Keith Moore, Senior Pastor
been married to Allison since 1973. They have two daughters, Mary Beth
and Leigh Anne, and their son-in-law Josh. Keith serves as the senior and founding pastor of
What excites you about Dogwood?
Elaine Gardner, Pastoral Assistant
Elaine is married to her husband Mickey and they have two grown children, Micah and Abbey. She is the assistant to Pastor Keith. She coordinates his calendar, handles correspondence and helps with research and manages his library. She does such a variety of things that Pastor Keith calls her “Miss-Elaine-eous”.
What excites you about Dogwood? The new people that are coming in our doors and the potential we have to impact this world for Christ. Dogwood people that serve to make the ministry of Christ happen here and around the world. I can see the hands and feet of Christ at work among the people of Dogwood.
JB Collingsworth, Associate Pastor
Hobbies: Anything on a lake. He enjoys reading and writing, and most of all meeting new people and building relationships with them.
Hometown: Downsville, Louisiana, though his roots come back to this area. Collinsworth Road was named for his great great grandfather who was an early settler of Coweta Co.
Favorite Sports Team: Florida Gators
Favorite movie or book: He says he has too many favorites and too many books! Movie would be “Raiders of the Lost Ark”.
Mac or PC? MAC all the way. He is on his 4th one.
What excites you about Dogwood? Wow. There is so much potential here. With a great past and an incredible opportunity before us there is no end to what God can do here and around the world. There is such a “can do and will do” attitude among the people of Dogwood. Nothing is holding us back!
John and his lovely wife Lindsay have two boys, Caleb & Luke. John’s role here at Dogwood is to help the church become an entity that would be missed by the community and the world if it didn’t exist. This is accomplished locally by helping Dogwood members and attenders get connected in organizations that are meeting the needs of people. On a global scale, Dogwood has adopted 4 target regions where we are helping to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people.
Chad Crouch, Worship Pastor
Chad has been married to Lauren since 2007. They have two children, Aria and Collier. Chad is the worship pastor at Dogwood Church. His desire is to make an impact on people's lives by helping them encounter God through music. He is all about seeing people come to know who Jesus is and experiencing life change because of it.Fun Facts:
Hobbies: hanging out with my wife and body slamming my kids, building and design, eating great food, watching great movies
Hometown: Newnan, GA
Favorite Sports Team: Mighty Ducks (from the movies of course)
Favorite movie or book: Too hard to choose a favorite, I love a great story that's well presented.
Random fact for folks to know about you:I am a descendant of the great Johnny Appleseed (and yes he was a real person).
And most importantly, Mac or PC? Mac
What excites you about Dogwood? I love being a part of a church were the mission is the most important thing. That mission is to love God and love people while making more and better followers of Christ. Everything else is secondary, and that is very exciting.
Carmen Bowra, External Ministries AssistantCarmen is married to her husband Matt, and they have three grown children. Meghan is married and lives in
Hobbies: Boating, sewing
Hometown: East Chicago, IN
Favorite Sports Team: Atlanta Braves
Favorite movie or book: Captain Ron
Random fact for folks to know about you: Served in U.S. Air Force for 12 years.
And most importantly, Mac or PC? Mac
What excites you about Dogwood? I love the people here! We are a family; we worship together, pray and care for each other. But most importantly they add joy to life.
Donnie Rhodes, Student Pastor
Hobbies: Not giving the the media guy my website bio
Favorite Sports Team: THE SLUGGGS!
Favorite movie or book: Plan 9 From Outer space
Random fact for folks to know about you: Has a china doll collection
And most importantly, Mac or PC? Lynix
What excites you about Dogwood? FREE DONUTS!!!!!!
Kristie Kirk, Minister to ChildrenKristie has been married to her husband Chuck since 1991 and have one incredible son Caleb. Kristie’s role at Dogwood is to provide a safe, fun learning environment where kids can have a real and growing relationship with Jesus Christ. She believes this is best done by partnering with parents and working alongside of them in their child’s spiritual journey.
Hobbies: Time with my family and reading
Hometown: North Java, NY
Favorite Sports team: Florida Gators
Favorite book: The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Random Fact: I grew up on a dairy farm
What excites you about Dogwood?: Our families. I’m surrounded by the greatest families, with the greatest kids around! The potential to impact our community by the transformed families here is incredible..
Cindy Ervin, Director of Preschool
Cindy is married to Robert and they have two grown children, Amy and Paul. Cindy is responsible for the preschool environment here at Dogwood. She loves playing (one of the ways preschoolers learn) and singing with children as well as finding creative, fun ways to teach them about Jesus while coming alongside others who do the same.
is married to Steven and has four grown children; Brandon, Jansen,
Brett and Jenah. She and Steven have 3 Grandchildren with another scheduled to arrive in August! Susan is responsible for assisting
the Next Generation Ministry with all of their administrative needs and
special events. This includes preschool, elementary, middle and high school ministries.
What excites you about Dogwood? The great people I get to do life with!
Hobbies: Movies, Podcasts, Good TV, Any and all things considered nerdy or geeky
Hometown: Colleyville, TX
Favorite Sports Team: Gryffindor
Favorite movie or book: Lord of the Rings on both
Random fact for folks to know about you: Took tapdancing lessons as a child and would rather not talk about it.
And most importantly, Mac or PC? Unapologetic Apple fanatic
What excites you about Dogwood? Dogwood has a great heart for missions!.
Bill is married to his lovely wife, Karen. They have one daughter, Mandi, who lives in
Hometown: Weatherford, Texas
Favorite Sports Team: Baylor University
Favorite movie or book: Bible
Random fact for folks to know about you: ??
And most importantly, Mac or PC? PC
What excites you about Dogwood? Everything!
is married to her husband Mike and they have three children, Marcy,
Mikey, and Matthew. Marcy and her husband, Eric have a son, Tanner, and another son due this spring! Mikey and Debbie have two beautiful daughters, Norah and Ava, and Matthew is in college at Georgia State where he is the punter on their football team! Of course, their family wouldn’t be complete without their
dog, Muffy. Marilyn is responsible for the careful handling of the money
here at Dogwood. She counts it, records tithes and gifts and writes the
checks to pay the bills. She also handles personnel and assists
Hobbies: I love spending time with family, attending sporting events- but as a spectator only, taking walks, reading and, of course, shopping!
Hometown: Born and raised in Hamilton, Ohio, and most of my family is still there.
Favorite Sports Team: I cheer for the UGA football team and any team which someone in my family is a part of - like Dogwood softball, Starr’s Mill High School football, Big Blue Soccer.
Favorite movie or book: The Fred Factor is an all-time favorite. Read it a long time ago, but love the message.
Random fact for folks to know about you: Some say I’m nosey because I like people and I like meeting and knowing people and everything there is to know about them.
And most importantly, Mac or PC? PC
What excites you about Dogwood? Dogwood is an exciting place to belong as a staff member and a church member, seeing firsthand how God works through so many people and situations every day.
Nancy Eden, Receptionist/Office Assistant
Hobbies: Reading, watching good movies and most of all babysitting the grandkids!
Hometown: Hialeah, FL
Favorite Sports Team: Miami Dolphins
Favorite movie or book: Redeeming Love
Random fact for folks to know about you: umm…
And most importantly, Mac or PC?: How is this relevant??? PC
What excites you about Dogwood? It excites me that Dogwood Church continues to be a place where people who are skeptical about church can come and find a friendly face, hear the Word of God preached, find Christ, and learn to live a life of Worship!
Jo Howard, Membership Assistant
Jo has been married for 43 years to David and they have four grown children, Terri Hunnicutt, Sandi Thomas, Todd Howard, and Eddie Maddox. From that wonderful family, they have 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. You can tell their love for family when you walk into her office and see the myriad of pictures dotting the desk. Jo is responsible for making sure that everyone who attends or visits Dogwood is in the database system with up-to-date information. She is also responsible for keeping attendance for each ministry area and sends out a Weekly Attendance Report reporting all the results of the past week.
What excites you about Dogwood? I’m excited about the building of the new Children’s Building! Our children and their workers need this new facility. I also love the new church office building. It is great to be on the church property and for everyone to know where the office is located.
Cathy Berggren, Executive Director of Real Life CenterCathy is the director of the Real Life Center