Staff

The Church office hours are Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm. The offices are closed on Fridays.

Mail: 504 Center St. Palmetto, GA. 30268.     Phone: (770) 463-9448     Fax: (770) 463-8455


  • Craig Kingston - senior minister

    Craig joined the staff at Southwest in 2005, and became the senior minister in 2011. He preaches most Sundays during the later contemporary service. He is a graduate of Atlanta Christian College (now Point University) and Emmanuel School of Religion (now Emmanuel Christian Seminary). Craig and his wife Melanie, and their children Carter, Abigail, Lauren, Sawyer, and Leah live in Newnan. 


    (770) 463-9448

  • James White - senior associate minister

    (pastoral care)

    James has been on staff the longest of any current staff member, having served as a youth minister, worship leader, and now in his current role focusing on pastoral care. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries from Atlanta Christian College (now Point University) and a Master of Divinity from Emmanuel School of Religion (now Emmanuel Christian Seminary). He is currently enrolled in classes for Clinical Pastoral Education. James is responsible for coordinating worship and preaching during the earlier traditional service every week.


           (770) 463-9448

  • Deanna Peacock - SWkids minister

    Deanna joined the staff in November 2012 fulfilling a long standing desire to be a children’s minister.  Deanna holds a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies from Atlanta Christian College (now Point University). She lives in Newnan with her husband, John and three children, Hannah, Steven and William. 


             (404) 316-8751

  • Taylor Cornelius - SWkids assistant director

    Taylor has been serving with Southwest since June 2016. She graduated from the University of West Georgia, where she holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. Taylor has moved back to Newnan to be closer to family and work.


           (678) 378-2191

  • Gail Morgart - adult choir director

    Gail joined the staff in 2017. She is a graduate of Atlanta Christian College (now Point University).  She married Tom Morgart and supported him in youth ministry for many years in Georgia and Pennsylvania. 


    Gail has three adult children, Kimberly (Brent) Cater, Nicole (Jeff) Harbin, and Sam (Stacey) Morgart.  She is also the grandmother of four; Michael and Clara Grace Harbin, and Makenna and Emily Morgart.


    "Music continues to hold a vital place in my life. I believe music is a gift from God and part of our worship to God." See Revelation 5:13.


             (770) 463-9448

  • Daniel Harbin - worship leader

    Daniel joined the staff in the summer of 2017. He graduated from Point University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music and in Business Administration. He is currently enrolled in Ten Thousand Fathers Worship School in Atlanta. Daniel is responsible for leading worship for the later, 11:00am service every week.


            (770) 463-9448 

Support Staff

  • Richard Horton

    business mgr. 

       

  • Melissa Guest

       admin. assistant

  • Mike Harbin

    missions

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  • Kay Harkness

    nursery director

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  • Romona Blanton

    food service director


  • Christine Wood

    food service

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Elders

Elders are nominated and approved by the congregation for the purposes of shepherding, ministering, and leading its members.


Our current Elders are:

Mark Amos, Mark Andrews, Jim Burnette, John Griffies, Mike Harbin, Jaime Henry, Randy McClain, Carl Ryden, Buddy Shaver, Alan Stith, Dennis Wilson, and Roy Wood.


Deacons

Deacons are nominated and approved by the congregation to support and assist the staff and elders with any task related to serving and leading its members. 


Our current Deacons are:

Gary Abbott, Tod Bauer, Ridge Boynton, Mark Burdett, Fred Chastain, Ken Collins, Ronnie Crowe, Ray Davis, Scott Davis, Brian Farrell, Greg Feltman, Chris Hanson, Josh Mazzucco, Phil Mercer, Eddie Privett, Fred Stavely, Wayne Steed, and Butch Wallace.