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Josh Linman


Josh Linman grew up in Orlando, Florida. He loves many things about the south including his alma mater (Florida State), Chick-fil-a, and, most of all, his North Carolina born wife, Laura. 


Josh and Laura have been married since 2015. They are passionate about sharing life and faith with other people. One of the ways they do this is as licensed foster parents. Josh and Laura love sharing meals with friends, exploring new places with their dogs Scout and Jovie, and visiting their extended family in western North Carolina. 


Josh is a graduate of Florida State University and Luther Seminary. Prior to serving as the Pastor/Mission Developer for the New Messiah, he was a pastor at Lutheran Church of Hope in Ankeny, Iowa and Christ the King Lutheran Church in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. Josh’s passion in life and ministry is to cultivate and multiply disciple-making communities that bring God’s love to the world.  You can follow him at www.joshlinman.com

Kyle Al-Sheikh Bynum

Music + Communications Director

Kyle moved to Atlanta from St. Simons Island three years ago and teaches piano, guitar, and voice at Community Music Centers of Atlanta in downtown Decatur. He has been involved in sacred music since he was a teenager, serving in Mainline Protestant congregations.


Kyle earned his Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media from Middle Georgia State University, and recently completed a post-bachelor's program in Sacred Music at Virginia Wesleyan University.


When not making music, he enjoys coffee-shop hopping, finding local concerts, and kayaking. He lives in Decatur with his daughter, Elizabeth, and husband, Aiman.

2020 Congregational Council

Harriet Barger
Gary Brinker, President
Tracy Brown
Betty Key
Tommy Lane
Karen McIntyre, Secretary
Lisa Turner
Beth Melendez, Treasurer, non-voting member

The Lutheran Church of the Messiah is becoming...

The Common Table

a new church community in Decatur

465 Clairemont Ave. 

Decatur, GA 30030

404-373 -1682

The Common Table is a mission congregation of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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