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Ministerial Moves


Wayne Edwards began serving as interim pastor at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Lavonia on Sept. 18.


Steve Johnson accepted a call as full-time youth minister at Baptist Tabernacle in LaGrange. He began serving on Oct. 2.


Don McWhorter began serving as minister of education at Second Baptist Church in LaGrange in September. McWhorter has served the church as minister of music since 2003.

He will continue serving Second Baptist in both positions.


Toms Creek Baptist Church in Martin called Adam Parrot as youth and children's minister on Sept. 18.


Jeff S. Pate began serving as associate pastor/students at Hilton Terrace Baptist Church in Columbus on Oct. 1. Pate recently relocated to Columbus from New Orleans Seminary where he was working towards a master of divinity degree in Christian education.

He will seek to complete his degree through the North Georgia extension program of the seminary. Pate is joined by his wife, Michelle, and their son, Sean.


Mike Taylor was called as associate pastor for discipleship at Grove Level Baptist Church in Dalton and began his ministry Sept. 26.

He comes to the church from Northside Baptist Church in Tifton and is joined by his wife, Barbara.


Buddy Waldron recently accepted a call as part-time senior adult minister at Palmetto Baptist Church in Fairburn Association.