Our Leadership Team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ.  We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
 
 
 
Justin Latham, Senior Pastor
As the primary teaching pastor, Pastor Justin has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture.   He had served as a Senior Pastor, Youth Pastor, and Evangelist for nine years before planting The Awakening Community Church.  Justin serves as the Keynote Speaker at several events throughout the year including the Christian Rock/Hip Hop concert “Rock The Cross” in Bowling Green Kentucky.   Despite the demanding schedule of a pastor, Justin always makes time for what he calls “My First Ministry” which is his  beautiful wife, Son, Nehemiah and two beautiful daughters. Justin LOVES Coffee!!!! The best way to reach pastor Justin is by email. justin@theacc.net
 
 
CHRIS (CB) & Shilah barnes, Executive Pastor / Visual Media 
Chris and Shilah Barnes, were married in July 2002.  They have two children, Ali and Cayden.  Chris, first began in ministry in 2007,  accepting his calling as a hip hop artist/evangelist.  In 2010, Chris stepped into a Student Pastor position , until the summer of 2013. Shilah is a  labor and delivery RN at Baptist Health in Madisonville KY.  Prior to this, she worked as a traveling nurse for two years.  During the 2 years of travel, they encountered people with the Love of Jesus throughout 29 states. cb@theacc.net
 
 
 
 
 
Shelby Latham, Connect Group Coordinator 

Shelby leads and coordinates our growing group of Connect Group Leaders.  Shelby holds a Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology from The University of Kentucky.  She is the current Speech Language Pathologist for Muhlenberg Community Hospital.  Although Shelby lives an extremely busy life with a professional career and a growing ministry, she always makes time for her first ministry, her family. In her free time Shelby enjoys working out, and going to the beach. shelby.n.latham@gmail.com

 
 
 
 
 

Mandy Lovell, Church Treasure 

Mandy is a devoted wife and proud mother of three.  She is a graduate of Madisonville Community College with a degree in Medical Transcription, and is a Medical Transcriptionist for Muhelenberg Community Hospital.   Mandy possesses a contagious faith, she truly believes and exemplifies in her life the fact that “through Christ, All things are Possible.”  When Mandy is asked what she does in her free time, she replies, “What’s Free Time?” brentnmandy2008@hotmail.com