Keith Watson (Macon)
After serving as the Lead Pastor of churches in Eastman, GA and Birmingham, AL as well as Missions and Discipleship Pastor in Macon, GA, Keith led a small core of people to plant New City Church in the heart of downtown Macon, GA in January of 2008.
Keith wears a number of hats serving as the Lead Pastor of New City Church Macon, an Area Leader for Acts 29 in Georgia, the President of the Board for The 567 Center for Renewal, and being heavily involved in downtown Macon’s renewal. He also loves his family much and enjoys riding motocross with his four sons, watching his daughter ride her horse and just hanging out with his wife, Amy. If you don’t find Keith downtown, you’ll find him with his family – or maybe you’ll find them all downtown!
Lawrence A. Robinson (Macon)
Elder / Co-preaching Pastor
Reverend Lawrence A. Robinson and Marilyn have been married over 30 years. They have three adult children, Lawrence Jr., Lamarion, & Benita. They have four grandchildren, Joshua and Caleb, Christian & Jonathan. Reverend Robinson is a graduate of Southeastern Bible College (B.A. Pastoral Theology), and Liberty University (M.R.E.). He is a teacher in the Bibb County school system. He and Marilyn have conducted several seminars on marriage and relationships throughout the years. They both enjoy ministry and those who love the Lord Jesus and His word. Both count it a privilege and joy to minister the goodness of God’s word.
Patrick McConnell (Macon)
Community and Family Pastor/Elder
Patrick grew up in Sharpsburg, GA and came to know Jesus and Jennifer at West Georgia College through the ministry of Campus Outreach. After serving in the United States Air Force, he lived Washington State for 12 years where he served in two churches as a Youth Pastor and a Family Pastor. On hearing about the mission and vision of New City Church Macon, he moved his family back to the South to be a part of what God was doing in Middle Georgia. In August 2011, Patrick led the team that started New City Warner Robins, now known as Sojourn Church.
Patrick is passionate about adoption and orphan care. He co-founded an organization that continued to serve orphans in Ethiopia and Uganda. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and is currently pursuing an M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy. In his spare time, you can find him on a date with his wife or playing with one of his kids. He takes great hope in the fact that though he is a great sinner, Christ is a great Savior.
Greg Wood (Macon)
Greg grew up in Macon and began following Jesus at the age of 18 when he started college at Mercer University. Though he had grown up in the church, it was not until college that the gospel really began to bear fruit in his life. Greg was involved with the planning and planting of New City Church and has served in various capacities as needed, including leading and playing in the worship bands, serving with the family ministry, helping teach the Gospel Christianity class, serving on the leadership team, and leading a Missional Community (MC). He and his MC served the residents of the Macon Rescue Mission, where Greg preached once a month. He began taking classes at Reformed Theological Seminary (Atlanta) in February 2009 to pursue further his love for God’s Word and to be better equipped for serving New City Church.
Greg and Wendy have enjoyed over ten years of marriage and have two sons, Elijah and Asa. Greg works for Mercer Engineering Research Center in Warner Robins as an aerospace engineer. A more complete testimony can be found at The Carpenters Project.
Donald E. Watkins, Sr. (Macon)
Donald grew up in Locust Grove, GA. By God’s grace, Donald became a Christian in 1985 at the age of 21. He has a passion for mediation and conflict resolution. He and his wife Lisa have been married for over 15 years. He and his wife are Prepare-Enrich facilitators, able to counsel engaged and married couples. They are the proud parents of three children: Donald Jr., Sean, and Brianna.
Arthur Lin (Macon)
Worship and Students Director
Arthur was born and raised in Americus, GA. He came to know Jesus in high school and graduated with a B.S. in Biology/Pre-Med from Georgia Southwestern. Erin and Arthur began dating and were married in May of 2011. They then moved to Louisville, KY where Arthur attended The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and graduated with an M.Div. in Christian Ministries. Arthur has served in a variety of ministries such as SBTS's acapella vocal ensemble (Doxology), leading kids and college worship, and discipleship groups.
Arthur is passionate about singing God's Word and discipling others to see more of the greatness of God and His Son, Jesus Christ. He loves playing music with various instruments and styles. His hobbies include working out, tennis, a good movie or TV series, but most of all he loves spending time with his wife, Erin. They love the gift of fellowship and view it as a ministry.
Andy Blankenship (Milledgeville)
Lead Pastor/Elder, Milledgeville
After nearly nine years of service in the established church as a Youth Pastor and a Lead Pastor, Andy experienced a calling into church planting in the early part of 2011. Providentially God opened the door for Andy to be assessed and then coached by the Elders of New City Church. In January of 2012, Pastor Andy moved his family from Albany, GA to lead New City Church Milledgeville.
Andy’s primary role at New City Church Milledgeville is to lead the church in preaching and teaching for theological soundness while also casting vision for the church’s future. Andy is a family man so in his spare time he enjoys being with his wife Mary Kathryn and their three beautiful children. He enjoys reading, going to the movies, UGA football, grilling, playing cards and board games. Andy is humbled to have the opportunity to lead New City Milledgeville.
Brooks Hinton (Milledgeville)
Brooks and his family have been a part of New City since early 2008. Since coming to New City, Brooks has served in various ways including playing in worship bands, leading missional communities, and teaching classes such as Manhood Restored and the monthly partnership class in Milledgeville.
Brooks and his wife both work in downtown Milledgeville and love being closely connected to the students and the university with their jobs. Brooks enjoys working as a graphic designer, playing guitar, the beach and live music, but what brings him the most joy is being daddy to Caleb and Sarah-Kate and husband to Melissa.
God has been exceedingly gracious to Brooks and his family and it is a joy and privilege to serve at New City.
Chris Brett (Milledgeville)
Chris has been a native of Milledgeville his entire life. His experience with leading people through music began at a the young age of 13. Over the course of his life Chris has had many opportunities to travel around the southeast and lead in churches for various events. His most recent experience was serving as worship pastor for 4 years at Westview Baptist Church.