The Newnan Times-Herald


Newnan Church of Christ to hear speakers this summer

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • May. 25, 2018 - 8:51 PM

Newnan Church of Christ will hold a Summer Speakers Series starting on Wednesday and running though Aug. 1

The theme is “Living Transformation,” based on Romans 12:1-2. Programs will be held each Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Speakers will be:

•Ron Edwards, May 30, “Pushing Back against the Mold: Choosing  Transformation over Conformity.” Edwards has been the senior preaching minister for the Jonesboro Church of Christ since 1991. He served Arlington Christian School as Bible chair for 15 years and is currently dean of students at Trinity Christian School in Sharpsburg. He is a father of five and is married to Jane.

•Erick Erickson, June 6, “How Christ Transforms Parenting: New Pursuits.” Erickson is the
host of Atlanta’s Evening News on 95.5FM and AM750. The former editor of, he launched his website, The Resurgent, in early 2016. A Fox News contributor, Erickson studied political science and history at Mercer University and earned a law degree at Walter F. George School of Law. His most recent book is “Before You Wake: Life Lessons from a Father to His Children.”

• Brad and Jamie Denton, June 13, “How Christ Transforms Family, Career and Profession: New Ambitions.” The Dentons are long-time educators at Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross where they both teach high school English.

•Taylor Hammett, June 20, “How Christ Transforms Churches and Communities: New
Society.” Originally from Alabama, Hammett met his wife, Tori, in college in his home state. After working in college and young adult ministry for 10 years, the Hammetts moved to Atlanta to attend Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Taylor taught Bible courses at Greater Atlanta Christian School for five years and is currently lead minister at Corners Church of Christ in Norcross. They have two daughters.

•Ross Anderson, June 27, “Christ Transforming Commitments: Choosing to Stay the
Course.” Anderson will soon complete his 38th year as the preaching minister for the Cedar Grove Church of Christ in Fairburn. He taught Bible and coached sports at Arlington Christian School for 20 years. Ross holds a bachelor of arts degree from Freed-Hardeman University and an master of arts degree from Harding. He and Paula have been married since 1974 and have two children and three grandchildren.

•Congregation and community, July 4, “Praying for Transformation: New Hearts.” The congregation will reflect on and express gratitude to God for 242 years as a free and independent nation. The nation’s birthday will also be a for prayer – asking God to bring healing, forgiveness, mercy, justice and grace to the nation and the world.

•Kristy Shelton, July 11, “Fiction, Feelings, Facts, Faith: How Christ Uses Teaching, Coaching and Writing to Transform Lives.” Shelton has been teaching elementary physical education at Greater Atlanta Christian School for 36 years. She coached varsity softball and volleyball for 34 years and leads the annual Honduras mission trip for high school students. Shelton’s fourth novel, “The Double Dare Circle,” will be released this summer.

•Stephen Maxwell, July 18, “Singing for Transformation: New Voices.” Maxwell serves as
worship minister for the North Atlanta Church of Christ. He is passionate about worship and sharing the Christian gospel message through singing, speaking and teaching. He
was formerly in the internationally known Christian music group Acappella, touring Europe, Africa, South America and the United States, singing in every state but Hawaii.

•Adam and Susan Paa, July 25, “Christ Transforming Youth: Risk, Rescue and Renewal.” 
Adam and Susan Paa are both social workers, working in school, hospital and church settings, where they have guided thousands of adolescents on important life issues:
building healthy relationships, dating, living alcohol- and drug-free lives, violence, sex, the effects of pornography and healthy family dynamics. They are the parents of an adult child and serve as foster parents.

•Karise Cheatham, Aug. 1, “Christ Transforming Marriage: Happiness, Heartache and Healing.” Cheatham and her husband, Terry, have three grown children, Taylor, Walker,
and Kennedy. They make their home in Nashville, Tenn.