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Summit Students Update


Hey Summit Crossing family,
When I (Joel McCarty) stepped back into leading our Summit Students ministry a few months ago, as you may remember, I mentioned that we would be actively praying toward having someone fill that role in the future. Though I have always absolutely loved working with our students here at Summit Crossing Limestone, the elders and I recognized that with the other responsibilities I have, my staying in that role long-term would not be sustainable. Further, since that time, there have been more developments regarding the future of my family as we have actively begun working toward church planting in Decatur.

So, to that end, and to help serve us during this transition, we are excited to announce that we are hiring Luke Whaley for the part-time position of Assistant Director of Summit Students with a view to becoming the sole Director of Summit Students by January of 2020. Luke will begin this new role on June 4th.

For those of you who don't know Luke, he has grown up as a part of the Summit Crossing family at our Madison location and has spent much time in their student ministry over the years, first as a student, and more recently as an intern. Luke is full of humility, he takes initiative, he understands the gospel, is passionate about seeing disciples made, and is gifted in both communication and leadership. Luke will be moving to the Athens area in the near future to be fully invested with our students and in our community. We could not be more excited about this staff hire, and we are excited to see what God is going to do in both the life of Luke and within our Summit Students family. We look forward to all of you getting to know Luke more fully in the coming months.

If you have any questions at all, please email me directly at
Continue reading to hear more from Luke directly.

Joel McCarty
Limestone Elder & Pastor of Summit Students

Luke and his girlfriend, Ashley.

Luke and his girlfriend, Ashley.

Hey Summit Students family!

My name is Luke Whaley! Over the last few months, I have felt God calling me to begin praying about what it would be like to intentionally pursue being in vocational ministry. It was soon after that I was contacted by the leadership team at Summit Crossing Limestone about the possibility of serving within Summit Students. It has been so encouraging and amazing to see what God has done; His hand on the situation could not be more evident. I am extremely humbled and excited about receiving the opportunity to serve Summit Students in such a great capacity.

Growing up in the Summit Crossing family, I have seen time and time again how Jesus has worked through Summit Students to turn kids’ hearts towards Himself and the Gospel. My desire is to affirm and celebrate what God is already doing within the Summit Crossing family, but also to see our pursuit of Him grow each and every day. I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you!

Please feel free to email me at if you have any questions! Thanks!

Luke Whaley
Assistant Director of Summit Students