Meet our Team

Pastors and Staff

Kevin Smith

Senior Pastor
A native of West Philadelphia, Kevin attended Penn State and graduated from Temple. He and Sandra have four daughters.  He worked in psychiatric hospitals, interned at Tenth Presbyterian Church and studied at Westminster Seminary before moving to Washington DC, where he received a Masters in Theological Studies at Chesapeake Seminary.  The Smiths planted a church in Bowie, MD, and pastored in Miami, FL before being called to New City Fellowship

Angela Glover

Office Administration
A native of Macon, Georgia, Angela arrived in Chattanooga in 1975. Angela is the mom of two daughters and four grandchildren. She began attending New City in 1998. After visiting many other churches in the area, God settled her at New City. She met some old and new friends and became involved. Reading, puzzles, word games, travel and movies are her top favorite things to do.

Sandra Smith

GLAD & Community Outreach
Sandra’s family immigrated from Jamaica to Philadelphia, PA where she found Christ as her Savior and met Kevin at Temple University. Married for over 34 years, the Smiths have four amazing daughters. Sandra holds a Masters in Education and enjoys spending time with family and friends, crafts, reading, traveling and dining.

Billy McKillop

Executive Pastor
With missionary parents, Billy grew up between Jamaica, Canada and the United States.  He and Sherry have three wonderful adult children, a dog and two cats.  The McKillops enjoy the outdoors, either camping in the mountains or relaxing at the beach.  Being warm weather people, Florida is their favorite destination.

Shirley Plummer

Bookkeeper
 Shirley grew up in Maryland and has lived in Reston, VA, and Birmingham, AL before moving to Chattanooga in 2008.  Shirley is the behind-the-scenes keeper of the books, working with our church treasurer and finance committee to see that bills are paid and budgets are maintained. She also has a ministry of mentoring and discipling of younger women in the church.  

Gyven Nabors

Community Outreach
Gyven was born and raised in Chattanooga, and has been a part of New City Fellowship for 37 years.  He previously served as Children's Ministry Coordinator for New City from 2005 - 2008 and as a missionary in Nairobi, Kenya from 2010- 2013.  He has been back serving in ministry at New City since 2017 and currently serves as a deacon and staff assistant to diaconal ministries and outreach.
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Daniel Young

Music Director
A graduate of Covenant College’s music program, Daniel runs our Music Department working with volunteers and planning services. He was a volunteer himself for 12 years and collaborated on the album “THIS IS THE DAY" for Hope for the Inner City (record and songbook available now through www.jameswardmusic.com).

Jim Drexler

Associate Pastor
Jim has served as a Dean at Covenant College since 2004. He and his wife Sara, a deaconess, moved here from St. Louis where they lived and worked for 23 years in Christian schooling. They also helped to get New City St. Louis started in 1992 and worshiped there for 12 years. They are blessed with 4 adult children, 4 grandchildren, and over 40 years of marital bliss. 

Pat Rolleston

Youth Director
A lifelong Chattanoogan, Pat converted to Christianity at age 27. He is a graduate of Teen Challenge and Covenant College. He began volunteering with NCF youth ministry in 1990 and went on to serve as the Area Director for Urban and Multicultural Ministries for 24 years. In 2017 Pat retired from YL and now serves NCF as Youth Director.

Prakash Wright

Asst. Music Director
Composer, Arranger, Pianist, and Educator. Prakash holds a B.A. in Music Theory & Composition from McDaniel College, a M.A. in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas, and an M.F.A  in Music Composition from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.  In addition to his ministry at New City, Prakash is a Teaching Associate Professor in the music department at Sewanee: The University of the South, a private liberal arts college located in Sewanee, TN.

Tony Anderson

Custodial Care
Tony is a bi-vocational pastor of Oasis Baptist Church and has been the sexton for New City Fellowship since 2018.  In his spare time, Tony stays busy with his company, Turbo Cleaning.  His favorite hobbies are running and enjoying a good cup of coffee with family and friends.  Tony is the proud husband to Princess Anderson, and they have two children, Obadiah & Gracie.

David McDonald

Receptionist
David and his wife Kimberly have been married for 34 years.  They have two adult daughters and a dog named Scout. They have been worshiping at New City for about 30 years, and David has been on staff for 11 years.

Gianna Rakes

Youth
Gianna came to New City from Maryland while studying at Covenant College. She met her husband, Daniel at New City when he started volunteering with the youth group. They have two little sons, and enjoy lots of outdoor activities with them. The Rakes love to play games together with friends, whether sports, board or card games!

Ministry Leaders

Michelle Tolliver

Nexus Young Adults

Senior Adult Ministry

Coming Soon

Women's Ministry

Mari Salter

Marian Fitzgerald

Friendship Club

OUR ELDERS

Alvin Huffine

Bruce Young

James Crumble

Rich Huhn

Travis Jones

Andrew Kean

David Hoffecker

James Ward

Rob Hatch

Ed Kellogg

Elder Emeritus

Bill DeWaters

David Wilkinson

Jerry Moore

Ron Gilbert

Broderick Burke

Freeman Broadwell

Oliver Tremiew

Ron Lowe

OUR DEACONS & DEACONESSES

Aubrey Carpenter

David Taylor

John DeMoss

Robbie Terpstra

Blevin Hyatte

Denver Eshee

John Word

Sara Drexler

Cody Gaston

Eddie Salter

Mark Mollenkof

Trevor Taylor

Daniel Dupree

Gary Terpstra

Regina Word

William Harrison