KEN RUCKER, SENIOR PASTOR
Ken has been a pastor for 17 years and started NewBranch back in 2008 along with 12 other families. He has been married to Susan for 27 years and together they have four sons (two grown, and two in high school). Ken did his undergraduate work at Georgia Tech, his graduate work at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and enjoys reading, golf, and going to the movies with Susan. His primary role as Lead Pastor is preaching and staff leadership.
Bowdie Jenkins, Elder
Bowdie is a Gwinnett native. He has been married to Andrea for 20 years and is the father to Jarrett, Blaine and Jacob. In his spare time you can usually find Bowdie on a field or court somewhere watching or coaching one of his boys. Bowdie and Andrea been a part of NewBranch for almost 7 years.
KRIS HARRISON, ELDER
Kris and his wife Stephanie live in Jefferson with their middle school daughter Katelyn. They both work in Athens and their son, Justin, lives in Athens while attending UGA. Kris is a Liberty University graduate and some of his hobbies include hunting, fishing, reading theology books, and watching Georgia Football. The Harrison family started worshiping at NewBranch in 2010.
DAVID SETTLE, ELDER
David and Debbie Settle joined NewBranch Community Church in January 2012. They lead our Welcome/Hospitality Ministry and teach in our Children's Ministry. They have two married daughters and three grandchildren who all live in the metro-Atlanta area. David retired from Southern Company after 40 1/2 years and now enjoys traveling, golf, fishing and refinishing antique furniture.