Leadership Team

Pastor Brandon Petty

Lead Pastor

Pastor Brandon Petty is the founder and lead pastor of Generation Church based in Portland, TN. He is responsible for leading the church's vision, teaching, and mission of seeing God do something in and through all of us.  

Pastor Brandon and his wife Jessica have two daughters, Launa and Mya, and a son, Truett.

Pastor Dustin Thompson

Executive Pastor

Pastor Dustin Thompson is the executive pastor of Generation Church. He is responsible for leading the church's staff and the business operations.  

Pastor Dustin and his wife Melissa have a daughter, Ava, and a son, Archer.

Chelsea Angel

executive assistant

Chelsea Angel serves Pastor Brandon and the Executive Team of Generation Church as their executive assistant. Chelsea provides administrative assistance and serves as the primary contact for all external communication. She also provides technical and logistical support for multiple projects, meetings, conferences, and trainings.

Chelsea and her husband Wade have a daughter, Lily, and two sons, Xander and Creed.


Portland Campus Team

  • Pastor Andy Biggs

    worship/production Coordinator

    Pastor Andy oversees our Worship and Production teams. He is responsible for all aspects of the weekend worship experience. He and his wife Stephanie have three children, Bailey, Gabby, and Cooper.

  • Dillon Lamberth

    Outreach Coordinator

    Dillon oversees our Outreach ministry.  He is responsible for all the missional aspects of our church including local and global missions. He was just recently married to Morgan.

  • Jasmine Nelson

    Next Steps Coordinator

    Jasmine oversees all our Next Steps teams, making sure each guest has a clear and easily taken next step in their faith. She and her husband Tim have three children, Caden, Jocie, and Taylin.

  • Pastor Preston Owens

    Next Generation Coorinator

    Pastor Preston oversees our Next Generation ministry, developing a strategic plan for children birth through 18, and also leads our Creative Team. He and his wife Kellie have four children, Mollie, Parker, Laynie, and Hallie. 

  • Jessica Petty

    Ministry Support staff

    Jessica leads our children's ministry, GKids and also serves with our student ministry, Pulse. She and her husband Brandon have three children, Launa, Mya, and Truett.

  • Melissa Thompson

    Guest Services COORDINATOR

    Melissa oversees our Guest Services team, making sure each guest has a great experience. She and her husband Dustin have two children, Ava and Archer.

  • Kellie Williams

    Ministry Support Staff

    Kellie leads in various ministries as needed to help the church live out it's mission, vision, and values. She currenlty manages the Lead.Internships, and leads in the Next Generation Ministries.