Who We Are

Contact our church office: (770) 887-5542 or email info@canvaschristian.org

Stan Percival, Lead Pastor

Hi, I'm Stan Percival. My wife, Janet, and I moved to Cumming in September, 2008. We have two daughters, Amy and Amber, who are out of the house but find their way back quite often.


Janet and I began our ministry in 1982 and had the privilege of starting a church as church planters in Naples, Florida, and relocating a church that had been in existence for 50 years in St. Petersburg, Florida, to another area in the city.


When I graduated from Lincoln Christian College, I prayed that God would use me in whatever way He saw fit. I have only one life on this earth, and I want to use it all for Him. I hope that you will come and visit us at Canvas. This church has a great deal to offer, and I am thankful to be a part of it.


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Heather Anderson, Worship Leader

My name is Heather Anderson and I am thrilled to be a part of Canvas Christian Church! I have a masters degree in music education and feel so honored to be able to use my musical gifts and talents to serve the Lord. My husband Jeremy and I have two boys; Noah who is 13, and Jacob who is 11. I look forward to worshipping with you!


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Jalen Gardner, Student Pastor

Hello everyone, my name is Jalen Gardner and I am from Butler, Ga. I am a college graduate of Point University with my BA in Humanities and Biblical Studies and am currently obtaining my MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. I am filled with joy knowing I have an opportunity to serve you all in whatever capacity arises. Please feel free to contact me if you ever need anything!


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Herani Argoe, Childrens Director

My name is Herani Argoe and I am from Stone Mountain, Ga. I am a graduate of Point University where I studied Counseling and Human services with a Biblical Studies minor. My goal in life to show people from all walks of life that they are accepted and wanted, all while loving them like Jesus did.


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Karen Reeves, Nursery Director

Hi, my name is Karen Reeves and I'm excited about becoming part of the Canvas family in a new and bigger role as Nursery Director. My family has been actively involved with the nursery for 15 years and we have been blessed with 3 very different children. My ultimate goal is to help every child feel a welcoming love and to be involved with parents growing children God's way.


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Mike Chaet, Technical Director

My name is Mike Chaet. I received my education in Fort Collins, Colorado then moved to the Georgia area. I have a wonderful family that I spend most of my time with when I am not working as a musician. My professional background includes fifteen years of experience in audio engineering and I own a sound company in the North Georgia mountains. My passion for audio production and my faith have contributed to my position as Technical Director at Canvas Christian Church. 

Melissa Barnett, Business Administrator

Hello, my name is Melissa Barnett and I am delighted to serve as your Business Administrator here at Canvas Christian Church. Prior to coming on board, I earned a bachelor's degree in Christian Ministry (Leavell College of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary), a master's degree in Accounting (Liberty University), and accounting experience from CPA firms, a local builder, and a local nonprofit ministry. 


My husband's name is Jay and we have 3 boys: Justin (25), Payton (18), and Ian (15). As a family, we love to participate in ministry, sports, and any outdoor adventures. Personally, my heart song is serving our glorious God with the gifts, talents, and

experiences He has so generously entrusted to me; therefore, serving here at

Canvas Christian Church is both an honor and a privilege. Thank you and I look forward to working with you all.


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Mandy Thompson, Online Ministry Coordinator

My name is Mandy Thompson. I am a full time Early Childhood Education student at the University of North Georgia. I have attended Canvas Christian Church since I was a young girl, and was baptized at First Christian Church. I am thankful to now have the opportunity to serve my church and community as Canvas's Online Ministry Coordinator, working with the church website and social media. 


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