Dennis & Penni








Pastor: Dennis Cooke
Our Pastor graduated from South Cobb High School in 1969. He dedicated his life to Jesus Christ at Austell First Baptist Church in 1972. He answered the call to preach in 1978 and enrolled in New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where he received an Associate Degree. In 2008 he enrolled once again in New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's Leavell College and completed his Bachelor's Degree. 
Our Pastor married Penni Daugherty in 1975; they met at a summer youth camp in 1973. They were blessed with two beautiful daughters and have five wonderful grandchildren. Four girls and one little boy. 
Our pastor is a strong exegetical style preacher, teaching and bringing the Word of God to life, as we explore the Bible together.

Music Director: Penni Cooke
Penni is also a graduate of South Cobb High School (1975). She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from Life University and earned her Masters Degree from Southern Poly Tech State University in Georgia. She completed her Doctorate Degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix in 2010. She currently works for ADP, Inc. and is an online Professor for Ashford University.  
She is a talented musician, playing the piano and keyboard by ear, as well as by note. She heads up the music department at our church, as well as the Children's ministry.

Pianist: Karen Wamsley
Karen is a gifted pianist who came to us from Maine, by way of West Virginia. She is married to Jerry and they have four wonderful grown children and eleven grandchildren. We feel extremely lucky to have Karen on our staff.

Youth Minister & Praise Team Drummer: Seth Wamsley
Seth has dreamed of being a drummer since his youth. Several year ago, with the help of one of the Hispanic Church's drummers, he began to realize his dream. He has always been a talented singer, and now is becoming an excellent drummer. He is also our youth minister. He is, by occupation, a Middle School Teacher and loves to work with young people. 
He is married to Kristi and they have four children.


Media Team: Sound and Video Technicians. 
Dan and Genie Heaton faithfully serve as our media team, ensuring our services are quality for our church family and visitors. Both local to the Cobb County area, Dan graduated from Pebblebrook and Genie from McEachern High Schools.  They were married in 2012, and reside in Dallas, Georgia. They have a one year old son, Reed.