Norman "Harper" Price was called as Pastor of Peachtree Corners ARP after serving for 5 years as Pastor of Providence Presbyterian Church (ARP) in Gastonia, NC.
It was in Gastonia that he became reacquainted, fell in love with, and eventually married, Courtney Johnson. They have a beautiful daughter, Gretta, and a fish named 'Gill'.
Harper is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary-Charlotte (M.Div, 2010), and is currently pursuing his doctorate in Church Revitalization (D.Min, 20??). He loves reading, working out, watching Sci-Fi, and eating Greek Yogurt.
Director of Family Ministries
Michael became the Director of Family Ministries in September of 2018. He is passionate about working with youth and families in pursuing the Christ together. Michael Kirkland became the Director of Children’s Ministry at Peachtree Corners Presbyterian Church in September 2015. Michael has a Bachelor's degree from Liberty University and worked as a defense contractor for eleven years. He moved to north Atlanta in 2011 when he married his wife Dedra, and God led him and his family to join PCARP in 2014. Michael is currently pursuing an M. Div at Erskine Theological Seminary.
Michael and his wife Dedra have two children. They love the outdoors, reading, and spending time together as a family.
The purpose of this ministry shall be to direct the ministries of the children (from age 2 to 5th grade) within the church congregation, as well as outreach to the community. This ministry shall have the goal of spiritual growth for church families within PCARP and the community.
Be sound in Christian doctrine and in Reformed Theology and be able to utilize the Holy Bible as the basis for daily living as well as work with children. (MANDATORY)
Have experience with and a love for working with families including young children. (MANDATORY)
Have experience in Christian or secular elementary level education. (Preferred)
Hold a BA or BS degree from an accredited college or university. (Preferred)
Have training and/or experience in communication skills and planning. (MANDATORY)
Be able to develop and carry our programs suitable for families and children while working within an approved budget. (MANDATORY)
Be proficient in current software and educational resources. (HIGHLY DESIRABLE)
The Coordinator will have the responsibilities for:
Directing and assessing the continuing effectiveness of current Children programs of PCARP, for example, Sunday School, Children’s Church, Wednesday night activities and other similar programs, making improvements and modifications, as deemed necessary.
Working with and under the daily supervision of the Pastor and the authority of the Session.
Training, counseling, and leading volunteers to assist in children’s programs
Creating special events to help further the mission of PCARP.
Developing relationships and maintaining communication with parents.
Director of Music Ministry
Duane White became the Director of Music in July of 2019. He has a passion for great choral music and worshiping through music. He earned his Bachelor’s in Music from Covenant College. He spent 4 years teaching music from Elementary through High School from 2015 - 2019. During that time he also worked as the Assistant Conductor of the Georgia Boy choir and volunteered in the youth music program at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Atlanta.
Duane enjoys traveling with his wife, Hannah, as well as running with his dog, Linus.