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Youth Pastors

Stephan and Michiliene Lorenz met while at Brownsville Revival School of Ministry and both graduated in 2001 with degrees in Practical Ministry. 
Both Stephan & Michiliene’s passion is to see teenagers & young adults come to grow and mature in Christ and be the men and women of God that they are called to be. Through discipleship and mentoring, they want to raise up a generation who will be totally committed to God and who will live their lives worthy of the calling they’ve received. “As we pour out into young people, they will, in turn, pour out to those around them and be the igniting force to set this world ablaze for Jesus!”



Assistant Youth Pastor

Pastor Tony is one of the regular speakers at 5979 and also leads the Youth Welcome Team. He is married to his wife Sabrina. They actually grew up together at 5979 and then dated in college. They are passionate about helping teenagers develop and pursue a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ and impact their world with the gospel.



Assistant Youth Pastor

Pastor Daniel is one of the regular speakers at 5979 and helps with 5979's social media as well as sermon media. He is married to his amazing wife Erin. He is from New Jersey but attended a bible college here in Georgia.  He is passionate about young people finding who they are in Christ as well as walking in confidence in that identity.  He also is passionate about showing that Christianity isn't boring through music, art, and sharing his life with others.

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Youth Worship Pastor

Aaron Leonardy is the Worship Pastor here at 5979.  He graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in Organizational Communication. He also serves in our College & Career Ministry, Underground. Aaron has a passionate heart for worship and relationship with Jesus. One of his greatest desires is seeing young adults fulfill their calling in Christ and doing everything in his power to help. He also loves cars & fortnite.


Oh and... we call him “Leo.”