November 14, 2011 Tony Morgan

Big Announcement: We’ve Named a New Pastor for the Cartersville Location

Amber and James Griffin

Amber and James Griffin

Yesterday we shared a big announcement at our West Ridge Church location in Cartersville. I’ve been serving since March as the interim pastor. Beginning in January, James Griffin will become the new pastor. James has been serving in our student ministries at West Ridge for about four years. He’s a great leader and teacher. Since my family will continue to attend and serve in Cartersville, I’m looking forward to serving under his leadership.

James and his wife are from the area. They’re also brand new parents. It’ll be fun watching them take this next step in their ministry as a family. This is a win-win for the Griffins and the church in Cartersville. We’re all dreaming and praying for big things for the future of the church.

If you’re a parent of a high schooler at the East Paulding campus, you don’t need to worry. James has built a fantastic team, and he’s obviously around to guide that ministry through this transition. Brad Chandler is providing leadership to our student ministries at that location. We’re also in the process of interviewing to fill the role James will leave. Your students are in good hands.

In the mean time, my role is changing once again. My new responsibility at West Ridge Church will be to oversee the campus pastors for both the current and future campuses. Because of that, I’m looking forward to partnering with James and the other guys as we take our next steps as a church.

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Tony Morgan

Tony is the Chief Strategic Officer and founder of The Unstuck Group, theunstuckgroup.com. For 14 years, Tony served on the senior leadership teams at West Ridge Church (Dallas, GA), NewSpring Church (Anderson, SC) and Granger Community Church (Granger, IN). He's written several books and articles that have been featured with the Willow Creek Association, Catalyst and Pastors.com.
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