2510 E. Cherokee Dr., Woodstock, GA 30188  (770) 693-1018

Meet our Staff

Staff

Pastor Lance and Lorie Turner

Pastor Lance and Lorie Turner are the lead pastors at The Side.  Pastor Lance and Lorie have been in ministry for over nineteen years.  Pastor Lance was in worship ministry for over sixteen years before becoming the lead pastor here at The Side.  Lorie has ministered alongside Pastor Lance as the leader of the Worship […]

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Carisa Henderson

Carisa Henderson is our Connections Department Director and Pastor Lance’s assistant. She has attended The Side for over 3 years. She was raised in church and has been in ministry most of her life. Her family moved to Cherokee County a little over 6 years ago. Carisa and Eric have been married for 21 years […]

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Matt Pelt

Matt is our Worship Leader. He, and his wife Amie, have been a part of Sunnyside Church of God since 2013. They have 6 kids ranging from ages 16 to 3. Matt believes worship is of the utmost importance and is what God created us to do. It brings us in the presence of our […]

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Pastor Danny and Cathryn Shurett

Danny and Cathryn have been in ministry for over ten years.  They were Nursery Pastors for over seven years and have been the Children’s Pastors here at The Side for three years.  They have lived in the Woodstock area for over twenty one years.  They have one son, Jonathan, and two daughters, Ashley and Jessica. […]

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Lindsey Johnson

Lindsey Johnson is the Nursery Director here at The Side.  She developed a love for children at a young age and began serving in the church nursery.  She and her husband, Stacy, have been members here at The Side for over three years.  She served faithfully as a nursery volunteer and she has been the […]

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Stephen Teague

Stephen is our Media Director and has served in the media and sound ministry for over 17 years.  He has served here at The Side for 2 years with his wife, Kim, and their daughter, Hannah.  Stephen’s desire is to continually lead people into a new or growing relationship with Jesus Christ through the use […]

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Tim Musto

Tim Musto is our Front Door Team Leader.  He and his wife, Tina, have been attending The Side for over 10 years.  His passion is to welcome everyone who enters the doors at The Side and make them feel loved.    

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John and Joann Priest

John and Joann are directors over Intercessory Prayer. John retired from the Air Force and Joann retired from Commercial Insurance Management.  They have served in church leadership and missions most of their adult lives. They have experience in forming and directing group ministry, prayer ministry, hospitality ministry, helps ministry, men’s ministry, and have been on […]

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Devoy Bell

Devoy is our Facilities Manager.  He and his wife, Glenda, have been married for 49 years and have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Devoy has been a member of The Side since he was 12 years old. He retired from Georgia Power Company after 40 years of service. He served 22 years in the Georgia […]

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Carolyn Koontz DeArteaga

Carolyn Koontz DeArteaga is a christian counselor who has written several books, designed programs, and spoken in numerous churches. She has earned two Master’s degrees and has directed the Children’s Guild for Disturbed Children. She has also been the Director of Counseling for a 10,000 member church. She now lives in Atlanta, Georgia, has her […]

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