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Pastor John & Nicole Benning

Senior Pastor

John and Nicole Benning have been married for twenty five years and have three children. John has been preaching the gospel for nearly thirty years.  They have served as a couple under appointment for twenty five years during which time they were a part of the state staff in Alabama— John as State Youth Director and Nicole as State Music Director. They have also worked on staff during regional youth conferences as well as the International Assembly. They have pastored now for eighteen years. As a family, they are proud to make the beautiful city of Acworth and the great state of Georgia their home.

Gladys Hawkins

Secretary & Children's Pastor

Gladys was born and raised in the Acworth/Kennesaw area and has attended the Acworth Church for most of her life. She and her husband, Raymond, have three children and two grandchildren. She currently serves as the Children’s Pastor and church treasurer. She began ministering to children 20 years ago. She is supported by a team of wonderful volunteers with a heart for children. They are accomplishing their mission by aiding children in developing a personal relationship with Christ by actually seeing God work in their lives.  Through this they will come to know Him as their personal Savior.

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Drew & Emily Cooper

Youth Pastor

Drew & Emily lead the Youth at Acworth Church.