Meet our team
Say hello to the leadership team at Keystone Baptist Church. Got questions for our leadership at Keystone? Contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terry Nelson - Lead Pastor
As both Founding Pastor and Lead Pastor of Keystone, Pastor Terry has more than 40 years of leadership experience in the local church. As a graduate of Mercer University and having earned two Master's degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he believes in proper interpretation of Scripture in its original languages (Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic), cultural context, and how it applies to the modern world. In addition to leading the church and preaching on Sunday mornings, he also teaches a Pastor's Class before our 11:00 A.M. worship service, which allows for a more intimate and deep discussion of Scripture in light of modern events. Pastor Terry and his wife, Laurie, are the proud parents of their adult children, Stephen & Meredith. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time out on the lake, is an avid golfer, and stays active in his local gym.
Tiffany McQueen - Administrator
Tiffany is the administrator for Keystone. A Georgia Tech graduate, she has 18 years of experience leading in the local church, having led previously both the children's and preschool ministries. Tiffany and her husband Eric have two children, Brody and Brooke, along with a dog named Riggs. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, jogging, going to the beach, and supporting her children's sports.
Lisa Stone – Director of Kids/Preschool Ministry
Lisa is our Director of Kids and Preschool Ministry.
Jared Jones - Director of Operations
As Director of Operations, Jared oversees the operations of all ministries within the church. An alumnus of Kennesaw State University and graduate of Jacksonville Theological Seminary, Jared has over 20 years of leadership experience in church operations. In addition to his role as our Director of Operations, Jared also serves as a deacon and leads the Young Adults class. Jared and his wife, Jamie, are the proud parents of three daughters; Berkleigh, Jocelyn, and Madison. He enjoys supporting his daughters' numerous extra-curricular activities, traveling with Jamie, and rooting for our hometown champions, the Atlanta Braves.
Sheila Hogle - Director of Outreach and Events
Sheila serves as our Director of Outreach and Events where she coordinates the church's service to our local community and the church's fellowship events. She has over 10 years of leadership experience in the church in planning and leading events. Sheila has two sons and enjoys spending time with her family, sewing, decorating, being outdoors, and music.
Jamie Jones - Director of First Impressions
Jamie serves as the Director of First Impressions. A graduate of Kennesaw State University, she has lived in Acworth her entire life and has been a faithful member and servant leader at Keystone since 2015. In addition to serving as the Director of First Impressions, Jamie also leads the Young Adults Bible Study Class with her husband, Jared, and is a gifted administrator with a passion for reaching and connecting with others. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her husband, watching the Atlanta Braves, and spending as much time as possible with their three girls, Berkleigh, Jocelyn, and Madison, and the family dog, Charli!
Christina Carlile Smith - Student Ministry Leader
Christina leads the girls in the Keystone Student Ministry. Along with 7 years of leadership experience working in her passion areas, children and students, she is a graduate of the University of Alabama and a current Master's degree student as well as a Cobb County Special Needs Pre-K teacher. She has taken multiple mission trips to Haiti where she helped to start an orphanage that she still continues to work with. Christina has a son whom she loves to spend time with along with going to the gym and practicing at the shooting range.
Paula Fowler - Women's and Student Ministry Leader
Paula leads our Keystone Women's Ministry as well as the Keystone Student Ministry. She has more than 40 years of leadership experience and loves teaching both women and teenage students. She has a heart for missions and has worked with the Fort Belknap Reservation for the past 13 years in Montana. Paula and her husband Steve enjoy hiking, traveling, and meeting people from different cultures.
Jonathan Smith - Student Ministry/Outreach Intern
In his internship, Jonathan works with the student ministry and outreach. A graduate of Liberty University and a seminary student currently attending Moody Theological Seminary, Jonathan felt God's calling on his life to serve in the local church more than 10 years ago and has more than 2 years of leadership experience in church ministry. In addition to working in outreach and student ministry, Jonathan also manages our website, Facebook page, and tech set-up for our children's ministry. Jonathan and his wife Miki have a daughter, Saki. He enjoys reading, writing, and blogging on Christian ministry and issues facing churches today.