Our Staff

Matthew Armstrong


Matt and Stacey Armstrong are thankful to be in a church in their home town. Though both were born outside of Georgia, like many others, Atlanta has become their home. They have three beautiful children, Zoe (11) and Cameron (9), and Noah (5).

Before setting out to plant Village Church in 2010 Matt served as an assistant pastor at All Souls Fellowship in Decatur. It was during that time that he learned the importance of loving and serving a place and gained a deep affection for the east-side Atlanta neighborhoods. He and his family hope to grow old and raise their kids here. Matt is passionate about pastoring the church to love, serve, and benefit its neighborhood. 

He loves good food, dark beer, and deep conversation around the table. Stacey is a gifted musician, singer, and song-writer when she’s not making sure the kids don’t kill each other.


Abe Okie

Worship Director


Rachael Smith

Children's Ministry Director



Marla Randolph


Marla Randolph grew up in Dalton, GA. She has been married (twice) to her husband Steve, which means they are happily stuck with each other. They are parents to Katie and (son-in-law) Derrick, John and (daughter-in-law) Stephanie, and grandparents to Jack (5), Lucy (4), and Henry (1). With an earlier career in secondary education, Marla has been able to use her teaching and administrative skills in a variety of settings.  Village Church is the fourth church where she has been on staff, and she has worked at other strange and wonderful places, such as Covenant College and the Waffle House Corporate office. Marla enjoys a combination of administrative tasks, relational ministry, and collaboration. She loves being with friends and family, eating, swimming in the ocean, beating people at games, and playing with fire.