Pastor James Cordell thought he and his wife, Crystal, would be Student Pastors for life. They had been serving in that capacity for almost 10 years when God began to change their hearts. Through a prophetic word spoken over them in 2007, the Lord said that he wanted James to plant a new church in Rockmart. Just like King David was anointed to be King long before he actually stepped into the position, Pastor James, too, would have a season of time before he stepped into the Lead Pastor role. Finally in 2010, God said, “Go!” Pastors James and Crystal knew that God had given them a passion to make disciples and not just converts. So, with a focus on getting back to the basics of what Jesus taught, 101 Church was born.

James Cordell

James Cordell

Lead Pastor

James Cordell is the Lead Pastor of 101 Church. In 2010, he knew that God was calling him and his family to plant 101 Church, so 3 months before Christmas he and his wife Crystal quit their jobs. They set out to plant 101 Church in order to teach everyday people how to simply live for God. His favorite game is Mario Kart, he claims to be the King!
Crystal Cordell

Crystal Cordell

Director of Worship Arts

Crystal Cordell is our fearless First Lady! She excels at everything she does, but her passion really shines on Sunday mornings during worship. She and her husband James planted 101 Church and have been amazed at how God has used them to impact Rockmart. They have three kids (Trey, Walker, and Sara Jane). She is the Queen of all things Disney and loves to go antiquing.
John & Ashley Poulin

John & Ashley Poulin

Directors of Student Ministries

John and Ashley Poulin have been married since August 2013. They met and fell in love at 101 Church. They have one child (Emma Leigh). They have a passion to see students’ lives changed. John’s favorite color is somewhere between sky blue and aqua marine and Ashley’s favorite place in the world is the beach…any beach will do!
Paul Wilder

Paul Wilder

Director of Leadership Developement

Paul Wilder is a father of four (Caleb, Natalie, Joshua, and Timothy, and has an amazing wife Amy. Paul is devoted to leading others well and developing others in leadership. In fact, he has written a book on it! His favorite restaurant has to be either The Steak House or Longhorn.
Theresa Packer

Theresa Packer

Director of Children's Ministries

Theresa Packer is a wife, to her husband Harold and has two grown boys (John and Michael). Theresa has been at 101 Church since pre-launch. Sharing Jesus’s love with children is her passion. She captivates children of all ages with her ability to make the stories from the Bible come to life. In her spare time, she loves to journal and she just happens to be an amazing piano teacher as well!
Tiffany Gibson

Tiffany Gibson

Director of Guest Services

Tiffany Gibson is a wife to Josh, and mother of two (Cadence and Noah). She has been at 101 Church since pre-launch of the church. She strives to make every person that come through the doors of 101 Church feel welcome. Her favorite meal is Cajun Chicken Pasta.
Brett Childers

Brett Childers

Director of Productions

Brett Childers is a husband, to his wife Celie and father of two (Brettly and Alyza). He has been with 101 Church since 2013. He and his wife were both saved at 101 Church and immediately began serving. He has a heart for people and loves leading his teams to serve both God and man. His favorite ice cream is vanilla, in a cone to be exact.
Brett Childers

Brett Childers

Director of Productions

Brett Childers is a husband, to his wife Celie and father of two (Brettly and Alyza). He has been with 101 Church since 2013. He and his wife were both saved at 101 Church and immediately began serving. He has a heart for people and loves leading his teams to serve both God and man. His favorite ice cream is vanilla, in a cone to be exact.