About the Living Room

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Our Why

We’re your home away from home.

College can be an isolating experience. It’s possible to be surrounded by people and still lonely.

There aren’t many places where you can experience meaningful community and have honest conversation about the deeper issues of life.

The Living Room exists to be a home away from home for college students—a place to belong.

We’re the college ministry of Buckhead Church. Our mission is to lead students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.


The Meeting

Here’s what happens every week.

  • We share dinner. It’s free and there’s no better way to connect with others than over a meal.

  • We worship. Through music and song, we express our love for God. Whatever you believe or don’t believe it’s an incredible atmosphere.

  • We listen to a message. Each talk is practical, challenging, and deals with a topic we face in everyday life.

  • We discuss what we’re learning in small groups.

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Our Team

Matt Noblitt


Director of The Living Room at Buckhead Church

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Matt has a passion to help students discover what it looks like to live for what matters most. He earned his degree in Religion at Liberty University. Matt and his wife, Ann, have a daughter named Willow, and you can often find them watching sports or checking out the best restaurants in town. Feel free to contact him.

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Lynsey Thomas


Director of Female Groups

Lynsey grew up in Dalton, Georgia, before attending Kennesaw State University. During her time at KSU, she was an intern for a college ministry in the Marietta area. She has a passion for reaching college students and walking with them as they navigate some of their biggest life transitions. Lynsey and her husband, Conor, love traveling, being outside, trying new things, and watching The Office on repeat.

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Payton Murphy


College Coordinator

Payton is a Birmingham, Alabama native, where she graduated from Homewood High School and Birmingham-Southern College. While at Birmingham-Southern, Payton was involved with RUF (Reformed University Fellowship). Since college graduation, she has worked with college students across the country through various universities' student life programs. Payton and her husband, Josh, along with their cat Clayton, have lived in Atlanta for the past 2+ years, and they love traveling, being with family and friends, and hiking. If you aren't scared off by her being an Alabama football fan or a cat lady, feel free to contact her!

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