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 Network. 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.
Meet Pastor Andrew
Andrew is married to Megan and together they have a 9-month-old son, Hudson. Originally from Moultrie, GA, Andrew moved to Atlanta in 2011. He has a degree from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Leavell College of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and is currently pursuing his MDiv at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
After 6+ years of living and serving in Alpharetta at the North American Mission Board and as the Student Pastor at Northside Church in Roswell, Andrew and his family felt lead to make a move to Jacksonville, FL. The Kistler’s spent 2019 there overseeing the Middle School Ministry at Chets Creek Church. While there, they began feeling the Lord calling them back to Alpharetta.
Andrew and Megan are passionate about the Great Commission, church planting, and the city of Alpharetta. They are thrilled to have the opportunity to come alongside you and the rest of City Church as we Worship God, Serve our City, and Love our World.
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 a Vice President of Marketing and Communication for a Global Non-profit organization. Dustin & Renie love Alpharetta and have been praying for a move of God across the city.
Meet Kylie Thurman
City Kids Director
Kylie has invaluable experience serving in Kids ministry. She worked at First Baptist Alpharetta for 5 years in the Kids ministry; she has served as an intern for a domestic missions organization that mobilizes teenagers for the mission of God. Moreover, she faithfully serves our church in City Kids.
Kylie and Kris have been married for 5 years and have two boys (Benjamin 5, James 3 months). She is originally from Alpharetta, but spent several years in Wyoming while Kris served in the military. They love to be outdoors, they love family time, and Kylie is passionate about kids!
Meet Kelsie Good
Kelsie Good grew up Texas proud then moved with her family to Marietta, Georgia, in high school where she met her husband, Richard, at church. They’ve been sweethearts since they were 17 years-old. The Lord revealed His purpose for Kelsie in high school, and she began to lead people into His presence through worship.
She continued her singing journey at Belmont University as a vocal performance major before transferring to Piedmont College to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Marketing. Kelsie is the Director of Project Management for a Global non-profit organization.
Kelsie and Richard have two wonderful children—a son, Connor, and a daughter, Avery. They recently moved to Cumming, Georgia to be closer to work. Her husband, Richard, is an Athletic Trainer and serves Forsyth County schools’ sports programs.
One of Kelsie’s greatest passions is to help others experience the depth of God’s love for them through worship.
Meet Chandler Lively
Student Ministry Director
Chandler Lively grew up in Cumming, GA and has a strong passion for pouring into the lives of middle and high school students and pointing them to the Lord through the gospel. He spent two summers interning at Houston First Baptist Church in the student ministry and is currently employed with the North American Mission Board as a Send Network Care Consultant. He and his team are tasked with appreciating, connecting, and encouraging thousands of church planters all across North America.
Chandler met his wife, Jordan, when he was 17 and she currently works as a pediatric ICU nurse at the Children’s Hospital of Atlanta. They are the proud owners of two Siberian Huskies named Jim and Pam and both enjoy staying active through early morning work outs with friends and long distance runs. Chandler and his wife share the same passion for student ministry and are excited to see all that the Lord will accomplish through the lives of the next generation of students.