Executive Assistant

I grew up with my parents and sister in Smyrna, GA. My dad was a Church of God minister, and he and my mom pastored a church in Winston, GA. When I was 12, my dad felt led to resign the church and take our family to Mount Paran Church of God in Atlanta. God had a plan as this is where I met my husband, Ricky.

I started working at Mount Paran North in February of 1994 as the church receptionist. I then became the Senior Pastor’s administrative assistant. In August 2017, Dr. Kirk Walters was appointed Senior Pastor at Mount Paran North and I became his executive assistant.

God has richly blessed Ricky and me over the years. We have two wonderful children, Chad and Carleigh, a lovely daughter-in-law, Ana, and a remarkable son-in-law, Mike. We have eight precious grandchildren, Peyton, Carl, Katy, Michael, Julia, Lucy, Asher and Jolene. And as a bonus, I have the most amazing German Shorthaired Pointer, Callie. I cannot thank God enough!

Krista McCook


Playing with my grandchildren, going shopping with my daughter, working on projects around the house with Ricky, cooking, riding bikes, watching football, listening to music, hanging out with my dog Callie, and going to the beach with my children and grandchildren.


Streams in the Desert (Cowman/Reimann), Battlefield of the Mind (Meyer), The Armor of God (Shirer)


I owned and rode a motorcycle and was a licensed nail technician.

“And He shall be a sanctuary—a sacred and indestructible asylum [to those who reverently fear and trust in Him] …”

— Isaiah 8:14 Amplified