At PABC we don't just talk about deconstructing systems of power - we do it. We are a team of pastors in a circle leadership model. In this non-hierarchical model, our pastors share leadership and preaching responsibilities.
Pastor of Community Engagement & Stewardship
Henra’s love for people and helping them connect to the work of the community of Park Avenue makes him a natural a building community partnerships. Henra is also the contact and liaison to our community partners such as Wilderness Works, the Stewart Center, Nicholas House and others. Henra's giftedness with finance positions him well to aid the team with management of the facilities through the Building Committee. Henra is bi-vocational working in banking as well. He holds a Masters of Christian Ministry from McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University. Henra is an incredible chef, both for his family at home and church.He is a former college football player and boxer. He's someone you want on your team!
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Pastor of Advocacy, Arts & Worship
Darci's call to ministry is characterized by leading people in creative expression, which is a spiritual journey. Darci brings their artistic gifts and talents to our worship and faith development programs, as well as liturgy-building and online branding. Darci has started programs like Created 2 Create, art ministry pastoral internship. Darci received a Louisville Pastoral Study Project grant to work with people in recovery through spiritual art making. Darci holds a Masters of Divinity from Candler School of Theology. Darci's passions include painting, found-objects art, legos with their son and all forms of ideation. Their family has chickens and gardens and a lovely junky yard.
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Elliot has a bachelors in English from Agnes Scott College and is currently working on their Masters of Divinity at Columbia Theological Seminary. Elliot is passionate about spiritual care and pediatric chaplaincy. They live with their boyfriend Michael and two cats named Samson and Blue. Elliot is also an avid reader and vegan cook.
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Jame Geathers is a mother, entrepreneur, author and survivor. Jame has spent her career building and repairing the partnerships between employers and employees. In addition to working with small businesses, Jame is passionate about empowering and inspiring individuals to realize their full potential through encouragement, coaching, and by sharing her story. When she is not working, Jame splits her time between volunteering, reading, and spending time with her daughter and fur babies.
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Lizz Hutchinson is an enthusiastic member of the Park Avenue Baptist Church Community. Lizz has a bachelors of Psychology focusing on counseling those living with mental illness. They are applying to graduate school to pursue a degree in counseling and just finished taking the GRE. Lizz is married to Kyle and has 2 fur babies, a cat named Frog and a dog named Maae. Lizz spends their time, community-building, cosplaying, online gaming, & training their dog with loving kindness.
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Community Care Coordinator
Nikki has been a member of the Park Ave. community since 2011. Nikki was born and raised in Atlanta and grew up near Kirkwoodn & has been a part of the Grant Park community for 14 years. Nikki is passionate about serving our community with respect and integrity. She is the founder of the clothes closet. Since becoming deacon extraordinaire has had the pleasure of working with many of its ministries. Two of those were the after school program, "Homework Hotspot" and the literacy program "Wild About Reading." Nikki loves yoga and dancing randomly without music. She is obsessed with all things Harry Potter. Nikki helped to start the Park Ave. Children's Library & is a self-affirmed Library nerd!
Kevin graduated with a Masters of Arts in Practical Theology (emphasis in Worship, Preaching & the Arts), from Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, GA in 2020. They are also the creator of Queerly Beloved Apparel and Big Queer Adventure Co. Kevin has reached thousands of individuals across the globe through his writing; his podcast, A Tiny Revolution; and through his YouTube channel. Kevin believes that by telling our stories, we set others free to tell theirs. In addition to LGBTQ advocacy, Kevin’s passions include good music, tacos, and really horrible dad jokes.
Aaron is a faithful worship leader and follower of Christ. Aaron went to the Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts at Pebblebrook High School Aaron has appreared on BET's "Reed Between the Lines" and AGI's "Face the Music" Webseries. Once back in Atlanta, Aaron opened a studio with some friends and began to build his catalog. A versatile singer/songwriter/engineer and producer, he has written songs in every genre. His strong lyrics and smooth vocals have captured the attention of several Sony A&R Execs and ClassHeat Records DJ Class.
Jill McAfee is a veteran worship leader with 25 years experience leading for various communities around the world. She now lives in the Atlanta area and spends her time working as a flight attendant. When she isn’t flying, she’s running, doing jigsaw puzzles or watching Netflix. Jill loves the Park Ave family and is passionate about creating good space for them to connect with the divine.