ABOUT US

Our Staff

Our Staff

JEFF SMITH
SENIOR PASTOR

Hi, my name is Jeff Smith and I serve as the pastor of Mills Chapel Baptist church. Growing up our family very seldom attended church but after attending a morning revival service, I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Not being active in church led to a lack of growth in spiritual understanding. Through my high school years, I didn’t think much about the Lord and as a result found myself living in sin. After marrying at 19 to Kelley...  <click to continue reading

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DANNY WILSON
ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Hello all, I am Danny Wilson, the Associate Pastor here at Mills Chapel. I am a lifelong resident of Newnan in Coweta County. After a 26 1/2 year career at Playtex, I answered gods call to preach and went in the ministry full-time.  I currently serve as the part-time associate pastor here at Mills Chapel, leading our Wednesday night adult service. Over the years, my hobbies have included hunting, softball, and fishing, which I still enjoy very...  <click to continue reading

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ALEX WEST
YOUTH PASTOR &
WORSHIP LEADER

Hey Y’all! My name is Alex West. I serve as the Youth and Worship Pastor here at MCBC. I believe in being a part of fostering an environment in which people can freely worship the Lord and build connections with those around them while doing so. I am so thankful for the opportunity to serve our Lord with such an amazing group of believers. 

SHANNAN SMITH
CHILDREN'S
MINISTRY DIRECTOR

Hello!  My name is Shannan Smith and I serve as the Children's Director of Mill's Chapel Baptist Church. I am married to my amazing husband, Chuck and we have five children, three boys and two girls.  I believe in creating a fun, loving, safe and positive atmosphere where children love to come and learn about Jesus. I was saved as a young girl and always looked forward to VBS, Awanas and other fun activities with our church group. I love spending time with my family and friends, planning parties and events, cooking, taking care of others and finding new places to visit.
 

JOE & GINA ABLES
SENIOR ADULT MINISTRY DIRECTORS

We are born again Christians who have been active members of Mills Chapel since 1991 and have had a gospel music ministry since 1999.  Joe has been in law enforcement for 38 years and retired from Coweta County in 2013: however, was called back into part-time service in July 2019.  Joe enjoys working out, playing in the church band and singing.  Gina retired in 2008 as a Legal Administrative Assistant from Delta Air Lines and...  <click to continue reading

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RUSTY RUSSELL
MEN'S
MINISTRY DIRECTOR

Service - Missions - Spiritual Growth - Fellowship.  These four things define Mills Chapel Men (MCM).  As men saved by the grace of God, these four areas provide us opportunities to live out our faith.  As MCM, we are called by God to lead.  We strive to do our best to fulfill His call and guide the church for the glory of God!

ELIZABETH WEST
WOMEN'S
MINISTRY DIRECTOR

My name is Elizabeth West. I have the blessing of serving here at Mills Chapel as the Women’s Ministry Director. I accepted Jesus at the age of 13. I attended Word of Life Bible Institute and graduated in 2014. In 2017, I completed my Bachelors of Science in Human Relations at Point University. I am now in school for my Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling. I love to sing, read, spend time with my family and friends, and spend time with Jesus. My biggest desire in life is to know God and make Him known.

RUSTY RUSSELL
CHARIMAN OF THE
DEACONS

Hello! My name is Rusty Russell. I serve as our Head of Deacons here at MCBC. I enjoy serving where I can make a difference. I enjoy speaking and sharing what God has placed on my heart, whether that be to our youth group in Sunday school and/ or Wednesday nights or our adult services. Some of my favorite hobbies include working out and bow and turkey hunting. I love being apart of MCBC and look forward to how God will continue to use us for His glory!

JIM WIGLESWORTH
SUNDAY SCHOOL
MINISTRY DIRECTOR

Hello Y'all.  Growing up, my family opened and closed the doors of our church.  I was baptized in 1983 at 13-years old.  I've always loved on-site bible study/Sunday school.  As the Sunday School Director, I am called to encourage others to bible study and community with our Christian families and all within the community.  Through studying His Word we are able to better know our Lord Jesus Christ.  Through participation in Sunday School, whether as a Leader or student, we gain lasting support and encouragement from our small groups throughout each week!  Come be a part!  Oh, and I love the Braves!

MELLISA WEST
MUSIC MINISTRY DIRECTOR &
CHURCH SECRETARY

My name is Melissa West. I love Jesus, my Family, my Church, Music, and the Ministry. I am the wife (30 +yrs.) of a wonderful husband (Vince) and the Mother of 2 great adult children (Elizabeth, Alex). I have lived in Newnan and have been at Mills Chapel for 41 years. I serve as the church pianist (35 yrs.) and as the church administrative assistant (5 yrs.)


Best decision I ever made was when at  7 years old I ask Jesus to be my Lord and Savior. 
My life verse is Galatians 2:20. 

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LISHA JUSTISS
FINANCIAL SECRETARY

My name is Lisha Hunter Justiss, I serve as Financial Secretary here at Mills Chapel and have been a member for over 30 years. I have been married to my husband (Danny) for 40+ years ,who serves as a deacon here at Mills Chapel, we have two Children, 1 Daughter Jennifer (David) Humphries ,1 Son Joey ( Lindsay) Justiss, four grandchildren Kloie and Dalten Humphries; Walker, and Emma Rylee Justiss. I Love spending time with our family and friends. I have a passion for floral design and decorating. I was saved as a young girl and love helping and serving others.

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