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Get to Know Our Ministry Leaders

New Providence Church is a community of passionate and compassionate individuals devoted to spreading the love of God. Meet our diverse team and experience for yourself why New Providence Church is such a special place.

Billy and Jo-Ann

Billy Beard

Senior Pastor

Let me tell you a little about me. I was born and raised in Mississippi. I am an avid Bulldog fan, just not the one Georgians are used to — I am a Mississippi State Bulldog fan! I love high school and college football and look forward to every Friday night and Saturdays in the Fall!

 

I’m married to my wife, Jo Ann, and together we have 4 kids: Emilyn – (Jo Ann’s daughter), Sam, Meredith, and Caroline (all 3 my kids). We love to laugh, share life and grow in Jesus together!

I went to seminary at Asbury Seminary in Kentucky, and have served churches in Kentucky, Mississippi and Georgia.

 

My passions are preaching, teaching and seeing people grow in their walk with Jesus, especially those who don’t know Jesus yet. We are so excited about our ministry at Providence and seeing God work in and through us with the great people here!

Amy Lowe

K-5th Children’s Ministry Director

Amy went to Fayette County High School and First Baptist Church of Riverdale, where her father was Senior Pastor. She has a wonderful, creative daughter who is in elementary school and one dog. She loves working at Providence because she gets to combine her passion of teaching, drama, and event planning while fostering activities for families to learn more about Jesus. You can find Amy on Sunday mornings in the Children’s Building leading the children in games, crafts, Bible stories, and songs. She is excited about, “The Providence Players,” a drama troupe for K-6th children. Some other fun facts about Amy…Amy has worked at Disney. Best Vacation: Time with her daughter. Pet Peeve: loud chewing. Favorite movie: “Stranger than Fiction.” When she was 10, she wanted to be: an actress. Her first car: Oldsmobile Cutlass.

Amy Lowe
Tracy Williamson

Tracy Williamson

Preschool Ministry Director

Tracy has 2 grown sons, a sweet daughter-in-law and an adorable grandson.  She loves working at Providence because she loves sharing her faith with children in such a family-friendly environment.  On Sunday mornings, you can find Tracy in the Children’s Building.  Some other fun facts about Tracy are… Favorite movie:  “Michael.” Best vacation:  St. George Island. A pet peeve:  being interrupted. When she was 10 years old she wanted to be: a teacher. Her first car: a Fiat.

Linda Ellis

Praise Band Leader & Pianist

Linda loves working at Providence because it doesn’t feel like work!  On Sunday mornings you can find Linda at the piano accompanying the choir and playing with the praise band.  Some other fun facts about Linda are…Favorite movie:  “Steel Magnolias.” Best vacation:  Disney World. A skill or talent that no one knows about:  she makes pumpkin and apple pies from scratch, including the pastry! A pet peeve:  cell phones at the dinner table. When she was 10 years old she wanted to be: a famous singer or a teacher. Her first car:  a red 1971 VW Beetle.

Linda Ellis
Jennifer Stadelmeyer

Jennifer Stadelmeyer

Director of Music Ministries

Jennifer is married to Bill and has three beautiful children and three rambunctious cocker spaniels, Bama, Cane, and Candy. On Sunday mornings you can find her directing the music at the traditional worship service. Some other fun facts about Jennifer are…Favorite movie: “Hamilton.” Best Vacation: Disney World (She is a huge Disney fan). Hidden talent: Planning Disney trips for friends and families. A pet peeve: when the University of Alabama loses a football game…thank goodness it is not often! When she was 10 years old she wanted to be: a singer. Her first car: a red Hyundai.

Leslie Carson

Business Manager

Leslie is married to Jeff and has 3 grown children and five grandchildren. She loves working at Providence because it’s her church home.  On Sunday mornings, you can find Leslie in the 11AM Contemporary Service. Some other fun facts about Leslie…Favorite movie: “Steel Magnolias.” Best vacation: Anywhere in their camper. A skill or talent no one knows about: she can operate a forklift. A pet peeve: people on their cellphones in the checkout line. When she was 10 years old she wanted to be: a nurse. Her first car: an Opel Manta.

Leslie Carson
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