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Rev. James Sapp, Senior Minister

Reverend James Sapp was born and raised in Jesup, Ga. where his family owned the local bakery.  After graduating high school, James attended the Georgia Institute of Technology  where he majored in Industrial Systems Engineering.  He was hired after graduation by Reynolds Metals in Louisville, Ky.  After a few years there James was hired by Frito Lay and worked in Dallas, Texas. He worked for them for 3 years before he decided to go back to school.  James attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and worked for First Baptist of Grand Prairie as a Young Adult Minister, while finishing his masters.   After graduating, James pastored at Granbury Baptist for 6 years.    James then moved back to Georgia where he has spent the last 23 years serving in the South Georgia Conference.  James has served at Langston UMC, Sparks UMC, Blackshear UMC, Avalon UMC, Dawson UMC, Bemiss UMC, Camilla UMC, and Wilmington Island UMC. 

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Jeannete Dixon

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Bob Dixon

Bob Dixon

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Chris Goff

Chris Goff

Director of Outreach & Discipleship
Pam Goff

Pam Goff

Director of Young Learners’ Academy
Laurie Gunter

Laurie Gunter

Director of Children’s Ministries
Lisa Knapp

Lisa Knapp

Nursery Director
Chris McClelland

Chris McClelland

Custodian
Brian Morgan

Brian Morgan

Director of Contemporary Worship Arts
Heidi Pelkey

Heidi Pelkey

Director of Traditional Worship Arts
Rev. Jim Smith

Ron Sharp

Custodian
Peggy Taylor

Peggy Taylor

Financial Secretary
Steven Turner

Steven Turner

Organist
Barbara Waits

Barbara Waits

Church Hostess
Floyd White

Floyd White

Church Administrator
Jacob Williams

Jacob Williams

Lead Custodian