• Bert daniel

    LEAD PASTOR, ELDER

    Bert has served as Lead Pastor at Berea since 2002, and became pastor at Crawford Avenue through the merger process. He and his wife Nikki have two sons, Noah and Isaiah, and one daughter, Tatom. Bert has a bachelor’s degree from Columbia International University and a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He enjoys spending time with his family, reading, working out, and watching Georgia Tech football. 


  • STEPHEN STORY

    EXECUTIVE PASTOR, ELDER

    Stephen joined Berea in 2004 and has served as Executive Pastor at Crawford since 2017. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Dottie, and they have been blessed with three children. Stephen has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Nebraska, a bachelor's degree from Columbia International University, and is studying biblical counseling through The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He enjoys DIY projects around the house and is a fan of Braves baseball. 

    LISTEN: Stephen Story, Won't You Be My Elder?


  • JOHN ROSS

    ASSISTANT PASTOR, ELDER

    John came on staff at Berea in 2011, and continued his role as assistant pastor at Crawford Avenue through the merger process. He and his wife Brooke have four daughters: Eva, Zoe, Scarlet and Pax. John has a BA from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He loves spending time with his family, reading, playing & listening to music, and geeking out about coffee. Check out his Scripture reading podcast, Commuter Bible.


  • GARY ATWELL

    ELDER

    Gary and his wife, Rachel, became members at Berea in January 2014 and joined CABC with the merger. They have two children, Carter and Haddon. Gary is originally from south Georgia, has a History degree from Valdosta State University and a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Gary currently works as a production supervisor and enjoys outdoor activities, sports, movies, and beekeeping.


  • MARK BROWN

    ELDER

    Mark and his wife Cheryl moved to North Augusta in 2013, joining Berea in 2014 and joining Crawford with the merger. They have one son, Joshua, who lives in Charlotte. Mark has a Masters degree in Accounting from Binghamton University in New York and is a CPA. Mark enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, and began serving as an elder in 2018.

    LISTEN: Mark Brown, Won't You Be My Elder?


  • BOBBY BROWN

    DEACON

    Bobby and his wife, Julia, joined Berea in 2009 and joined CABC with the merger. They have a son, Justin, and a daughter, McKenzie. Bobby has been employed at Savannah River Site since 1989. He enjoys golfing and working out at the Y. He is also an avid Bulldog and Braves fan.


  • dwight burch

    DEACON

    Dwight and his wife, LaVerne have lived in Augusta for all of their lives except for a two year assignment from the Army.  He began attending CABC as a child, and later returned in the early 1980's.  Dwight enjoys visiting his three children and five grandchildren, watching the Atlanta Braves, and Fox News.


  • butch lord

    DEACON

    Butch first visited CABC with his parents when he was just nine weeks old. He and his wife, Carla were married in 2011 and together have two sons, two daughters, and five grandchildren. Butch retired after serving the Augusta and SRS Fire Department and now works for Augusta University. Butch loves serving at CABC and enjoys playing golf in his free time.


  • Ross McDaniel

    DEACON

    Ross joined Berea with his wife, Brittany, in 2013 and are now members at Crawford through the merger process. They have a son, Max, a daughter, Sullivan, two cats, and a dog named Marley. Ross has a passion for community and urban development, and he and his wife love the Oklahoma City Thunder and anything basketball related!


  • Mary wong

    ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

    Mary, her husband, David, and their two children are native New Yorkers. The military brought them to Augusta in 2018, and they were excited to get plugged in to Crawford Avenue right away. Mary serves on our worship team and is interested in music and holistic health. She is also a small business owner.  She joined the staff in early 2019.


  • DOTTIE STORY

    CHILDREN'S MINISTRY DIRECTOR

    Dottie and her husband, Stephen, were members at Berea from 2004 until moving away from the area in 2011. Dottie joined the staff of CABC in 2017 when she and her family moved back to Augusta. She has a BA from Columbia International University and a M.Ed. from Augusta State University. She is a mom to three children and is passionate about adoption, the gospel, and running. 


  • James Cooper

    FACILITIES COORDINATOR

    James joined the staff of CABC in 2020. He has lived in the Augusta area his entire life and has worked in the industrial and home maintenance industries for almost 30 years. He enjoys just about any outdoor activity, whether it be fishing, camping, hiking or camping. James is married and is the proud father of six children.