Matt Judd

Lead Pastor

Matt Judd (along with his wife Suzie and five other brave souls) founded Good News Church in November 1995. Matt is originally from St. Paul, MN where he was raised in a good Catholic family. Saved at the age of 19, he transferred to Oral Roberts University where he met Suzie and then moved to her hometown of Augusta after … Read More

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Suzie Judd

Teaching Pastor

Suzie Judd is from Augusta where she was raised as the only girl with four brothers. She met her husband Matt while studying Communications at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK and has enjoyed being married to him for more than 25 years. Suzie has ministered alongside Matt since the beginning of the church.  Together, they … Read More


Nate Barbour

Executive Pastor

Nate Barbour moved from Travelers Rest, SC to Augusta, GA to join the staff of Good News Church as Youth Pastor in the summer of 2002, following his graduation from North Greenville University with a BA in Christian Studies.  In December of 2002, he married his wife, Kristen.  They enjoy doing ministry together and spending … Read More

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Kristen Barbour

Care Pastor

Kristen Barbour came on staff as the Children's Ministry Director in the fall of 2007.  Having received her BA in Elementary Education, it was a perfect fit for her to use those skills to serve the kingdom of God through teaching and training our children to have a real relationship with Jesus.  After serving there for several … Read More


Rhonda Ball

Administrative Assistant

Rhonda is an excellent addition to our team at Good News Church.  She is married to Frank, who is retired from the Army and currently serving as a civilian contractor on Fort Gordon.  Growing up as a Pastor's Kid has given her a unique insight into how the church functions and she uses that insight to help us do things with … Read More


Terri Wiley

Children's Ministry Director

Terri has been serving in Children's Ministry for many years and is an excellent leader on Team Good News!  She is married to Matt and they have a daughter named Taryn.  She leads Hydroforce Junior and oversees all of our children from birth to 5th Grade.  With a great team of volunteers, Terri manages to ensure our children … Read More

Grayson Judd

Youth Ministry Director

Grayson Judd came on staff as the Youth Ministry Director at the beginning of 2016. Despite the recent change in title, Grayson has been faithfully attending Good News Church for his whole life. While at the church, he has served on a variety of teams--Hydroforce, Media, Cleaning, Resource Center, Altar Ministry, Overflow, … Read More