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Dr. Ben & Tammi Barnett

Dr. Ben & Tammi Barnett

Church Leader

Ben and Tammi are from Roanoke, VA and they met in high school. They have been married for twenty-six years and they have three children, who are in college. In 1993, they both decided to make Jesus Lord of their lives. They entered the full time ministry in 1995 and have never looked back ever since then. Today, Ben and Tammi lead the great Bridge Pointe Church. 

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While Ben currently holds a Masters in Divinity from Mercer University and a doctorate from the American Institute of Holistic Theology, he was also a Distinguished graduate from the U.S Military Academy at West Point. Ben credits much of his leadership development from his days as a cadet at West Point and Captain of the Army football team. Although leading this entire congregation, Ben also served as a chaplain for the Veterans Medical Center and as an adjunct professor of Leadership at Mercer University.

Tammi’s passion is to promote the spiritual and emotional well-being of all women through an integrative and balanced approach by focusing on mind, body and spirit in order to help women live an authentic and productive lifestyle. Tami holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from James Madison University. Most of Tammi’s professional career has involved leadership in non-profit sector. Tammi leads the Women’s Ministry at Bridge Pointe Church.

Ben and Tammi completed training in Professional Coaching at the Pastoral Institute in Columbus, GA. They currently provide coaching to couples seeking to become engaged, married couples; and individuals and teams who are “stuck”

 

Marv & Brigette Richardson

Marv & Brigette Richardson

Associate Minister

Marv and Brigette Richardson have been serving God in Atlanta for 19 years and were married in 2012.  Together, they oversee the C.R.E.W, our Single Adult Ministry at Bridge Pointe Church.  Marv also co-leads the Men’s Ministry and helps oversee the Worship Ministry.  Marv and Brigette both have dual roles as an engineer and an attorney, respectively, while they also devote themselves to the affairs of God’s church as ministers. 

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Marv became a Christian in 1997 while attending the University of Central Florida, where he was a student-athlete and a three year starter at defensive end for the UCF Knights football program. Marv graduated with a degree in Environmental Engineering. As an environmental consultant, he holds a Masters in Environmental Science from American Public University and engineering licenses from Florida, Georgia and Virginia.

Brigette is from Texas and was baptized in 1997 in her teen years when she was part of the youth ministry at the Greater Houston Church. She went on to graduate with a Sociology degree from the University of Texas at Austin. After serving full time in the Campus Ministry for the Austin Christian Church, Brigette moved to Atlanta in 2010 and eventually attended John Marshall Law School, where she graduated in 2012.

The Richardson’s are passionate about ministering to young men and women. Along with studying and teaching God’s Word, they both love dancing, travel and attending sporting and artistic events.

Adrian Sr. & Crystal Consonery

Adrian Sr. & Crystal Consonery

Elder & Administrator

Adrian and Crystal are both from Louisiana. They became Christians in 1997 and have served in various capacities of Church leadership prior to Adrian being appointed an Elder in 2011. They have two children, Aerial and Adrian Jr, who are both very active in the functions of the Church. 

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An Alumni of Grambling State University, Adrian is an Automotive Engineer by trade and owns and operates a mobile automotive repair business. Having developed a passion for serving and helping others, he is now pursuing a Doctorate in Nutrition to further his ability to assist the members of the Church acquire a healthy understanding of proper nutrition for the well-being of our bodies, the Temple of God.

Crystal is an Alumni of the University of Louisiana at Monroe and holds a PhD in Biblical Counseling. She is Certified Faith Based Clinical Counselor with over twenty years of counseling and training and development experience. Dr. Crystal also serves as the Administrator for Bridge Pointe Church. She is beloved for her ability to balance humility with sturdy convictions.

Kevin & Pam Lightburn

Kevin & Pam Lightburn

Elder

Kevin and Pam Lightburn were both born and raised in Belize, Central America. They met in New York City where they were married in December 1988. After moving to Georgia in 1999, Kevin was baptized in February 2000 and Pam in July 2001. They are parents to two amazing children Sean an inspiring artist, and Ashlee a graduate of Kennesaw State University and a self proclaimed flower child, both of whom are disciples and are active in the ministry.  Kevin and Pam led the Middle School Ministry for five years, until Kevin was appointed as an elder in 2012. In their professional life, Kevin is the Facility Manager for RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc and Pam is a Phlebotomist for Quest Diagnostics and currently attends Belhaven University.

Gerald & Josephine Rankin

Gerald & Josephine Rankin

Elder

Gerald was born in Jackson, Mississippi and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. He attended Gannon University in Erie and was employed with the Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation for 21 years. Gerald moved to Atlanta in 1997 and became a Christian in 2001. 

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Gerald has served in various leadership roles including Deacon, Lead Usher, the Chemical Recovery Ministry and the Bridgepoint Men’s Ministry. Gerald was appointed an Elder in 2011 and is currently active in the Bridge Pointe Prison Ministry. Gerald works for The Millennium Group as a Logistics Specialist.

Josephine, a native of Milledgeville, Georgia, holds Bachelor of Art Degrees in both Sociology and Early Childhood Education. She became a Christian in 1998 and now serves with the Bridge Pointe Prison Ministry. She was employed at Ben Hill Christian Academy for 15 years as a kindergarten teacher and retired in 2014.

Gerald and Josephine have been married since May 2003. Together Gerald and Josephine have four children and six grandchildren.

Marvin & Denise Taliaferro

Marvin & Denise Taliaferro

Elder

Marvin was born and raised in Smithfield, Virginia. He met his wife Denise while they were both attending Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina in 1981. He is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and Denise, a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. They fell in love and were married in 1984. 

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Born is Azores, Portugal, Denise was a U.S Air Force child. While her father served, they moved to Spain and then state-side multiple times. She graduated with a B.S in Computer Science and currently works for the Cobb County School District.

After College, Marvin worked for Circuit City for 18 years. Today, he owns and operates his own chauffeured transportation business.

In 1990, the Taliaferros moved to Atlanta, Georgia. That very year, Marvin was baptized and his wife Denise joined him as a disciple in 1992. They both serve sacrificially but also joyfully in several ministries within the Church. In 2014, Marvin was appointed an Elder. He and Denise reside in Lithia Springs, GA and they have two children Myron and Marvin Jr. they also enjoy the presence of three grandchildren.

 

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