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.
Marc Kyle, Director of Operations
As a result of meeting on a blind date during college, Marc and Beth just celebrated their 40 th wedding anniversary. Two of their three children (aged 34, 30, and 21 years old) were born in the Philippines, where they served as missionaries. In his career Marc has led Operations and Development programs for Wycliffe Bible Translators, Mission to the World, Food for the Hungry, and Serge. As a result of being introduced to God’s grace in 1993, the focus of Marc’s work has been to experience and express the depth of Christ’s love for all his staff and colleagues. It is amazing to discover the many facets of God’s grace reflected in pursuing different Kingdom Visions.
Jeff Lacey, Worship Leader
in 2012, he married his high school sweetheart Annalee. They currently have two children, Scarlett (4) and Britton (6 months) with one more on the way. He and Annalee spent several years leading Young Life together as volunteers. He has been the worship leader at GracePointe since September 2016.
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.