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

Dr. Jimmy Slick
Associate Pastor of

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

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
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

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.

Jeff Duckett
Jim Daniel

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.

Joe Aldridge
Mr. Joe Aldridge has served as an elder at Summit for the past 2.5 years and has been a member of Summit for 10+ years. He has served by teaching Sunday School in both the adult and youth departments. He has also served as an Operations Steward in the past as well as leading a Builders for Christ mission team for 7 years. Joe works for Cisco Systems as a Service and Support Manager. Joe works in the community with the Cobb Atlanta Volleyball Club where he is the coaching director and has the opportunity to impact more than 250 kids for Christ. He has been married to his wife, Deann, for 18 years and has a daughter, Samantha (Sam) who is 14, and a son, Will who is 12. He is originally from a small town in Alabama and holds a bachelors degree in business from Samford University, in Birmingham.
Marc Fuglio
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
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.
Tim Buchanan
Mr. Tim Buchanan has served as an elder at Summit for the past three years and has been a member of Summit for twenty years. He teaches the Work-In-Progress Sunday School class for adults, is the founding member of Bald 4 Him (a barbershop quartet that sings at Summit and throughout the community) and sings in the sanctuary choir. Tim is the owner of Buchanan Sales, LLC, a rep company specializing in underground utilities sales. He has been married to his wife, Catherine, for 28 years and has two sons, Chip and David. He is originally from Greenville, SC and holds a bachelors degree from Clemson University.

Burt Drumm
Burt was born in upstate New York and accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of 16. Burt attended Baptist Bible College in PA and was involved in teaching Sunday School, AWANA, Bus Ministry, Visitation, and was a Youth Group Leader. Burt and his wife, Dana joined Summit in 2002 and have been active in several mission trips to West Virginia and Builders For Christ trips. Burt has served as a Deacon at Summit since 2010.
Cliff Bedell

Cliff currently serves on the deacon board as chairman. He is married to Sherry Bedell and has four grown children and four grand children. He began attending Summit in early 1996 and participated in the construction of our current facility, which was a Builders for Christ project. He was led to the Lord in this very church in August of 1996 and was baptized here in December of that same year.

Since that time he has served on more than a dozen Builders for Christ framing teams, served as a Personnel Steward, served on the Leadership Council, served on Search Teams for Minister to Students and Minister to Adults.

Cliff is a member of the Encouragers Sunday School class, and assists on Sunday mornings with announcements, prayer requests, and occasionally teaches when needed. The Encouragers Class has a genuine heart for all people and is actively involved in projects in our community, local and out-of-state missions, and several international missions. Cliff would like to personally invite any adult to visit the Encouragers Class and share in their loving fellowship.

Hugh Ward
Lee Henderson

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
Reg Ibison

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.

Betty Hayes
Financial Assistant770-975-4595, ext.

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.

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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