Faith Baptist has a group of spiritual men, elected by the church, to serve in the role of a Deacon. The biblical qualifications for a deacon are taken from the following scripture references.


1 Timothy 3:8-13 (KJV)


8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.

10 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.

11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.

13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.


Our deacons can be contacted by calling our church office at

706-884-3100 or via email at

Active Deacons

These men are currently serving as Deacons at Faith... 

  • Rich Pike - Chairman Of Deacons

    Rich was saved on January 6, 1991 and married his wife Lisa on July 17 1993.  They have two daughters, Leslie Pike Carrier and Lindsey Pike.  Rich and his wife  joined Faith Baptist Church in 1999 . Rich has been teaching Sunday school and preaching since 1991.  Rich has coordinated and been on 23 mission trips with more coming SOON.

  • Johnny (JB) Brown, Jr.

    JB was raised in church and accepted Christ when he was about 12 years old.  JB and his wife joined Faith Baptist Church in March, 1995.  He became a Deacon in April 2014 and serves as a Counselor at Faith. He also teaches marriage enrichment courses in Faith's Marriage Matters Ministry. 

  • Andrew Gaddy

    Andrew was saved on November 21,1999 at Mountville Baptist Church. Andrew began attending Faith while in high school and joined the church in 2008.   Andrew was ordained as a Deacon at Faith on November 19, 2017.  Andrew is married and has two small children.  

  • Brian Hutchins

    I was born in LaGrange in 1992 and I've been attending Faith every time the doors are open ever since. It was through the ministries of Faith that I learned about Jesus and his love for me at a young age. I have grown both physically and spiritually through the youth and adult ministries here at Faith. The Lord has blessed me with a wonderful wife named Andrea. Together we serve in many of the amazing ministries here that have impacted my life and I count that a great privilege to sow back into those. It is a great honor to serve as a Deacon here at Faith. I'm thankful for the opportunity to serve our wonderful Savior and amazed he allows me to do it here at Faith! 

  • Paul Hutchins

    Paul has been a member of Faith Baptist since 1980. He was gloriously saved at the young age of 12 thanks to parents who raised him in a Godly home and environment. Married 30 years to his wonderful wife Mandi with two children... Brian and LeslieAnn.  He has been blessed with 2 Grandchildren... Mason and Rose. Honored and Privileged to serve here at Faith!

  • Gary Johnson, Sr.

    Gary says he was taken to worship services at Mountain-Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Hamilton, GA at an early age. He says that the sounds of an upright piano and the joyful voices of the gospel choir still stir his soul. He was saved while attending Greenwood Baptist Church, Valley AL in 2004. He has continued in the Lord’s way for the past seven years here at Faith Baptist Church. He has served on the Missions Board for over six years and was ordained as a Deacon in 2017. Simply put, Gary's ministry is: Service to God and to humanity in accordance with 2 Corinthians 1:4. Gary's prayer for Faith Baptist is for strong spiritual growth through prayer and service in Christ Jesus.

  • Randy Little

    Randy was born again during a revival he attended at Sunnyside Baptist Church (LaGrange, Ga.) while in high school.  Randy and his wife Jeannette are charter members of Faith Baptist where Randy has served as Deacon for over twenty years.  They have two sons and two granddaughters.  Randy says, "I am just a pilgrim passing through this land looking to Jesus for direction in my life, daily.  Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world."

  • Howard Martin

    Howard was saved and baptized in February 1971 at Oakside Baptist Church in LaGrange Georgia where he attended for 34 years.  Howard became a member of Faith Baptist in September, 2000. Howard became a Deacon on April 6, 2014.  Howard has been married to Sharee for 43 years, and they have  three children, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 

  • John Mc Daniel

    John was saved on June 19, 1960 at the age of 13.  John is married to his wife of 51 years, Ilona.  They have one daughter, one grandson and one great-grandson.  John and Ilona joined Faith in 2007 and he was ordained as a Deacon in 2017.  John serves in the choir, outreach ministries, "Rehab" Ministries, Sunday School and as an usher.

  • Tim Pemberton

    Tim was raised in a pastor's home since he was 5 years old. However Tim was not saved until he was 25.  Tim has served in many areas of ministry including Sunday School Teacher of various age groups, music and choir director.  Tim is also the founder and director of jail ministries, and youth camps and ministries.  When Tim was 28, God called him to preach. Prior to becoming a member of Faith Baptist Church he served as the Pastor and Assistant Pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Hogansville, Georgia.  Tim and his family have been members of Faith Baptist Church for 3 years and have served in many areas of this ministry.  Tim has served as a Deacon at Faith Baptist Church since 2017.   

  • Larry W Estes

    Larry has been a member of Faith Baptist Church since 1989 and has served as a Deacon since 1990.  He has been involved in our Awana ministry for 30 years.  Larry was saved when he was eight years old while attending Second Baptist Church in LaGrange, Ga.