Athens Church of Christ Leadership Team

Shepherding the Church through servant leadership.

Kindred Howard

Kindred Howard

Kindred Howard

Kindred Howard has been a Christian for close to 25 years, nearly 15 of which have been spent in the full-time ministry. A native of North Carolina, Kindred graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1991. In 1992, he moved to Charlotte, NC, to work as a probation and parole officer, and was eventually led to Christ by a co-worker who studied the Bible with him and taught him what it meant to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. In 1994, Kindred entered the full-time ministry in Charlotte where he led campus, singles, and young professionals ministries. He has since led ministries and churches in Georgia and Michigan as well. In 2016, Kindred accepted the invitation to move to Athens and serve as an evangelist for the Athens Church of Christ. Kindred and his wife, Meredith, have been married for twenty years and, together, have five children: Emerson, William, Carson, Samuel, and Asher. Kindred is currently completing his Masters of Divinity work through Freed-Hardeman University.

Acts 20:28

"Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood."

Board of Directors

Jonathan Ruhlen

Jonathan Ruhlen

Gina Elliot

Gina Elliot

Greg Garcia

Greg Garcia

Rachele Gibson

Rachele Gibson

Gwendolyn Payton

Gwendolyn Payton

Lee Redd

Lee Redd

Matt Baker

Matt Baker

Ron Sawhill

Ron Sawhill

Justin Roepe

Justin Roepe