Our Staff


Senior Pastor: Open Position


Donnie Criswell

Youth Minister

Donnie is a native of Milan, TN. He graduated from Johnson University in May of 2015 where he played baseball. He has done an internship at one of the largest churches in America, Christ Church of the Valley in Peoria, AZ. He is really passionate about growing as a leader and helping students do the same. He is married to Rebekah Criswell who also is a graduate of Johnson with a degree in ESL Education. He really likes to play sports, hike with his wife, and play with his dogs Wrigley and Beau. He is a very big fan of the Chicago Cubs, Tennessee Vols, and Green Bay Packers.

Favorite TV Show: Designated Survivor

Favorite Current Baseball player: Kris Bryant

Favorite Food: Pizza, burgers, or BBQ

Favorite Fast Food: In-N-Out

Favorite Quote: Leaders are the example, not the exception.


Joey Norris

Children's Minister

Joey joined the ECC staff in February of 2014. He was born and raised right here in Elberton. He is married to Jessica and they have two children: Tybie (13) who loves playing piano, and Jersie (6) who has one of the biggest imaginations ever. He is a graduate of Point University and of ECCHS in the class of '05.
He is passionate about bringing the word to people in new ways and absolutely loves working with children. He believes strongly in a continuous growth with God and that our purpose is to lead the lost to Jesus.
Some of his interests include gaming on the Xbox, playing golf, time with friends, watching sports, watching wrestling with his wife, and just enjoying life in general. Other "interesting" facts about Joey:

Favorite NASCAR driver: Tony Stewart
Favorite College Football team: Georgia Bulldogs
Favorite TV Show: CSI
Favorite Movie: The Lion King
Favorite Quote: Wherever you go, there you are.
Favorite Restaurant: Logan's



Kathy Montgomery

Office Manager

Kathy has been working at ECC since August 1, 1996. Kathy and her husband Harvey moved to Elberton from Camden, Alabama in the summer of 1984 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers where he transferred to Richard Russell Powerhouse as a Control Room Operator.  Harvey is now retired from the Corps of Engineers.
Kathy & Harvey both grew up in north Florida (Chattahoochee & Grand Ridge). They have 2 sons, Ernie who is in Law School and wife Marcia.  Bryan who is in the U.S. Navy.
Kathy is also very involved in the Senior Saints ministry and the 55+ group, Soul Journers.  Kathy is active in the community with the Elberton Doers Group and the Pilot Club of Elberton.



Jan Eavenson


Jan has been working at ECC since February 2004. She is a native of Elberton. She and her husband Ronnie have 2 children, Kevin and his wife Beth with their son, Will; and Kelley and her husband Scottie with two children, Brendon and Addison.  Jan is in the Adult Choir and plays Clavinova in the ECC praise band.


Brett Seymour

Property Manager