Meet the Staff
Pastor Stan Berrong
Pastor Stan is a wonderful example of Christian leadership at GHBC. He was saved in 1971 at Glen Haven Baptist Church. As a graduate of Liberty University, his experience as a pastor dates back over 30 years. This includes 4 years as Assoc. Pastor in Chase City, VA, and 7 years as Pastor of Twin Brooks Baptist in Ft. Myers, FL. Pastor Stan has been on staff with Glen Haven since 1986 and became the Senior Pastor on August 22, 2010. Pastor Stan has been married to his wife, Jacki, since 1975. They have two children, Chera Downs and Nathan Berrong. They have two grandchildren, Davis & Presley Downs.
Pastor Mike Creasman
Mike Creasman joined the staff of Glen Haven Baptist Church in November, 2006. Mike "Coach" Creasman had been a high school teacher and coach for 30 years, serving as Athletic Director and Head Football Coach for 18 of those years. Mike has been a member of Glen Haven Baptist Church since 1974. He has served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher prior to being ordained into the pastoral ministry in October, 2006. Mike's wife, Gwen is also on staff at Glen Haven as the Director of Membership and Event Ministries. They have one daughter, Beth who is married to Adam Gillis. Both are high school educators in the Atlanta area. Mike and Gwen are blessed by the addition of two grandchildren to their family - Braelyn & Bryson Gillis.
Jacki Berrong is married to Senior Pastor Stan Berrong. She is the Church Office Manager for Glen Haven. She started on staff in June 2007 after leaving a 20 year career in healthcare management. Some of her responsibilities include Wednesday night prayer list, payroll, and the church giving records. She heads up the First Impression Teams and School Breakfast Teams. Jacki was saved at Glen Haven in 1972. Jacki and Pastor Stan are the parents of two children, Chera Berrong Downs and Nathan Berrong. They have two grandchildren, Davis & Presley Downs.
Pastor, Families and Young Adults
Pastor Warren works with the College/Young Adults at GHBC, and oversees ministry to the families and Young Adults in all areas at Glen Haven. Pastor Warren has been on staff at Glen Haven since 1999. He has attended Glen Haven Baptist Church all his life, and has been a member of Glen Haven since his salvation in 1978. He is a graduate and former football player at Georgia Tech. Warren also earned his Masters degree from Luther Rice Seminary in Leadership. Prior to accepting his full time position with the church, Warren was a teacher and football coach for several schools in Georgia. He and his wife Jenny have three kids, Zach, David, and Saralyn.
Pastor, Student Ministries
Brady joined the Glen Haven staff full time in May 2011. He leads our Student ministry here at GHBC. He also leads our students in worship on Wednesday nights and during other services. Brady earned his Bachelors degree from Luther Rice University and Seminary. He came to a relationship with Jesus Christ at home, at the age of 8 while attending Glen Haven. Brady is a gifted speaker and musician who has a passion for students and leading people into worship of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Brady and his wife, Savannah, love serving the students of our church.
Larry and Sue Alberts
Personal Care Ministry
Larry and Sue Alberts have been members of Glen Haven since 2006. They assist our pastoral staff with our Personal Care Ministry. They visit hospitals, nursing homes, rehab centers, hospice facilities, and home bound shut-ins. They minister to our church members and their immediate families. Larry and Sue also head up our "We Care" Ministry which involves keeping up with our weekly prayer list through cards, phone calls, and visitation. This couple truly represents 1 Corinthians 10:31, "Whatever you do, do all to the Glory of God."
Director of Children's Ministries
Kelley Myers has been the Director of our Children's Ministry for several years. In early 2004, the church body voted to bring Mrs. Kelley on part time as a staff member, and she began as a full time staff member in 2012. Kelley brings an excitement and vision to our children's ministry. She heads up all of our children's ministries nursery through 5th grade including Awana Clubs, Good News Club, VBS, and Kids Camp each year. Ms. Kelley also heads up our kitchen teams for Wednesday night suppers and all special events here at Glen Haven. Her husband Wes sings in the choir as well as helping in the children's ministry. They have two children, Abbi and Robert.
Director of Nursery & Preschool
Ms. Dian has been the director of our nursery and preschool for over 15 years. Dian and her husband Jack are long time members of Glen Haven. Jack has served as a deacon at Glen Haven, and has also been involved in several of our building projects over the years. Ms. Dian has a genuine love for children that is evident in the care and love they receive. Our nursery children as young as 2 years old have Sunday School lessons and are are taught a Bible lesson during the church services.
Angel Goodine has been a part of our church staff since May 2013. She is a great addition to our team, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience from the business world. She graduated from Clayton State University with a Bachelors degree in accounting, worked in a corporate environment for 18 years, and is a CPA. She and her husband, David, have two children, Danielle and Zachary. They have been members of Glen Haven since 2009.
Membership/Ministry Events Coordinator
Gwen has been a member of Glen Haven Baptist Church for over thirty years. She attended Tift College in Forsyth, GA and taught in Christian schools for 20 years. Her responsibilities at GHBC are membership, GHBC master and web calendars, ministry events coordinator, church facility reservations, advertising, and Ladies' Ministry Director. Gwen also works with her husband in the Couples for Christ Sunday School class and is an Awana Club leader in the Trek club. She and her husband, Pastor Mike Creasman, have one daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Adam Gillis. Beth is the Testing Coordinator at Salem High School in Rockdale County, and Adam is a teacher and football coach at Johns Creek High School in Fulton County. Pastor Mike and Gwen have two beautiful grandchildren, Braelyn & Bryson, who are a blessing to their lives.
Linda is a full-time ministry assistant at Glen Haven. She started on the staff in August 2006. Linda has 20 years of legal and administrative experience. She is a 1982 graduate of Baptist University of America. Her and her husband Bert have been serving he Lord together since their marriage in 1991. They joined Glen Haven in February, 2006.
Kristen joined Glen Haven in 2002. She joined our office staff in 2010 as our secretary. Kristen is usually the first person you see when you come to the church office. Her office is located in the church connector area. Kristen assists everyone on staff with many tasks and she is a great asset to our team. She also works in our children's ministry as a teacher in children's church, she serves as the Awana secretary, and serves with her husband and son in various other ministries.
Director, Music Ministries
Angela has attended Glen Haven since 1988. She is over all areas of music ministry at Glen Haven. She has been involved with the adult choir, children's choirs, special musical productions, and drama ministries during her time at GHBC. She has always loved music, and is exceptionally talented and excited to serve the members of GHBC. She attended Liberty University and graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor's Degree in Music and Vocal Perfomance. Angela is married to John. They have 2 children, Landon and Hailey Grace. They live in Jackson, GA.
She and her husband, Gary, joined our church in 2009. She is a very gifted musician. She enjoys playing praise and worship, choir specials, congregational songs, and any special music. She and Gary have a son and daughter-in-law, Jacob and Lauri, with a precious granddaughter, Kolbi. They also have a daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Chuck Wade.
Sound Team Leader
Brett grew up in our student ministry at Glen Haven and always enjoyed working with our praise band and the sound team. After graduating as a sound engineer, Brett has worked in multiple venues around Atlanta, as well as serving here at his home church. Brett is a great addition and has been leading our sound team since April 2013.
Chris joined Glen Haven in 2008 and began working in media shortly thereafter. He enjoys serving God in this capacity. He and his wife, Kim, have three children, Josh, Ryan, and Mallory.
Our Pastor Emeritus began attending Glen Haven as a 12 year old boy. Pastor Ralph has served as a Sunday School teacher, choir member, deacon, associate pastor for 16 years, and Senior Pastor for 27 years, from 1983 to August 22, 2010. God blessed Bro Ralph with the ability to preach with the power of God through his years at Glen Haven. God will continue to use Bro Ralph through his Grace Bible Class and as the head Chaplain for the Henry County Police Department. Bro Ralph is married to Gwen who was the Office Manager at Glen Haven Baptist Church for over 40 years. They are the parents of five children. They have 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.