God is adamantly opposed to anything that obstructs people from getting to know Him. Stonecrest leadership strives to follow the examples and processes Jesus designed for His church. God is the head of our Church and our leaders are servants to his people.
Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church...
Dr. Richard L Barclay
Richard L. Barclay planted the Stonecrest Church of Christ where he serves as senior minister. Richard has also served as minister of congregations in Georgia, Texas, Massachusetts, and California, led a radio ministry and TV program, and preached in South Africa and Ethiopia in his 30+ years of service to God. Barclay is a highly sought after keynote speaker at church lectureships across the country, and has led gospel meetings in more than 40 states.
A long-time supporter of Christian education, Barclay was named director of the Southwestern Christian College Lectureship in 2017. Also he has established an endowment to help support young men and women to pursue higher Christian education. When he’s not in pulpit or ministering to people to the people of God, he enjoys reading books and playing golf.
Richard is married to Shirley Brooks Barclay, a former educator and counselor. The couple have two adult sons, Christopher and Reginald Barclay (Monique).
Kris Ballou takes ministering to youth very seriously and believes God’s purpose for his life is to help young souls develop in their Christianity. Minister Barclay believes, “Kris Ballou is an outstanding, conscientious, and dedicated young adult who loves and sacrifices greatly for the youth of the Stonecrest Church. His enthusiasm is contagious and encouraging.”
Kris was baptized at Hillcrest Church of Christ, Decatur, Georgia on August 14, 2005, two days before his 13th birthday. A native of Georgia and a graduate of Savannah State, Kris has a master’s degree in biomedical research from Morehouse School of Medicine. In his spare time, Kris enjoys running and working with STEM programs to teach science to students.
Anthony is passionate about sharing the Word of God. He's been a member of the body of Christ for 39 years and is a Minister of the Gospel. He's married to Kellee Raheem and they have 2 children.
Rickie is owner of R. C. Financial Services LLC. He’s been a member of body of Christ since 1976 and loves teaching, serving, worship, and singing. He’s been married to Melissa W. for 19 years and has 4 children, Amaris, Amari, Ryan and Caleb Clements. When Rickie is not serving in the church he is working with kids and is very activity in the community. On the job he is a RPRT in the tax industry.
Raymon is retired from the United States Army with rank of lieutenant colonel. Raymon has served as Vice President for Morehouse College and Grambling State University and is passionate about educating young people. He’s married to Urenna’ and has a blended family of nine children.
Dale is passionate about serving people. He’s been a member of the body of Christ for 14 years and works as a Chief Deputy in law enforcement. He’s married to Sabrina and has 2 children Devon and Arrielle. When Dale is not serving in the church or on his job he enjoys cruising.
Isacque loves serving God and others. He was baptized into the body of Christ in 1995 and has been a member of the church for over 20 years. He’s married to Shona his wife of 23 years. They have two children, Sean and Isley. Isacque is a Parts Specialist Manager for Osprey Corporation. Isacque enjoys reading, tinkering with gadgets, and spending time with his family.
Tony is passionate about teaching and acting. He has been a member of the body of Christ for 32 years and works as a mobile barber and chess coach. Tony coordinates the Order of Worship. He and his wife, Alicia of 27 years lead a ministry for new coverts to Christ. They have two adult sons, Malcolm and Justice.
Harrell Thomas Sr.
Harrell is an Engineer and currently functioning as the Church Administrator. He's been a member of the body since 2001 and loves teaching, serving and worship. He's been married to Belinda for 31 years and they have two sons, Harrell Jr. and Tre'.
Anthony is a Clinical Social worker for the Atlanta Veterans Administration and heads the Marriage ministry for Stonecrest. He’s been a member of body of Christ since 1987 and loves teaching, serving, worship and singing. He’s been married to Sheri for 34 years and has two adult children.
Gregory is employed with the City of Decatur as the Active Living Director and heads the Benevolence Committee and Photography Committee for Stonecrest. He has been a member of the body of Christ since June 1, 1997 and loves serving, community outreach and documenting events via photography/social media. Greg has been married to Joniese for 26 years and has three children- Noah, Jordyn and Jewel.