Kevin Vaughter

Adult Sunday School

Kevin grew up in the small town of Elberton, GA. He was blessed to grow up in a Bible believing household. Kevin became a Christian his Senior year of high school. He went to the University of Georgia and graduated in 1995 with degree in Risk Management. Kevin moved to Atlanta in 1996 to begin work with a large insurance company. He joined MVBC in 1998. Kevin is married to Leyna and they have three children: Braeden, Molly and Reed.

Justin Weltscheff


Justin is originally from Red Bud, IL and was raised Roman Catholic. He met his wife, Megan, in college and they married soon after. They moved to London in 2008, and attended a Christianity Explored course where their eyes were graciously opened to the life-giving work on Jesus Christ and his death on the cross. They moved to Atlanta in 2010 and were baptized and became members at MVBC in 2011. They have 2 daughters, Clara and Anna.

Steve Arnold


Steve grew up in Sandy Springs and attended Mount Vernon during high school. He graduated from University of Georgia in 1974. Six years later, he and Pat were married. Steve, for years had thought he was a Christian, but in 1981 he became convicted that his salvation was not something he could do on his own, that, in fact, he needed Christ as his Holy Savior. He remains a work in process for the Lord. He has been a member of Mount Vernon for four years. Steve and Pat live in Marietta. They have two grown sons and two grandsons.


Jim Clayton

Building & Grounds

Jim is a native of Atlanta and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior as a teenager at Briarcliff Baptist Church. He and his wife, Terry, have been members at Mount Vernon since the late 1980’s, and have two grown children, Paige and Drew.


Larry Norwood


Larry was born and raised mostly in Siler City, NC on a farm. At the age of 13, he accepted Christ and was baptized. He and his family moved to Fort Lauderdale, FL, where he lived until going to Duke University. After college, Larry joined IBM and moved a number of times before settling in Atlanta in 1979 and joined Mount Vernon. He retired from IBM in 1993 and started an equipment leasing company. He is married to Evelyn and they have three children and six grandchildren.

Andy Blackburn


Andy grew up in Tallahassee, FL with his 2 brothers. He attended Berry College where he meet his wife Lisa and later he graduated from Auburn University. Andy became a Christian while attending First Baptist Church in Atlanta shortly after marrying Lisa in 1984. He and Lisa have 2 grown sons.


Anthony Blalock


Anthony grew up in Calhoun, GA. He became a Christian at a young age, but really grew in his faith during college. He moved to Atlanta in 1989 to go to school at Georgia Tech. Shortly after that, he started attending Mt. Vernon. Anthony is single and lives in Decatur with his trusty dog, Duke.

Bernie Davis


Bernie is from South Georgia and was raised in a Baptist church. He became a Christian in his early twenties when he recognized his sinfulness and desperate need for God. By reading scripture, he came to understand the tremendous grace which allows him to stand in Christ. He has also been blessed with his wife, Jocelyn, and three boys Ben, Jacob, and Luke. Bernie has been a member at MVBC since 2011

Luke Gurley

International Missions

Luke was born and raised in Hartselle, AL. He attended Georgia Tech, graduating with a B.S. in Management. During college, he met his wife Julia and they were married in May, 2005. They joined Mt Vernon in the fall of 2005. Over the years Luke has served in a variety of positions including teaching youth and adult Sunday School, as Deacon of Homebound, and as Deacon of Youth. He has previously been on international mission trips to Africa and the Dominican Republic. Luke is employed full time with the Georgia Army National Guard. He and Julia have three children: Carrigan, Josiah, and Alistair.


Chuck Stone

Local Outreach

Chuck is from Milledgeville, GA. He grew up attending church, but did not realize he had not come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ until the age of 24. It was at this time that he started attending Mount Vernon and has been here ever since. He finished his undergraduate at Kennesaw State, and later completed a Master’s at the University of West Georgia. He works for state government and has an interest in politics. He also has a heart for those that have not come to faith in Jesus Christ.


Joe Drexler

Lord’s Supper

Joe Drexler is Deacon of Lord’s Supper and is helped in that job by his wife of 46 years, Renee. Both are natives of Atlanta, and came to know Jesus at an early age. Joe’s family settled in the Sandy Springs area in the 1830’s. Joe and Renee came to Mt. Vernon after hearing Jim Wood preach at a neighbor’s funeral 30 years ago. They are proud of their two grown sons who, along with their wives, are raising their six grandsons to love the Lord.

Bill Luck

Member Care

Bill moved repeatedly as part of a military family and then with his career. His last assignment was for 12 years in Asia before moving with his family to Atlanta. Bill became a Christian at church in Dallas, TX after hearing the gospel from a neighbor. He and Sharon joined Mt. Vernon in 2012. They have 3 married children.


Ricky Hutchins

Music Ministry

Ricky is a third-generation native Atlantan. He has attended Mount Vernon Baptist since he was six months old. He came to know the Lord at a young age and has been growing in the grace of God since. Ricky is married to Eden, and they have two young children.


Bill Timmons


Bill is originally from Oxon Hill, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C., and moved to Atlanta after law school. He accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior after the birth of his first child. Bill is married to Lisa and they have 3 children. Bill has been a member of Mount Vernon since 1996.