Leadership Team

Something Different Ministries was founded by Stacey and J.R. in January of 2014.

Stacey Atkins serves as the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Something Different Ministries. She received her MTS -Masters of Theological Studies –  from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas in May of 2012. Currently, she is completing a certification program in Spiritual Direction with Zeitgeist Atlanta and carries  the following responsibilities:

  • Course Development
  • Spiritual Guidance
  • Scriptural Research
  • Workshop Leader
  • Raising Financial Support

J.R. Atkins serves as President and Co-Founder of Something Different Ministries. He received his MBA – Masters of Business Administration – from the University of Phoenix, Dallas Campus in 2006. He completed his Masters of Divinity degree at Candler School of Theology, at Emory University in 2018 and is serving as Pastor at Hapeville First United Methodist Church in Hapeville, Georgia. He carries responsibility for the following areas:

  • Marketing & Communications
  • Spiritual Guidance
  • Market Research
  • Workshop Leader
  • Raising Financial Support

Stacey and J.R. met while they were both students at Texas A&M University. After not seeing each other for many years, they reunited in 2004 and were married in 2006. Over the years they have grown in their desire to serve God and minister to others. After much prayer and searching, and with counsel from Godly counselors, they launched Something Different Ministries.