Pastor Gilbert Kelly was ordained and served as an elder at New City Church for eleven years before becoming Lead Pastor, along with his wife Mona, in 2011. He is passionate about pastoring and equipping the people of God, as well as encouraging everyone to actively fulfill God’s purpose in their lives. He especially loves mentoring the next generation and serving as a spiritual father to many. He also has a great love for people beyond the walls of New City Church. He has served in homeless outreaches in downtown Atlanta for years and actively challenges NCC members to be the “hands and feet” of Jesus to everyone whom they encounter. His office is always open for members or pastors needing his encouragement and leadership.
He enjoys many activities including riding his Harley, playing tennis and opening his home for fellowship and counsel to his family and friends. His life mission is to love people as God would and help them fulfill their God-ordained mandate. He is a loving husband to his wife, Mona, and a father to his two adult children, Rachel and Erin.