Pastor Tim Tippins

Pastor Tim Tippins has been a member of New Victoria Baptist Church since 2003. He has served in multiple leadership roles within the church. In 2013 Pastor Tim accepted the position as our Student Minister.  He has pastored New Victoria since 2019 beginning as an interim pastor and now the Senior Pastor. He has an Associate’s Degree in Speech and Communication from Middle Georgia College and Bachelor of Arts from West Georgia University. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.


The most evident quality of Pastor Tim is his fervor for the proclamation of God's word and discipleship for those who have received it.  His passion is to walk with Christ, proclaim His truth, and fulfill His commandments.


Tim is married to his lovely wife Margaret, for 11 years.  They have two children, Ava Grace and Brady.


Worship Leader, Darin Peppers

Darin began serving NVBC in March of 2018.  Darin leads our Sunday Morning Encounter Worship.   Darin has been involved in church ministry as a missionary, youth pastor, and now worship leader since 1999.   His passion is to see men, women, boys and girls fully following Christ radically and having a good time doing it!


Darin is involved with First Priority of Metro Atlanta, an organization that unites local churches in communities to reach Middle and High School students through campus club missions.  


Darin has been married to his wife Amy, for 27 blissful years. They have  daughter Carlee, and son, Cameron, who is married to Abigail

Youth Leader, Chris Grauso

We are excited to have Chris Grauso join New Victoria a in July 2021

as our Youth Leader.


Chris and Polly have been married for 13 years. They have 2 very active boys;   JT who is 12 and Mitchell who is 5. Chris was ordained as a Deacon at Crabapple First Baptist Church in Alpharetta and has now served at Canton First Baptist for several years. Chris especially has a heart for the Children's and Youth Ministry. In addition to being an active Deacon, he has served as Youth Pastor at Carrollton First Baptist Church in Carrollton, GA and at Macedonia Baptist Church in Raleigh, N.C. Chris has participated in numerous other local ministry / missionary projects. However, his mission minded work is not limited to local ministry; Chris has served on International Mission Teams that have traveled to India, Portugal and Mexico.The focus of our youth ministry is discipling students who will, in turn, impact their friends and families.

Children's Director, John Kelso

John, Cathy, Avery, and Zeke have been members of NVBC since June of 2018. We love the heart the church has to reach the community for Christ. 

I have been in Kid’s ministry since the early 2000s starting with teaching Sunday school to leading a ministry with 75 kids. My heart is for the church and the parents to join together to teach the word of God to the children. This desire fuels everything we do in Kidz Towne @the Lake. 

I am a full-time missionary with International Sports Federation, a ministry that send athletes all over the world to assist missionaries with sports camps, to create a unique way to draw in the community to hear about the gospel. 

Cathy and I have been married since September of 1991. We have six children, Lina, Andi, Kinsley, Kyle, Avery,  Zeke, one son-in-law Jacob, three grandchildren, Uriah, Sophia, Kelso and one on the way. Our cup truly overflows!