• dr. mckay caston

    FOUNDING AND lead pastor

    McKay and his family (wife of twenty-six years, Kristy, three children, now 23, 21, and 15, and two dogs) moved to Dahlonega in the late summer of 2009 to begin the church planting journey that is now called Creekstone. Over the past twenty-five years, he has served churches in Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi and Georgia, presently serving as founding and lead pastor for Creekstone, in addition to serving on the faculty of Metro Atlanta Seminary. McKay graduated magna cum laude from Ole Miss with a B.A. in History and Literature, received his M.Div. and D.Min. degrees summa cum laude from Covenant Theological Seminary, and received his Ph.D. in Expository Preaching with high distinction from Trinity Theological Seminary with a dissertation on The Homiletical Implications for Paul's Use of Logizomai in Romans 6:11. He has written a number of  ebooks with study guides for individual or group use, including Theological Foundations: An Introduction to Christian TheologyA+ for an F: An Introduction to the GospelBaptism: A Primer for Ordinary Folks, Who Am I? Christian Identity in View of the CrossAn Unexpected Journey: The Story of Ruth, and The Bronze Serpent: Prayers for Living All of Life in View of the Cross. In addition to dating his wife and spending time with his children, McKay enjoys exploring the beautiful north Georgia mountains. He blogs at mckaycaston.com

  • Laurie Sussman, Director of administration and hospitality team coordinator

  • james daniel, technology team coordinator

  • fish luke, youth ministry coordinator and worship team coordinator


  • dottie smorey, nursery Team coordinator

  • Preston esco, facilities team coordinator

  • jeremy moore, UNG campus outreach director

  • Kristy Caston, women's ministry team leader


Creekstone Church is grateful for our partnership with our sponsoring church, Perimeter Church, in John's Creek/Atlanta, which has a renowned track record of starting vital, gospel-centered churches, and with Campus Outreach, a college ministry that reaches students at UNG with the gospel and disciples them deeply in grace. Creekstone also is part of the North Georgia Church Planting Network and is a member church in the Metro Atlanta Presbytery of the PCA (Presbyterian Church in America).