Meet Our Pastors

Senior Pastor
Dr. G. Oliver Wagner, IV

Ollie and his wife, Heather, have three children: Jacob, Neal and Zoey. Ollie is a graduate of Davidson College (NC), Union Presbyterian Theological Seminary (VA) and Columbia Theological Seminary (GA). Before he came to APC, he served as a college chaplain, associate pastor and solo pastor in several states. As senior pastor, Ollie does the majority of the preaching, shares in teaching and providing pastoral care, moderates meetings of the Session and leads the APC staff. He also enjoys playing church softball and basketball and lending a hand on property work days.

Associate Pastor
Rev. Caitlin Foley Phillips

Caitlin was born in New York and grew up in Savannah, GA. She majored in History at the University of Georgia and received her Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory with a focus on biblical interpretation. She’s served as a church pastor and a hospital chaplain and loved both callings. The joy of church ministry is that she can develop deeper relationships with people as they grow together in faith. She is married to Jeff Phillips and they have three children—Asher, Rowan, and Hayes–and a large pup named Bentley.

 

Associate Pastor
Rev. Beverly Markham

A native of Sandersonville, Georgia, Beverly graduated from the University of Georgia and worked for 10 years in fundraising before hearing the call to seminary and to ministry. She graduated from the Duke Divinity School in 2007. Beverly has since served Southminster Presbyterian in Garland, TX, and worked as a chaplain at the Campbell-Stone Retirement Communities in Atlanta. Beverly and her husband, David, live in Decatur with their two children, Audrey and Ben, and their schnauzer, Skippy. Beverly’s favorite thing to do is travel with her family. Reading poetry, listening to her children’s stories, paying attention to the gifts of nature, and kayaking keep her grounded.

Pastor Emeritus
Rev. Dr. Walter M. Jones, Jr.

Walter enrolled at Columbia Seminary when he was 40 and after graduation was called to Eastminster Church in 1984, then to Alpharetta Presbyterian Church in 1995. Walter earned the title Emeritus in the fall of 2011, and at that time the Memorial Garden was dedicated in his honor. He currently lives in Dalton, with his wife Jeane.