Ministry staff

Our ministry staff seeks to honor the Lord in everything we do. Our hope and prayer is that God will use us to minister to His Church. Please let us know how we can serve you. The church office is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. 

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  • John Silver

    senior pastor

    Pastor John and his wife Sandy, surrendered to the Lord's call to ministry in 1980, while on a church planting trip to Ohio. A graduate of Carson Newman College and Southwestern Theological Seminary, John and Sandy were under appointment with the FMB/IMB as missionaries to Paraguay for 14 years. John has previously pastored churches in both Oklahoma and Tennessee. In November of 2007 he accepted the call and assumed the responsibilities as Senior Pastor at Sardis Baptist Church in Hartwell, Georgia. Sandy is an elementary school teacher. They have one adult son, Joel Silver of Tennessee. You can call our Pastor's Office at 706-376-1310

  • Rich Douglas

    youth pastor

    Pastor Rich's desire is to see young people come to know Jesus Christ personally as the One who can bring a rich and fulfillling life now and in the life to come. He graduated from Toccoa Falls College in 2008 with a degree in Youth Ministry. Pastor Rich has been with Sardis Baptist Church since January 2010. He and his wife Jeanne have two young children, Kaylee and Joshua.

    You can reach his office at 706-856-8561.

  • Jennifer coile

    office manager

    One of Jennifer’s favorite verses is Joshua 24:15, “…as for me and my household we will serve the Lord.” Jennifer has been serving the Lord with Sardis Baptist Church for the past 18 years. She and her husband Kevin are also active members at Oak Bower Baptist Church where she serves in the children’s ministry, she leads an annual Women’s Bible Retreat, and her husband Kevin is an active deacon. They have an adult son, Cade, a daughter, Katelyn who is a freshman and Tiger twirler at Clemson University and their youngest son Jacob is in the 8th grade at Hart County Middle School.