Staff

 

Pastor:  Rev. Dr. Doug Adkins 

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Dr. Adkins joined the staff of Hardwick Baptist Church on September 30, 2018. Doug Adkins (University of the Cumberlands, Class of ‘87) lives in Madison, GA, and is a native of Dry Ridge, KY. After college Doug served two years as a Journeyman missionary in South Korea. He holds a Master of Divinity in Christian Education from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; and a Doctor of Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary.  He served as a Minister of Students for 23 years in three different states, including First Baptist Williamsburg (1995-2000).  Doug is the husband of Rev. Becky Adkins; and the father of Lydia, a junior at Georgia College & State University; and Elizabeth, a high school sophomore.

Rev. Dylan L. Bowden (Minister of Music)

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Dylan Bowden joined the staff of Hardwick Baptist Church on September of 2013. Dylan is a native of Jones County, Georgia where he graduated from High School in 2012. Dylan has attended Liberty University, as a part-time student and is now attending Truett McConnell University full-time. Dylan is pursuing a degree in Christian Ministry with a focus in Theology. His duties at Hardwick include organizing the Chancel Choir, weekly worship services, seasonal musicals, and the overall planning of the music for the worship experience at Hardwick Baptist Church. Since joining the staff of Hardwick Baptist, Dylan has also served as the Minister of Youth at various times as needed. Dylan was ordained to the Gospel Ministry at Hardwick Baptist Church on June 29, 2014. In his words: “I am very honored to serve the people of Hardwick Baptist. This is one of the kindest, and most loving churches anyone could ever find. I appreciate their commitment to serving where God has placed them, and working within their community. It has been an amazing five years full of love, laughter, heartache, and great fellowship. I am excited to serve the Lord here, and am looking forward to what God has planned for the future.”

Elaine Ellington (Secretary)

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ELLINGTON-Elaine-55Elaine Ellington has been Church Secretary of Hardwick Baptist Church since September 13, 1971. She and her husband of fifty-six years, Carlton have three children (the oldest now deceased), eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Her duties include maintaining membership records, preparation of the weekly newsletter, “Hardwick Herald”, preparation of Sunday bulletins and programs for special services as needed, answering telephone calls and routing them to appropriate parties, receiving visitors to the office, maintaining the church master calendar, scheduling events and use of the church van, accepting requests for ministry and referring them to the proper staff or deacons, general office duties and other projects as needed. The daughter of a long-time Baptist Pastor, Elaine looks at this as her ministry and service as directed by Christ, the Lord of her life.

Debbie McMullen (Financial Secretary)

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MCMULLEN-DEBBIE-68Debbie McMullen is the Financial Secretary for Hardwick Baptist Church. She is employed part-time and began her employment in September 2008 after retiring from a 34 year career with Georgia Department of Corrections. Her responsibilities include maintaining all stewardship, financial and payroll records as well as assisting the church secretary when needed. She has two sons, Ian and Jason.

Georgia Ann Overman (Pianist)

OVERMAN-GEORGIA-97Georgia Ann Overman started piano lessons in the third grade thanks to the encouragement of her parents, Bill and Florea Wright. She started playing piano for her small home town church in Alabama at age 11. Georgia Ann joined Hardwick Baptist Church in 1968. She started playing the piano for the Children’s Department under Mary Freeman and also played for a a Sunday School class led by Ms. Lilly Davis at Green Acres Nursing Home in the early 1970s. Sometime in the late 1970s she started playing piano for worship services with Zelma Ray (Organist) as her mentor. GA considers herself an accompanist, not a performer, and has had the pleasure of accompanying the Sanctuary Choir, Youth Choir, Dayspring, soloists and weekly worship services since then. She states, “Hardwick Baptist has always had a strong music ministry and is blessed with many talented members from children to senior adults. I am so thankful that God led me to Hardwick Baptist and that the church has allowed me to serve as pianist for all these years and for the many people who have helped me along this journey.”

Jean Towns (Organist)

TOWNS-JEAN-83Jean Towns has been the organist at Hardwick Baptist Church since October 16, 1994. She also plays the piano for the Children’s Sunday School Department and some of the church services. She has directed the children’s choir in the past, leading them in many memorable musicals. Jean also sings in the ladies’ ensemble, Dayspring. Jean says she has enjoyed serving the Lord in the music ministry of Hardwick. She is the mother of three children and four grandchildren.