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

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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

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

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE SENIOR PASTOR
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 VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
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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

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT / LOGISTICS COORDINATOR
Ashlee-Mahoney@2x

ASHLEE MAHONEY

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT / MISSIONS
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JORDAN DANFORD

LOCAL MISSIONS COORDINATOR
Sylvia (1)

SYLVIA BROUGHALL

GOODTREE CAFÉ MANAGER

Worship Ministry

Josh Epton

DR. JOSH EPTON

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
Kayla-Farmer@2x

KAYLA FARMER

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

LAURA DYAR

ALL-ACCESS MINISTRY DIRECTOR
BRANDON BOYD

BRANDON BOYD

NEXTGEN INTERN

Kids Ministry

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ANDY ARMSTRONG

Kids Pastor
Alex-Gore@2x

ALEX GORE

PRETEENS' PASTOR
Kyle Benefield@2x

KYLE BENEFIELD

VOLUNTEER AND RESOURCE COORDINATOR
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MAKENA
NEWSOME

KIDS' MINISTRY ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR
Jean-Tolleson@2x

JEAN TOLLESON

PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR

Student Ministry

Chandler-Davis@2x

CHANDLER DAVIS

CHANDLER DAVIS MIDDLE SCHOOL PASTOR
Alyssa Lipsey

ALYSSA LIPSEY

STUDENT MINISTRY 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
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DANIEL BELL

DIGITAL CONTENT CREATOR
Jonathan Bruce

JONATHAN BRUCE

CREATIVE PRODUCER
Elizabeth Williamson-4@2x

ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON

CONTENT COORDINATOR
Kaitlyn-McNeely@2x

KAITLYN MCNEELY

MULTI-CAMPUS COORDINATOR

Technical Arts Team

Lee-Farmer@2x

LEE FARMER

TECHNICAL ARTS DIRECTOR
Darrell-Cothran@2x

DARRELL COTHRAN

TECHNICAL ARTS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Alan-Dry@2x

ALAN DRY

TECHNICAL ARTS VIDEOGRAPHER
Matt-Stephens@2x

MATT STEPHENS

CREATIVE PRODUCER
Mark-Coates@2x

MARK COATES

AUDIO & TECH ENGINEER
Joseph-OBrien@2x

JOSEPH O'BRIEN

CAMPUS AV TECH

Facilities Team

Wayne-Zunker@2x

WAYNE ZUNKER

FACILITIES DIRECTOR
Billy-Floyd@2x

BILLY FLOYD

FACILITIES
Tyler-Glover@2x

TYLER GLOVER

FACILITIES
Maria-Romero@2x

MARIA ROMERO

FACILITIES
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JENNIFER RUSH

FACILITIES
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DAVE SJOLUND

FACILITIES
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PAM SJOLUND

FACILITIES
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MARIA SAN MARTIN

FACILITIES
Donna Mathias

DONNA MATHIAS

FACILITIES
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BECKY CAIN

FACILITIES

Early Learning Center

Fran-Reeves@2x

FRAN REEVES

ELC DIRECTOR
Kendra-Adkins@2x

KENDRA ADKINS

ELC ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
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