Our Ministry Team is dedicated to helping you grow as a Disciple of Jesus Christ. We are passionate about knowing Jesus, preaching the Gospel, making Disciples, and living a Spirit filled life!

Dr. Joel Dover: Senior Pastor

Pastor Joel Dover is the founding Pastor of Calvary Chapel Newnan. Joel was led of the Lord to start CCN in 2014 and the church began as a Bible Fellowship meeting in a local home. Joel has served churches in Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia, and has been in vocational ministry since 1999. Joel earned a D.Min, in 2010 from Luther Rice Seminary where he graduated with honors. He also holds an M.Div and M.A.R. from Liberty Theological Seminary, and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina @ Wilmington. Joel is married to his college sweetheart Kimberly, and together they have three children. When not teaching, Joel enjoys gardening, playing the guitar, and wood working.


JP Garrison: Students, Worship, and Small Groups Pastor

JP Garrison joined the Calvary Chapel Newnan staff as the Student Pastor and Worship Leader in January of 2019. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from Regent University. JP is married to Stephanie and they have a young son. JP was raised in east Tennessee where he developed and still holds a fierce loyalty to the Tennessee Volunteers. His hobbies include watching the Atlanta Braves, reading good books, watching good movies, losing keys, and going on walks (all with his wife). Pastor JP was ordained at CCN in 2020, and now also leads our Small Groups Ministry.


Shirley Wold: Children's Ministry Director

Shirley Wold has been an educator for more than 20 years and now co-leads one of our local middle schools an an administrator. Shirley and her Husband Dave have been active at CCN for several years, and both excellent musicians. They have one daughter who is active in the CCN youth group. Shirley has a great vision for our Children's ministry and possess a tremendous love for our Calvary Kids. Shirley is almost finished with a Masters degree, and brings more Tham 20 years of experience to this role from her work in the school system, as well as extensive relevant education.


Greg Smith: Elder

Greg Smith is an Elder at Calvary Chapel Newnan. Greg was born and raised in Abingdon Virginia, where he met his wife Theresa. Together, Greg and Theresa have three children and three grandchildren. Greg served for 22 years in the United States Army before retiring in 2012 and moving to Newnan. Greg has been with Calvary Chapel Newnan since the church began in September of 2014. Greg is an accountant by trade and possess a Master of Science in Accounting. In addition to serving as an Elder at CCN, Greg is also in charge of keeping the church financial records, and serving anywhere that he is needed. When not serving the church, or working in the accounting firm, Greg enjoys running, biking, walking, and hiking.


Not Pictured: Elder Sandy Adams and Elder James Chapman