As of July 1, 2020, Dr. Joe McKechnie is the Senior Pastor at Mountain View, and his family and he are so blessed to be a part of this vibrant and dynamic church!
Joe grew up in Cobb County before heading to the University of Georgia, where he graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. He spent several years as a television sportscaster before following God’s call into full-time ministry. Joe attended Asbury Theological Seminary and later earned his Doctorate from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas.
After seminary, Joe planted a church (Arbor Pointe Church) near Athens, Georgia. After 8 years he was appointed to Sixes United Methodist Church in Canton. Joe most recently served at Roswell United Methodist Church, where he was the Lead Pastor for Chapel Roswell, a diverse congregation aimed at young adults and families.
Joe feels honored to have a “front-row seat” to what God is doing in the lives and hearts of so many people. He has a passion for helping people identify and live out their “God DNA.”
Joe has been married to Catherine for 15 years. She is a counselor at Sixes Elementary School in Canton. They have two children - David, a 13-year-old eighth grader, and Grace Ann, a 10-year-old fifth grader. David plays baseball on a travel team (he’s a left-handed pitcher) and basketball. Grace Ann plays softball at Sandy Plains. She also loves animals and loves to read. The McKechnie family has one more member – Sadie, a six-year-old dog they adopted from the Humane Society last September. When not on the baseball or softball fields, the McKechnie’s love college football, and they can be found playing family football games in their front yard or family basketball games in their driveway.