Staff & Eldership

DEREK SWEATMAN

LEAD PASTOR SINCE 2007

derek@atlantachristianchurch.org


Born & Raised: Born in Atlanta, GA, raised in Decatur, GA

Education: MA in New Testament from Johnson University (Knoxville, TN), BS in Biblical Studies from Cincinnati Bible College & Seminary (Cincinnati, OH), Doctoral work in progress at Emmanuel Christian Seminary (Johnson City, TN).

Side Hustle: Adjunct Instructor of Biblical Studies at Point University

Trivia: Has a tattoo of Jerry Garcia on his right ankle


LINDSEY SELF

FAMILY & YOUTH PASTOR SINCE 2011

lindsey@atlantachristianchurch.org


Born & Raised: Born in Nashville, TN, raised in Roswell, GA

Education: BS in Psychology from Georgia State University

Interests: Music, reading, softball, and tennis

Trivia: Wrote and recorded a country album; also, doesn't have a middle name


JOEL MOONEYHAN

COMMUNITY & SPIRITUAL FORMATION PASTOR SINCE 2019

joel@atlantachristianchurch.org


Born & Raised: Born in Marietta, GA, raised in Rome and Grayson, GA

Education: BFA from Reinhardt University, MDiv from Asbury Theological Seminary

Interests: Drawing, painting, photography, woodworking, playing guitar, and cooking

Trivia: Has art displayed in a Chicago museum, and has recorded and performed music with a Grammy-winning musician


We have a group of internal volunteer leaders who serve alongside the pastoral staff to ensure that Atlanta Christian Church remains healthy and effective in its calling. These leaders are known as elders, a word the New Testament uses in reference to the body of overseers within a local church. Our current elders are: Jeffrey Box, Garrett & Elizabeth Simmer, Marla Smith, Steve Rose, and Derek Sweatman.