Justin has been the Senior Pastor of ATCO since February 2020. The call on Justin's life began when he surrendered to full-time ministry as a teenager in high school. He has been preaching since he was 17. After surrendering to God's call on his life, he has served in a variety of roles in multiple churches and communities throughout the state of Georgia. He has served as a Youth Pastor, Interim Pastor, Associate Pastor, and chaplain for his local, high school football team. Prior to being called to ATCO, Justin served as a Senior Pastor in Marietta, Ga.
Justin's educational and preparational work include a B.S. in Secondary Mathematics Education as well as an MDiv. He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Ministry in Leadership degree at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Justin's philosophy of ministry is "To live out a ministry that outlives my life."
His favorite Bible verses are "Therefore, brothers and sisters, in view of the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your true worship. Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God" (Romans 12:1-2).
His hobbies include: Fishing, hunting, working out, slow-pitch softball, and vacations with his family. He also loves the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Braves, and all Georgia sports.
Justin and his wife, Sydnee, are lifelong residents of Georgia and have been married since 2014. They are extremly grateful for their son (Maddax), their daughter (Charlee), and their Bulldog (Athens). They both believe that their greatest and most rewarding ministry begins in their home. They consider it a great joy that God has led them to serve in Cartersville with the people of ATCO.