Meet the Ministry Staff here at New Day!


Reverend Kathi Wyett

Associate Pastor

Biography coming soon!

Reverend Shawn Walkner

Minister of Community Outreach

I came to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ as my Savior as a child of 11 years old, on a church bus from a small town Fundamental Independent Baptist Church. When I was 14, I was instrumental in starting a church in a nearby town. I attended Word of Life Bible Institute where I received my certificate of diploma with a major in Theology and a major in Biblical Studies. I then attended Word of Life School of Youth Ministries, graduating with a Major in Youth Ministry.

Since graduation I have helped establish several other churches including Northern Lights Metropolitan Community Church in Augusta, Maine. I was a Missionary to the youth of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana with Word of Life Bible Clubs. Through the years I have been involved in many different churches, but usually when they found out that I was a gay man, I was asked to leave. I had grown weary of anyone who claimed to be a Christian and all Churches. I still had my faith in God, and would worship Him at home, but I was done with organized religion. That was until I came to New Day. It truly was a New Day for me, as I found the love of people who truly love God, keeping what Jesus called “The Greatest Commandment”(s).

Matthew 22:37-40 “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. “

About three years ago I started attending New Day Worship Center, and became a member in August of 2012. I have been active in this Community of Faith ever since, I have been a part of the Ministry team for over a year, conducting services in the absence of Rev. Anthony and Rev. Wyett, and preaching/teaching on a fairly regular basis.

I was ordained by New Day Worship Center on April 19, 2015 as Minister of Community Outreach. I am open to suggestions for any ideas of how we can continue to minister to our friends and fellow members as well as our community at large. New Day Worship Center is trying to reach out particularly to those in our community, who for whatever reason have been “turned away” from or disenfranchised by other churches. Our goal is to continue to bring the “Good News” of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to ALL PEOPLE.

We are all searching for something! What is it that you are searching for? Even if you do not know what you are searching for, we hope that our light and love will be able to help guide you on this journey called life.

If I may be of any assistance to you, I may be contacted by Phone (706)-716-2831 or by e-mail:

Grace, Peace and Love to you through Jesus Christ our Lord!

Reverend Andrew Dorsey

Minister of Youth Outreach

First off, let me say welcome to New Day Worship Center! I'm grateful that you have located us and are checking us out. I came to New Day in April of 2015 as the Minister of Youth Outreach. As you may know, our church was devastated with an electrical fire and we are currently "on hold" as far as moving forward with our youth program. We plan to be fully rebuilt and operational again by late summer of 2016; if not sooner.

I'm married to my wonderful husband, Doug, and we just celebrated our one year anniversary together in December 2015. We live in the awesome town of Athens near where we both grew up. I've served in the Georgia Army National Guard and with Jackson County and the City of Jefferson governmentsprior to my recent move to Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. with the Asset Protection Division. I have served as chaplain in my school's ROTC program and at local hospitals in the Northeast Georgia area.

If at anytime I can be of any assistance to you, please don't hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing you soon!

In Christ,



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