Steve Pettit, Preacher

Steve grew up on a farm in the black dirt of West Central Illinois. He was fortunate to be raised in a Christian family that did more than just go to church. His parents wanted each of their kids to attend a Bible College for at least one year.

St. Louis Christian College was his pick. After that first year, he wrestled with his desire to be a lawyer, but gave God first dibs. The Lord opened the door to preach early his Sophomore year when Chancellor Luke Perrine told him a church had called and asked for him personally. Steve decided it was more a call of God, than just a church’s request and started preaching at least twice a week early September of 1978 and due to The Lord’s grace, has not stopped. In Steve’s words, he started preaching “without class” since he only had Biblical studies at that time. On top of it all, he and Julie started dating that very first Sunday and haven’t stopped since…with churches in IL, IN and now GA!

You can reach Steve at on Mondays or Wednesdays thru Friday.
Kael Ingle,
Teen Pastor & Worship Leader

Hello! My name is Kael Ingle and I am very excited to accept the position as Youth Pastor and Worship Leader at Branches! I have known and loved the Lord my entire life (accepting Him as my Lord an Savior when I was 8 years old) and although I’ve had my fair share of hard times, I can truly say I am a blessed man and stronger for having gone through them. 

Being one of 10 siblings, life itself has taught me a lot about working with youth/children! But beyond that, I have worked with the youth at River Point Church in Habersham county for over 5 years, spent several summers in Plant City, Florida ministering with migrant worker’s children through a special Vacation Bible School set up just for them and the children in their community, worked in orphanages in Guatemala and Kenya, and have done a summer internship as Youth Pastor and Worship Leader in Orlando, Florida and in Habersham. I look forward to sharing how God has worked in my life from His every day guidance to Him sending me all around the world to share the good news of His Son, Jesus Christ!

Julie Pettit,
Church Administrator
(or as she is known around Branches, “our preacher’s wife)
Julie grew up in the country in Southern Illinois and being the oldest daughter to working parents she quickly learned how to “direct” her siblings and organize a house. Besides running the church office,
most Sundays will find her at the back of the church or in the Tech booth helping out with the Media Ministry.
You can reach Julie at Monday-Friday except for Tuesday afternoons.