McKay is a husband, father, trail runner, hiker, writer, church planter and lead repenter for Creekstone Church in Dahlonega, GA, a college town in the mountains 60 miles north of downtown Atlanta.
• Bachelors in History and Literature from the University of Mississippi
• Masters and doctorate degrees from Covenant Theological Seminary
• Seventeen years of experience as an ordained pastor
• Equipped as a church planter by Perimeter Church and the North Georgia Church Planting Network
• Married for 20 years to Kristy, with three very cool children, ages 16, 14 and 8.
2 Corinthians 12:9 & Acts 20:24, But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly in my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me... I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace."
Tail running, hiking, history, tennis, ultimate frisbee, guitar, music, blogging, reading, and writing
"Originally from Memphis, TN, McKay Caston completed his high school education in Jackson, MS, before receiving a B.A. in History and Literature at the University of Mississippi, and graduated with both masters and doctorate degrees from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO. With seventeen years of experience in ordained, pastoral ministry, McKay served on several church staffs and as a lead pastor before joining Perimeter Church in the summer of 2007 as a Church Planter in Residence, and now as the church planter for Creekstone Church.
His wife, Kristy, is from just outside of Yazoo City, Mississippi, and is a licensed (but non-practicing) pharmacist. With interests ranging from home-making, to philosophy, to classical education, to interior design and hospitality, she enjoys teaching and deeply values time with friends.
Kristy and McKay were married June of 1992, and since, have added three children to their family, Ann Ferris (15), Schaeffer (13), and Sarah Wynn (7). They are committed to letting their brokenness, weakness and need be the channel through which God communicates his grace through them to others. This has not always been the case. For much of their lives, Kristy and McKay misinterpreted the gospel to be a form of moralism whereby God would accept and bless them based on their goodness (or at least if we were better than others). They lived like the Jews in Romans 10:3, “Being ignorant of the righteousness that comes from God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness.” By God’s grace, they are growing in their understanding of the substitutionary nature of the cross, of the imputation of Jesus’ righteousness, and of what it means to be a dearly loved, adopted child of God. These doctrines have become very precious to them, and now serve as the centerpiece of their life and ministry."