Fred Hartley, Lead Pastor
We love our Pastor and his family. Fred and Sherry Hartley moved to Lilburn with their four children in 1988. He has served as our Lead Pastor of Lilburn Alliance Church and has navigated us through significant change, as we have becoming an inter-cultural, multi-national, Christ-encountering, disciple-making, church-planting congregation in northeast Atlanta. Fred and Sherry both graduated from Wheaton College. Fred received his graduate degree from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. He and Sherry have four children who are all married and they now have 15 grandchildren. Fred’s father, Al Hartley, was a professional cartoonist illustrating “Archie” comics. Fred has authored more than 20 books including his newest, Ignite.
In addition to being our Pastor, Fred is the founder and President of the College of Prayer International with 104,224 campuses worldwide currently serving over 5 million pastors and Christian leaders. For fun he enjoys running, spoiling his grandchildren, and an occasional game of golf.
Fred's passion for Christ and His kingdom is infectious. His gifts of preaching and leadership continue to serve us well.
"And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ," Ephesians 4:11-12
MEET OUR PASTORAL TEAM
STEPHEN HARTLEY, Executive Pastor
Stephen and Emily Hartley and their three children are gifts to us in Lilburn. Stephen has strong gifts of pastor, leadership, evangelism and compassion. Stephen grew up at Lilburn Alliance Church and has a clear vision for our future.
STEVE PHILLIPS, Pastor of Children's Ministry
Steve and Jacqueline arrived with their three children in 2019. Steve's strong administrative, leadership and pastoral gifts are growing our children's and family ministries.
DONN THOMAS, Interim Worship Pastor
Donn and Lavoughn Thomas and their son Micah have enriched our church family in so many ways. In addition to being a songwriter and musician, Donn Thomas is a spiritual father, mentor and counselor to many. Lavoughn is a gifted teacher and spiritual mother.