CtK believes a healthy church is led by a plurality of Elders like we see in the Scriptures (Exodus 18; Acts 16:4; 20:17; 21:18;1 Timothy 2; Titus 1) that know, feed, lead, and protect and ultimately point to our good Shepherd, Jesus Christ.
Kevin and Tara have been married 16 years and have four kids (Ashtyn 14, Jada 12, Ellie 9, & Malachi 7). They have served in a number of capacities during their years together that include inner city work, teaching and hospitality, pastoral ministry in the church and University ministry. All of this has taught them what it looks like to see the gospel of Jesus Christ make all things new in all of life. They enjoy reading, running, Crossfit, and hanging out with their kids.
LANCE CHEELY Elder/Augusta Missional Community Leader
Lance and Kendall have been married 6 years and have three kids (Eloise 2, Clyde 1, and Emmett 6 mos.). In their short marriage, the Cheely’s have experienced, two graduate degrees, 3 homes, 2 years struggle with infertility, and 3 children by God’s grace. With every hardship, challenge, and increase in responsibility Lance and Kendall have been driven into deeper communion with the Lord. Eldership is a continuation of that responsibility and walk of faith that the Lord has entrusted to them. They enjoy binging Netflix, movie dates, home improvements, ice cream, and hanging out with their kids.
CTK also believes a healthy church is served by gifted men and women in the office of Deacon that help us to love our neighbors and our city better and help create an environment where we, as a church can function and pursue spiritual growth.
CTK HAS MANY LEADERS THAT SErVE IN VARIOUS CAPACITIES. WE ARE THANKFUL FOR LEADERS THAT GIVE IN SERVICE TO CTK.
DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP ARTS
Kenneth is an Artist/Illustrator/Musician living in Augusta, Ga with his wife, Ellie Benson and four children; Emma, Alice, Oliver, and Sebastian. In addition, He is a seasoned Musician in the local Augusta Music scene and he can be found most Wednesdays leading kids in music and storytelling at his local story time. You can find more from him at kennethjamesbenson.com.
DIRECTOR OF CONNECTIONS & COMMUNITY
Ellie Benson is a Wife to Kenny and Mother to Emma, Alice, Sebastian, and Oliver. Ellie is an Artist, Writer, Creative Director, and Charlotte Mason Homeschool Teacher. She loves to see the church connecting in fellowship and worship and works to make sure all are welcome from foot in the door to family.
You can find out more about her at: EllieEugenia.com
DIRECTOR OF MISSIONAL COMMUNITIES/EVANS MISSIONAL COMMUNITY LEADER
Glenn is married to Seanette and they have two kids (Ellia and Justus). They are both from North Carolina and Glenn is a graduate of Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. Glenn is also an Army Captain currently stationed at Fort Gordon, GA. Living the life of a military family, Glenn and Seanette have a passion for investing in the lives of other military families/personnel. They enjoy being outdoors, working out, and spending time with each other.
DIRECTOR OF WOMEN'S MINISTRY
Tara Figgins is wife and mother to four amazing children ranging in ages 14 to 7. When she is not balancing the full life of raising a family and serving alongside her husband in ministry, she loves yoga, being outdoors, hiking, running, baking, creating and writing. You can enjoy more of her musings on her blog: travelersrest.wordpress.com.
GROVETOWN MISSIONAL COMMUNITY LEADER
DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
Rebecca Morrow is wife to Terry Morrow and mother to 5 fun loving boys ranging from 3 months to 12 years old. Rebecca has been involved with world missions since the age of 4. She traveled with her family sharing the gospel through medical missions and children ministry. Her passion is to foster a love for Jesus in the children of our church. She enjoys outdoor activities, Crossfit, being an ER nurse and movie night with family.