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W. Ray Pennell

Senior Pastor

Ray Pennell was called as the Senior Pastor on May 11, 2014. He began serving as interim pastor in 2013. His favorite hobbies are golf and gardening. In Heaven, the first person Ray wants to see, besides the Lord, is his mother.

 

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Favorite food: Snickers
Favorite sports team: Carolina Panthers
Favorite song: “My Tribute”
Favorite Bible verse: Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
Birthday: January 17

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Jimmy Meek

Board of Deacons

Jimmy’s favorite hobby is fishing. In the future, he plans to visit Italy and Jerusalem and do mission work overseas. In Heaven, the first person Jimmy wants to see, besides the Lord, is Mary.

 

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Favorite food: Fish
Favorite sport: NASCAR
Favorite song: “Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone”
Favorite Bible verse: Matthew 25:40, “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’”
Birthday: September 6

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Mike Sukhram

Board of Deacons

Mike’s favorite hobby is cutting wood. In Heaven, the first person Mike wants to see, besides the Lord, is Rabun Talley.

 

 

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Favorite food: Curry and roti
Favorite sports team: Stewart Hoss Racing
Favorite song: Anything Reggae
Favorite Bible verse: John 14:1-4, “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions, if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.”
Birthday: February 17

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Alan Flowers

Board of Deacons

Alan's favorite hobby involves musical instruments.  The first person he wants to see when he gets to heaven is Moses.

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Favorite food:  chicken & dumplings

Favorite sport:  bowling

Favorite song:  How Great Thou Art

Favorite Bible verse:  Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”

Birthday:  October 18

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Dale Nichols

Board of Deacons

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Don Brittian

Board of Deacons

Don's favorite hobby is salt water fishing.  The first person he wants to see when he gets to heaven is Jesus.

 

 

 

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Favorite Food:  cakes and pies

Favorite sport:  fishing

Favorite song:  When the roll is called up yonder

Favorite Bible verse:  John 3:16

Birthday: August 29

 

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Ken Hinkle

Board of Deacons

Ken's favorite sport is fishing.  On his bucket list is to catch a 10-pound bass.  The first person he wants to see when he get's to heaven is his mother.  She died before he was old enough to see her.

 

 

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Favorite food:  Hamburger Steak

Favorite sport:  Fishing

Favorite song:  Shall We Gather at the River

Favorite Bible verse:  John 3:16  "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

Birthday:  February 12

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Tammy Matlba

Children's Ministry Coordinator

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Ann Woodring

Secretary

Ann’s favorite hobbies are crocheting and crafting. In Heaven, the first people she wants to see, besides the Lord, is her mother and her grandfather.

 

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Favorite food: French fries
Favorite sports team: Duke
Favorite song: “Jesus Loves Me”
Favorite Bible verse: John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
Birthday: April 8

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Rabun Talley

Custodian

Rabun’s favorite hobby is motorcycle riding. In Heaven, the first person Talley wants to see, besides the Lord, is his father.

 

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Favorite food: Gravy Biscuit
Favorite sports team: Hendrix Motorsports
Favorite song: “Go Rest High on that Mountain”
Favorite Bible verse: John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
Birthday: February 28