Meet our pastors: Rev. David Walters
Senior Pastor

Rev. David Walters

Rev. David Walters was appointed as Alpharetta Methodist senior pastor in July 2019.

David is a native of Lawrenceville, Georgia, was raised in the church and was called into ministry at the age of 18. He worked as a student pastor for 7 years while pursuing his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and his Master of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology. He graduated from seminary in 2002 and began serving at Snellville United Methodist Church as associate pastor. In 2006, he was appointed to start a new church in Braselton, The Vine Church, which is now a multi-site church with another campus in Flowery Branch. David’s greatest passion is leading people to a life-saving, life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ and leading leaders to advance the Kingdom of God in their homes, their workplaces and their churches.

David and his wife Elizabeth (Liz) have four children, Laney, Brayden, Carley and Cade.

Meet our pastors: Rev. Brad Greene
Vinebranch Associate Pastor

Rev. Brad Greene

Rev. Brad Greene was appointed to Alpharetta Methodist as an associate pastor in June 2016.

Brad was born and raised in Woodstock, Georgia. The church (and specifically the United Methodist Church) has always been a central part of his life. Brad earned a degree in Music Education at Florida State University. where he met his wife, Erica through the Wesley Foundation (the Methodist Campus Ministry).

Brad has served local churches as Director of Music, Youth and Education at Commerce First UMC in Jackson County; Youth Minister at Trinity UMC in Cartersville; Contemporary Worship Leader at Dallas First UMC; Associate Pastor at Hillside UMC in Woodstock; and Pastor of Arbor Pointe Church in Braselton. Additionally, God’s calling on his life led him to attend Candler School of Theology — he graduated with a Master’s of Divinity in 2005 — and ordination in the United Methodist Church in 2008.

Brad and Erica were married in 1997 and have two children, Ian and Joy. For fun, Brad enjoys riding his motorcycle, listening to music, hiking and photography.

Meet our pastors: Rev. Terri Henkel
Congregational Care Associate Pastor

Rev. Terri Henkel

Rev. Terri Henkel was appointed to Alpharetta Methodist as an associate pastor in June 2016.

A Southern California native, she and her husband Gary were married while he was active duty in the United States Navy. She and her family have lived in different parts of the country and were stationed in Georgia for a time. When Gary retired from the Navy, the couple chose to return to Georgia and plant their roots. They have 4 grown children.

Terri came to accept Christ in her mid-20s in the Episcopal Church and says that, “from that moment on, my life has been forever changed. My first experience with serving in the church was Children’s Ministry and eventually with the youth. Over the years I enjoyed teaching Sunday School, leading Bible studies, planning special events and women’s ministries.”

While she was serving as Youth Minister at Hiram United Methodist, in Paulding County, Georgia, she answered God’s calling to become a pastor. Her first appointment in the United Methodist Church was in 2003. She has studied at Shorter University and graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary.

In her spare time, Terri enjoys reading, cooking and the beach.