Seventh-day Adventist® Church

Georgia-Cumberland Academy Church Calhoun, Georgia

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Meet the Staff

  Senior Pastor

 David Smith arrived at the GCA church in the spring of 2020. After 17 years of ministry out west (Oregon, Washington, and Colorado) he is excited to be back east, close to family and friends he grew up with. He and his wife Valerie have three kids. 
David loves spending time outdoors, gets excited when the church makes a positive impact on local communities, and has a passion for young people. 

He has a BA in Theology from Southern Adventist University and an M. Div from Andrews University.
 





Associate Pastor

Josh Woods began pastoral ministry in 2008 with the Georgia-Cumberland Conference. In 2014 Josh accepted an invitation to serve as Associate Pastor and Chaplain for Georgia-Cumberland Academy. He loves spending time with the Lord and his family. Josh married Brittany Woods in 2010 and in February 2014 they welcomed their first daughter, Adelyn, to their family. They have quickly fallen in love with her.

Josh has a wide range of different hobbies and activities that he enjoys. He has worked construction for several years and enjoys building things. He also enjoys cycling, running, and playing just about any sport. His favorite team is the Atlanta Falcons, his favorite ice cream is Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked, and his favorite state is Georgia.

Josh is a proud graduate of GCA. He has a BA in Theology from Southern Adventist University and an M. Div from Andrews University.