Meet our Team

Pastors and Staff

Kevin Smith

Senior Pastor
A native of West Philadelphia, Kevin attended Penn State and graduated from Temple. He and Sandra have four daughters.  He worked in psychiatric hospitals, interned at Tenth Presbyterian Church and studied at Westminster Seminary before moving to Washington DC, where he received a Masters in Theological Studies at Chesapeake Seminary.  The Smiths planted a church in Bowie, MD, and pastored in Miami, FL before being called to New City Fellowship

Angela Glover

Office Administration
A native of Macon, Georgia, Angela arrived in Chattanooga in 1975. Angela is the mom of two daughters and four grandchildren. She began attending New City in 1998. After visiting many other churches in the area, God settled her at New City. She met some old and new friends and became involved. Reading, puzzles, word games, travel and movies are her top favorite things to do.

Sandra Smith

ESL Coordinator
Sandra’s family immigrated from Jamaica to Philadelphia, PA where she found Christ as her Savior and met Kevin at Temple University. Married for over 34 years, the Smiths have four amazing daughters. Sandra holds a Masters in Education and enjoys spending time with family and friends, crafts, reading, traveling and dining.

Darius Griggs

Youth Director
Executive Pastor
With missionary parents, Billy grew up between Jamaica, Canada and the United States.  He and Sherry have three wonderful adult children, a dog and two cats.  The McKillops enjoy the outdoors, either camping in the mountains or relaxing at the beach.  Being warm weather people, Florida is their favorite destination.

Shirley Plummer

 Shirley grew up in Maryland and has lived in Reston, VA, and Birmingham, AL before moving to Chattanooga in 2008.  Shirley is the behind-the-scenes keeper of the books, working with our church treasurer and finance committee to see that bills are paid and budgets are maintained. She also has a ministry of mentoring and discipling of younger women in the church.  


Jeff Rakes

Communications Coordinator
Database Implementation
Jeff is a retired PCA pastor who served as a church planter in Edwardsville, IL, then as a pastor of worship and administration in Plano, TX, and Dover, DE. He and his wife Celeste are enjoying being close to family in Chattanooga, Nashville, and Atlanta. 

Yesenia Miranda

Nursery Coordinator

Daniel Young

Music Director
A graduate of Covenant College’s music program, Daniel runs our Music Department working with volunteers and planning services. He was a volunteer himself for 12 years and collaborated on the album “THIS IS THE DAY" for Hope for the Inner City (record and songbook available now through

Pat Rolleston

Next Gen Ministry Director
A lifelong Chattanoogan, Pat converted to Christianity at age 27. He is a graduate of Teen Challenge and Covenant College. He began volunteering with New City youth ministry in 1990 and went on to serve as the Young Life Area Director for Urban and Multicultural Ministries for 24 years. In 2017 Pat retired from YL and came full time with New City.

Tony Anderson

Custodial Care
Tony is a bi-vocational pastor of Oasis Baptist Church and has been the sexton for New City Fellowship since 2018.  In his spare time, Tony stays busy with his company, Turbo Cleaning.  His favorite hobbies are running and enjoying a good cup of coffee with family and friends.  Tony is the proud husband to Princess Anderson, and they have two children, Obadiah & Gracie.

Percy Rolleston

Children's Ministry Director

Prakash Wright

Asst. Music Director
Composer, Arranger, Pianist, and Educator. Prakash holds a B.A. in Music Theory & Composition from McDaniel College, a M.A. in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas, and an M.F.A  in Music Composition from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.  In addition to his ministry at New City, Prakash is a Teaching Associate Professor in the music department at Sewanee: The University of the South, a private liberal arts college located in Sewanee, TN.

Gianna Rakes

Youth Director
Gianna came to New City from Maryland while studying at Covenant College. She met her husband, Daniel at New City when he started volunteering with the youth group. They have two little sons, and enjoy lots of outdoor activities with them. The Rakes love to play games together with friends, whether sports, board or card games!

David McDonald

David and his wife Kimberly have been married for 34 years.  They have two adult daughters and a dog named Scout. They have been worshiping at New City for about 30 years, and David has been on staff for 11 years.

Olivia Green

GLAD Intern
Not Pictured:
Paul Green, Glenwood Learning & Adventure Days (GLAD) Director


Alvin Huffine

Bruce Young

James Crumble

Rich Huhn

Travis Jones

Not Pictured: Elder Emeritus Ed Kellog

Andrew Kean

James Ward

Jason Evans

Michael Tolliver

Pat Rolleston

Bill DeWaters

Jerry Moore

Ron Gilbert

Charlie Ingram

Broderick Burke

Freeman Broadwell

Oliver Trimiew

Ron Lowe

Noel Weichbrodt

Sam Robinson


Aubrey Carpenter

David Taylor

John DeMoss

Blevin Hyatte

John Word

William Harrison

Cody Gaston

Eddie Salter

Mark Mollenkof

Daniel Dupree

Regina Word

Becky Broadwell

Not Pictured: 
Rachel Crumble, Derek Blakney, Paul Green
Deacons Emeritus:
Donna Tiger, Joe Rahm