Rev. Matt Sapp
Matt is a graduate of Mercer University as well as Mercer’s McAfee School of Theology. Matt grew up in both Atlanta and Richmond, Virginia. He is an avid Braves fan, enjoys writing, and has a twin brother who lives in Macon. Matt started his career in the ministry at Wieuca Road Baptist in Atlanta where he served as their minister to students and then minister for congregational life. He comes to Central from Heritage Fellowship in Canton, Georgia, where he served as pastor.
Matt is married to Julie Sapp, a native of Waynesboro, GA and also a graduate of Mercer University. Matt and Julie have two sons, Hudson and Joey, and a daughter, Mary Jane.
Rev. Anne Cronic
Associate Pastor of Music and Worship
Anne serves as Minister of Music at Central Baptist. She also helps to coordinate the Women’s Ministry. Anne has served full-time since 2001, although she has been a part of the music ministry at Central since 1985, alongside a thirteen-year teaching career.
Anne holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Belmont University, a Masters in Musicology from Ohio State University and an Education Specialist degree from Georgia State University. Anne and her husband, Danny, have three children: Drew, Nathan, and Lydia. They have six grandchildren. As a family, they enjoy golf vacations to the mountains in the summer and football in the fall.
Rev. Katie Faison
Associate Pastor to Children, Women and Senior Adults
Katie grew up in Newnan, Georgia. She has been a member of Central Baptist all of her life. She holds a Bachelors in Elementary Education from East Carolina University and a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry from McAfee School of Theology of Mercer University.
Katie is married to John Faison, who is a biology teacher at Woodward Academy in College Park, GA. Together they have two children, Emma Grace and Allie.
Dr. Steve Cothran
Associate Pastor to Students
Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Furman University, a Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Campbell Divinity School. Steve comes to Central after 17 years at First Baptist Church of Greensboro, NC, where he served as Associate Pastor, Students/Family Life. With a long history of working within the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and volunteering in his community, Steve is passionate about the church and God’s desire to connect with everyone who may have never heard God calling them beloved.
Steve and his wife, Nancy, come to us with a great track record of youth leadership in churches all over the Southeast, and their heart for working with students in the local church is second to none.
Mrs. Julia Huster
Mrs. Andrea Johnson
Ministry Assistant to Children and Music
Andrea holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of West Georgia and is currently working on her Master of Divinity from Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology. She comes with several years of experience in the classroom and in ministry.
Andrea is married to Norm, and they reside in Villa Rica, GA. They are both Georgia natives: Andrea grew up in Douglasville, and Norm grew up in Cumming. They have two children, Aaron and Leah.
Norm is a huge Braves fan, a graduate of the University of West Georgia, and has worked for Intercontinental Exchange, parent company to the New York Stock Exchange, in Atlanta for 10 years and currently is the Director of Systems Operations.
Aaron is 10 years old and is in the fifth grade at Carrollton Upper Elementary. Leah is six years old and is in the first grade at Carrollton Elementary. Aaron and Leah love swimming, animals, music, being outdoors, playing sports, being creative and having fun!
Mr. German Lopez-Figueroa
Mr. Randy Boswell