Pastor, Head of Staff
Rev. Joel Tolbert became our Pastor in April 2012.
Joel graduated from Mercer University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and served 12 years with several corporations in Engineering, Project Management, Marketing and Sales.
In 2002, Joel, his wife Jill, and their three boys sold their home and moved to Columbia Theological Seminary (Decatur, GA), where both Joel and Jill completed Masters of Divinity degrees.
He is passionate for the good news, a visionary and strategic leader, and an authentic preacher. Joel is loving us and leading us as we invite others into worship and relationship with God, build up disciples through conversations and study about God, and send us all out in service to God.
In his free time, Joel is first a devoted husband and loving father. After that, he occasionally gets to enjoy golf, soccer, tennis, and playing Wii and XBox 360!