Meet our Elders

Tim Falkins

God began to open Tim's eyes to His grace in 1993. Since the summer of 2000, Tim and his wife, Becky, have had the privilege of seeing God work in the lives of those at Christ Community. They have two children, Anna and John Caden. Tim works as an Analyst Programmer at BlueLinx Corporation.

 

Phillip Lucas

Phillip has attended Christ Community Church since 2001, becoming a member in 2002. He has served in the music ministry, set-up team, children's ministry, community group leader and covenant group leader. He was ordained as one of the first elders of CCC in 2005. He and his wife Lisa have two boys, Jackson and Owen. Jackson, Lisa and Phillip also participated in a short term mission trip to Mexico. Phillip works in the Risk Management industry and he and his family live in West Cobb.

 

Marc Start

I have been a member of CCC for 3 years. I have been married to Paula for nearly 20 years, and we are raising three children: Kara, Alisha, and Julia. I was raised in a Christian home and accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord in high school, thanks to the guiding of the Holy Spirit and the support of the church community. I have found my relationships at CCC to be a significant encouragement to my faith and walk with Christ, and I seek to support the growth of CCC in these ways to other members. I enjoy the work and fellowship of the church, and I currently serve at CCC as a musician, Sunday morning facility set-up, and usher. I have previously served on the 2013 mission trip to Cherokee, North Carolina, and the Pastor Search Committee. I served in the Christian Reformed Church as an elder and deacon, and in the PCUSA as a deacon. My work profession is transportation engineering, in which I serve the Lord and his clients by improving intersection safety, traffic flow, and driver/pedestrian behavior.

 

Jonathan Stuckert

Jonathan, his wife Jennifer, and their two boys Will and Jack are happy to call Christ Community their church home. He is involved with Adult Education and Covenant Groups. A graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS), he has over a decade of experience in the administration of theological seminaries and has taught in the area of Biblical Studies at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

 

Bill Tippins

I was blessed to be born into a Christian home. Our family began attending what is now a PCA church (Midway Presbyterian, PCUS then) when I was 12. When I was 15 I understood that I was irretrievably sinful from a human stand point and needed Christ blood to atone for my sin(s). In the intervening years I have since made many futile attempts to become more Christ like in my own power. As I have grown older, the Holy Spirit and scripture has blessed and enabled me to see the spiritual, and temporal, benefits of using and applying God’s intended means of grace in the sanctification process. In doing so, I have also gained a greater understanding of the depth of my sinful nature, and correspondingly, a deeper appreciation and gratefulness of the sacrifice Jesus made for me on the cross. My contribution is never sufficient but I look forward to being His finished work and being with Him forever. Praise His name!

I have retired from the working world and, with the encouragement of Sam Larsen, have been seeking what the Lord would have me do to be productive for Him with my remaining days. I believe that through my nomination for the office of elder, He has presented me with the opportunity to utilize the administrative, leadership and teaching gifts that he has built in me over the years for the benefit of that portion of His church at CCC. I believe it would be both slothful and sinful to not follow through with the process for which I have been nominated. If elected, it would be the same if I refused to serve to the best of my ability.

 

Paul Wagoner

Paul started attending Christ Community Church in 2009 and became a member that same year. He currently servers as an elder and Covenant Group leader. He also works with the youth during their weekly youth group time. Paul is married to Lynn and has two children, Zach and Kristen. Paul works for Hewlett Packard as an engineer in the IT organization.