Journey Church operates under a servant-leadership model, best exemplified by Jesus himself. The overriding value is not exerting authority but modeling humility and servanthood. As the Bible outlines, a team of elders (wise and spiritually-grounded men) serve as the “shepherds” of the church family. Their role is to guard doctrine, handle thorny issues and to pray for and with people.


Jeff Carrier

Chuck Furstenau

Wilbur Reid, Chairman

Bryan Smith


Director of Children’s Ministries, Christy Dixon

Christy graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education from Berry College and directs the    growing children’s program, recruits and trains leaders and oversees all curriculum choices.

As a wife to TJ and mother of four, she stays busy, but that’s not all. Christy is a professional leader of Kindermusik and is the founder and director of Atlanta Kids Club. She also finds time to lead Bible studies for children of the Atlanta Braves players. Christy most recently served as Director of the Children’s Ministry at Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church, which included 400 children.


Worship Leader, Kris Weldon

Kris plans and leads our worship on Sunday mornings and works with the singers, band and media team to create a meaningful experience each week. Kris attended and played baseball for Milligan College and Point University, and graduated from State University of West Georgia with a degree in Education.

He has served as youth minister with McDonough Christian and First Christian Church of Bremen, and led the music and youth at West Rome Church. Most recently, Kris was worship leader at Christ’s Church at Cobb. He is married to Krista and they have one son, Micah. Kris works in the mortgage/financial industry and is a huge sports fan.

Student Minister, Seth Dent

Seth head shotSeth loves teenagers. He listens to them, seeks to understand their concerns and creates programs and experiences which guide them to make smart decisions.

Seth graduates from Point University this year, where he has led student worship, been on the Dean’s list every semester and served as a Resident with a local congregation.

Seth is a natural leader, motivator and encourager.


Office Manager, Abigail Pritchett


Ministry Team Leaders

The drivers in our organization are the volunteer leaders who oversee:

Building & Grounds, Community Missions, Baptisms, Media, Women’s Ministry, Men’s Ministry, Global Missions, and many others.