Pastors & Staff

John Wayne Abernathy

Senior Pastor

John Wayne is a lifelong resident of Banks County.  He graduated from Banks County High School and has a Mortuary of Science degree from Gupton Jones School of Mortuary Services.  He surrendered his call to preach early in life.  He has served at two churches as youth pastor, but this is his first time to serve as a senior pastor.  He has been married to his wife Wendi Abernathy for 28 years.  They have one daughter Lauren, a son in law Nick, a grandson Langston, and are expecting another grandson at the end of August.
     “Our family is so humbled to be used by the God of the universe to serve at such a loving church.  We look forward to seeing the mighty things HE is going to do.”  John Wayne


Student Pastor

Please be in prayer as we seek God's will for this vacant position. 

Earl Nix Jr.                                                  

Choir Director 

Earl Nix Jr. was raised here at Mount Carmel. He graduated from Banks County High School and now works as a foreman for Georgia Bridge and Concrete. He's married to Crystal and together they have 6 kids and 5 grandkids.