ACMin Leadership Staff

Marcia Wilbur - President

A founding Trustee of the Athens College of Ministry, Marcia currently serves as the head of the college.  She holds an A.B. from the University of Michigan, an M.A.C.T. from Michigan State University in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in Education.  During her career in education, she spent 25 years as an instructional leader in secondary and post-secondary settings and leading workshops and seminars across the country on topics related to instructional pedagogy.  More recently she worked for 8 years as the Executive Director of Curriculum Development for the College Board's Advanced Placement Program. God called Marcia, her husband Rick, and their 4 children to Athens in 1999.  He then called Marcia and the inaugural Board of Trustees to begin laying the foundations for ACMin in 2009.  Marcia is passionate about teaching all believers how to live completely and obediently surrendered to Christ, how to develop a closer relationship with the Lord through effective prayer and Bible study, and how each of us is called to use our God-given gifts purposefully for the advancement and glory of His kingdom through prayer, worship, and service. Email Marcia at

Raymond Morris - Chief Academic Officer

Raymond holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mercer University, a Master of Divinity (with Religious Education) from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Education also from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been the Executive Director of the Commerce Center for Christian Education since its inception in1984. During those years he directed and taught in the Center’s release-time ministry for ten years and its k-12 Christian school for more than twenty-three years. He is married to Mollie and has four grown children and six grandchildren. Email Ray at

Deborah K. Huckaby - Chairman Christian Ministry Program 

Deborah “Debbie” Huckaby has been a leader of “new beginnings” for decades in the fields of healthcare, business and ministry. She earned her nursing degree from South Georgia College, and a Bachelors and a Masters of Business Administration from Brenau University. Following a call to the ministry, Debbie earned a Masters of Theology from Wheaton College and a Masters of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary. Debbie is also a Faith Community Nurse with additional education as a Faith Community Nurse Coordinator and Foundations Course Faculty. Additionally, Debbie is an ordained Wesleyan Pastor, currently serving as the Assistant District Superintendent and Clergy Care Director for the South Coastal District of The Wesleyan Church. She is a wife, mother and grandmother to four and when she can find the time, Debbie loves to walk, ride bicycles and knit. Email Debbie at

Paul Cooke - Director of Student Affairs

Paul comes to us after more than 20 years of vocational pastoral ministry and church planting.  He holds a B.S.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Central Florida as well as a M. Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary.  After college Paul played professional golf, instructed, and performed clinics.  Paul has since pastored in three different churches working with youth, small groups, counseling, leadership, teaching and preaching.  Most recently he relocated and planted City Church here in Athens in 2001 and pastored there until recently joining the Athens College of Ministry staff and faculty.  Paul loves the Savior, loves people, loves the local church, loves Athens and longs to see God’s glory displayed in the people, pastors, churches and city of Athens.  Paul oversees and cares for the students and the student community, develops relationships into the church community, and instructs.  He is married for some 31 years to his best friend and love of his life Darby, has five incredible children, a dog, chickens and lives in Watkinsville.  Email Paul at

Cindy Mackey - Director, Prayer Ministry Center

Cindy Mackey volunteers as ACMin's Prayer Ministry Director. Cindy competed on the LPGA Tour from 1983 to 1995 and was an LPGA winner in 1986! She was commissioned as a Prayer Minister in 2002 after signifiant training through St. James United Methodist Church in Athens .In 2004, having completed additional Prayer Ministry training, Cindy founded Hope Abounds Ministry. Established “for setting the captives free” as its primary focus, Hope Abounds Ministry expanded from Prayer Ministry to include individual discipleship, teaching small group Bible studies, and leading corporate prayer and worship gatherings. A gifted Bible teacher, Cindy is a member of the Women's Ministry Advisory Team at her church, Grace Fellowship, in Watkinsville. Cindy also holds a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies from Christian Leadership University. Cindy and her husband, Tim, reside in Bogart with their two children. Email Cindy at

Martha Kimbrell - Accounting Manager

Martha's brings to our team a vast expertise in accounting practice, second only to her love for the Lord and His Word! Having worked for years as a CPA, Martha now works as an independent contractor for a number of clients in the greater Athens area managing their accounting, payroll, and tax reporting needs.  Martha also has tremendous training and experience with prayer and prayer ministry and loves to teach others about the deep things in God's Word. Martha is a valuable asset to the ACMin Leadership Team!

Diane Gomes - Library Specialist

Diane holds a Master of Arts in Library & Information Science from the University of South Florida. She has managed library collections for Georgia Gwinnett College, Lanier Technical College, Brenau University, and Valdosta State University (VSU).  At VSU she oversay a small navel library located on Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base on the Georgia coast near St. Mary’s. The site housed a dual collection of navy and VSU books, a computer research lab, classrooms, and was the center for student activities and special events. Diane is also a leader at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Athens. 

Katie Braden - Administrative Assistant

Katie comes to us after 10 years in the Oconee County public school system and 2 years as an ordained Children's Pastor in Texas. Katie holds her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from Erskine College. Additionally, she holds a Master's degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education and a Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Piedmont College. Katie has a heart for full time ministry and currently volunteers with the babies at Athens Church. Email Katie at

Pam Brown - Director of Lifelong Ministry

Pam heads up ACMin's conferences and non-degree seminars and workshops. She began her work career as an administrative assistant/paralegal in the field of real estate, corporate and family law.   For the past 20 years she has worked an Administrative Manager in the Department of Crop & Soil Sciences at the University of Georgia. Additionally, Pam is a certified RTF issue-focused prayer minister and serves at St. James United Methodist Church. She is also the prayer coordinator for True Identity Ministries.Email Pam at: