SENIOR PASTOR

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DR. D.J. HORTON

Senior Pastor

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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, and free resources, or to book him for a speaking engagement.

LEAD TEAM

Ken Fisher

KEN FISHER

Executive Pastor
Asheton Amerson

ASHETON AMERSON

Pastor of Adult Ministry
Jason Williamson (1)

JASON WILLIAMSON

Missions Pastor
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JEFF BROCKELMAN

Worship Pastor
Jarrett McNeely (1)

JARRETT MCNEELY

Connections Pastor
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TRIPP ATKINSON

NextGen Pastor

TRIPP ATKINSON

Senior Student Pastor

TRIPP ATKINSON

Senior Student Pastor

LEAD SUPPORT TEAM

Eric Blanton

ERIC BLANTON

Director of Church Administration
Meghan Pruitt

MEGHAN PRUITT

Assistant to the Executive Pastor
Virginia Melville

VIRGINIA MELVIN

Office Manager / Facilities
Amber Zoller (1)

AMBER ZOLLER

Administrative Assistant / TouchPoint Administrator
Barbara

barbara anderson

Accountant / Financial Secretary
Matthew Compton

MATTHEW COMPTON

CAMPUS PASTORAL ASSISTANT
Crystal Quarles

Crystal Quarles

Financial Coordinator
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AUBREY ANDERSON

Senior Pastor Assistant

ADULT MINISTRIES

Asheton Amerson

ASHETON AMERSON

Pastor of Adult Ministry
Jarrett McNeely (1)

JARRETT MCNEELY

Connections Pastor
Gene

GENE PACE

Senior Adult Pastor
Kris Kuriger

KRIS KURIGER

Young Adults' Pastor
Nick Abercrombie

NICK ABERCROMBIE

Director of Small Groups

JESS FRANSEEN

Assimilation Coordinator
Tonya Jones

TONYA JONES

Administrative Assistant / Adult Ministries / Biblical Counseling

BECCA FISHER

Director of Biblical Counseling
Kristi Moore-2

KRISTI MOORE

Connections Coordinator

MISSIONS MINISTRY

Jason Williamson (1)

JASON WILLIAMSON

Missions Pastor
Andrew (1)

ANDREW SMITH

Associate Missions Pastor
Keri Rowland

KERI ROWLAND

Administrative Assistant / Logistics Coordinator
Ashlee Mahoney

ASHLEE MAHONEY

Administrative Assistant / Missions
Jordan Danford-2

JORDAN DANFORD

LOCAL MISSIONS COORDINATOR

WORSHIP MINISTRY

Jeff-2

JEFF BROCKELMAN

Worship Pastor
Josh Epton

DR. JOSH EPTON

Associate Worship Pastor
Candace Hughes

CANDACE HUGHES

Worship Associate
Julie McNeely

JULIE MCNEELY

WORSHIP MINISTRY DIRECTOR

NEXTGEN MINISTRY

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TRIPP ATKINSON

NextGen Pastor
Joy Lyle

JOY LYLE

NextGen Director
Andy Armstrong3

ANDY ARMSTRONG

NextGen Leader Development Pastor
Kayla Farmer

KAYLA FARMER

NEXTGEN WORSHIP AND CREATIVE ARTS COORDINATOR

LAURA DYAR

All-Access Ministry Director

KIDS MINISTRY

Alex Gore

ALEX GORE

Preteens' Pastor
Kyle Benefield (1)

KYLE BENEFIELD

Volunteer Coordinator
Jean Tolleson

JEAN TOLLESON

Preschool Director
Tracey Amerson

TRACEY AMERSON

Preschool Director Assistant

STUDENT MINISTRY

Chandler Davis

CHANDLER DAVIS

Middle School Pastor
Olivia Johnson-2

OLIVIA JOHNSON

Student Admin Coordinator

COMMUNICATIONS TEAM

Rachel Cantrell

RACHEL CANTRELL

Communications Director
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SAM LEE

Social Media Specialist
Lina Verovaya

LINA VEROVAYA

DIGITAL CONTENT CREATOR
Kaitlyn McNeely

KAITLYN MCNEELY

PROJECT MANAGER
Bo Lim

BO LIM

PRINT MEDIA MANAGER

TECHNICAL ARTS TEAM

Lee Farmer

LEE FARMER

Technical Arts Director
Joe OBrien3

JOSEPH O'BRIEN

Campus AV Tech
Darrell Cothran

DARRELL COTHRAN

Technical Arts Associate Director
Alan Dry

ALAN DRY

Technical Arts Videographer
Matt Stephens

MATT STEPHENS

Creative Producer
Mark Coates

MARK COATES

Audio & Tech Engineer

FACILITIES TEAM

Wayne Zunker

WAYNE ZUNKER

Facilities Director
Jennifer Rush

JENNIFER RUSH

Housekeeping Supervisor
Tyler Glover

TYLER GLOVER

Facilities
Florence Cefarelli

FLORENCE CEFARELLI

Facilities
Maria Romero 2

MARIA ROMERO

Facilities
Dave Sjolund1

DAVE SJOLUND

Facilities
Maria San

MARIA SAN MARTIN

Facilities
Billy Floyd1

BILLY FLOYD

Facilities

THE EARLY LEARNING CENTER

Fran Reeves

FRAN REEVES

ELC Director
Kendra Atkins

KENDRA ADKINS

ELC Assistant Director