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Our Leadership and Staff

Our Staff: Leadership

Rev. Kenny Peters

Senior Pastor

Our Senior Pastor, Rev. Kenny Peters, joined the Pinecrest Church family on March 8, 2009, as the Associate Pastor and Minister of Music. He was called to be our Senior Pastor on March 26, 2023. Kenny is a native of Crawford County, Georgia. He holds a B.A. in Voice and a B.M. in Music Education from Brewton-Parker College, an M.A. in Biblical Counseling, and an M.Div. from Luther Rice University and Seminary. He earned his Th.M. in Theology & Church History from the Liberty University School of Divinity.

Kenny is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) and The American Society of Church History.  He is an Adjunct Professor at Brewton-Parker College where he teaches classes for the Georgia Baptist Bible Institute's program in Cordele.  Kenny also serves on the Board of Trustees and is the past president of the National Alumni Board of Brewton-Parker College. He has taught seminary classes in Peru in partnership with New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Kenny has been on mission trips to Europe, Africa and South America. In his free time, he enjoys reading Star Wars books, working on family genealogy, and writing devotions. Check out his blog here: The Musicologian

Kenny & his wife, Misty, have been married since 1996, and they have two children - Alannah and Walker. Misty is from Metter, GA, and holds an ASN/R.N. Degree from Darton State College, a BSN from the Liberty University School of Nursing and an MS in Healthcare Administration from SNHU. She is the Surgical Practices Operations Administrator for Crisp Regional Health Services. 

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Karen Mathis

Office Manager

Mrs. Karen Mathis has managed our church office and served as the church secretary since 2000. During her lengthy tenure, she has worked with four Senior Pastors and a host of other staff members. She is responsible for managing the office, handling contributions and serves as our financial secretary. She oversees all publications, the church calendar, day-to-day operations and is the friendly and helpful face of our ministries. We also say that she is the guardian of the "book with all the answers." In short, she's the glue that keeps the Pinecrest office together.

Prior to her longstanding service at Pinecrest, Karen worked in the Crisp County School System. She is a graduate of South Georgia Technical College.

Karen is a proud mother and grandmother and an active member of Wenona Baptist Church. She is a cancer survivor and works with the Crisp County Relay for Life. In her "spare time," she is an avid crocheter and an excellent cook.

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