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 PASTOR TEAM
MATTHEW CHEUNG, Pastor of Worship and Arts
Matt and Rebecca and their three children joined our Team July 1, 2019. He recently graduated from Alliance Theological Seminary with his Masters of Divinity degree. Matt has a genuine passion for Christ and for His church, and a love to lead God's people in worship.
RAYMOND EBBETT, Pastor of Administration
Raymond and Mary Ebbett completed a fruitful career as missionaries both in Latin America and Spain. His administrative gift is a blessing to our entire church family.
STEPHEN HARTLEY, Associate 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.
JIM HATCHER, Pastor of Student Ministry
Jim and Heather began serving Alliance Youth in 2013. They believe strongly that the King is coming, the Kingdom is here, and this generation is leading the way for His return. They were married in 2009 and have three children, and enjoying sharing their lives with the students of LAC.
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, Minister at Large
Donn and LaVaughn 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. LaVaughn is a gifted teacher and spiritual mother.