Scott W. Kay
Being committed to the in-depth expository teaching and preaching of Scripture, Scott’s passion is to call people to a God-centered vision that pervades all of life so that our souls would be satisfied in God’s greatness, and joyfully obedient because of God’s grace.
Born and bred in Texas, Scott trusted Christ in 1985 and began preaching as a teenager. In 1994, he earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies from The Criswell College in Dallas, TX, and then in 2006, a Master of Divinity at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (Atlanta campus). Having pastored churches in Texas and Georgia, Scott accepted the call in 2001 to become the founding pastor of Grace Church. Scott and his wife Amanda have four children: Rachel, Rebecca, Julianna, and Jonathan.
Community Life Pastor
A sinner saved by God’s glorious grace, Nathan has been a minister of the gospel since 1996. He grew up in Kentucky and Georgia, and he went to college in Florida and seminary in Michigan. Prior to becoming the Community Life Pastor at Grace Church, Nathan served as a missionary pastor in Scotland. Nathan loves teaching the Bible to adults, children, and teens; he shepherds people with grace and truth; and he desires gospel transformation for everyone. At Grace Church Nathan focuses on ministry strategy, small groups, discipleship, outreach, and administration. Nathan also studies church revitalization at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Wake Forest, NC) where he is earning a Doctor of Ministry. Nathan reads constantly, likes hiking and camping, admires cars he cannot afford, and plays John Madden Football. He married his best friend, Krystal, in 2000; and God has blessed them with Miles and Madeleine—the best children in the world.
Brandon points the congregation to the beauty of Christ through song and gathered worship. He married the love of his life, Evie, and they’ve been blessed with four children. In addition to his church responsibilities, Brandon is a finance manager at a Fortune 500 company.
Born and raised in north Alabama, Mark became a Christian in elementary school. He has lived in Georgia since 2002, following over a decade in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, where he met and married his wife Becky. They currently reside in Woodstock, Georgia with their six children, Ruth, Melody, Joseph, Peter, Carolyn, and Mae. Mark holds BS and PhD degrees in electrical and computer engineering from–respectively–The University of Alabama and Carnegie Mellon University. He currently works as a software systems engineer in Atlanta. Mark has been a member of Grace Church since 2007 and has recently enjoyed teaching an adult Sunday School class. He also enjoys reading and discussing books, playing the piano, hiking with his family in the north Georgia mountains, and following politics and current events.
Born in Kentucky and raised in Alabama, John became a Christian in elementary school. He came to Atlanta in 1995 and shortly after met Leslie, who would become his wife in 1998. They currently reside in Cumming, Georgia with their four children, Isaac, Eliza Claire, Silas, and Eloise. John has a BS in Mathematics from Samford University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UAB, and works in software development in Alpharetta, Georgia. John has been a member of Grace Church since 2005. He enjoys spending time with family, coaching track & field and cross country, and beekeeping.
Born and raised in Northwest Georgia, Tommy became a Christian in junior high. He currently lives in Canton, Georgia with his wife Amy and they have four children at home, three adult children, a son-in-law, and one grandson. Tommy earned a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and has been a member of Grace Church since 2001. He currently owns and operates a design build construction firm based in Atlanta, which specializes in commercial, institutional, religious, and public construction projects. Tommy also enjoys spending time with his family, reading books, politics, radio controlled planes, cars, helicopters and drones, as well as playing trumpet and guitar.
Born in Florida and raised in Tennessee, Jeff became a Christian in high school. He and his family came to the Atlanta area in 1997, where he is employed by AT&T Labs leading an R&D team in support of operations and certification testing for AT&T mobility and video services. Jeff has a BS in Mathematics from Morehead State University and a MS in Computer Science from Clemson University. He and his wife, Teresa, married in 1985, and they live in Alpharetta. The Richards have four children: Katelyn, Nathan, Rosario, and Eduardo. Jeff has been a member of Grace Church since 2005, and he leads the senior high Sunday School class. Jeff enjoys college football and basketball–Go Tigers!–reading, and travel.