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Mona Kelly

Lead Pastor

Pastor Mona Kelly has been a member of New City Church for over 25 years and has served in many roles in the church, including her current role as Lead Pastor along with her husband, Gilbert. She is a beautiful example of a godly wife, amazing mother and faithful friend. She has the innate ability to make everyone feel as if they are her “best” friend. Pastor Mona has more than 30 years experience with The Coca-Cola Company in downtown Atlanta where she has concentrated her entire career on building the company’s biggest asset - it’s workforce. This same commitment to building people fuels Pastor Mona’s commitment to the members of New City Church as she helps them find their place in the kingdom of God. She excels at working with members to assist them in gaining clarity as they embrace God’s goals for their lives. She does this by utilizing her training as a coach. She also has a very focused passion for helping those who are breaking free from a past of human trafficking. She serves breakfast monthly and coaches teens who are rebuilding their lives. Beyond pastoring at New City Church, Pastor Mona loves tennis, travel, and having people in her home for a meal. She and her husband, Pastor Gilbert, have two adult daughters, Rachel and Erin.