Meet Our Pastors

Senior Pastor
Dr. G. Oliver Wagner, V

Ollie and his wife, Heather, have three adult 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 fishing, playing church softball and lending a hand on property work days.

Associate Pastor, Pastoral Care
Dr. Beverly Markham

A native of Sandersville, 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 and received her Doctor of Ministry (DMin) from Columbia Seminary in 2022. Beverly has served as pastor of Southminster Presbyterian in Garland, TX, and worked as a chaplain at the Campbell-Stone Retirement Communities in Atlanta before coming to Alpharetta Presbyterian. Beverly and her husband, David, live in Decatur with their two children, Audrey and Ben, and their dog, Hazel. Beverly’s favorite things to do are travel with her family, read poetry and fiction, listen to stories, and enjoy nature.

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.