Senior Pastor: Tim and Leigh Ann

Pastor Tim has been a staff member at our local church since 1983 and has been the senior pastor since 1987.  Pastor Tim has long standing roots in Macon.  He grew up in south Macon graduating from Southwest High School and has degrees from Macon State College and Mercer University.  He has been married to his wife, Leigh Ann, for over thirty two years.  Pastor Tim and Leigh Ann have two children.  Their son, Dallas, his wife, Naomi and son, Cohen, live in Macon and attend FEC. Their daughter, Lauren, and her husband, Josh, live in Ohio where Lauren is the children's pastor at Faith Memorial Church in Lancaster, Oh.  Pastor Tim has a passion to see our church reach out to this community and share the love of God with the people of middle Georgia.  When time allows he loves to travel with his family and enjoys playing golf with his friends.

Youth Pastor: Taylor and Amanda Carter

Taylor and Amanda grew up in Macon and met while attending Tattnall Square Academy, graduating in 2008. After high school and feeling the call to full time youth ministry, Taylor attended Toccoa Falls College where he graduated with a degree in Youth Ministry. Amanda, because of her love for children, is a nurse at the Medical Center Children's hospital. They have been married a little over a year. They are both passionate about student ministry and have a desire to reach students in the Middle Georgia area. When they are not hanging out with students, they enjoy traveling, being outdoors and playing with their two special dogs, Champ and River.

Associate Pastor: Brian D. Everett


Brian has served in local church ministry since 1993. His diverse ministry experience includes Student Ministry, Family Ministry, Associate Pastor, and Co-Pastor.  Brian is a Licensed Professional Counselor and provides Christian Based counseling services at FEC.  In addition, Brian has worked in the Christian Publishing industry serving as Southeastern Regional Manager for Standard Publishing Company.  Brian is married to the former Lindsay Bartlett and both grew up in Macon.  The couple has had the privilege of serving in various church ministries throughout the Middle Ga area.  Brian and Lindsay have 2 children;  James and Audrey.  The Everett family lives in the country and enjoys the rural life with their 2 dogs and 1 cat.  Brian, Lindsay, James, and Audrey feel blessed to be a part of the FEC family and honored to serve on the FEC Ministry staff.

Children's Ministry 1st-5th Grade: Lauren Hodge


Lauren Hodge is a graduate of Stratford Academy in Macon, Ga. She continued her education with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Special Education at Middle Georgia College and received her master’s degree in strategies and curriculum from Nova South Eastern University.  Lauren Hodge grew up under the ministry of her grandparents Bobby and Joanne Hamlin at Roberta Evangelical Church in Roberta, Ga. Growing up her family was actively involved at Southeastern Holiness Camp in Lizella, Ga. She started out as a camper, counselor, and started teaching youth classes last year.  It was at SEHC that Lauren met her husband Philip Hodge during a nightly volleyball game.  Lauren and Philip married in 2014 and have a little boy named Weston and a little girl on the way. Lauren loves working with children and currently works as the Learning Support Specialist at Covenant Academy 3 days a week and does the children’s ministry 1st-5th grade at First Evangelical church. Lauren enjoys spending time with her family, sports, and going to the beach during her free time.

Preschool Ministry: Rae Ann Elliott