Jonathan Hodges had become Plant Manager at the age of 34 of the largest wastewater treatment plant
in Fulton County, GA. It appeared that life was good, and the sky was the limit. Then came a series of
devastating blows until eventually he had reached a place of real despair. God had brought Jonathan to
a place where he realized the seriousness of his condition in relation to God. Then, through God’s
revealing of himself through the power of the written Word, he saw and experienced the hope and
healing that was found only through the saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.
After a few years of following the Lord in his new life, God called Jonathan to pastoral ministry with a
strong emphasis on the preaching of the Gospel. He has been at work fulfilling this call ever since. He
began by taking lay speaking classes, leading extensive bible study courses, and then completing the
three-year curriculum at the Georgia School of Ministry in Macon, GA. This year Jonathan became a
Commissioned Pastor of the Southeast Presbytery of the EPC. He also holds a Bachelor of Science
Degree in Environmental Science and Technology.
God has blessed Jonathan wonderfully with his wife Kay and 4 children who are now grown. Kay
has been deeply involved in ministry for many years. She has gone on mission trips to the
Dominican Republic, the City of New Orleans, and many to Mexico, including leading one
herself. She has served in various roles in the church beginning with the teaching of children
and including Senior Leadership. Jonathan and Kay both have a deep love for God, and a desire
to serve His church.
Tim Rogers is a Teaching Elder in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
He was born and raised in a devout Christian family in Manchester, Kentucky. In his
undergraduate education, Tim graduated magna cum laude from Berea College in Kentucky
with a dual emphasis degree in History and Social Studies Education. He also has an MA in
Educational Leadership from Eastern Kentucky University and an Educational Doctorate from
the University of Cumberlands. Tim has completed additional graduate level coursework from
the University of Cambridge, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Reformed Theological
Tim entered the EPC at the time he was pastor at Greenbriar Presbyterian Church in his
hometown of Manchester. When Greenbriar Church departed the PCUSA and entered the EPC,
Tim was received also. Originally, he had been ordained to preach within the Southern Baptist
Church and was received into the EPC under the exceptional clause.
He completed a ten-year pastorate at Greenbriar Church in 2012. During his ministry at
Greenbriar, Tim participated in a community-wide transformation effort led by area churches.
This community effort was chronicled in the documentary Appalachian Dawn. After Greenbriar
Church Tim became Executive Director of the Elgin Children’s Foundation, a Knoxville-based
ministry that served over 25,000 children annually by providing dental care, academic support,
and discipleship programs for children living in rural poverty in southeast Kentucky, east
Tennessee, and southwest Virginia.
In 2020 Tim became the Director of Operations for Emerald Charter Schools in Knoxville,
Tennessee. During his first two years as Director, Tim helped lead this ministry to be named
“Tennessee Charter School of the Year” for 2021. Tim continues in this leadership role today.
During the years of 2012-2021 Tim served several congregations in the Presbytery of the
Southeast EPC as stated supply/interim pastor. Those congregations include: Wilson Station
Church, Englewood, TN; Brainerd Church, Chattanooga, TN; and Crosswalk Church, Knoxville,
TN. Tim also has served on the major Presbytery Ministerial Care Committee.
Tim is the father of three children: Daniel (22), Sydney (18), and Abigail (14). He lives with his
family in Knoxville.