About Our Church
What We Believe
We Believe in God
There is but one living and true God, the maker and preserver of all things. And in the unity of this Godhead there are three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are one in eternity, deity and purpose; everlasting, of infinite power, and wisdom and goodness.
We Believe in Humankind
God created human beings in His own image, innocent, morally free and responsible to choose between good and evil, right and wrong. By the sin of Adam, humans as the offspring of Adam are corrupted in their very nature so that from birth they are inclined to sin. They are unable by their own strength and work to restore themselves in right relationship with God and to merit eternal salvation. God, the Omnipotent, provides all the resources of the Trinity to make it possible for humans to respond to His grace through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. By God’s grace and help people are enabled to do good works with a free will.
We Believe in The Scriptures
The Bible is God’s written Word, uniquely inspired by the Holy Spirit. It bears unerring witness to Jesus Christ, the living Word. As attested by the early church and subsequent councils, it is the trustworthy record of God’s revelation, completely truthful in all it affirms. It has been faithfully preserved and proves itself true in human experience.
The Scriptures have come to us through human authors who wrote, as God moved them, in the languages and literary forms of their times. God continues, by the illumination of the Holy Spirit, to speak through this Word to each generation and culture.
The Bible has authority over all human life. It teaches the truth about God, His creation, His people, His one and only Son and the destiny of humankind. It also teaches the way of salvation and the life of faith. Whatever is not found in the Bible nor can be proved by it is not to be required as an article of belief or as necessary to salvation.
We Believe in The Holy Sacraments
Water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the sacraments of the church commanded by Christ. They are means of grace through faith, tokens of our profession of faith in Christ, and signs of God’s gracious ministry toward us. By them, He works within us to quicken, strengthen and confirm our faith.
We Believe in Jesus
God was himself in Jesus Christ to reconcile people to God. Conceived by the Holy Spirit, born to the Virgin Mary, He joined together the deity of God and the humanity of humankind. Jesus of Nazareth was God in flesh, truly God and truly human. He came to save us. For us the Son of God suffered, was crucified, dead and buried. We believe Jesus was resurrected and ascended into heaven. There He sits as our exalted Lord at the right hand of God the Father, where He intercedes for us. We believe Jesus poured out His life as a blameless sacrifice for our sin and transgressions. We gratefully acknowledge that He is our Savior, the one perfect mediator between God and us.
We Believe in The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. Proceeding from the Father and the Son, He is one with them, the eternal Godhead, equal in deity, majesty and power. He is God effective in Creation, in life and in the church. The Incarnation and ministry of Jesus Christ were accomplished by the Holy Spirit. He continues to reveal, interpret and glorify the Son.
We Believe in Salvation
Christ offered once and for all the one perfect sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. No other satisfaction for sin is necessary; none other can atone. Only Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world.
We Believe in The Church
The church is created by God. It is the people of God. Christ Jesus is its Lord and Head. The Holy Spirit is its life and power. It is both divine and human, heavenly and earthly, ideal and imperfect. It is an organism, not an unchanging institution. It exists to fulfill the purposes of God in Christ. It redemptively ministers to persons. Christ loved the church and gave Himself for it that it should be holy and without blemish. The church is a fellowship of the redeemed and the redeeming, preaching the Word of God and administering the sacraments according to Christ’s instruction. We are to be representatives of what the church of Jesus Christ would be on earth. It therefore requires specific commitment regarding the faith and life of its members. In its requirements it seeks to honor Christ and obey the written Word of God.
Stephen is excited about a new journey that God has him and his family on. He has been in ministry nearly 27 years. Stephen has served churches in South Carolina and Georgia. He and his wife Karen were married in 1996. They have two children. Melodie (19) and SJ (16). Stephen began serving as the Senior Minister of Misty Creek Community Church in June of 2019.
Doug Allen has been a working musician/singer/actor for over 35 years. He lived and worked in Los Angeles from 1985-1993 as a studio musician and was eventually signed to the Warner Bros. record label. He moved back home to Atlanta in 1993 where he started using his musical abilities to serve the Lord. He answered the call to full time ministry in Dunwoody in 2000 and was ordained as a Worship Pastor in 2002.. Doug is
excited to enter into this new chapter of God's provision as Worship Pastor of Misty Creek Community Church. He lives in Dunwoody, with his wife Sherry and their 2 children, Eli and Bella.
Ashley and her husband of 20 years, Steven have been residents of the Dunwoody area since 2007 having relocated from Myrtle Beach, SC. They have four children: Spencer, Briggs, Charlie, Julia and a dog named Birdie. She graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Special Education and taught in South Carolina and Georgia for ten years before deciding to be a stay-at-home mom. She loves spending time at the lake and Clemson football games with family and friends.
Ashley believes in having fun and exciting programs where kids can hear the good news, and learn biblical truths through activities such as short stories, guided crafts, games, and scripture memory.
Mollie has worked with Children in the past at another local church as an Assistant to the Children's Minister for over 5 years. She would set up the morning Sunday school program, which included scheduling teachers, organizing the teaching materials, setting up the classrooms, creating name tags, and more. Managed over 40 classrooms, making sure that all teachers had adequate supplies, current syllabi, handouts for students, etc. Mollie also led Children's Worship Services for two different age groups – ages 3 to 8 and 9 to 13. She ensured that the curriculum materials were separated into appropriate age groups, selected proper music based on the curriculum and age groups, and even delivered curriculum to the teachers’ homes if required. She provided coordination and support for major events, tasks that included ordering inflatables, food, small gifts and awards, selected volunteers and the event DJ for large groups of children and parents.
Mollie also participated in numerous educational and training sessions that included safe sanctuary training, first aid/CPR refresher training, and acceptable procedures for working with mentally challenged children.
When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.