Pastors & Staff

Daniel & Pamela Beard

Lead Pastors

Daniel & Pamela Beard along with their daughter Jubileigh are residents in East Ridge and have a heart to reach their community as well as many others in this world for Jesus Christ. They truly love God and have the heart of God to love people wherever they are at in life. When not working or doing ministry they enjoy family time, watching movies, going on trips, trying out new restaurants & experiences, or eating at a few of their favorites.

Ed & Melinda Killian

Pastoral Care & Treasurer

Edward Killian is our associate pastor here at Action Church. He lives in Ringgold, Georgia with his wife Melinda. Together they have 4 children, 15 grandchildren, and 1 great granddaughter. Ed and Melinda enjoy spending time together and traveling when time permits and vacations are also nice when they are able to get time away. (This is seldom). Edward has a heart for people and loves to see others blessed. He loves movies and working on cars. He says the older he gets the more he realizes family is what matters the most. And he loves Mexican food!! Melinda assist Ed with pastoral care needs in the church and also oversees the Church's finances as church treasurer.

Mary Guffey

Youth Pastor

Mary McGuire-Guffey is the Youth Pastor at Action Church. She along with her team have a heart for the youth of today. Their goals for their youth group include operating with ministry, missions and mayhem in mind.  Focusing on ministering the love of Jesus to our youth, teaching them about service and(missions)puting their faith in action all while having a great time in the Lord. (Mayhem)  Pastor Mary is a 1998 graduate of Lee University where she studied Biological Sciences and Education. She is a Professor at a local college.  Mary lives in Ft Oglethorpe Ga with her husband, Phillip who serves as the church drummer and security. They have 3 children. Joseph(Kelli) Zach and Trinity. And a granddaughter, Letti and a grandson on the way. They enjoy cooking, fishing and the outdoors and Mexican food. 😘

Pamela Beard

Interim Children's Pastor

Tiffany Ivey

Connections Pastor

Tiffany Ivey is our connections Pastor here at Action Church. Tiffany is a woman after God's own heart. She had a powerful encounter with Jesus and wants to share her faith with everybody she comes into contact with. Tiffany also facilitates the transformation ministry held here at Action Church. Her heart is to see Everybody be transformed through Jesus Christ. She is a single mother to two wonderful Boys which she loves with all of her heart, Andrew and Luke. She enjoys spending time with them every chance she gets. She also has a special connection with Jubileigh. That's her bestie! All and all she just wants to be the hands and feet of Jesus anyway He sees fit.

Debbie & James Shackelford

Worship Pastors

I (Debbie) have been in worship ministry for 20 years. Through these years, it has grown into a family affair, involving my husband, James and daughter, Keri. It is an honor to work alongside the people closest to me. My greatest desire is to take people by the hand, if only for a moment, and lead them into the presence of God. Our favorite pastime is catching the "fight" in Nashville with our favorite hockey team, the Nashville Predators!