Our Team

Shep Johnson

Senior Pastor

Joined Staff: April 1996

His Responsibilities: Preaching, Teaching, Administration, and Pastoral Care

His Salvation Story: I was saved while in the eighth grade because of the testimony of a God-fearing Christ-honoring Holy Spirit -led Sunday School teacher. God showed me my sin and His wonderful provision in Jesus Christ.

Family: Vivian is my wife, Joel Ray and Audrey Williams are my son-in-law and daughter. My son is Andrew Johnson and his wife is Ashley Scudiero Johnson. .


Office - 912.384.5598

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B.J. Holliday

Minister of Music and Worship/MISSIONS

Joined Staff: February 2007

His Responsibilities: Music Ministry, Media Ministry, and Missions Ministry

                                      Interim Administrative Pastor

His Salvation Story:

I walked the aisle of a baptist church when seven and was baptized though I really was saved at the age of 28, after I entered the ministry. Since that time I have had my fair share of struggles but Jesus has always been there to discipline me and love me back into a right relationship with Him. I can not imagine life without Jesus. He is the most incredible thing that has ever happened to me. I desire to bring Him glory and tell others about my Savior.

Family: Teresa (wife), Katie and Jonathon



Office: 912.384.5598

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Jonathan McDuffie

Student Minister

Joined Staff: November 2016

His Responsibilities: Student and College Ministry

His Salvation Story: I grew up in a loving, faithful, church-going family. I knew all the stories, could answer the questions, and thought that I knew Jesus. When I was eight years old, I realized that I was a sinner, I deserved punishment, and that Jesus died on the cross for my sins. I asked Christ to forgive me and made him my Lord and Savior. Since then, life has been a journey of learning to follow in obedience. 

Family: Shannon (wife), Cole & Luke




Diane Roberson

Preschool and Children's Director

Joined Staff: March 2009

Her Responsibilities: Preschool and Children's Ministry including Weekday Preschool, Sunday School, Discipleship and all Preschool and Children's Activities

Her Salvation Story: I was saved when I was 8 years old. My Mother led me to Christ in my bedroom at home. Since that time, I have had areas of life where I have tried to walk away from God and what He means to me. There have been times of rebellion where I thought the world had what I really needed in life. But God has been faithful to His word, that nothing can snatch me from His hand. I am so thankful that He does not give up on us! It is my desire to Glorify Him, follow His will and purpose for my life, and teach children who God is to them and what He can mean to them now and for the rest of their lives.

Family: God gave me a wonderful, understanding husband, Stacy, on December 31, 1991. We have 3 children, Erica, Molly and Gillis.


Office: 912.384.5598

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Kimberly lott

First Academy Director

Joined Staff: Became Director July 2017

Her Responsibilities:Provide leadership for First Academy.

Her Salvation Story: I was raised in the church and became saved at the young age of 11. It wasn't until I reached adulthood that my walk with Christ strengthened and flourished. As my family endured the word "cancer" in multiple reports with my dad, I was nothing less but shattered. God placed me in that valley to help me understand that nothing can be done in my human strength or with any earthly resources; but only through His strength. Through that season of my life, I grew closer to Christ and developed a passion for spreading God's Word and educating this generation through Him.

Family: Clay (husband) and Fisher (son)


Office: (912) 720-5961


Support Staff

  • Ministry Assistant

    Rhonda Saeed

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  • Financial Secretary

    Trish Payton

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  • Music Ministry Assistant

    Bari Sims

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  • Facilities Manager

    Arnie Bowers

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  • Custodian

    Aline Littleton

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  • Custodian

    Retha Brown

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