Our Staff

Central Campus Staff

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DR. D.J. HORTON

Senior Pastor

D.J. has been the Senior Pastor of Church at The Mill since 2004. He often says his job as our shepherd is to focus on four P's; prayer, preaching, people, and purpose. An Alabama native raised in a pastor's home, he came to know Christ personally as an eight-year-old boy. His call to ministry became very clear during college. Growing spiritually but struggling with feelings of unworthiness to pastor people, D.J. began to really grasp the greatness of the grace of God. This revelation set his heart on fire to use his gifts of preaching and leadership to help others know and experience the amazing reality of God's grace in Christ.

For his training, D.J. earned a B.S. from Auburn University, where he was a member of the football team. He received an M.Div from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and a doctorate degree in preaching from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He's been happily married for 20 years to his wife, Laurel. They are proud parents of six children: Ty, Micah, Lily, Grey, Rhett, and Evy. When he is not preaching or pastoring, D.J. is a passionate outdoorsman and an average golfer.

D.J. also founded Living Worthy Ministries to share his preaching, teaching, and other content to encourage and equip people to live lives worthy of The Lord. Check out livingworthyministries.com for sermons, blogs, podcasts, free resources, or to book him for a speaking engagement.

Lead Team

Ken-Fisher-new@2x

KEN FISHER

EXECUTIVE PASTOR
Asheton-Amerson@2x

ASHETON AMERSON

PASTOR OF ADULT MINISTRY
Jason-Williamson-1@2x

JASON WILLIAMSON

MISSIONS PASTOR
Jarrett-McNeely@2x

JARRETT MCNEELY

CONNECTIONS PASTOR
Tripp-Atkinson@2x

TRIPP ATKINSON

NEXTGEN PASTOR
Jeff-Brockelman@2x

JEFF BROCKELMAN

WORSHIP PASTOR

Lead Team Support

Eric-Blanton@2x

ERIC BLANTON

DIRECTOR OF CHURCH ADMINISTRATION
Virginia-Melvin@2x

VIRGINIA MELVIN

OFFICE MANAGER / FACILITIES
Barbara-Anderson@2x

BARBARA ANDERSON

ACCOUNTANT / FINANCIAL SECRETARY
Crystal-Quarles@2x

CRYSTAL QUARLES

FINANCIAL COORDINATOR
Aubrey-Anderson@2x

AUBREY ANDERSON

SENIOR PASTOR ASSISTANT
Meghan-Pruitt@2x

MEGHAN PRUITT

ASSISTANT TO THE EXECUTIVE PASTOR
Amber-Zoller@2x

AMBER ZOLLER

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT / TOUCHPOINT ADMINISTRATOR
Matthew-Compton

MATTHEW COMPTON

CAMPUS PASTORAL ASSISTANT

Adult Ministries

Asheton-Amerson@2x

ASHETON AMERSON

PASTOR OF ADULT MINISTRY
Jarrett-McNeely@2x

JARRETT MCNEELY

CONNECTIONS PASTOR
Gene-Pace@2x

GENE PACE

SENIOR ADULT PASTOR
Kris-Kuriger@2x

KRIS KURIGER

YOUNG ADULTS' PASTOR
Tonya-Jones@2x

TONYA JONES

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT / ADULT MINISTRIES / BIBLICAL COUNSELING
Kristi-Moore@2x

KRISTI MOORE

CONNECTIONS COORDINATOR
Jess-Franseen-scaled-square@2x

JESS FRANSEEN

ASSIMILATION COORDINATOR
Rebecca-Fisher-1-scaled-square@2x

BECCA FISHER

DIRECTOR OF BIBLICAL COUNSELING

Missions Ministry

Jason-Williamson-1@2x

JASON WILLIAMSON

MISSIONS PASTOR
Andrew-Smith@2x

ANDREW SMITH

ASSOCIATE MISSIONS PASTOR
Keri-Rowland@2x

KERI ROWLAND

MISSIONS LOGISTICS COORDINATOR
Ashlee-Mahoney@2x

ASHLEE MAHONEY

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT / MISSIONS
Jordan-Danford-2-scaled-square@2x

JORDAN DANFORD

LOCAL MISSIONS COORDINATOR

Worship Ministry

Jeff-Brockelman@2x

JEFF BROCKELMAN

WORSHIP PASTOR
Josh-Epton

DR. JOSH EPTON

ASSOCIATE WORSHIP PASTOR
Julie-McNeely@2x

JULIE MCNEELY

WORSHIP MINISTRY DIRECTOR
Candace-Hughes@2x

CANDACE HUGHES

WORSHIP ASSOCIATE
TravisBallard

Travis Ballard

Associate Worship Leader

NextGen Ministry

Tripp-Atkinson@2x

TRIPP ATKINSON

NEXTGEN PASTOR
Joy-Lyle@2x

JOY LYLE

NEXTGEN DIRECTOR
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ANDY ARMSTRONG

NEXTGEN LEADER DEVELOPMENT PASTOR
Kayla-Farmer@2x

KAYLA FARMER

NEXTGEN WORSHIP AND CREATIVE ARTS MINISTRY COORDINATOR
Laura-Dyer@2x

LAURA DYAR

ALL-ACCESS MINISTRY DIRECTOR
Brandon-Boyd-new

BRANDON BOYD

NEXTGEN INTERN

Kids' Ministry

Alex-Gore@2x

ALEX GORE

PRETEENS' PASTOR
Kyle Benefield@2x

KYLE BENEFIELD

VOLUNTEER AND RESOURCE COORDINATOR
Jean-Tolleson@2x

JEAN TOLLESON

PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR
Amber McDowell@2x

AMBER MCDOWELL

KIDS' MINISTRY ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR
Katie Whitley (1)

KATIE WHITLEY

KIDS' ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Student Ministry

Chandler-Davis@2x

CHANDLER DAVIS

CHANDLER DAVIS MIDDLE SCHOOL PASTOR
Olivia Johnson@2x

OLIVIA JOHNSON

STUDENT ADMIN COORDINATOR

Communications Team

Rachel-Cantrell@2x

RACHEL CANTRELL

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
Sam-Lee@2x

SAM LEE

SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST
Bo-Lim@2x

BO LIM

PRINT MEDIA MANAGER
Elizabeth Williamson-4@2x

ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON

CONTENT COORDINATOR
Kaitlyn-McNeely@2x

KAITLYN MCNEELY

MULTI-CAMPUS COORDINATOR
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DANIEL BELL

DIGITAL CONTENT CREATOR

Technical Arts Team