Rev. James R. Gwin Pastor
James and his family came to Acworth UMC in June of 2011.
Acworth UMC is greatly blessed by James, his wife Beth, and children Christopher, Rebecca, Katherine, Michael and Nick.
James and Beth are excited about living a faithful life, loving like Jesus, and serving the world through Acworth UMC.
Rev. Miki Chastain Assistant Pastor
Miki is originally from Waycross, GA, and graduated from the University of GA in 2001 with a masters degree in Accounting. She worked for several years in corporate accounting before answering the call to full-time missions. In 2009, she and her family moved as missionaries with TMS Global to St. Petersburg, Russia, where they served for almost 3 years with orphans, unaccompanied minors, and at-risk children. In 2011, the Chastain family moved to Tallinn, Estonia, where Miki ministered with several congregations in the areas of prayer ministry, spiritual development, and discipleship.
In 2015, the Chastains began working with refugees coming into Europe primarily from Middle-Eastern and North-African nations, many of whom were fleeing violence and poverty or famine. Early in 2018, the Chastains moved to Northern Italy, where they served in a local congregation with migrants and refugees until returning back to Georgia in December, 2018.
Miki joined Acworth UMC in the Summer of 2019, while completing her final semester in the Master's of Divinity program at Asbury Theological Seminary. She and her husband, Charlie, have 3 beautiful children, and feel so blessed to be a part of the AUMC community!