Dr. Don Hattaway was the Senior Pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church of Cartersville, Georgia, where he served for 17 years. He holds degrees from Brewton-Parker College (Bachelor of Music Education) and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry.) He is the former President, Vice-President, and Parliamentarian of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board. He has also served as trustee for Brewton-Parker College, Shorter University, and the Christian Index.
In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he enjoys speaking at various revivals, conferences, seminars, and churches though out the year.
Pastor Don has been preaching the gospel for 30 years and stands firm on teaching the inerrant and infallible Word of God. He is a true believer that God's Word changes lives. His ministry seeks to encourage and teach Christians in their daily walk with God and lead others to experience saving faith in Jesus Christ.
Joined Staff: January 2019
His Responsibilities: Preaching, Teaching, Administration, and Pastoral Care
His Salvation Story: Born to Ethridge and June Hattaway in Douglas, Georgia on April 27, 1964, I was the only son of four children. We lived in a modest country home where my mama’s chief concern was to take care of her husband and children. My daddy worked at Daniel’s Feed and Seed and tended the small farm that we called home. Ours was a loving Christian home where we had many happy times together.
Our entire week revolved around a little country church called New Harmony Grove Baptist. We faithfully attended Sunday mornings, Sunday evenings, and Wednesday night prayer meetings. My mama was the church pianist, and my daddy was the song leader.
My parent’s faith had a great impression on me. Through their Christian influence and the ministries of our church, I realized that I was a sinner in need of forgiveness. I learned that Christ was the sinless Savior who was crucified, died, and rose again that I might be saved. At age seven, I talked with my parents about becoming a Christian. After accepting Christ, I was baptized and began a journey of faith that has led me to where I am today.
Family: Sonia (wife), Nathan and Daniel (sons), and Anna Lane (daughter)
Contact: Office - 912.384.5598, Email Pastor Don