Meet Our Staff

Lead Team

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Lead Pastor

Landon Dowden

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Executive Pastor

Nathan Neufang

John Courtney

Administrative Pastor

John Courtney

Administration

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Associate Pastor Administration

Charles Brown

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Director of Financial Support

Amy DeCou

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Receptionist/Financial Support

Glenda Jalbert

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Director of Human Resources and Accounts Payable

Heather Swaim

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Administrative Assistant for Lead & Executive Pastors;
Lead Ministry Assistant

Carol Tant

Landon Dowden
  • ldowden@hebronchurch.org

  • 770.962.3671, ext. 228

Landon Dowden

Landon began serving as our Lead Pastor in November 2018. He is originally from Louisiana where he graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Management. He also earned a Master of Divinity, a Master of Theology, and a Doctor of Philosophy from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been married to his wife, Tara, since 2003. They have four beautiful children, Arabella, Adalaide, Adoniram, and Alastair.

Landon has been a Lead Pastor since 2005. He has led student camps for many national student organizations since 1996. He currently serves as an adjunct professor for Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary working in the Doctor of Ministry program in the field of preaching. He has published two commentaries in the Christ-Centered Commentary Exposition Series which are Exalting Jesus in Ezekiel, Exalting Jesus in Esther, and forthcoming Exalting Jesus in Deuteronomy. Landon’s conviction regarding preaching is that nothing is better for God’s people than God’s word which leads him to preach expositionally through books of the Bible. He also intentionally alternates between the Old and New Testaments, as well as the different genres. Landon has held numerous denominational roles at the associational, state, and national levels, as well as, serving on 14 international mission trips.

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  • nneufang@hebronchurch.org

  • 770.962.3671, ext. 228

Nathan Neufang

Nathan joined our team as Executive/Teaching Pastor in June of 2019. He is married to his wife Marianne and they have two wonderful boys, Bryce and Evan.

Nathan graduated with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of North Carolina. He also earned a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. At this time, he is working on a Doctor of Philosophy from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.

He has served in churches of all sizes in a variety of roles. He has been a part of a church plant and also served in megachurches before coming to Hebron. His passion is to see people understand the Gospel and live out the implications of the Gospel. Nathan desires to equip others—both staff and our faith family—for ministry by helping people see and use their gifts for the church. He has a great passion for shepherding our people and teaching God’s Word.

John Courtney
  • jcourtney@hebronchurch.org

  • 770.962.3671, ext. 247

John Courtney

John began serving our team as the CFO/Administrative Pastor in October of 2022. He is from Thomasville, Georgia. He graduated from Valdosta State University with a degree in Philosophy before receiving his Master of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

John has been married to his wife, Beth, for 25 years and they have been blessed with five amazing children, Harley, Jett, Carson Ann, Sadie, and Cruise. His family is his greatest pride and joy.

His career in ministry has spanned 24 years, starting in the business office at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary while a seminary student. He helped plant two churches – one in Orlando, Florida, and one in Gwinnett County. For the past 18 years, John has served and directed large parachurch ministries on a state, national, and global level, most recently serving as the lead strategist of Research and Development at the Georgia Baptist Mission Board.

John’s desire in ministry is to know God and make Him known. He possesses a unique skill set that allows him to incorporate business into ministry for the sake of the gospel. He thrives on relationship building as well as directing and building efficiencies and strategies within ministry. John’s heart is to equip God’s pastors and people so that the gospel can advance locally and around the world.

Communications

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Director of Communications

Linda Wilkins

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Visual & Social Media Specialist

Emma Shoumaker

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Communications Specialist

Tracey Vande

Adults

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Discipleship Pastor

Chet Harvey

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Women’s Minister

Tara Dowden

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Associate Pastor Adult Ministry/Encore

Richard Sims

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Associate Pastor Adult Ministry/Assimilation

John Williams

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Associate Pastor of College & 20s and Discipleship

Joel Feliciano

Español

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Associate Pastor Hebron Espanol

Henry Medina

NextGen

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NextGen Pastor

Tait Windham

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Ministry Assistant

Shelley Taylor

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Minister of Preschool

Tammy Lawwell

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Ministry Assistant

Angie Ellis

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Associate Pastor of Children

Kevin Brookshire

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Pace Ministry Director

Ashley Kovac

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Girls Minister HS/MS Girls

Anna Harvey

Missions and Community Outreach

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Missions Pastor

Nathanael Avery

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Missions Specialist

Olivia Alligood

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Missions Specialist

Carol Ledbetter

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Associate Pastor of Recovery Ministries

Karl Riddett

Operations

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Director of Operations

Erik Van Nus

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Assistant Director of Operations and Housekeeping

Jill Cooper

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Operations Team

Jimmy Glasper

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Operations Team

Donna Loving

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Associate Director of Operations

Randy Peacock

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Operations Team

Ruthie Poole

Worship

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Worship Pastor

Mitch Shoumaker

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Director of Children’s Choirs

Stephanie Parson

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Director of Worship Choir

Josh Sass

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Associate Worship Pastor

Benj Shoumaker

Tech

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Associate Pastor of Worship Production

Luke Johnson

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Tech Assistant

Ellie Pierce

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Tech Assistant

Chase Valentour