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Senior Pastor

Dr. Craig Dale

Craig has served as Senior Pastor of Ivy Creek since June of 2010. He has been in church ministry since 1995, and has served in many different capacities, including youth, music and missions. He holds his Doctor of Ministry degree with a concentration in Expository Preaching from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible from…
Minister of Music

Dr. Will Whittaker

Will was born and raised in Enterprise, AL. He holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees with emphases in voice and choral conducting from Auburn University and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Church Music with specializations in worship and hymnology from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of the book Cultivating Intergenerational Worship, which is available from GC2 Press. Beyond his local church ministry, Will is a frequent teacher and clinician at worship conferences throughout America…
Family & Discipleship Pastor

Rev. Dave Wiley

Dave grew up in Lilburn, Georgia. He graduated from Shorter College in Rome, Georgia in 1995 with a degree in Psychology and Religion and then moved to Fort Worth, Texas to attend Southwestern Seminary where he graduated in 1999 with a Masters of Divinity. While in seminary, Dave worked with Young Life and Centrifuge Camps. Dave married Danielle in 2007 and they have two daughters, Kathryn and Kaylee. Prior to joining the Ivy Creek family, Dave served as a Student…
Associate Pastor

Rev. Ted Williams

Ted has lived his entire life in the Buford area and has served as Associate Pastor since October of 2011. Prior to coming to Ivy Creek, he served as associate pastor of a local church for over 13 years. He holds a Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and Finance from North Georgia College. In addition to serving our church, Ted is also employed by a local community bank. He and…
Creek Kids Director

Caroline Dale

Caroline has served as Creek Kids Director since the summer of 2013. She has served alongside Pastor Craig since 1997 in various roles from worship ministry to women’s ministry and now children’s ministry. Caroline has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Piano Pedagogy from Bryan College in Dayton, TN. She is the proud mother to Presley, Maggie, Chloe and Charlie. From Sunday School classes to Children’s Worship to AWANA to VBS and every moment in between, she counts it a…
Minister of Youth

Jonathan Lodge

Jonathan grew up in a solid Christian home with his father being a Senior Pastor and his mother being a very supportive wife and mother to three boys.  He has lived most of his life in Georgia.  He graduated from Shorter College in Rome, Ga with a degree in Christian Ministries and an emphasis in Youth Ministry. He began serving with Youth for Christ in 1999 and then served for 17 years as a Minister to Students at several churches…