Our Pastors, Staff & Elders

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STEPHEN CARPENTER – SENIOR PASTOR

Stephen studied at Milligan College, Emanuel Christian Seminary, and Fuller Theological Seminary.  His ministry experience includes planting two churches and serving on the foreign mission field.  Kentucky born, Stephen is a native of Canton, Ohio.  He enjoys golf, tennis, and pickleball.  He’s a big sports fan, loves traveling around the world and connecting with different cultures.  He is married to Beth Ann, a teacher at McIntosh High School, and the father of three children. Contact: scarpenter@ccwhitewater.org

RAY WALKER – ASSOCIATE PASTOR FOR WORSHIP MINISTRIES

As Associate Pastor for Worship Ministries, Ray connects the church to God and his glory through music and the arts.  For the last 18 years, Ray has served churches in the Fayetteville area leading worship ministries and developing worship musicians.  Ray is a native of Macon, Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia with a BBA in Business.  After serving as a Youth Pastor for 6 years, he attended Southwestern Theological Baptist Seminary, graduating in 1989 with a Masterโ€™s Degree in Religious Education.  He married his wife, Lynn, in 1987 and they have two children, Kate and Annie. Contact: PraiseTeam.CCW@gmail.com

JUSTIN FINCANNON – YOUTH PASTOR

Justin majored in Biblical Studies and Preaching at Point University.  While a student, he met his wife Morgan. They have been married since August of 2015 and have a daughter named Macy.  Their other two kids (dogs,) Luna and Maya, keep them busy hiking in the woods and mountains. Justin felt the calling to go into youth ministry his senior year in high school and has been pursuing that mission ever since.  He is active in in both Whitewater Middle and High Schools.  He’s a GA Bulldog fan! Contact: jfincannon@ccwhitewater.org

SADONNA CARTER – CHILDREN’S PASTOR

Sadonna received a degree in Early Childhood Education from Atlanta Christian College (now Point University). Her teaching experience includes several years at Eastside Elementary in Senoia, CCW Preschool, leader of the Whitewater Homeschool Co-op, but most importantly homeschool teacher to her own 3 children, Johnny, Jake, and Josey. Sadonna is a native of Fayette County and has attended CCW since she herself was a child. She loves watching little ones grow and find the joy of the Lord all around them. She also has a heart for parents and wants to support families as โ€œthey train up their children in the way they should go,โ€ Proverbs 22:6. Contact: Children.CCW@gmail.com

CHURCH ELDERS

  • Joe Williams (Chairman)
  • Stephen Carpenter
  • Bryan Woods
  • EddyTan
  • Joe Paletta
  • Derek Anderson

Contact: elders@ccwhitewater.org

STAFF

  • Karen McGowan – Financial Administrator – DonateCCW@gmail.com or kmcgowan@ccwhitewater.org
  • Karen Hughes – Administrative Assistant – khughes@ccwhitewater.org
  • Aria Morgan – Marketing and Communications Director –ccwhitewatermarketing@gmail.com

Contact the church office at 770-461-1487 or info@ccwhitewater.org for additional contact information.