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Minister Sean Hackney serves as the Connection Minister at Faith Christian Center. A native of Detroit, MI, Min. Hackney is a graduate of Word of Faith Bible Training Center under the leadership of Bishop Keith A. Butler. Sean was licensed and ordained in 2006. In the past, Sean has also served over the Singles Ministry at Faith Christian Center. Sean has a strong desire to help new believers and altar call respondents follow through on the decisions they've made, by being a support. Sean has been a member of Faith since 1998 where he continues to do his part in making Jesus famous.


Reginald Hurns, Jr, better known as Min. Reggie, serves as the Youth Minister at Faith Christian Center.

A native of Cleveland, MS, Min. Reggie is a graduate of the University of West Georgia (M. Ed in Professional Counseling-School Counseling), Mississippi College (B.A in Christian Studies) and East Side High School. In addition to being the Youth Minister at Faith, Reggie is a Professional School Counselor within the Cobb County School District.

Reggie is humbled at the favor of God allowing him to serve as the husband to Toni, father to Christina, a high school counselor and the Youth Minister at Faith.


Minister Lamonte Isom serves as the Team Faith Head Coach at Faith Christian Center in Austell, Georgia.

Lamonte attended Troy State University in Troy, Alabama where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in music education. He graduated from Faith School of Ministry in Atlanta, GA. where he was licensed and later on ordained. Lamonte has served as an usher and small group leader, department head for the Ministry Room and Outreach Ministry. He and his loving wife, Jennifer, and their two loving children have been a part of Faith Christian Center since 1996.


Minister April Johnson, affectionately called "Minister A J", serves as the Children's Minister at Faith Christian Center in Austell, GA. April has been a part of Word of Faith/ Faith Christian Center since 1991.

April attended Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan where she graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Nursing. She is a 1998 graduate of Word of Faith School of Ministry and was licensed and ordained that same year. April served as the Children's Minister for Faith Christian Center in Smyrna, from 1997-2008. After a break of just under a year, she returned as the Children's Minister a second time. She made the difficult decision to step back from Children's Ministry full-time because of her desire to be home full-time with her children. She has served in volunteer roles over the last few years before returning as Children's Minister. She and her amazing husband, Amos, are the parents of two beautiful girls, Pria and Malia. April has a unique call to minister to and grow children in the Word of God in a fun and creative atmosphere. Her passion is to train leaders to powerfully minister the Word of God in a way that is easy to receive and apply.


Kurt Lemons serves as a staff minister at Faith Christian Center in Austell, GA. He and his wife joined the church in 2001, and he has served in the ministry as an usher and Faith Group leader over the years. In 2007, he was appointed a deacon under the leadership of Pastor Andre Butler, and continues to serve in that capacity today.

In early 2014, he sensed God calling him to ministry school. In the fall of the same year he enrolled as a part-time student at Charis Bible College, an extension of Andrew Wommack Ministries. He graduated from Charis in May of 2018, and was licensed and ordained at Word of Faith International Christian Center in Southfield, MI by our founder, Bishop Keith A. Butler.

Kurt Lemons has a passion to share the gospel (the almost too-good-to-be-true news) of Jesus Christ, and to see people set free by the power of the love of God that is revealed in the gospel. He says, however, that his first ministry is to his lovely wife Erica Lemons and their beautiful daughter Bethany. He knows that he could not be the man of God that he is called to be without their support.


Minister Greta Newman serves as a staff minister at Faith Christian Center in Austell, Georgia. Greta grew up at Word of Faith International Christian Center in Southfield, Michigan. She graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Elementary Education.

Greta also attended Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Greta served faithfully as the Children’s minister at Word of Faith Christian Centre in Toronto, Canada for 4 ½ years. She then moved to Round Rock, Texas where she was the Children’s Minister at the Faith 4 Life church for almost 5 years. For the last 3 years Minister Greta Newman served as the Children’s minister for both the Round Rock and Dallas, Texas Faith 4 Life churches where she focused on teaching children to grow strong in the Word of God.


Dathan Thigpen is a singer, songwriter and musician. He proudly laid a foundation in Jackson, MS with humble beginnings in the local church and with the Mississippi Children’s Choir as well as the Mississippi Mass Choir. Dathan recorded his very first live Praise & Worship CD in 2005 capturing a very unique experience to share with the world. He also graduated from Faith Bible Institute of Jackson, MS in 2008 to further his education in ministry.

Over the years tremendous doors have opened on a national and international stage. Music ministry has taken him around the world performing and teaching Praise and Worship in Bulgaria, Poland, Spain, the Czech Republic, Greece and South Africa. He was a cast member on BET’s Sunday Best Season 3- Top 6 (2010). Fans voted to bring him back on to BET’s Sunday Best Season 8 All Stars edition. On Sunday, August 30, 2015 Dathan was crowned the winner of BET’s Sunday Best Season 8 All Stars.

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