Meet Pastor Billy

Lead Pastor

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.

Email Pastor Billy at billy@citychurchga.com

Meet Pastor Andrew

Associate Pastor

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.

Email Pastor Andrew at akistler@citychurchga.com

Meet Clayton Felts

Originally from Tennessee, Clayton and his wife Katie 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 serves as administrator for a college athletic conference and as 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 foster children and two dogs.

Clayton and his family are praying for God to move in our city and for people to grow deeper in love with Jesus.

 

Email Clayton at elders@citychurchga.com

Meet Dustin Willis

Elder

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.

Email Dustin at elders@citychurchga.com

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!

Email Kylie at kthurman@citychurchga.com

Meet Iain Velez

Worship Leader

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.

 

Email Iain at ivelez@citychurchga.com