Leadership

Ty Blackburn

Ty Blackburn

Senior Pastor, Elder

Ty is the senior pastor at Providence Church. After attending Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi for two years, Ty then transferred to and graduated from Beeson Divinity School of Samford University. In 1993, Ty and his wife, Patti, accepted the call to ministry at Providence Church. Ty and Patti have two children, Jonathan and Maggie.

Jess Arnds

Jess Arnds

Associate Pastor, Elder

Jess is has been married to Melissa since 2006 and they have three children (Felicity, John, and Adeline). Jess graduated from The Master's University in 2006 with a BA in Biblical Counseling and then from The Master's Seminary in 2015 with a Master of Divinity. For seven Years, he served as a Resident Director at his Alma Mater. In 2016, Providence Church called him to serve as Associate Pastor in charge of Administration, Biblical Counseling, and Discipleship.

John Blackburn

John Blackburn

Elder

An elder at Providence since 2002, John serves on the facilities committee and teaches Sunday morning Bible study. John has been married to his wife, Connie, since 1963.

Todd Guthrie

Todd Guthrie

Elder

Todd regularly teaches Sunday morning Bible study. He and his wife, Kimberly, lead the Providence College and Career Fellowship (CCF). Todd and Kimberly have three sons: Drew, Mason, and Lane.

Jack Enter

Jack Enter

Elder

Jack has served as an elder at Providence since 2015, and has been a leader in the biblical counseling ministry for many years. Jack is married to Barbara, who is also involved in the biblical counseling ministry.

James Rouse

James Rouse

Elder

James attended Capital Bible Seminary, and leads youth discipleship at Providence, where he has served as an elder since 2015. James and his wife, Erin, have four children: Sarah, Miriam, Scott, and Peter.

Ted Guthrie

Ted Guthrie

Elder

Ted has been our worship leader for the past 15 years and served on the elder board for 8 years. Ted grew up in a Christian home and trusted Christ early in life. Starting in junior high and throughout college, he had the opportunity to share Christ on various mission teams and in challenges to school and church groups. Following graduation with an accounting degree in 1990, Ted married Jennifer, his high school sweetheart. They have been married for over 26 years and she has homeschooled their four children for the past 17 years. Jennifer also serves as the church pianist, Ladies’ Bible Study teacher, and children’s music director. They also enjoy playing tennis together. Prior to attending Providence, Ted and Jennifer led the youth ministries for many years at churches in Lilburn, GA and Bonita Valley. Ted and Jennifer both love music and have a heart for encouraging the church to worship God together through songs and hymns. Ted is a CPA who works as an accountant for a publicly traded chemical company in Alpharetta, GA. He has also worked for KPMG and Hitachi Home Electronics.