Our Staff

Dr. Michael Youssef

Dr. Michael Youssef

  Founding Rector

Even before he was born, it was evident that God had a vision for Michael Amerhom Youssef. His mother was in poor health at the time she became pregnant with Michael, and because her life would be jeopardized by the birth, the doctor recommended terminating the pregnancy. An abortion procedure was scheduled. But God intervened, […]

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Zack Carden

Zack Carden

  Director of Family Ministries
  404-591-2476

Family is an essential part of our growth and formation in life.  The Lord called me to Himself at the age of 17, out of a very broken family situation.  When He called me to pursue ministry years later, it was first born out of a desire to help teenagers struggling with life.  Throughout the […]

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T.J. Diamond

T.J. Diamond

  Director of Small Groups
  404-591-2472

I believe that God does some of His best work in our lives in the context of relationships. That’s why small groups have always played a vital role in my spiritual growth and ministry. Sharon and I got married in 1984 and served together with Campus Crusade for Christ for nearly 20 years. We’ve lived […]

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Mike Slaughter

Mike Slaughter

  Director of Discipleship and Assimilation
  404-591-1971

I am honored to be working with the Apostles team for God’s glory. I am an ordained minister, and my ministry passions are discipleship, encouragement, and leadership development. I consider Colossians 1:28-29 to be the theme verses for my ministry here at Apostles: “He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all […]

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James Saxon

James Saxon

  Director of Evangelism & Outreach
  404-591-1981

I was ordained as a PCA minister in 1979, and have actively served in the pastorate for the last 30 years. I was converted to Christ at the age of twenty while a student at the University of Alabama. I graduated from the RTS Doctorate of Ministry program in the spring of 2005. I joined […]

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Aaron Keyes

Aaron Keyes

Aaron Keyes is a singer-songwriter, worship pastor, husband, and father. His conviction is that Scripture should be the foundation of worship, and his heart is to equip and encourage the next generation worship leaders in this truth. In 2007, he began a worship school called 10,000 Fathers, which has continued to grow steadily since its […]

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Connie Musselman

Connie Musselman

  Director of Children’s Ministry
  404-591-1969

I placed my faith in Christ as a young teenager and by God’s grace gained a desire at that time to be involved in ministry. I have a degree in Christian Education and Bible from Belhaven University, but my greatest joy and accomplishment has been in being a mother to my four children. Seeing firsthand […]

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Ryan Garrett

Ryan Garrett

  Director of Student Ministries
  404-591-1977

I have many passions in life, but if I had to name the top three, these would probably summarize them perfectly. Number one, my main focus and passion is Jesus. I want to love God with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength. Secondly, my passion is my family. I am the husband of the […]

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Paul Reeves

Paul Reeves

  College Coordinator
  404-591-2481

For the last 15 years, I have served in various churches as the pastor of musicians.  While leading worship has always been a key component of my calling, my true passion has always been to pour into the lives of others.  I was introduced to Apostles through serving as a sound engineer.  As often the case, God has […]

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Dave Hubbard

Dave Hubbard

  20s & 30s Ministry Coordinator
  404-591-2489

I was very fortunate to have parents who were deeply in love with Jesus Christ and with each other. I grew up in the Napa Valley on a small farm, where the church was pivotal to every aspect of our lives. God’s call on my life to ministry came at a very young age. After […]

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Susan Hooker

Susan Hooker

  Coordinator of Women’s Bible Studies, Outreach, and Mentoring
  404-591-2483

Following and serving the Lord is always an adventure!  Since becoming a follower of Christ as a young child, God has given me amazing opportunities to know Him more through Bible study, my marriage to my godly husband, Steve, parenting our daughter Elisabeth, Christian community, and involvement in the work of His Kingdom locally and […]

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Vicki Halford

Vicki Halford

  Coordinator of Women’s Events
  404-564-3153

What a blessing to be called to do something I have done all my life: work with women and use my God-given gift of organization in planning events and special projects that will glorify the Lord.  It is a privilege to join The Church of The Apostles staff in the position of Event Coordinator for […]

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Stan Carder

Stan Carder

  Director of Congregational Care
  404-564-3146

I was born and raised in the Midwest and after attending Bible school I began full time ministry in Montana in 1971. Leaving the beautiful scenery of the Yellowstone Park area behind, our family moved to the concrete jungles of Southern California, where I was involved in ministering in a large church while I was […]

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Kevin Knox

Kevin Knox

  Director of Communications and Media
  404-591-1963

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Boyd Wages

Boyd Wages

  Administrator
  404-591-1970

I was born here in Atlanta. I grew up about three miles from the church and attended Northside High School just down the street. I met my wife, Carol, when I was a sophomore in high school and we never dated anyone else. We were married after my freshman year at Georgia Tech. Carol and […]

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Richard Waites

Richard Waites

  Director of Administration
  404-591-1983

Richard grew up in Chamblee, Georgia and after graduating from high school, attended The University of Georgia. Richard earned his BBA and MAcc from Georgia. After college he went to work for a public accounting firm and obtained his CPA. God lead Richard to join an international Christian ministry in 1983 where he was able […]

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