HMCC Staff & Leadership

The staff and leadership here at HMCC is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them.

  • Nathan Holmes

    Senior MinisteR

    Nathan was born and raised right here in Gwinnett County. He met his wife Lindsey in their home church's youth group in high school and later married in 2003. They have led ministries in Cumming and Dawsonville, GA. Most recently they have moved back to Gwinnett County and joined the staff of HMCC. Nathan and Lindsey began to grow their family starting in 2006 and have been blessed with four amazing children: Luke, Phenix, Kileigh, and Abby.

    Nathan studied at Atlanta Christian College in East Point, GA. He has been in ministry since 1999 and was the Family and Teaching Associate here at HMCC since 2015 before accepting the Sr. Minister position in January 2018. His passion for ministry has led him all across the United States as well as abroad to England and Mexico. Nathan loves spending time with his family, hiking the mountain trails of North Georgia (pretty much anything outdoors), and sitting around drinking coffee talking about Theology, the church, life in general and if Adam and Eve really had belly buttons. Nathan's deepest desire is to see God move in the hearts and lives of the people here in Buford through the ministries here at Hamilton Mill Christian Church.


  • Jonathan Beaver

    Children's Minister

    Jonathan was born in Texas. He is a pastor’s son and has lived in 9 states. He and his wife, Elizabeth, met at their home church in FL in 2014 and were married in 2015. They are blessed to be the parents of one child: their son, Samuel. They previously lead a children’s ministry in Great Bend, KS and joined HMCC's staff in April 2018.

    Jonathan studied at Moody Bible Institute. He has been in full-time church ministry since 2015. Jonathan loves spending time with his family, listening to music, going to concerts, being outdoors, and talking about God, the Bible, the Church, and music. Jonathan desires to see God move and change the heart and life of every child and family here in North Georgia, especially Gwinnett County, and throughout the world through HMCC's ministries.


  • Tyler Tinsley

    Student & Young Adult Minister

    Tyler was born in Georgia and raised right up the street from here in Winder. He spent 3 years interning at Galilee Christian Church and heard the Lord's call to student ministry. Tyler and Savannah married in April 2020, shortly before joining HMCC's staff. They don't have children yet, but they do have a dog named Zeke. Does that count?

    Tyler has been in ministry in some capacity since 2014. Tyler and Savannah both have a heart for students, family, and a keen sense of adventure. They particularly love the Great Outdoors (camping, anyone?) and sharing the love of Jesus Christ. Tyler's desires are to see our local community thrive with the love of Jesus through student ministry outreach in local schools, to local shelters, and creating a strong Christ-centered environment for our youth to grow, love, thrive, and fellowship.

  • Russ Cooper

    Worship Leader

    Russ was born in Barnesville, GA. and graduated from Gordon College.  He moved to Nashville, TN  as a touring and session musician. Upon returning to Georgia, Russ has served as Worship Leader/ Minister for churches in Metro Atlanta. 

    Russ joined  the staff of Hamilton Mill Christian Church in 2009 as Minister of Music and Creative Arts, leading us in song and praise during each worship service. Russ' interests include all things musical and baseball, spending quality time with his wife of 20 years and his three children.

  • Charlene Taylor

    administrative assistant

    Charlene is the voice you’ll hear when you call HMCC.  She was born in East Tennessee and graduated from East Tennessee State with a degree in Business Education.  She was a high school Business Education teacher in Maryland and Georgia.  She was a charter member of Lilburn Christian Church and Hamilton Mill Christian Church.  

    After being a Stay-at-home Mom for two children she had a career in the accounting field and now serves as HMCC’s Administrative Assistant.  She handles the day to day operations of the church office along with the bookkeeping and accounting processes for the church.


  • James Eidson

    On-Site Facilities Steward

    James is the amazing individual who is always behind the scenes making sure all of our spaces are clean and presentable to anyone who is using our building.

  • Steve Bryant

    Shepherd - Elder

    Steve was born in Browning, Illinois. When he was in his early teens, his family moved to Storm Lake, Iowa. He graduated from high school in 1971 and then attended the Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York. While at the academy, Steve sailed the Mediterranean, South America, Northern Europe, the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River. After the academy, he worked in Marshalltown, Iowa where he met his wife, El Jean. In 1983 the family moved to Norcross, Georgia. Steve became a member of Lilburn Christian Church in 1991. He served as a deacon for seven years and taught adult Bible school during that time. Steve and El Jean are charter members of Hamilton Mill Christian Church. He was selected to serve as an elder at HMCC in 2007. Steve is an Applications Engineer for Control Southern. Steve enjoys traveling with his family and playing golf. He and El Jean have three daughters and four grandchildren.

  • Richard White

    Shepherd - Elder

    Bio Coming Soon

  • rick gardner

    Shepherd - Elder

    Bio Coming Soon

  • Joel Shannon


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