Stacey Cox | Senior Pastor
Stacey was born in Landstuhl, Germany and later moved to South Carolina. He and his wife, Allison, are the proud parents of Anna, Seth, and Jessi. Stacey has received degrees from Clemson University (BA/MS), Southeastern Seminary (M.Div.), and Erskine Seminary (D.Min.). He has been the Senior Pastor of Westminster Church since 2014. In his spare time Stacey enjoys fishing, exercising, and reading.
Lane Stephenson | Assistant Minister of Pastoral Care
Lane was born in El Paso, Texas. He was raised in Alabama and Mississippi. Lane and his wife, Carol, married in 1972. They have four sons, one daughter, and 11 grandchildren. He received three separete degrees from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. M.Div. (1972), M.C.E. (1972), and D.Min. (2007). Lane has been the Assistant Pastor at Westminster since April 2016. He enjoys gardening and yard work. His wife still has the first houseplant that she bought soon after they married!
Charlie Phillips | Assistant Pastor of Family Ministries
Charlie was born and raised in Greenville, SC. During his first year in church ministry he met his beautiful bride, DJ. Since their marriage in 2009, God has blessed them with two children, Alex and Sean, plus they have another boy on the way! Charlie has completed degrees at Bryan College (BA) and Reformed Theological Seminary (M.Div.). He joined the staff at Westminster in 2019.
Lisa Hulsey | Director of Women's Ministry & Assimilation
Lisa was born in Athens, Georgia and grew up in Winder. She graduated from Winder-Barrow High School and went on to get her B.S. in Business Administration from Belhaven College in Jackson, Mississippi. After that she received her B.A. in Journalism: Telecommunication Arts from UGA in Athens. Lisa is the proud mother of her daughter, Kristen, and son-in-law, Philip. She has worked at Westminster since 2008. Lisa loves to tour the Blue Ridge Mountains, is a huge UGA football fan, and loves meeting new visitors at Westminster.
Jess Williams | Director of Children's Ministries
Jess grew up in Douglasville, Georgia and has been in Gainesville since 2006 when she came to Brenau University. She and her husband Jeff have three handsome, crazy, fun boys - Jonah, Jericho, and Justus. Jess serves on the board at her children’s homeschool co-op, loves music and pop-culture trivia, and can be found cheering on the Dawgs during football season with all four of her boys!
James Wheeler | Music Director
James "Jimbo" is from Gainesville, Georgia. He received his MBA in Project Management from Brenau University. Jimbo and his wife are the proud parents of four children. Jimbo has been at Westminster since 1999. He loves anything and everything music related.
Matt Pruitt | Music Director
Matt is from Talmo, Georgia. He and his wife, Baya, have four sons. Matt sells insurance for Allstate. In his free time you can catch Matt watching piano YouTube tutorials and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs.
Kristina Willis | Administrative Assistant & Communications Coordinator
Kristina was born and raised in Gainesville, Georgia. She graduated from Chestatee High School and went on to get her B.S. in Cross-Cultural Business Administration from Toccoa Falls College. Kristina has worked at Westminster since 2015. She loves to travel, do mission work, and has a big heart for the youth.
Ilse Espino | Director of Nursery Ministries
Ilse was born in Nevada County, California and moved to Gainesville when she was six years old. She graduated from Brenau University with a Masters of Health Sciences, Occupational Therapy. Ilse has three sisters. She has attended Westminster since 2007. Ilse enjoys trying new craft projects and recipes.
Rick Hester | Facilities Manager
Rick is from Jacksonville, Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and went on to get his Masters from Stanford University. Rick and his wife, Lisa, have two daughters named Joy and Laura. He has been at Westminster since 2010. In his spare time Rick enjoys reading, hiking, and boating.