Christchurch staff

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    Senior Pastor

    Pastor Eric grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina and started following Jesus Christ in high school. He is married to Maxine and is the proud father of Daniel, Molly, and Riley. He has served churches in California, N. Ireland, North Carolina, Illinois, and Georgia.


    Associate Pastor

    Pastor Matt grew up outside Columbia, South Carolina and has been following Christ since Junior High School. He is married to Jeanie and has been blessed with his son Riley and daughter Karen. Matt has served in churches in South Carolina, Missouri, and most recently in Atlanta in various capacities and is thrilled to call Dalton home.


    Director of Music Ministries

    Wayne is the Director of Music Ministries. He graduated from Samford University and is married to Bettye Jo. He has 5 children, 13 grandchildren, and enjoys woodworking, the outdoors, and proclaiming Jesus through music.


    Assitant Director of Music Ministries

    Mayowa recently graduated from Lee University with a Bachelor of Music in Music and Worship with honors in May of 2019. He hopes to further his studies into a Masters program then Doctorate program. Mayowa assists in selecting hymns and anthems for our Sunday services and also helps lead children's choir.



    Rebecca (Becky), has been playing the organ at ChristChurch for over 7 years and is a native of Evansville, IN, resides in Chattanooga, TN where she taught school until retiring after 30 years of service. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern Indiana and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Evansville. 



    Susan Hill graduated from the University of Georgia and West Georgia College and was a teacher for 34 years. She began playing piano at age 14 and has served as pianist at CCP since 2014. She and her husband, John, have two children and five grandchildren. She is grateful for every opportunity to share God’s love through music,whether accompanying a worship service or children’s choir, or worshiping at home, with an audience of one.


    Director of Youth Ministries

    Ryan Cobb joined the ChristChurch staff in 2006, and has served as Director of Youth Ministries since 2007. He holds a B.A. in Youth Ministry/Bible & Religion from King College in Bristol, TN. A native of Durham, NC, Ryan is married to Rachel and has two daughters, Lilly and Hannah. 


    Director of Children & Family Ministries

    Elizabeth Nickles joined our staff in August of 2012. She graduated from Presbyterian College with a B.A. in Religion and Christian Education with a focus in Family Ministry. She grew up in Greenville, SC where her family still lives.

    She enjoys volunteering in Dalton elementary schools, teaching bible studies, and family game nights.  


    Office Administrator

    Kristi Thomas is a native of Dalton, Georgia. She graduated from Dalton State College with a B.B.A. in Marketing in 2013 and has been working at ChristChurch in the roll of Administrative Assistant/Communications since 2016. 

Christschool staff

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    Mary Hayes and her husband reside in Dalton, GA and have 6 adult children and 5 grandchildren. From 2001 to 2014, Mary and her husband lived and worked in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia where she discovered her passion for teaching. She has worked as a Lead Kindergarten teacher at the American International School of Jeddah where she served on several committees dealing with common core before returning to the states where she now serves as ChristSchool Co-Director.



    Angie Lewallen and her husband, Randy, reside in Dalton, Georgia and have three children. She has a bachelor's degree in Marketing from Berry College. After graduating, she served as an Institutional Research Assistant at Berry for three years before starting a family. She joined ChristSchool in 2014 as a Pre-K teacher and taught in the two-year-old classroom for five years. She is honored to be named as Interim Co-Director and enjoys serving the families at ChristSchool. 

The recreation place staff

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    Director of the Recreation Place

    Kent is a native of Dalton, GA. He became the Director of the Rec Place in 2019 after serving for several years as the Assistant Director. Kent also manages Common Ground Coffee Shop. Kent is married to Rachel and they are expecting their first child in 2019.


    Assitant Program Director

    Alejandro Coronel has lived in Dalton, Georgia for 10 years. He attended Dalton State College and received a degree in Computer Netowrking. He has been employed at ChristChurch since the spring of 2018.