Church Leadership

Welcome to Summit’s Church Leadership Page. All of our staff listed below have a unique story on how they came to know Jesus. They are all called to help others know about the truth and to have a personal relationship with our Savior.

Click these links to go to specific leadership categories or browse the listing below.
Ministry Staff Elders Deacons Administrative Staff

Dr. Scott Miller
Senior Pastorscott.miller@summitchurch.org
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Master of Divinity in Pastoral Studies Doctor of Ministry in Evangelism and Church Growth I grew up in an unchurched (and loving) home environment and went on my own personal journey as a teenager to find life’s purpose. I am eternally grateful to friends and acquaintances who told their stories, showed the Difference, invited me to places where I could experience the Good News, and who told me how I could become a follower of Jesus Christ. I made my commitment to follow Christ when I was almost 16 years old. I went to college, thinking that maybe I would go out in the business world and represent Christ. During my senior year, God invited me to serve in church ministry. After one summer youth pastor church experience, I told God: “I know one thing – I’ll never serve as a pastor in the church!!” Never say “Never” to God! I’ve been serving in the local church for 34 years now! My wife and partner in ministry, Chris, and I have been married for 32 years. She is the best! Chris is a school nurse at Picketts Mill Elementary School. We are empty-nesters. Our daughter Amelia is an account executive for an advertising agency in Baltimore, Maryland. She has our only “grand-dog,” an awesome golden retriever named Belle. Our son, Derek, and his wife, Kara, also live in Baltimore, where he serves as the pastor of Gallery Church in Patterson Park and where she is a speech therapist in the local school system. I love to teach God’s Word in its simplicity and power! I love to see people genuinely follow Christ! I love to see the forgotten, neglected, and unreached become involved in a family of faith! I love to see believers grow in Christ, discover their unique places of giftedness and service, and apply Christian principles in their marriages, homes, schools, vocations, and community! I love being personally involved and mobilizing others to invest in local and global missions, particularly where people haven’t heard the gospel truth. My world view has been deeply impacted by the 30+ international mission trips I have taken in the last 14 years. I love being a part of a multi-generational church on mission for Christ - sharing Christ as they go! I love to see the church do whatever it takes to bring the unchanging gospel of Jesus to a rapidly changing world! As a pastor, my primary aim is to be a passionate pioneer of kingdom growth. I dream of every person on the planet having the privilege of hearing a clear message of the saving gospel of Jesus at least once! If you’re not involved in a local faith family somewhere, please come grow and serve with us!

Dr. Jimmy Slick
Associate Pastor of Worship404-545-0011jimmy.slick@summitchurch.org

Jimmy has served as the Associate Pastor of Worship since Summit began ministry to the Acworth/Kennesaw areas in 1993. He met his wife, Kathy, while they were students at Shorter College. They have been married for 35 years, have two daughters and four grandchildren. He has served in the Noonday Association his entire ministry, which has spanned 35 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in church music from Shorter College, a masters degree in music from Georgia State University, and a doctoral degree in ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Jimmy’s passion is to serve in a ministry that prompts the family of God to personally participate in worship. His vision involves seeing people from diverse generations and ethnic groups worshiping God together. Under his leadership, Summit offers a wide variety of worship ministry opportunities including choir, ensembles, solos, orchestra, sound, lighting, drama, and video editing. Participation is open to everyone from high school through adult at all levels of experience.

Rev Lee Gambrell
Associate Pastor / Minister of770-975-4595lee.gambrell@summitchurch.org

Lee is the Associate Pastor of Education at Summit where he has served for the last 13 years. He is married to Amy Gambrell and has 3 sons, Jonathan, Daniel, and Brian. He has served in churches for 28 years. Lee came to know Christ as his Lord and Savior as a sophomore at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. After college Lee attended the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas where he received a Masters of Religious Education degree. He has served in churches in Missouri, Florida, Kentucky, and Georgia.

Lee has a heart and passion for teaching God's word. His vision is to see every adult at Summit involved in an ongoing small Bible study group. The small groups at Summit strive to involve their members in life changing Bible study, effective ministry to each other, outreach to our community, mission involvement, and prayer partners. Lee would like to invite you to be a part of one of our small groups.


Angela York
Weekday Academy Director770-975-4595angela.york@summitchurch.org
Angela began serving the Lord at a very young age when she accepted Christ in Fourth Grade. Since then she had had a love for teaching children about Jesus. Angela began serving at Summit in 2002 as a Preschool Ministry Associate and continued serving in the Preschool Ministry until she became the Weekday Preschool Director in 2011. As Weekday Preschool Director, Angela believes she really has the best job in the world as she ministers to over 200 children and their families in a loving and nurturing environment. Angela is married to her college sweetheart, Rob, and has two children, Ashley and Jared. Angela and her family live in the local community and feel very blessed to serve the Lord here at Summit.
Joe Hussung
Student Minister770-975-4595joe.hussung@summitchurch.org

Joe Hussung is the Student Minister at Summit and has served in that position for a little over a year. He is married to Sarah Hussung and has two daughters named Sophia and Liora. He has served in the ministry for a little over a decade as an intern in college, youth, and missions ministries. While at White Stone Quarry Baptist Church in Bowling Green, KY, Joe served as the Associate Pastor of Music and Education, and later as their Interim Pastor. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and Religious Studies from Western Kentucky University and is currently attending New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary to receive a Master of Divinity.

Joe loves the Gospel of Jesus Christ and desires for all students to grow in love and appreciation of it and the one who lived it. He would love for anyone with students to come and grow with us as we search the riches of the knowledge of Christ.

Sonya McGullion
Children's Director770-975-4595sonya.mcgullion@summitchurch.o
Sonya is serving as the Children’s Director at Summit Baptist Church and has been on full time staff for seven years. She is married to the love of her life, Lane, and has 3 children, Kayla, Cassidy and Austin. Sonya graduated from the University of North Texas in 1991 with a B.S. in Education. Her passion is to share the love of Jesus with children of all ages and her two favorite weeks of the year are VBS and Kid’s Camp! Sonya’s interests include running and supporting her family in their hobbies and extracurricular activities.

Dan Burns
Elder34yellowolds@gmail.com
Dan has been married to his wife 45 years, he has two sons 6 grand children 1 great grand daughter and one on the way. He came to know Jesus at 7 and has lived with him in his heart ever since. He did not go to church until his children were born, it was then that God let him know what he had Been missing. Fellowship. He thanks God every day for not leaving him alone.
Jeff Duckett
Elder770-975-4595duckettjeffandre@bellsouth.net
Jim Daniel
Elder770-975-4595jim.daniel1947@gmail.com

Jim Daniel has served as an elder for a little over a year and has been a member of Summit for 11 years. He has taught the Adult singles class, sang in the Choir and enjoys being part of the Ushering team. He is an active member of the Encouragers Sunday School Class.

Growing up in the 60’s Jim graduated from Ohio University with a degree in business and immediately enlisted in the Army, where he got to fly Choppers in Vietnam. Now after 38 years in the corporate world Jim has recently retired. In his career, Jim held multiple sales and management positions selling graphic equipment and supplies to printers and distributors in the Southeast.

Jim is married to his childhood sweetheart, Carol, and in August, 2013, they will celebrate 45 years together. They have two grown sons, Eric and Jason, and two grandchildren Alyssa and Carly.

Marc Fuglio
Elder770-975-4595marcfuglio@aol.com
Marc Fuglio has served as an elder at Summit for the past 1.5 years and has been a member of Summit for 18+ years. He has served by teaching & assistant teaching in adult Bible Classes and has served in the Awanas children’s ministry for 2 years. He also assists with his wife in caring for babies in the Summit nursery. Marc works at Acworth Floor Center, a family business, with his wife, focusing on flooring products for the residential and commercial markets. Marc and his wife Cindy have been married for 36 years and they have been blessed with a wonderful family including a son Justin, wife Andrea - two grandchildren Kaylee age 9 and Kaleb age 7; a daughter Jenica, husband Kris Wootton - 3 grandchildren Jackson & Gracie 5 year old twins and Lyla Jane who is 3 weeks old. Marc & Cindy are lifelong residents of the Atlanta area and love the Lord and His Church.
Scott Stewart
Elder770-975-4595scott19@bellsouth.net
Scott is one of our elders at Summit. He and his wife, Judy, have been married for 26 years and have attended Summit since 1995. They have two girls, Taylor 23, a teacher in Augusta, and DeLaney, 19, who attends Berry College in Rome Ga. He co-teaches the “Kingdom Seekers” Sunday school class and is director of our drama ministry and is a decision counselor. He has served in many different ministries over the years. Karate 2009 - Present, Choir 2001-2008, Leadership Counsel 1998, Finance Steward 1996-1999.

Hugh Ward
Deacon770-975-4595ward3617@bellsouth.net
Lee Henderson
Deacon770-426-8725Lee.Henderson@omniins.com

Lee has been serving at Summit for 10 years. He is married to Debbie and has 2 kids, Brad and Brittany.

Lee was baptized and brought up in the Catholic Church. He went to Church every Sunday where he learned about God. He always felt the desire to do the right thing, but it was not until he started attending Summit that he realized what it meant to have a relationship with the Father. Lee was baptized at Summit on January 27th, 2002. He believes that it was God working in him and in His time guided him from Maryland to Georgia to Summit to fully start serving Him.

As that relationship grew, Lee found himself serving in a number of different areas at Summit. He felt led to the youth where he has been a teacher for the past 8 years. Lee loves being able to share the Word of God with the youth. He believes it is so important for them to start that relationship with God as soon as possible. Lee does not want to see the kids wait as long as he did before realizing what God has done for them and what he is offering them.

Lyonel Francois
Deacon770-975-4595lfranc9829@aol.com
Reg Ibison
Deacon770-975-4595regibison@att.net

Reg Ibison has been married for 47 years to his lovely bride, Sharon, and they have been members of Summit for 18 years. They are blessed with 5 children and were foster parents to 18 other children. They are the proud grandparents to 7 grand children. They immigrated to the United States from Canada in 1987. Reg graduated from the Manitoba Institute of Technology in Electrical Eng., specializing in Communications with continued studies in Digital Design at George Washington University. Reg and Sharon are retired now and spend a lot of their time gardening, playing with the nearby grandchildren and enjoying the occupational trip to visit the other grandchildren in Florida.

Robert Henry
Deaconhenryfamily07@comcast.net
Deacon Robert W. Henry join Summit Baptist Church in 2003. He serves on the Board of Deacon, the First Impression Ministry, Usher Board and is Chairman of the Benevolence Ministry. Deacon Henry is very active within the church as well as outreach with families who have experienced loss of love ones and sick and shut ins.

Betty Hayes
Financial Assistant770-975-4595, ext. 224betty.hayes@summitchurch.org

Betty is the Financial Assistant of Summit Baptist Church and have served in this capacity for 9 ½ years. Before coming to Summit, she served at another church in Marietta for 5 years in the same capacity. I have been married to Steven Hayes for the past 33 years and have two daughters, Tara and Shirley. Tara has blessed Steve and me with two grandchildren, Lane and Luke. Shirley has blessed us with one granddaughter, Lilli.

When I was eleven years old, I accepted the Lord as my Savior and since that time, my goal has been serving the Lord in each capacity He has given me.

Denise Stanfield
Executive Administrative Assis770-975-4595denise.stanfield@summitchurch.
Denise is the Executive Administrative Assistant supporting the ministry of our Pastor, Dr. Scott Miller and the Associate Pastor/Minister of Music, Rev. Jimmy Slick. She has served at Summit for the last 15 years as well as being a Charter Member of Summit. In addition to serving on staff, she is involved in the Music Ministry and our Ensemble Ministry. Denise has been married to Jim Stanfield for 41 years and they have two daughters, Stacey and Ashley and 2 granddaughters, Ava and Landry.
Donna Brady
Ministry Administrative Assist770-975-4595, ext. 223donna.brady@summitchurch.org

Donna is one of our newest staff members, having joined us in April, 2012. She is married to Hal Brady and has 3 adult children; David, Michelle and Becky, and 7 grandchildren. In May, 1972, Donna accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at Second Baptist Church in Fayetteville, NC. She has served in various ministries throughout her Christian walk (in NC, FL and GA) – Bus Ministry, Children’s Church, Sunday School Teacher, CBS Assistant Director, Choir, Stephen’s Ministry, Baptist Young Women, Women’s Missionary Union, the Finance Committee, VBS, Fall Festival, James Ministry, Care Group Leader, PowerPoint Team, and Summit Signage Team.

Donna’s life scripture is Matthew 6:33 – But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

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