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Associational Reports 2013


Association Name


Vice Moderator


Highlights from Annual Meeting


Wayne Higgenbotham

Keith Brown

Mary Duncan



James Brown

Jeff Box

Don Malcom



Jerry Owens

Charlie DeLoach

Gail Griner, re-elected



Tim Samples

Wesley Morris

Ann Tatum, re-elected

Admitted new churches Greater New Fellowship, New Shiloh Missionary, Unity Worship Church, Bethel Baptist, and Lake Point Church. Recognized Pam Loy for work with SPLASH Bartow outreach.

Ben Hill-Irwin

Lloyd Stembridge

Rob Dowdle

Heidi Laroche

CrossPointe Church in Ocilla completed its year of Watchcare. Voted to continue meeting on Sunday evenings for fall fellowship.


Ben McFather, re-elected

Phil Thomas, re-elected

Jana Youmans, re-elected

Passed bylaws streamlining operations and created an administrative team.


Jerry Bishop

Michelle Bell, re-elected



Tony Morris, re-elected

Justin Richardson, re-elected

Larry Boswell, re-elected

Midway West Church admitted into the association. Honored Andrew McGukin for service as treasurer from 2000-13. Received 264 backpacks for Appalachia.


Rick Clark, re-elected

Chuck Smith, re-elected

Debbie Daugherty, re-elected

Recognized Cedar Hill Baptist Church and The Church at Catoosa as in the revitalization process and being renamed Heritage Pointe Baptist and Grace Point Church, respectively.


Garth Forster

Bob Wilson

Loraine Greathouse/Gail West

Adopted a new constitution and bylaws.


Scott Chewning

T.P. Bramlett

Cindy Lyle



Bobby Brown

Phil Carpenter

Gerald Orr

Oikos Church and The Connecting Point both admitted into the association.


Doyle Kelley

Terry Shores

Linda Green, re-elected


Colquitt County

Robert McCoy

Wayne Woods

Kim Hancock, re-elected

A slide show of WMU missions in local churches was presented in honor of National WMU’s 125th anniversary. A report presented updates to the missions center after property was donated from Emmanuel Baptist Church.


Buddy Lamb

Thomas Neville

Lisa Dawson, re-elected/Alton
Duncan, re-elected

Morningside Mission Church and Pace Korean Church admitted into the association.


Darrell Quinn

Allen Rea

Charles Davis



Chester Proctor

Robert Rosier

Wilma Jenkins, re-elected

Grace Truth Church in Claxton admitted under watchcare.

Dodge County

Cecil Barden, re-elected

Pat Ward, re-elected

Joy Quinones, re-elected



Ralph Story

Ed Smith

Dawn Hardie, re-elected

Recognized Dawn Hardie for more than 21 years of service as clerk. Passed largest budget. Plans made for 200th celebration in 2014.


Russell Collins

George Archer

Carmen Hopkins

Resolutions of appreciation passed for host church Hillcrest Baptist and Hawhammock Baptist for hosting the Saturday evening banquet.


Greg Purcell

Josh Herrington

Chris Porter

Announced new home for Ebenezer Hispanic Baptist in Cornelia. GBC Children’s Home testimony given by Bob Brightwell, GBCCH volunteer.


Brian Jones, re-elected

Janice Dinsmore, re-elected



Bobby Carpenter

Tim Rice

Sherry Forester, re-elected

Admitted Fayetteville First Baptist Church. Strategy Team Report presented by Jerry Cross was approved.

Flint River

Nelson Grist

Vicki Keirns

Admitted New Mercy Baptist Church, previously a mission church sponsored by New Salem Baptist. Voted to partner with Compassionate Services, Rushton’s Hope Mission, and Live the Word Jail Ministry.

Floyd County

Dale Levan

Dennis Conway

Mike Phillips



Michael Truitt

Jonathan Jenkins

Kay Hodge



Johnny Griffith, Jr.

Mark Woods

Turner Callaway, re-elected

Presented Johnny Griffith, Jr., with the James Robert Harris Ministerial Scholarship.


Paul Adams, re-elected

Terry Thrasher, re-elected

Guinn Williamson/Mark Young


Gordon Memorial

Ron Bankson

John Barber

Ann Dooley, re-elected

Voted to extend watchcare over True North Baptist Church for another year. Heritage Baptist Church applied for affiliation with the association.

Grady County

Chad Cooper, re-elected

Stan Godwin, re-elected

Alice McCorkle, re-elected

New Beginnings Church admitted to the association.

Great Atlanta Bapti Network

Aaron Menikoff

Shane Koehler

JoAnne Goetz, re-elected

Churches admitted: M28 Church, Logos Church, The Rock Atlanta, First Baptist Chattahoochee, Highview Church. Voted to change name officially from "Atlanta Association of Southern Baptist Churches."

Gwinnett Metro

Jim Crutchfield

Bob Royall

Beverly Hamilton

Admitted under watchcare: Shining Baptist Church in Suwannee and New Destiny Baptist Church in Duluth.


Michael Justus

Larry Ryals

Raymond Payne

Report given on completion of the Bailey House Project.


Todd Flannagan

Josh Bennett

Jessica Young, re-elected

Resolutions of appreciation for host church Woods Grove and speakers.


Al Butler

Michael Marcengill

James Sexton

Serenity Church admitted under watchcare.


Danny Orr, re-elected

Pete Martin, re-elected

Joey Wallace, re-elected

Castleberry Road Baptist Church joined the association.


James Spires

Bruce Howland

Brenda Lockerman

Resolution of appreciation for Steve Parr in encouraging support for the Cooperative Program. Resolution of appreciation to those who went on mission trips the past year. Approved combination of evangelism team and Acts 1:8 team.


Mike Timmerman

Randall Whitaker

Carol Gilmore/Jean Burkey

Passed resolution of appreciation to host church Marshall Baptist and others for the meal. Doctrinal message given by Randall Whitaker of Powell Baptist Church.


Raymond Steinkamp

Jeff Giddens

Judy Skinner



Gary Bulley, re-elected

Janice Dinsmore, re-elected



Calvin Holcomb

Randy Jackson

Sharon Hart/Wiley Beall



Roy Bainey

Terrell Dean


Little River

Tom Camp, re-elected

Tony Dixon, re-elected

Anne Taylor, re-elected

Recognized Talmadge Wilcox with a plaque and letters for 60 years of ministry as he retired from Kramer Baptist Church.

Lookout Valley

Alan Flowers

Johnny Wooten

Sarah Flowers, re-elected



Jason Jones

Reagan Marsh

Alisa Cooper, re-elected



Glenn Ford

Greg Love

Kathy Griffin, re-elected



Larry Harris

Roy Little

Caryn Robinson, re-elected

Continued sponsorship of ongoing work project at Brewton-Parker College.


Neal Smith

John Sheeley

Linda Moncrief, re-elected

Resolution of appreciation issued for host church Trinity Baptist.


Jamie Archer

Andy Allen

Nona Farmer/Annora Mallard

Charlie Cooper of First Sylvania preached the missions sermon and Bob Rogers of First Rincon brought the keynote message. Effingham Adventure Weekend was recognized as an outreach event that reached thousands with the Gospel.


Oscar Wisdom

Bobby Robinson

Richard Harris


Morgan County

Mike Pritchett, re-elected

Dennis Garner

Pam Kelly, re-elected

Chan Mitchell preached on discipleship. George Barnett preached on the Cooperative Program.


David McLendon, re-elected

Mike Campbell, re-elected

Martha Kreis, re-elected



David Drake

Jim Fulmer, re-elected

Martha Kreis, re-elected

Paul Mims preached on discipleship. George Barnett brought the Cooperative Program message.

Mt. Vernon

Jimmy Allen

Gary Stanford

Julia Josey



Lee Sass

Le Gibson

Dianne Fountain, re-elected

Redeemer Church of Madison admitted under watchcare. Tommy Fountain, Sr., resigned as missionary Nov. 15 to become the pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Monroe.

Murray County

George Ross

Andrew Bowen

Ted Welch, re-elected


New Sunbury

Greg Bentley

Mary Duncan



Perry Fowler

David Chauncey

Arlene Thornton/Mike Spring


North Georgia

Bret Yaeger

Scott Parrish

Ted Welch, re-elected

Welcome Hill Baptist Church reinstated to the association.

Northwest Georgia

David Brown

Jeff Daniels

Laura Gilbreath, re-elected

Adopted a new constitution.

Notla River

Tommy Jenkins

Bill Shakat

Judy Loper, re-elected

Resolutions of appreciation for host church Choestoe Baptist and speakers.

Ogeechee River

Storman Glass

Clint Sullens

Nancy Brisendine

Associational missionary Greg Abercrombie received a Certificate of Appreciation for being a 2012 "Missions Valued Proclaimer."


Sam Stack

Tim Hall

Kay Logsdon

Randy Mullinax preached on evangelism and George Robinson from Southeastern Seminary preached on discipleship.

Pine Mountain

Billy Allen

Lee Thompson

Sarah Culpepper, re-elected/
Jimmy Culpepper, re-elected



Joel Smith

Jason Hatchett

Debbie Ross, re-elected



Ronnie Barentine, re-elected

Todd Bishop, re-elected

Harriet Allen


Rabun County

Jason Smith

Teri Pate, re-elected



Danny Stubbs

Winford Huff

Kathy Bryant, re-elected

Report given on Level Grove Laotian Mission, Cornelia.
Passed resolutions of appreciation to Haynesville Baptist Church, which hosted the meeting, and of support for persecuted Christians.


Tom Jennings, re-elected

Janice Dinsmore, re-elected



Ray Wuerzer

Jeff Wells

Legacy Baptist Church admitted into the association. Calvary Bible Church and Iglesia Bautista Emanuel Church of Athens both admitted under watchcare.


Gary Johnson

Darrell Bailey

Tommy Pirtle

Welcomed new pastors Jonathan Tillman, Ardsley Park; Chad Eason, Meldrim; Daniel Norman, First Pooler; and Stephanie Carr, new director at Savannah Baptist Center.


Freddy Gardner

Bill Huffstuttler

Anne Smith, re-elected



John Jenkins

Michael Gibbs

Tami Phillips

Began second year of offering English as a Second language through the Baptist Ministry Center.

Southside Baptist Network

Stan Jordan

Dennis Watson

Jeff Lowe

Inaugural annual meeting featured speaker Jeff Struecker from “Black Hawk Down” engagement in Somalia. More than 1,000 in attendance.


Alfred Lands

Robert Henderson

Anneta Willis


Stone Mountain

Tyrone King

Stan Patterson

Pat McConnell, re-elected

Churches admitted into the association: Covington Bible Baptist, Extraordinary Church, Point of Grace Church, and The Rock Baptist. Celebrated 175th anniversary of the association.


Horace Keen, re-elected

David Martin, re-elected

Walton Senn, re-elected

Issued resolution of appreciation for host church Macedonia Baptist.

Tattnall Evans

Jim Rogers

Jerald Dorr, re-elected

Lawanda Shepard, re-elected



John Daughtry

Dan Jones

Brenda Clark


Thomas County

Ralph Fudge

Mitch Clements

Kristin Long, re-elected

Decided to begin meeting twice a year instead of three times. Now in the planning stages of planting a Hispanic ministry.


Doug Bingham

Terry Rainwater

Jane Gottshall, re-elected

Open Range Cowboy Church admitted into the association. Antioch Baptist Church admitted under watchcare.


Joe Poitevint

Nelson Burnett

Ronnie Morrell, re-elected

Resolution of appreciation for host church Pine Cliff Baptist.


Philip Blison

Ricky McFarlin, re-elected

Teresa Smith, re-elected

Passed resolutions of appreciation for the services to the association of the late George Woods and to host church, Poplar Springs Baptist. Recognized Teresa Smith for 15 years as administrative assistant.


Jeff Barker

Jonathan Perry

Richard Rogers, re-elected

Recognized clerk Richard Rogers for 30 years of service.


Wayne Boykin, re-elected

Robbie Peay, re-elected

Lee Graham, re-elected

Bridge Church of Nashville admitted into the association. VBA will send church planters to five cities in 2014-15 as part of the NAMB Send Cities movement. Allen Taylor, minister of education at First Woodstock, was the guest speaker.


Kenny Walker

Jimmy Casey

Carol Brookins, re-elected



Jimmy Dale Patterson

Brian Hosmer

Cynthia Wilson, re-elected


West Metro

Kenneth Hennesy

Jason Loudermilk

Dennis Cooke, re-elected

Eglise Chretienne de la Grace/Grace Christian Church admitted into the association. Recognized Ben Lang for serving three years as moderator.

White County

Mike Davis

Chris Anderson

Sandra McAfee

Resolutions of appreciation given to host church Center Baptist and speakers.