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).


    P: 478.845.2825 ext. 3

  • Hunter Williams

    Worship & Creative arts Pastor

    Bio coming soon!


  • Amy Barbee

    Treehouse (nursery) director

    Coming Soon!


  • Flynn partain

    financial administrator

    Flynn and his wife, Gina, and their three children began attending Piedmont shortly after the church launched.  Having spent a career in financial services, he serves as an advisor with AIG Retirement Services.  He and Gina strive to be true followers of Christ.  They readily confess to often falling far short, but it will nonetheless remain their life pursuit.  They also lead what they matter-of-factly refer to as the best community group at Piedmont (wink, smile).

  • james douthit


    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


    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


    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


    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.