GEORGIA STATE CHAPTER

The Georgia State Chapter is the first state affiliate of the national Conservative Baptist Network formed in February 2020 to bring positive, biblical solutions that strengthen the SBC in an effort to fulfill the Great Commission and influence culture. The endorsers include 10 current and past Georgia Baptist Convention presidents and nine GBC officers and other leaders.

GEORGIA STATE LEADERSHIP

Derek Berry


fourth Vice President of the Georgia Baptist Convention

Derek Berry is fourth vice president of the GBC and pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Hiram.

Javier Chavez


second Vice President of the Georgia Baptist Convention

Javier Chavez is second vice president of the GBC. He is pastor of Amistad Cristiana Internacional of Gainesville and has served on the SBC Committee on Committees.

Tony Dickerson


past president of the Georgia Baptist Convention

Tony Dickerson is a former GBC president, has pastored Pinehurst Baptist Church of Columbus for more than 47 years, and has served in many other denominational capacities.

Robby Foster


president of the Georgia Baptist Convention

Robby Foster is the current president of the GBC and serves as pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Valdosta.

Tommy Fountain, Sr.


Chairman of the Georgia Baptist Convention Executive Committee

Tommy Fountain, Sr., is chairman of the GBC Executive Committee. He has served as a pastor, evangelist, and associational missionary, and is currently pastor of 1025 Church in Monroe.

Micah Hamrick


State Coordinator for the Georgia State Chapter of the Conservative Baptist Network

Micah Hamrick is executive pastor at First Baptist Church in Villa Rica and has agreed to volunteer as the state coordinator for the new Georgia State Chapter. Hamrick says the endorsement by so many key leaders in Georgia Baptist life is a sign of the state’s commitment to the principles of the new network.

Gerald Harris


past president of the Georgia Baptist Convention & Fmr. editor of the Christian Index

Gerald Harris is a past GBC president and the former editor of The Christian Index. He has served as chairman of the SBC Resolutions Committee.

Don Hattaway


past president of the Georgia Baptist Convention

Don Hattaway is a former GBC president and serves as pastor of First Baptist Church in Douglas. A graduate of Brewton-Parker and a two-time graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Dr. Hattaway has served in numerous capacities including chairing the board of trustees at both Shorter University and Brewton-Parker College.

Danny Henson


Recording Secretary of the Georgia Baptist Convention

Danny Henson for many years has served as the GBC’s highly-respected recording secretary. He has recently retired as pastor of New Liberty Baptist Church in Ringgold.

Darey Kittle


Assistant recording secretary of the Georgia baptist convention

Darey Kittle serves Georgia Baptists as assistant recording secretary and as associational missions strategist for the 68 churches of the Conasauga Baptist Association. He has been pastor of Salem Baptist Church in Dalton for 25 years.

Bill Ricketts


past president of the Georgia Baptist Convention

Bill Ricketts is a past GBC president, and he retired as pastor of Prince Avenue Baptist Church in Athens after 43 years. He has served as a member of the SBC Executive Committee, and, as a trustee of the IMB, was a member of its most recent presidential search team.

Wayne Robertson


past president of the Georgia Baptist Convention

Wayne Robertson is a past GBC president and serves as pastor of Morningside Baptist in Valdosta. He has held numerous leadership positions including two terms on the SBC Executive Committee.

Josh Saefkow


Vice Chairman of the Georgia Baptist Convention Executive Committee

Josh Saefkow is vice chairman of the GBC Executive Committee.  He is the pastor of Flat Creek Baptist Church in Fayetteville and also serves as the GBC’s first vice president.

Barry Snapp


Chairman of the Georgia Baptist Convention Administration Committee

Barry Snapp serves as chairman of the GBC Administration Committee, which is the executive board of the Executive Committee. He is pastor of Victory Baptist Church in Rockmart.

Dan Spencer


past president of the Georgia Baptist Convention

Dan Spencer served as president of the GBC while pastoring First Baptist Church of Thomasville. He is currently pastor of First Baptist Church in Sevierville, Tenn.

Mike Stone


Immediate Past President of the Georgia Baptist Convention & Immediate Past Chairman of the SBC Executive Committee

Mike Stone is the immediate past president of the GBC and pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear. He is the immediate past chairman of the SBC Executive Committee and has served on the SBC Resolutions Committee.

Tom Vann


assistant recording secretary of the Georgia baptist convention

Tom Vann is a GBC officer, serving as assistant recording secretary. He has served Georgia Baptists in numerous positions and is pastor of Rentz Baptist Church.

John Waters


past president of the Georgia Baptist Convention & current SBC international mission board trustee

John Waters is a former GBC president and has served 15 years as pastor of First Baptist Church in Statesboro. He currently serves as a trustee of the SBC International Mission Board (IMB). John has also served as a vice president for Brewton-Parker College.

John Yarbrough


Past President of the Georgia Baptist Convention

John Yarbrough is a past GBC president. He has served in numerous capacities across associational, state, and national convention levels, including the SBC Executive Committee, and chaired the Implementation Taskforce for the SBC “Covenant for a New Century.”

Nineteen Georgia Baptist leaders, including 10 GBC state presidents, announce first-in-nation Conservative Baptist Network state chapter

Atlanta, Ga. – A large group of trusted Georgia Baptist leaders today announce the formation of the Georgia chapter of the Conservative Baptist Network. This is the first state affiliate of the national network formed in February of this year to bring positive, biblical solutions that strengthen the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in an effort to fulfill the Great Commission and influence culture. 

The endorsers include 10 current and past Georgia Baptist Convention (GBC) presidents and nine GBC officers and other leaders.