Jason is the pastor of Christ Covenant in Atlanta, GA. He is married to Paige and they have 3 children Emery Anna, John Kellis, and Raynor. He has been a senior pastor since 2004 in Indiana, Georgia, and Alabama. Jason grew up in Huntsville, AL and earned his bachelors degree from Auburn University, and a Masters of Divinity and PhD from Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY. Jason loves the outdoors, travel, and most of all spending time with his family.
The Lord has blessed me with excellent wife, Abigail Rogers, and two children, Canon, and Ella Watts. I serve as the Associate Pastor here at Christ Covenant. God graciously saved me at a young age and is continually working on my heart to shape and conform me into the image of Christ. I am grateful for our Christ Covenant family and look forward to seeing how the Lord uses our church to make his name famous in Atlanta.
J. Ryan West is the Founder & CEO of Paro Development, a social impact venture started in the summer of 2017. Using business to generate revenue for wholistic community development, our team models a sustainable approach to addressing the root causes of generational poverty. Before founding Paro, he served on the national leadership team of Send Relief, the mercy ministry and community development division of the North American Mission Board. He and his wife have been involved in community development for twenty years in various contexts, including Calcutta India, Montreal Canada, and Louisville, KY. He and his wife have three amazing children and live in midtown Atlanta, GA, where they recently helped start Atlanta Classical Academy as a founding family.
David has lived in Metro Atlanta his entire life. He has a BBA and MBA from Georgia State University. He is married to Cantey, and they have 4 adult children and 5 grandchildren. He co-founded the CPA firm Frazier & Deeter in 1981. He has previously served churches as Sunday school teacher, deacon and committee chairman. He became a follower of Christ as a 12 year old while attending a small Southern Baptist Church. He was a founding Board Member of Whitefield Academy. Currently, he is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Point University. In his spare time, besides family activities, he enjoys golf and exercise.
A native of Barnesville, Georgia, Jason moved to Atlanta in the fall of 1991 to attend Georgia Tech, where he first met his future wife Shauna. They were married in 2005, and their son Jacob was recently baptized at Christ Covenant’s public launch service. Jason made his public profession of faith and was baptized at First Baptist Barnesville as a young boy, and he served a previous church as an ordained deacon, Director of Bible Study and Sunday School teacher for 10 years before joining Christ Covenant’s launch team at its inception. Professionally, Jason is Vice President of Business and Project Development at Mas Energy, an energy development firm based in Atlanta.
Bradley and his wife Susan are long time Atlanta residents and have been married for 33 years. They have 4 grown children, a son-in-law and a grandson. Bradley is a commercial real estate broker, investor/developer and the Broker in Charge of Transwestern Commercial Real Estate's southeast regional office. Bradley has been involved with Christ Covenant since its inception at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church where he also served as a Deacon. At Christ Covenant, he has served as a launch team member, founding member, and coordinator of the parking lot “hello and welcome” team. Bradley and Susan host a weekly Christ Covenant small group at their home in East Cobb.
Brad Smith has lived in the Atlanta metro area since 1981. After graduating from the University of Georgia, Brad began his career in Atlanta at Ernst and Young where he met his future wife Shannon. They have 3 sons and one daughter, and as a family love to enjoy the outdoors, live music and sports together. Brad has served his church as a deacon, Sunday School teacher, small group leader, and in Global Missions, and was part of the launch team for Christ Covenant prior to its inception. Brad co-leads one of the on-site community groups at Christ Covenant. Professionally, Brad leads the US Global Business Services team for UCB, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.