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, Lead 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
Shelby Latham, Co-Pastor 

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



Tomi Benson –  Children’s Ministry Leader
Tomi is the Wife of Scotty for 23yrs and the Mom of Macaulay, gracie and camden. Tomi is also the Mother – in Law to Tristan and soon to be Logan . Tomi has been a resident of Muhlenberg County her whole life. Tomi love all things Disney and harry potter. After all these  years she still listens to Hanson on repeat. Tomi started teaching sunday school and youth classes when her kids were little. Tomi loves watching kids learn about Jesus