Who We Are

Dr. Jimmy Ellison

Senior Pastor

Jimmy Ellison is the founding and lead pastor of Newnan City Church and is an ordained Elder in the Free Methodist Church. He has a passion for helping others and leading them to the Kingdom of God. He holds degrees from Young Harris College, LaGrange College, Emory University and Asbury Theological Seminary.
He is married to Beth Parrish and they have two grown sons, Will and Bennett.

Randy Degroot

Associate Pastor

Randy DeGroot is an associate pastor at Newnan City Church. He has a Master of Divinity from Gammon Theological Seminary and a Bachelor and Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace engineering from the University of Missouri. Randy is also an ordained Elder in the Free Methodist Church. He is married to Karin DeArman and they have three children and one granddaughter. Randy and Karin also have a German Shorthair Pointer named Phoebe.

Cedric Hill

Associate Pastor and Local Missions Director

Since 2022, Cedric Hill has been serving as an associate pastor at Newnan City Church. A graduate of Morehouse College, he holds the position of an ordained Elder within the Free Methodist Church. In 2016, Cedric made the decision to leave an engineering graduate program after sensing a divine calling. This led him to embark on a journey into ministry, ultimately guided by his faith. Cedric is happily married to Britt Howell.

Darrin Brewington

Worship Pastor

Darrin Brewington is the Worship Pastor at Newnan City Church and is also seeking ordination through the Free Methodist Church. Graduated from 10,000 Fathers Worship School in 2018 and is passionate about facilitating a space where people can come into genuine encounter with Jesus through the Holy Spirit. He also aims to equip and empower the next generation to not only lead dynamically, but also lead with integrity through song-writing and discipleship. Darrin is married to his wife Ashley who is a registered nurse.

Ashley Boland

Children's Ministry Director

Ashley Boland has a passion for teaching and leading the little children to Jesus. She is a Mercer University graduate with degrees in Special Education and Early Childhood Education. She also holds a Master’s degree in Education from Georgia Southern University. Ashley is married to Jay Boland and is a mother of three: John Allen, Jackson, and Caroline. When she's not at the church, she teaches STEAM subjects to Pre-K through 5th-grade students.

Lindsay Robison

Administrative Director

Lindsay Robison is the Administrative Director at Newnan City Church. She has a Bachelor of Science from Auburn University. After working from home for 20 years, Lindsay joined the staff in 2021. She is married to Jason Robison and has two college-aged sons, Warren and Carter.

Joanne Hamerlinck

Hospitality Director

Joanne serves as the Hospitality Director at our church, she is dedicated  to creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Joanne has made it her mission to ensure that every member and visitor feels a sense of belonging and comfort within our faith community. Since arriving she has quickly become an integral part of our church family, embodying the spirit of love and kindness.

Jill Watson

Financial Director

Jill has been attending NCC since July 2019. She has served in many different capacities over the years. She is currently the Finance Director, working with all the giving and expenses. Her favorite thing is as a volunteer for the Host Team, helping with scheduling and greeting those coming to worship.
She also serves the needs of the Boys of Buchanan! (Gibbs, DiNozzo, Ducky and McGee)

Ezra Thompson

Maintenance, Security and Grounds Director

Ezra was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, the hometown of Mark Twain. He attended Truman State University and earned a BS degree in Criminal Justice. He later became a Trooper for the Missouri State Highway Patrol. He and his wife Pam have been married for 25 years. Recently retired from Aflac Inc. as a Fraud Investigator, he now serves on the Coweta County Board of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. His interests outside of the church include college football, historical documentaries, gardening, chess, working out, and artistic painting.

Brittany Brown

Creative Media Director

Brittany and her family began attending Newnan City Church in 2021 and soon after were baptized and became members. She is married to Stephen and together they have two children. When she is not at the church she is at home enjoying time with them, gardening, or listening to audio books.
She found her passion for photography when she left her first career behind and started her own business. Before joining the staff at NCC she knew she had a creative calling from the Lord.


Britt Hill

Worship Associate

Britt has attended Newnan City Church since late 2020, and has served as the Worship Associate at Newnan City Church since early 2022. She moved to Newnan after attending Calvary Chapel School of Worship and serving as a Worship Director at Grace Church in Texas. She is newly and happily married to Cedric Hill and together they lead our NCCpm service.