• Ron Lewis   

    Senior Pastor

    For over 30 years, Ron's passion has been telling the story of God and connecting others to that story. Ron grew up in Orlando, Florida, regularly attending Pine Hills Christian Church (the same church in which his wife Pam was raised). During his last two years of high school, he began to feel the tug of ministry on his heart. After graduating from Atlanta Christian College (ACC - now Point University), Ron briefly worked at ACC as the Director of Student Recruitment. His first preaching ministry was with First Christian Church of Mobile, Alabama, from 1984 to 1990. In 1990, Ron moved his family from Mobile to Houston, Texas, where he was blessed to serve as Senior Pastor at Cy-Fair Christian Church for 21 years before answering God's call to Lanett.

    Ron and Pam have been married since 1982. Together they have a son, Nathan, who is married to Sarah. Nathan and Sarah are currently ministering at Compass Church - Roanoke in Texas, along with their two boys, Bennett and Brooks. Ron and Pam are greatly enjoying every moment they are able to spend with their grandsons!

    Ron’s heart can best be understood in his own words: “We live in a world that is achingly beautiful and awesomely ugly. The question for the people of God is how we live in that tension. My passion in life is to creatively communicate and live out the Gospel in such a way that God’s redemptive touch is felt in that tension within the life of the Church.”

  • michael plank 

    minister of worship & discipleship

    Michael has been on staff as Worship Pastor at Spring Road since June 2006. He was born and raised as a pastor's kid near Athens, Georgia, and graduated from Atlanta Christian College in 1992 with a B.A. in Christian Ministries. After graduating, Michael worked as a REACH intern through Christian Missionary Fellowship with a new work in Benin, West Africa. Upon returning to the States, he enrolled at Fuller Theological Seminary where he earned a M.A. in Theology. Michael served in student ministry, worship ministry, and as Associate Pastor for 14 years at Christ's Church at Whitewater in Fayetteville, Georgia, where he met and married his wife Emily. Emily is a great teammate in worship leadership as she sings and plays acoustic, electric, and bass guitar as well as violin. She is also one of our counselors on staff at Restore Counseling Center.

    Michael and Emily have been married since 1999 and have three boys -- Jordan, Ethan, and Brennan -- and joyfully find themselves immersed in homework; soccer, baseball, and football games; golf; mountain biking; and refereeing sibling skirmishes. Michael loves the gym, reading, music, teaching the Bible, travel, and spending time with his family.

    In May of 2016, Michael completed his D.Min. in Christian Ministry and Leadership through BIOLA University, and teaches as an adjunct professor at Point University. As a discipleship minister, Michael emphasizes living life with eternity in mind and the courage granted to us as Christ walks alongside us every day. As Frederich Beuchner writes, "Here is the world. Terrible and beautiful things will happen. Do not be afraid. I am with you."

  • natalie braden 

    college minister

    Natalie's passion for students began literally at birth. She was born in Auburn, Alabama, where her parents started a campus ministry, Auburn Christian Fellowship. Her baby nursery was actually in the campus house among the students. Since then, she has remained passionate for the Lord and Christian community. Growing up at Southwest Christian Church in East Point, Georgia, along with intentional parents, Natalie's love for ministry never wavered. She graduated from Point University (Atlanta Christian College) in 2004 with a double major in Biblical Studies and Humanities. While at Point, she served in youth ministry for four years at Southwest Christian Church. She also had the opportunity to do a REACH internship during the summer of 2002 in Ethiopia, which ignited her passion for missions. After graduating, she attempted Campus Ministry at Georgia Southern Christian Campus Fellowship for two years and fell in love with college ministry. She then worked as an assistant campus minister at Georgia Tech Christian Campus Fellowship where she met her husband, Robert Braden. Together they were called to Birmingham, England; from 2007 to 2011, they and a team of others launched "Canvas," a CMF Globalscope Campus Ministry. Robert and Natalie married in 2008 and started their family, which now includes four wonderful sons -- Benjamin, Everett, Charlie, and Luke.

    Natalie is passionate about college students meeting the real and relevant Jesus through the unique community that comes from college-age ministry. In addition to spending life loving on "her babies" (the student kind and her natural ones), Natalie enjoys art, books, coffee, traveling, and just living life with people she loves.

  • joey twaddell  

    youth minister

    Joey graduated in 2017 from Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, with a B.A. in Athletic Training. Post graduation, he accepted a position as an intern athletic trainer at Point University where he worked for nine months.

    Joey has been blessed with many opportunities to serve in volunteer positions with youth and young adults. Throughout his college career, he worked with both middle and high school students. During the summer after graduation, he had the privilege of co-leading the college ministry at his church in Burke, Virginia. Joey was also able to serve in the youth ministry here at Spring Road while working at Point. It was during this time that God led him to accept the position as Director of Youth Ministries in May of 2018.

    When Joey is not chilling with the students, he enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, climbing, or playing sports.

    Joey and his wife Sammy were married in August of 2018. They have a passion to serve and minister to students, meeting them where they currently are in their lives. It is their desire to see the students grow in their confidence that they truly are children of the One True King.

  • alycia irmiter  

    children's minister

    Alycia graduated in 2014 from Point University, earning a B.S. in Child and Youth Development. She worked as a FLI resident in the children's ministry here at Spring Road, and this is where she discovered how much she loved it! After finishing college, Alycia moved back to her home city of Covington, Georgia, to be a teacher. She and her husband Daniel were married in 2015, and in June of 2016 they moved back to Lanett. God then led her to accept the position of children's ministry director at SRCC in August.

    Alycia and Daniel bought their first home here in Lanett, and together they have a daughter, Bailey Grey, who was born in October of 2018, and two dogs...Neville and Maggie. Alycia enjoys being with family, trying new foods, being outside, and exercising.

    Alycia's goal in her ministry is that every child is treated with love and care, knowing that they are all created in God's image. She shares this thought: When you open the door to Jesus, you open the door to everyone He loves and everywhere He takes you.

  • robyn daniel  

    office manager

    Robyn joined our SRCC staff on July 1, 2019. She was born and raised in the Valley area, graduating from Ballard Christian School in Auburn.

    You may have seen Robyn working at our local Kroger and Greene pharmacies prior to her accepting the position of office manager here at Spring Road. She brings to our team a good work ethic, a willing spirit, a heart that loves Jesus, and a good sense of humor!


Throughout the New Testament, men were called by God to be servant leaders for His Church. We are grateful to have such a group of servants here at Spring Road. Our elders minister to many needs within the SRCC family, help to oversee the care and stewardship of our campus, and volunteer in various ministry areas. It is our hope that these servant leaders will provide an example of how we as the body of Christ can be His hands and feet to those in need -- spiritual or otherwise, whether they are followers of Jesus or people to whom we can make Him known.

Jim Ashburner ashburner2252@gmail.com
Tony Collins collinst@knology.net
Bobby Edmondson bobbyedmondson64@gmail.com
Jimmy Floyd jlfloyd@hughes.net
Dennis Glenn dglennphd@yahoo.com

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