RALPH JOHNSTON, Pastor
Ralph and Lisa were married 1991 and have three amazing kids - Elizabeth, Matthew, and Andrew. Shortly after graduating from the University of North Carolina and getting married, Ralph and Lisa joined the staff of Campus Crusade, now CRU. They later dreamed about helping kids develop a relationship with God, so they moved to Jacksonville, Florida where Ralph joined the staff of Christ Church (PCA) in 1996 as the director of youth and family ministries. Ralph started seminary in the fall of 1999 and moved to Atlanta to join the youth staff at Perimeter Church in Duluth, Georgia. It was during this time that Ralph began to catch the vision for starting new churches. Ralph left Perimeter staff in the fall of 2001 to help start a new church called East Lanier Community Church in Buford, Georgia. Ralph was also able to finish his Masters of Divinity during that time, graduating from Reformed Theological Seminary-Charlotte in May of 2005. The Johnston family loves to cook big meals together, hang out in the mountains, or spend a day at Disney. They are looking forward to a few more great adventures together before the kids finish college.
Susan McEntyre, Office Manager
Susan was born and raised in Texas, but transferred to Atlanta is 1986 with her job. In 2014, following a 30 year career with McKesson, she retired. In the months that followed, she enjoyed time with friends and family, but soon realized that it was too soon to fully retire, so she started her own IT consulting business.
In 2003, Susan built a home in Hampton Golf Village in Cumming. It seemed a no brainer when Ralph called and said he was planting a church in North Forsyth County. Without hesitation, Susan said “I’m in”! For the next several years, she has led and served on the technical team and performed financial reporting.
In 2015, she assumed the role of Office Manager for GracePointe and Camp Kerusso. She is now very excited to continue to serve the congregation in this capacity utilizing the gifts and talents that God has bestowed upon her.
In her spare time, Susan enjoys golf and hanging out with friends, and taking an occasional awesome vacation with friends. Susan is also mother to a 4-legged Shih Tzu named Jag.
Jeff Lacey, Worship Leader
Jeff has been leading worship for a while in a rotational capacity. In September, we made him our primary worship leader. Jeff and AnnaLee have one daughter, Scarlet and live in Cumming.