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The Pastor Nominating Committee of Cartersville First Presbyterian Church is excited and proud to introduce you to the person God has called to our church, Leigh Hearnburg Jones. Thank you for your prayers, words of encouragement, and kind thoughts as we worked through this process. We truly felt the love of this congregation.

Pastor Leigh was born in Athens, Georgia. She was raised in Carrollton, Georgia where she attended Carrollton High School.

She graduated from Presbyterian College in 1995 and The University of Georgia School of Law in 1999. She practiced law for 4 years. Leigh answered God’s call to the ministry and enrolled in Columbia Theological Seminary in 2003.

After graduating Columbia in 2007 she was ordained on October 5, 2008. Her pastoral experience includes an internship at Carrollton Presbyterian, a student pastor at Bremen First Presbyterian, a solo pastor at Presbyterian Church of the Resurrection in Conyers for 7 years, and an associate pastor at Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church in Florida for 5 years.

Leigh and her husband, Chris, have two children. Amelia, who will be entering 10th grade, and Ben, who will be entering 6th grade. They are an active family and love hiking and being outdoors together.

Leigh loves to preach, sing, pray, give pastoral care, and build bridges. One of her passions is her mission work in Haiti. She is optimistic, spiritually mature, and is committed to intergenerational activities.

We are now worshiping in person on Sunday mornings at 9 & 11 a.m., as well as live streaming our service via Facebook: First Presbyterian Church Cartersville at 11:00 a.m.

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