REV. CHRIS BRYANT, LEAD PASTOR

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What do you do here at CITY ON A HILL?

I’m the Lead / Founding Pastor and I’m responsible for setting and championing the over-all vision and direction of the church.

When did you begin working at CITY ON A HILL?

I founded the church, a process that began officially in June of 2004 and culminated in the public launch of weekly worship on August 13, 2006.

What is your favorite food?

Tough question. I don’t meet too many kinds of food I don’t like! I guess “Red Front” Pizza (from my hometown in New Paris, Ohio) tops the list.

What is your favorite TV show?

It’s changed over the years. I’ll pretty much watch NCIS anytime it’s on and I’ve come to enjoy most recently the Big Bang Theory. However, my favorite TV Channel is the History Channel (and actually H2).

What was your first job?

I started mowing yards for money when I was 11 years old. Later in my teen years I got a job at a local but famous Orchard and became their “chief farm hand.”

What was your childhood ambition?

To pilot fighter planes for the Navy (aircraft carrier) or to be a professional sports player (Basketball / Football).

Who inspires you?

My two biggest inspirations in ministry are Rev. Adam Hamilton and Rev. Michael Slaughter… this is no secret as I have taken groups of people each year to visit their churches.

What makes you laugh?

God’s sense of humor.

What is your idea of a perfect day?

Any day where I can focus solely on my wife and kids.

Favorite Bible verse or passage?

Seriously? How could I possibly pick one? How about this instead? My favorite gospel account is Matthew with Luke taking a close 2nd. My favorite epistle is 1st Thessalonians but because of our series on “Real Faith” in the Spring of 2012, 1st Corinthians takes a close 2nd. In the Old Testaments I LOVE the Book of Genesis and have come to thoroughly enjoy the minor prophets.

What is one of your favorite characteristics of Christ?

Absolute power used sacrificially, motivated by love.

 


allenALLEN MCMULLEN, DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP AND COMMUNICATIONS

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What do you do here at CITY ON A HILL?

I am the Director of Worship and Communications. I do my best to make worship amazing, make everything look and sound good and communicate what is happeninng at COAH.

When did you begin working at CITY ON A HILL?

I joined the staff around the first of March 2012.

What is your favorite food?

Pizza and hamburgers.

What is your favorite TV show?

Don’t watch much but when I do it’s usually football, Pawn Stars, or American Pickers.

What was your first job?

Work at a golf course in Lake Geneva, WI as an assistant golf pro.

What was your childhood ambition?

To be a firefighting cowboy.

Who inspires you?

Jesus.

What makes you laugh?

Silliness.

What is your idea of a perfect day?

Spending a relaxing day with my wife and son.

Favorite Bible verse or passage?

Matthew 6:5-8

What is one of your favorite characteristics of Christ?

His love for all.

 


LISA TONEY, DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

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WES BROWN, WORSHIP LEADER

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GEORGIA BURNS, CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR

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What do you do here at CITY ON A HILL?

I’m the church administrator

When did you begin working at CITY ON A HILL?

January 2014

What is your favorite food?

Dark chocolate, if only that were all

What is your favorite TV show?

Masterpiece Theatre on PBS

What was your first job?

The summer after high school as a file clerk at the Alabama Department of Veteran Affairs

What was your childhood ambition?

To be a doctor and then, when that was beyond the means of our family, a bacteriologist. It sounded much more impressive than the thing that really interested me the most – English literature.

Who inspires you?

Jesus, of course, and my granddaughter, Julia. She is so loving and kind.

What makes you laugh?

An Ellen DeGeneres comedy routine or my son-in-law Ben, a perfect mimic, telling a funny story

What is your idea of a perfect day?

Start the day with a moving devotional, then with family in good conversation, especially with my sister Gayle or my two grandchildren, next planning/working in my garden, reading or listening to a good book in a peaceful spot, a walk in the woods, finally live theater that night with stimulating talk afterwards. Or, next best thing, spending the day learning something new.

Favorite Bible verse or passage?

Philippians 4:13- I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

What is one of your favorite characteristics of Christ?

Humility

MARIANNE BUTLER, MISSIONS COORDINATOR

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What do you do here at CITY ON A HILL?

I’m the Missions Coordinator.

When did you begin working at CITY ON A HILL?

I just started this position in January 2015.

What is your favorite food?

Pizza

What is your favorite TV show?

Frasier. I can watch the shows over and over and they still make me laugh!

What was your first job?

My first job was at Banana Republic.

What was your childhood ambition?

I wanted to be a veterinarian so I could help all the hurt and homeless animals.

Who inspires you?

Jesus, Martin Luther King, Jr.

What makes you laugh?

My family, my pets

What is your idea of a perfect day?

A day with my husband and kids, preferably at the beach!

Favorite Bible verse or passage?

Philippians 4:13

What is one of your favorite characteristics of Christ?

His kindness to all.

MARGUERITE CAMMARATA – CARE COORDINATOR

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KATHY PRICE , SMALL GROUP COORDINATOR

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What do you do here at CITY ON A HILL?

Small groups coordinator

When did you begin working at CITY ON A HILL?

3-4 years ago

What is your favorite food?

Lechon mechado

What is your favorite TV show?

The Middle, The Goldbergs

What was your first job?

Baby-sitter; secretary in the library media department at UGA college of education

What was your childhood ambition?

Teach little kids, marry a minister

Who inspires you?

Mother Theresa, Bonhoeffer, Joe

What makes you laugh?

Most everything; Marianne 🙂

What is your idea of a perfect day?

Godiva chocolate, books to read, warm day cooling feet in a tub of water

Favorite Bible verse or passage?

In the beginning God created

What is one of your favorite characteristics of Christ?

Love + strength

TRACIE SCHWEBS – STUDENT MINISTRY COORDINATOR

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What do you do here at CITY ON A HILL?

Student Ministry Coordinator

When did you begin working at CITY ON A HILL?

June 2015

What is your favorite food?

Vegetables and Chocolate (especially chocolate cover macadamia nuts)

What is your favorite TV show?

HGTV type shows (but also Disney’s Girl Meets World)

What was your first job?

Cookie store at Georgia Square Mall Athens, GA

What was your childhood ambition?

To be a Missionary

Who inspires you?

Jesus, my spiritual mentors and circle of wise friends, family, all youth and children

What makes you laugh?

Most things.

What is your idea of a perfect day?

Hanging with my family and friends.

Favorite Bible verse or passage?

John 15:5-16

What is one of your favorite characteristics of Christ?

Joy