Founding Elder / Lead Pastor
Deane Johnson was born and raised in Sandy Springs, Georgia, and still has many family ties there. He graduated from Oglethorpe University and from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity. Deane has served in four churches, three of which were new church plants and one church restart. He has done so bi-vocationally.
Deane and his wife, Erika, live in Sandy Springs with their four children.
Tom, Executive Team Leader
Linda, Author & Speaker
Bill has been happily married to Laurie for 36 years. Laurie teaches elementary music at Carrie Reynolds. They have 3 kids, Somer, Derrick and Mandy. Somer and Mandy live in Albuquerque, New Mexico where Somer teaches Middle School theatre and music and Mandy does graphic design and is the new bride of Kirby Meador. Derrick is a server and stand up comic in Austin, Texas. Besides teaching at Sandy Springs Community Church, Bill is a Hospice Chaplain at Halcyon Hospice and has served churches in New Mexico, Texas, California, Georgia, Florida and Nebraska.
Foster & ESL Team Leader