  E-mail:

Eddie Giddens

Ministry Area: Custodian

Spouse: Cora

Phone: 706-884-4635