Todd Smith

senior pastor

Pastor Todd, along with his wife Karen, have served as the senior pastors of CFC for seven years. Along with serving in pastoring roles for over 25 years, he has preached the Gospel, led crusades, traveled to the missions fields, and participated in pastors conferences in over 25 countries around the world. He has also planted five churches in the United States.


​ He has authored four books: 40 Days, I Found the Secret,

Word Power and He Sat Down.


Pastor Todd earned a BS from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama along with a M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a D.Min. from Faith Theological Seminary.    


In his spare time he loves spending time with his boys, Ty and Ebo, hunting, and pulling hard for the Alabama Crimson Tide!

Karen Smith

senior pastor

Pastor Karen is often seen teaching and empowering from the pulpit and loving the people of CFC. She has a heart for the local New Testament Church and seeks to help equip and strengthen the body of Christ for the work of the ministry. She has a passion for rightly dividing the Word of God and bringing clear understanding of what God is saying to His people. 


Karen is the president and lead teacher of KINEO Ministry Training Center.  She has over 25 years of teaching and pastoral experience. 

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Marty & Paula Darracott are honored to serve on staff at Christ Fellowship Church in Dawsonville, GA. Marty currently serves as Executive Pastor. Paula oversees our Ladies Ministry called RADIANT. 


Marty is a Pastor, Evangelist, and Communicator. He brings intense passion with his high energy presentation of the Gospel.  He operates with a “long-haul” youth ministry mentality coupled with a heart to lead a GREAT AWAKENING in this generation. 


Marty and Paula have two daughters, Madison and Carson and a black lab, Daisy.

Marty Darracott

executive pastor

Marc & Retta Gallimore

children pastors

Pastors Marc and Retta Gallimore are the children's pastors at CFC. They have served in children's ministry for 11 years.  They are passionate about seeing little ones come to know Jesus Christ as Lord. Their talents and creativity keep children egaged while they gently lead them to a deeper knowledge of who Jesus is.


They make church fun! At the same time, they have sincere hearts and focused intensions on the mission at hand -- seeing children learn about Jesus! They see ministry as a delight, not a duty and they will do whatever it takes to reach children with the Gospel.  


From camps, to lock-ins, to VBS, to puppets shows, to powerful praise and worship, these two and their incredible team of ministers are making a difference in the lives of so many children. 


Pastors Marc and Retta have three children, Taylor, Anthony, and Skye.

Sherrie Potts

executive office administrator

Sherrie Potts is the Executive Office Administrator. She has an extensive background in human resources. She is also a third-year graduate of KINEO Ministry Training Center. 


While Sherrie operates with excellence in an administrative capacity, she also serves ministerially as well. She is the leader and instructor of the CFC Altar Ministry Team. She is instrumental in the leadership and organization of the prayer efforts of CFC. She also operates in a teaching capacity and is extremely gifted in writing and composition.   


Sherrie has over 24 years of faithful church and

ministry-related service.


Her husband, Brent, also serves in many capacities. He is a member of the CFC Board of Elders and is head of the usher team.



Joe Leaphart

creative arts executive

Shannon Fisher

J-Town JR & Preschool Director

139 Hightower Pkwy, Suite 100 Dawsonville, GA 30534