Executive Director, Charles H. Reynolds

Charles H. Reynolds accepted the Executive Director position for the New Work Foundation effective March 1, 2021. He graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama with a BA in Religion and Math and from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas with a MA in Religious Education. Since 1986, Charles has assisted churches in the areas of Capital Campaigns, New Construction, Operations and System Integration. He is married to Nancy; they have 2 Sons – Jonathan is married to Shannon with Malachi and Levi living in Pineville, Louisiana and Benjamin in Covington, Georgia. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Covington, Georgia.

Contact Information for Charles is: 318-286-1419 (Cell) and creynolds@newworkfoundation.com

When Charles’ wife (Nancy) learned that she had cancer for the fourth time, a decision had to be made regarding her medical treatment. After prayer and fasting, Charles and Nancy felt like they needed to trust God and step out in faith to come back to Northside Cancer Center in Atlanta. Charles resigned his position as Business Administrator at Nashville First Baptist Church, they sold their home in Nashville and moved back to Covington to live with their youngest son, Benjamin. 250 people committed to pray with Charles and Nancy through this faith journey. Using doctors along with chemo and radiation, God choose to eradicate the cancer in her lower right pelvic region. After the completion of the cancer treatments, God opened a job for Charles at the New Work Foundation and provided a home for them in the downtown Covington area. Charles and Nancy are a testimony to what happens when people join in prayer.

Charles is excited to partner with the New Work Foundation to provide resources for healthy church starts in the Stone Mountain Baptist Association. “I look forward to meeting you in the near future”, Reynolds said, “In the meantime, If I can be of service to you or your church in my areas of expertise, please feel free to give me a call.”

New Work Foundation Executive Committee Members

President, Dr. Eric Suddith

Vice President, Keith Shelton

Originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana, Keith Shelton joined Chick-fil-A in July of 1998 as a Staff Selection Consultant.  He was responsible for recruiting and selecting Corporate Staff persons before moving to Franchise Selection as a Consultant to help identify, recruit and select Chick-fil-A Owner/Operators. In July, 2005, after a successful tenure in the recruiting capacity, Keith pursued the drive to becoming a business Owner himself, and was selected to become and is currently the Operator for the North Druid Hills Drive Thru-Only location in Decatur, GA.  He serves as a Deacon at his home church of Truth Tabernacle of Praise. He previously served as a trustee of TToP for four years. For the last three years, he has served as VP of the Executive Committee for the New Work Foundation.

Keith is married to Veronica Rene and they are the proud parents of two wonderful adult children:  Alicia and Megan, as well as three grandchildren, Aubree, Malachi and Amir. 

Keith enjoys running his own business, serving in his church, hunting, fishing, reading, creative writing and cooking.  

Chief Financial Officer, William P. (Billy) Johnson

William P. (Billy) Johnson, a native Georgian for 79 years worked in the educational career field for 51 years.  Positions of service included science teacher, coach, school/system administrator, district superintendent, and state director for vocational technical education with Georgia Department of Education.  Later served as interim school superintendent in four school districts and as a consultant with the Georgia School Boards Association.

At the age of twelve, he accepted Christ as Lord and Savior.  In the kingdom work, he has served as teacher, deacon, and elder. In the Stone Mountain Baptist Association, service included advisory committees, planning/executive committees and is currently serving as secretary/treasurer of the New Work Foundation.  

Chuck Beckham, Heritage Hills

Larry McSwain – First Covington

Lawrence E. McSwain (Larry) is currently a member of the First Baptist Church of Covington where he teaches adult Sunday School, has served as an active deacon, and has been a member of various church committees. Larry was a founding member of Crossroads Baptist Church, a NWF sponsored church plant.

 Larry is a graduate of Auburn University and the Northeast Georgia Police Academy. He retired in 2001 from a 32-year career with the Wildlife Resources Division of GA DNR, where he worked as a fisheries biologist, region supervisor and ultimately as the Assistant Division Director. After retirement from DNR, Larry was employed as a government affairs and environmental compliance consultant for a local real estate development company.

Since his retirement from secular employment, Larry has been active in missions and church planting activities.  He has been on mission trips to Alaska, Guatemala, Honduras, Brazil, Dominican Republic and Zambia, Africa. Larry has been a New Work Foundation Trustee for about 15 years and currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee.

Larry is married to Luenett and has two adult children (Sean and Lisa) and seven grandchildren.