Staff & Leadership

  • Chris barbee

    Lead Pastor

    Chris has been married to Amy Barbee since 2008, and they have two children, Micah and Maggie. Chris grew up in Metro-Atlanta and is the son of a pastor. Chris has been in full-time ministry since 2010 and worked as a volunteer before that. He has a B.S. in Biblical and Theological Studies degree from Liberty University and is currently seeking his Masters of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He loves all sports, but especially enjoys football and playing golf. 


    His goal is to seek after Christ with endurance (Hebrews 12:1-2), proclaiming His glorious grace to all (Ephesian 1:6) and raising others to do the same (Ephesians 4:12).


    E: cbarbee@piedmontchurch.net

  • Hunter Williams

    Worship & Creative arts Pastor

    Hunter has been married to Megan Williams since 2019. Hunter received a B.A. in Philosophy from Clayton State University in 2016. Before finding a home at Piedmont Church, Hunter actively served in and lead numerous music ministries in and around Jackson, GA. Apart from leading worship and producing videos, Hunter enjoys spending time with his wife Megan, working on musical equipment, woodworking, and listening to podcasts. 


    His goals are to continually grow closer to the Lord, lead people into God's presence through worship and media, strive to make disciples through his ministry, and to foster and raise up the next generation of leaders.


    For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11


    E: hwilliams@piedmontchurch.net


  • Amy Barbee

    Treehouse (nursery) director & Staff Writer

    Coming Soon!


    E: treehouse@piedmontchurch.net

  • Chad Edwards

    Next Generation Pastor

    Coming Soon!

  • james douthit

    elder

    James was born in Macon and graduated from Monroe Academy in Forsyth, 1990. He graduated from Mercer University in 1993 with a degree in accounting. He has been a CPA since 1995, and a certified general appraiser since 2000. He married his wife Leigh in 1996 and has three children, Claire, Jake, and Grace. He has been involved in church leadership since he was 25 and has been a part of Piedmont Church since it started, and has been on six mission trips to Guatemala. He has a passion for encouraging people to identify and take the next step in their spiritual journey. 


  • King Kemper

    Elder

    King was born and raised in Macon. He is married to Katie Loving Kemper from Nashville Tenn. and they have three kids Avery, Cook, and Amelia. He serves as a commercial real estate Broker with the Summit Group. King graduated from Auburn University with a BS in Communications and Mercer University with his MBA.


    He loves all aspects of Piedmont! He serves in various ways, but one area you will always see King is talking to people in the lobby and helping to make sure they feel at home!

     


  • jay gillis

    elder

    Jay was born and raised all over South Georgia, where his family eventually settled in Americus, Georgia. He met his wife, Angie, before moving to Atlanta to attend Georgia Tech. Jay and Angie have two children, Turner and Martha-Kate. He is employed with Graphic Packaging in Macon. 


    There are many reasons he loves Piedmont and feels that the messages are relevant, practical, and challenging. He also loves the diverse and rewarding volunteer opportunities Piedmont Church has to offer. He and his family are continually encouraged to develop their relationship with Christ and share it with those we work with and live around. He always leaves Piedmont feeling energized and ready to take on another week. Finally, his kids love going to church on Sunday morning and attending youth events to connect with God at an early age and through high school.

  • rusty gleaton

    elder

    Rusty is married to his wife Monica, and they have three children, McKenzie, Morgan, and Gray. Rusty graduated with a BBA from the University of Georgia in 1992 and is the Senior Vice President at OneSouth Bank.


    He likes Piedmont because it’s a church that makes people from all backgrounds feel welcome. He loves the powerful, moving nature of the music and how it prepares our hearts for a time of worship each Sunday. His kids love the Youth and All-Star Kids programs, their worship time, and all the programs they have to offer. 

  • Eric Latimer

    ELDER

    Eric spent his early years in the Boston area before moving back down south to Alpharetta, GA. He met his wife, Chelsea, at Berry College and they were married in June of 2014. They have a son, Sam, and a yellow lab, Piper. Eric is the Vice President of Online Advertising Solutions at Renfroe and a varsity soccer coach at First Presbyterian Day School.


    Eric loves being a part of the Piedmont family and doing what he can to help it grow and thrive. He volunteers with the worship team in the sound booth and his wife helps lead the Treehouse ministry.

  • Danny Morton

    ELDER

    Danny grew up in Macon and graduated high school from Tattnall Square Academy and earned his BBA from Mercer University.  He is married to Ginger, and they have 2 children, Alex and Ashleigh.  Danny has worked in government sales at GIGA Inc since 1987.  He and Ginger co-founded Miracle League of Macon in 2003, a baseball league for both boys and girls, ages 5 and up, with disabilities, or as Danny likes to say, “we have players with special abilities”.  Their motto is “Every child deserves a chance to play baseball”.  


    Danny loves sports, especially Atlanta Braves baseball.  He has enjoyed serving in our children’s All-Star program for many years as a small group leader.  His favorite verse is Isaiah 40:31: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.