Greg and Cindy Anschutz 
Associate Pastor, oversees Outreach Ministries

Greg Anschutz has lived in the Newton and Walton County area all of his life. He credits Cindy, his wife of thirty-one years, for first encouraging his walk with Christ and for her constant support in ministry. Having suffered with a speech impediment for many years, Greg sought intervention from God so that he could fulfill the ministry to which he had been called. Just one month after delivering his first sermon, Greg received the divine healing that he had so desired. Since that time, Greg has actively served the Lord in a number of administrative, ministerial and pastoral roles. Today, Greg and Cindy serve as Associate Pastor at the Monroe Church and they provide leadership to the Feeding the Flock Food Ministry. The Anschutzs enjoy spending as much time as possible with their three children and two grandchildren.

Brian and Angie Watson 

Associate Pastor, oversees Finance

Brian and Angie Watson were married in 1998 and moved from their native south Georgia to the Athens area in 1999. The couple have been active members of the Congregational Holiness Church since 2001. Prior to being called to preach, Brian served as a Sunday School teacher and worked in a number of administrative capacities within the church. Angie, too, serves the church having contributed through a variety of administrative and support roles. Brian and Angie enjoy ministering as an Associate Pastor of the Monroe Church. Brian is also a Deacon and the church's Financial Director. The Watsons live near Bogart with their two beautiful daughters.

Calvin and Leah Smith

Worship Arts Administrator

Leah began singing in church when she was about five years old, harmonizing with her family.
In 2008, Leah's stepdad pastored a church in Lula, Georgia. Leah lived and worked in Athens but drove to Lula to attend service there. That is where she began to sing on her own and play piano.
Fast-forward to the present – Leah now plays the piano and leads the worship team in an eclectic variety of songs at The Monroe Church, where she has attended since 2010. Leah also plays the bass guitar for the church choir and sings lead/soprano in a band with her brother and sister called Blind Mercy.
In addition to her roles in music ministry, Leah is the Youth/Young Adult Sunday school teacher, the Executive Director of the Women’s Ministry Department, as well as the Christmas production director at the church.
In her down time, Leah enjoys party planning, baking homemade sweets (like cupcakes, fudge, and truffles) and venturing outdoors with friends (going hiking, cycling, or running).
Leah says, "My goal is to create an atmosphere that welcomes the Holy Spirit, but not just through music and lyrics. I want my life to be an atmosphere where He feels welcome at all times."

Jimmy and Michelle Lazenby

Church Administrator

Jimmy is the Church's Administrator.



Meshelle Floyd
Christian Education Administrator

Meshelle has been sharing the gospel with others for more than 30 years.  Meshelle loves teaching God's word and sowing into people's lives. Meshelle has served The Monroe Church for over 20 years in a variety of roles including Children Church Director, Youth Director, Sunday School Teacher, South Patrol Teacher, VBS Teacher, and Choir Director. Her calling is to let everyone know to love God with all your heart, mind, and soul and to share His love with others.  Meshelle and her husband, Dale, have 5 children and 10 grandchildren. "Every good and perfect gift comes from above."