Our Team

Meet some of the incredible people that lead the way at VLC.

Brad Parkhurst

// Lead Pastor

Brad and Angie Parkhurst grew up in Oklahoma and have been married for 25 years and have 3 great kids – Cameron, Carson and Avery. They have over 26 years of ministry experience, with many of those years in student ministry. Brad loves to coach and watch sports with his boys, go on dates with Avery, and spend lots of time with Angie. His passion is for people to come to Christ, no matter their background, and to follow Him completely through “taking their next step” in corporate worship and personal discipleship.

Reggie Abercrombie

// Elder

Reggie and his beautiful wife Karen have two children and four grandchildren, and have been a part of VLC since day one. This is the first church they have been a part of from the ground up. They always felt that God was calling them to be a part of a church that wasn’t like all the rest. They would say they feel the closeness of being part of a big family here, and they love how VLC takes care of the community and people who are in need. They are looking forward to seeing what God continues to do with VLC.

Patrick Jarvis

// Elder

Patrick grew up locally in Cobb County and attended church most of his life. He married his awesome wife Kimberly in 1995, and added their only child, Austin, in 2001. Having grown up in the church, he knew the name Jesus but didn’t begin a relationship with Him until 2006. Now, he loves serving the Lord and watching Him move in the lives of others. Men’s ministry has always been a passion of his, and he's committed to encouraging and challenging the men of VLC. He also plays softball against inmates with the Saints Prison Ministry. He works for the Cobb County School District in the transportation department.

Seab & Bonnie Baker

// Elementary + Middle Grades Ministers

Seab and Bonnie have been married for nineteen years now.  They have four awesome kids!  Zeke, Silas, Cali, and Ruby.  They love that they get to do ministry together and feel that God has called them to serve alongside each other.  They enjoy hanging out with friends and meeting new families. For fun as a family they love going camping, playing together, going on vacations and making memories, and eating good food.  They are so excited that God has allowed them to partner with families, to help equip parents to teach their children what it means to follow Jesus!

Jonah Salyers

// High School + College/Young Adults Pastor

Jonah Salyers is a fiery leader with a heart to see students trade what they have for what God has for them. Jonah is always willing to go off-script and get his hands dirty to watch the good news of Jesus “click” in a student’s mind. He is currently an undergraduate student at Toccoa Falls College and spends his free time with his lovely wife, Jess, and fluffy dog, Ahsoka Tano. Jonah is loyal, passionate about Jesus, and always amped up. 

Cameron Parkhurst

// Worship + Creative Pastor

Cameron is passionate about leading people to love Jesus with their whole hearts and know their identity as loved children of God. He leads our worship team, handles the design and creative elements at VLC, and is also greatly involved with VLC Students. He loves hanging out with friends, playing ultimate frisbee, watching sports, and spending time with his amazing family.

Rachel Adair

// Administrative Assistant

Rachel and her husband, Nick, have lived in Paulding County since 2005. They have two wonderful children, Angie and Caleb. Rachel and Nick have been on staff since VLC launched in June of 2012. They both love watching God use VLC to change people’s lives with the gospel. They are always excited to see people grow in their faith through serving at VLC, in our community, and around the world.

Bobby Nuñez

// Community Pastor

Bobby has been blessed with an amazing family, beginning with his wife, Lisa, and their two beautiful daughters, Madeline & Charlize! In his spare time, Bobby likes to do anything that involves being with his girls. He has been actively working in community outreach for the past 12 years, and his heart is best expressed through Isaiah 58:5-12 and Matthew 25:34-46. You're going to have to look them up to see for yourself! He can't wait to see what God will do as we continue to serve our community!

Nick Adair

// Technical Director

Nick is the husband of our Administrative Assistant, Rachel, and serves as our Technical Director. He and his team handle the technical aspects in our building, including sound, lighting, projection, video, and networking.  Their goal is to create quality, distraction-free environments for worship gatherings and events. Nick has more than 20 years of experience with church A/V systems, and also works full time as a Senior Cost Consultant at Project Time & Cost, LLC in Atlanta.

Nidia Walkup

// Global Missions Contact

When Nidia began following Jesus, she knew that she was being called into global missions, but hesitated for years. Now, Nidia’s passion is serving others in the mission field. Every fiber in her body is geared towards the rejected, neglected and ignored. Being the hands, feet and heart of Jesus is what drives her! She’s married with two children and four grandchildren.

Marty Altman

// Counselor

Marty is the husband of Carolyn and a father to their 3 boisterous children. He is a trained counselor who is fully licensed to practice in Georgia. He has been practicing for over 7 years and is comfortable discussing any topic, having experience with individuals, couples, and families. He offers counseling that integrates Christian principles with compassionate attention and traditional counseling.

If you would like more information, contact Marty: altman.marty@gmail.com

Nick Howerton

// UPRISE Middle-Grades Ministry Intern

Nick is a student at Kennesaw State University. He grew up at VLC and was involved in the middle school and high school ministries. He would say that the leaders and community of VLC helped him grow so much in his faith, and his experiences have given him a desire to help lead other youth to Jesus. He enjoys playing sports like ultimate frisbee and basketball.