Our Story

We believe we were created to live in and serve the world with our success, not to live separated from it. We encourage, cultivate, and celebrate success in life, family, school, finance, and career while welcoming the supernatural presence of God to move in our meetings and daily lives.

As we provide an atmosphere for people to discover who God created them to be, we experience the richness of community among friends. It has been a wonderful journey so far; and we look forward to establishing a legacy in our community for generations to come.

The Team

Ryan Lawson

Lead Pastor
Ryan has been in full-time ministry since 1997 serving in a variety of roles from Youth to Assistant Pastor. His vision is to build a life giving church that brings transformation in the world. He and his wife Jessica have been married since 1997, they have 3 amazing kids and live half a mile from the lake!

Kathy Nicholson

Admin Assistant
Kathy came on in late 2016 as an Administrative Assistant and provides administrative support to several departments in the church as well as keep our books straight. She is a wife and mother to 6 great kids and has a keen eye for details. She also might be one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet!

Joshua Quandt

Music Director
Joshua directs the worship team and ensures a successful Sunday morning music experience. A senior at Georgia State University, Joshua plans to graduate in 2017 with a degree in journalism and a minor in music. He is heavily involved in the Atlanta music scene, and continues to focus on perfecting his craft as a musician and songwriter.

David Collier

Media Director
David is a broadcast integration professional with a strong background in theater. He brings his technical experience and passion for creativity to Antioch as Media Director, assisting with our weekly worship experience and directing staging, lighting and periodic theatrical productions.

Jessica Lawson

Antioch KIDS Director
Jessica has been working with kids since she was a teenager when she ran a dance troupe for pre-teens. She loves coming up with creative ideas to help young people discover who God has created them to be and is doing amazing work with Antioch KIDS.

Charlene Kurkjian

Hospitality Director
Charlene is an Occupational Therapist, owns her own company that provides feeding therapy to children and directs a summer camp for kids who are stroke victims. She knows how to make our guests & members feel at home and directs our Hospitality Department.

Ryan McGovern

Ministry Teams Director
Ryan is currently a small business owner with a background in the military and law enforcement. He is passionate about equipping believers in healing the sick, casting out demons and prophesying with accuracy. He directs our Ministry Teams and lives in Kennesaw with his wife, Charmaine.


Jon Drysdale

Usher Director
Jon is a partner in a civil engineering firm with a long term military background. He currently directs our Usher Department, ensuring that all of our guests and members enjoy a safe and welcoming environment at every service. He lives in Woodstock, is married and has 9 kids.