Lead Pastor James Cordell

James Cordell is the founder and Lead Pastor of 101 Church. He was called into ministry at the age of fifteen, accepted his first full-time ministry position at the age of twenty-five and planted 101 Church a few months shy of his thirty-fifth birthday. Now at the ripe old age of forty-seven, Pastor James says he’s living the life that he always dreamed of. He stays young at heart by scuba diving with his two teenage boys, and by chasing his fourteen and five year old daughters around wherever they want to go! Originally from Marietta, Georgia, he and his wife Crystal put deep roots down in Rockmart nearly twenty years ago and they have considered it home ever since. Pastor James currently has the honor of serving as the Character Coach for Rockmart High School’s Varsity Baseball Team and regularly does biscuits and devotion with the Varsity Football team as well. Being an avid sports lover, his favorite teams are the Georgia Bulldogs and the Atlanta Braves. He likes to play golf on occasion and wants to be a boat owner when he grows up.

Director of Creative Arts Crystal Cordell

Crystal Cordell is, Lead Pastor James’ wife and also the Creative Arts Director here at 101 Church. Her passion is leading worship on Sundays but she also produces nearly all of the media and graphic arts content that you see as well. She loves to “Amen!” her man from the front row every Sunday and will quickly tell you that after twenty-three years of marriage that she still likes him. She’s mama to four kids ranging in ages from eighteen to five and homeschools them all! Contrary to popular belief, she does not love all music and rarely attends concerts. She loves her people well, is fluent in sarcasm and can fill you in on most of the important current events happening around the world. 

Administrative Assistant

Bri is the glue that holds everyone together! Being the youngest and only “true” millennial on staff, she keeps the atmosphere refreshing and fun. She’s gonna keep things straight because ChatGPT, baby. She married, Caden after aggressively pursuing him in their Young Adult life group at 101 and now they have two precious kids. Moral of the story, join a life group. She leads a life group of her own now for moms with littles and helps create community for women that need it most. Bri has one of the most powerful testimonies that you’ll ever hear, but is quick to remind you that she ain’t always been saved!

Director of Kids Ministries Greg and Mandie Taylor

Pastors Greg and Mandie are a dynamic duo that know how to love and lead 101 Kids well! They’ve faithfully served for seven years and have mastered the art of teaching kids about Jesus through worship, the Word and fun. Their high energy, big on relationships style of ministry makes it easy for kids to feel comfortable right away and keeps them coming back week after week. They’ve been married for thirteen years and have a beautifully blended family of six kids. If you don’t find them at a horse show with their only daughter, you might find them on a roller coaster at Universal Studios, because this family is always down to have some fun!

Director of Student Ministries Nancy Gallups

Pastor Nancy has been serving as our Student Pastor for almost three years and she and her husband, Josh know how to create an environment where teens feel welcome and vulnerable enough to pursue after Christ. Through dynamic teaching, small groups and regular off campus retreats and events, they’re able to cultivate strong relationships within the group itself, while also always reminding the students that their most important relationship in life is the one they have with Jesus. Pastor Nancy and Josh are blessed with three amazing kids and two cute fur babies. They know how to throw a party like nobody else, but they will also drop everything on a dime if you need their help.

Director of Guest Services Tiffany Gibson

Tiffany Gibson is our Director of Guest Services and her and her teams really know how to make a first impression! From the moment that you pull into the parking lot, to the time that you take your seat, you’ve likely encountered several members from her Guest Services Team. She’s a tremendous team builder, encourager and friend. In the past couple of years, she’s worked hard to earn her Specialist in Instructional Technologies Degree and gets to shine at her day job too. She’s married to, Squirrelly (Josh Gibson) and mama to two amazing kids. Her and her family love to cruise, watch Banana Ball and make people giggle with a dad joke or two.

Director of Leadership Development Paul Wilder

Paul Wilder is the Director of Leadership Development here at 101 Church. He’s had plenty of experience leading well in his home as husband to Amy and father to his 4 amazing kids, in his position as the Principal of Roberts Elementary School and in serving our staff for the last several years! He’s passionate about leading people that matter to do things that matter; so much so that he wrote a book about it in 2021 entitled, True North Leading and Living On Purpose. When he’s not writing books or putting fires out at school, he’s running crazy long ultra races and pushing his body to the limits. Paul also enjoys playing guitar, hiking and not going to Walt Disney World.