Meet Pastor Billy
Billy Lowe previously served as a Pastor at The Summit Church in Durham, NC for 5 years. He is married to his beautiful wife Allison and they have three amazing children, Emma, Addyson, and Elliot and a dog named Bailey.
Billy grew up in Central Florida and went on to play football at both Northern Illinois University and Georgia Southern University. He was a student at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte where he worked on a Masters of Theology in Biblical Studies.
It was during his time at the Summit Church that God called him to plant a church. Years of sitting under the teaching of Pastor JD Greear and being a part of a “sending church” moved Billy and Allison’s hearts to plant a church. Through years of discernment, Billy came to the conclusion that it would be selfish to stay and not multiply the lessons he learned at the Summit Church. They believe that God’s church is his “plan A” and they want to give their lives to pastoring a healthy church in Alpharetta, GA. Billy is passionate about preaching the Gospel, seeing people come to faith in Jesus, and serving others.
Vertical Church is also a part of the Summit Network. This is a church planting network that has a vision of planting 1,000 churches in our generation. The Summit Network believes in a three distinctives: Gospel, Balance, and multiplication.
Meet Kelsie Good
Kelsie Good grew up Texas proud then moved with her family to Marietta, Georgia, in high school where she met her husband, Richard, at church. They’ve been sweethearts since they were 17 years-old. The Lord revealed His purpose for Kelsie in high school, and she began to lead people into His presence through worship.
She continued her singing journey at Belmont University as a vocal performance major before transferring to Piedmont College to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Marketing. Kelsie is currently a creative project manager for the North American Mission Board headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Kelsie and Richard have two wonderful children—a son, Connor, and a daughter, Avery. They recently moved to Cumming, Georgia to be closer to work. Her husband, Richard, is an Athletic Trainer and serves Forsyth County schools’ sports programs.
One of Kelsie’s greatest passions is to help others experience the depth of God’s love for them through worship.
Meet Gina Lee
Vertical Kids Director
Gina Lee grew up in Oklahoma City, where she developed her love for warm weather, planting deep roots, and family. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Mathematics. After starting her career as a Financial Analyst in Dallas, Texas, she spent a majority of her adult life as a stay-at-home mom to her two daughters, Abbey and Annie.
As life has a way of growing us in unexpected ways, Gina spent the last 20 plus years crisscrossing the U.S., living in new cities and building new relationships. Her most recent move was from Chicago, where she was a member of Harvest Bible Chapel in Crystal Lake, Illinois. There, she was blessed to volunteer in the office and book store, and with both the Women’s and Children’s Ministries.
Now in Atlanta, Georgia, Gina is thrilled to be a part of Vertical Church. She is looking forward to helping start and grow the Kid’s Ministry there. She currently works at BMW Financial Services and is working toward her Master’s Degree in Analytics/Big Data. In her spare time, Gina likes to read, spend time outdoors, and start any DIY home project.