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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."

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JD Hardwick - Next Gen Minister

Continuing studies at Truett McConnell University with a bachelors degree in Religious studies with focus in Evangelism.

JD was brought on staff in July of 2020. 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."