signal crest united methodist church

Meet the Pastors


Rowland Buck

Lead Pastor

Rowland has been with Signal Crest since June of 2016.  He and his wife Sinda have two adult boys, Caleb and Christopher.  

When Rowland is not at Signal Crest, you can find him doting on his granddaughter Sauphia or attending an Atlanta Braves game.  

Rowland's favorite scripture is:

Matthew 11:28-30


Beth Sullivan

Associate Pastor, Director of Discipleship

Beth has been with Signal Crest since June of 2012.  She is a Chattanooga native and was a member of Hixson United Methodist Church growing up.  

Beth is an avid soccer fan (she still plays it when she has time).   When she is not playing soccer she enjoys cross-stitching and video games.  She is always up for a good burger and fries.

Beth's favorite scripture is:

 Psalm 4 


Bill Thornton

Associate Pastor, Director of Congregational Care

Bill has been in a pastoral role at Signal Crest since June of 2015 as he was licensed as a local pastor at that time.  However, Bill has been a long time member of Signal Crest. Bill and his wife Tracey have one adult daughter, Emily.  

During the day, you can find Bill working for Comcast.  In his spare time, he attends seminary classes at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta. 

Bill is also very involved in Walden's Ridge Emergency Services where he serves as the Board Chairman an EMT/Firefighter.   

Bill's favorite scripture is:

2 Corinthians 12:9