Donna Russell, minister of music
Donna Russell has been involved in church music most of her life, as a soloist, singing with groups and as pianist. She is married to Barry Russell and has one daughter, Amanda. Her love of music is an extension of her love for Christ, in that every time she sings she is lifting praise to His name. Her favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11:
"For I know the plans I have for you, saith the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future."
Justin Starling, minister to children and youth
Justin Starling grew up in Spartanburg. He is married to Mandi, and they have two sons, Toccoa and Levi, and a daughter, Savannah. He has been children and youth minister at Sandy Springs since June 2016. His favorite scripture is Psalm 23:4:
"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for you are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me."