Meet Pastor Billy
Billy Lowe previously served as a Pastor at The Summit Church in Durham, NC for 5 years. He is married to his beautiful wife Allison and they have three amazing children, Emma, Addyson, and Elliot and a dog named Bailey.
Billy grew up in Central Florida and went on to play football at both Northern Illinois University and Georgia Southern University. He was a student at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte where he worked on a Masters of Theology in Biblical Studies.
It was during his time at the Summit Church that God called him to plant a church. Years of sitting under the teaching of Pastor JD Greear and being a part of a “sending church” moved Billy and Allison’s hearts to plant a church. Through years of discernment, Billy came to the conclusion that it would be selfish to stay and not multiply the lessons he learned at the Summit Church. They believe that God’s church is his “plan A” and they want to give their lives to pastoring a healthy church in Alpharetta, GA. Billy is passionate about preaching the Gospel, seeing people come to faith in Jesus, and serving others.
City Church is also a part of the Summit Collaborative. This is a church planting network that has a vision of planting 1,000 churches in our generation. The Summit Network believes in a three distinctives: Gospel, Balance, and multiplication.
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Meet Jim Boyle
Jim is married to Helen and together they raised four beautiful daughters, two of whom are now married. Jim and Helen returned to Alpharetta 8 years ago after 20 years away that included living in Europe for 3 years.
Following a decision that the “second half” of his career would be dedicated to serving people and local community, Jim is blessed with the opportunity to serve at City Church leading production, as well as caring for the elderly in Jim and Helen’s local senior living business.
The first half of Jim’s professional life was spent in senior executive roles globally, Jim lead large businesses with operations in more than 40 countries. He traveled extensively developing successful for-profit business in mature and emerging markets.
While working globally offered the change to see the world and make friends across many countries, Jim is very much enjoying the fruits of remaining close to home and serving God’s people locally.
Jim earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University, and Master of Business Administration from Loyola University Maryland.
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Meet Clayton Felts
Originally from Tennessee, Clayton moved to Georgia in 2019. Prior to the Lord leading his family to City Church, Clayton served as a small group leader, deacon, writer, and speaker.
Professionally, Clayton served as a director for a communication firm that serves a variety of clients. Previously, he worked as an administrator in college athletics and as a current events columnist. He also is currently a part-time mass communication professor at Georgia State University.
Clayton has a bachelor of arts degree from Austin Peay State University and a master’s degree from East Tennessee State University. Along with his wife, Katie, who serves as a teacher in Forsyth County, the couple has two children, Tyler and Paige, who they adopted in 2021.
Clayton currently oversees our Servant Leader teams, Small Group ministry, communications, and strategic pipelines.
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Meet Dustin Willis
Dustin and his wife, Renie have two children and can often be found at a local sporting event or a Clemson Tiger football game on Saturdays. Dustin is an avid sports fan and coaches both youth football and baseball locally in Alpharetta, GA.
Dustin has served as a marketing executive; serving small businesses, start-ups, local churches and large faith-based nonprofits in North America and internationally. After an extended sabbatical from serving as elder, God has graciously, through the leadership of City Church, restored Dustin back into church leadership. Dustin currently serves as the Chief Marketing Officer for a Global Non-profit organization. Dustin & Renie love Alpharetta and have been praying for a move of God across the city.
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Meet Nelia Joyce
City Kids & Women’s Ministry Director
Nelia and her family moved from South Africa five years ago. Nelia is married to Gustav and they have two amazing children, Lene and Gustav. They moved to Alpharetta in 2020 and started attending City Church shortly after.
Nelia is a trained Industrial Phycologist and Life Coach with more than 18 years of experience in her field. Her career has given her a platform to speak into the lives of many people and help them find their identity in Christ. She is passionate about investing in kids, teaching them the Word of God, and she’s excited about seeing them discover a relationship with Jesus.
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Meet Iain Velez
Iain and his wife Nicole’s home is blessed with two children, a dog, a cat and a great grandmother. Originally from Bolivia, Iain was recruited to play soccer at Houghton College (NY), which is where he met Nicole, and majored in Business and Spanish Education. They have lived in Alpharetta for the last 15 years and enjoy adventuring outdoors, building things, and traveling.
Having grown up as a missionary kid, it was early on that his Scottish mother and Colombian father instilled in him a love for Jesus, the value of community service, and a love for music. Over the past 20 years Iain has been serving the Lord in different capacities through teaching, coaching, leading worship, and missionary work. His musical career has given him the opportunity to minister on hundreds of stages, both large and small, across the country.
Iain’s prayer is that City Church will continue to grow in its relationship with God and love and serve our city well.
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