Rev. Jerry Speer - Pastor
Bachelor of Science, University of Alabama, 1974
Master of Divinity, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1977
Bro. Jerry has been our Pastor since June, 1981. He has served as a Vice-President of the Georgia Baptist Convention, President of the Georgia Baptist Preaching Conference and Chairman of the Georgia Baptist Executive Committee.
Life Verses: Proverbs 3:5-6
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."
Jake Wood - Music Minister
Bachelor of Arts in Music, Columbus State University, 2016
Master of Arts in Worship, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2019
Jake has been our music minsiter since Easter 2015. Jake grew up in Northside and felt God's call into ministry while serving in the capacity of interim music minister. Jake enjoys leading others in music that lifts up the name of Jesus and seeing others express their worship.
Life Verse: Colossians 3:17
"And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him."
JD Hardwick - Next Gen Minister
Continuing studies at Truett McConnell University with a Bachelor in Student Ministry.
JD grew up at Northside Baptist, but moved to Gentian Baptist in sixth grade, where his Father was head pastor. He has helped with many different camps and ministries, such as Merge kids camp. He can play instruments, has a heart for serving, but most importantly he leads students closer to Christ. God called JD into ministry in September of 2017.
Life Verse: Matthew 28:16-20
"Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them 'All Authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."