Pastors & Directors

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Jim Perdue

Pastor

Jim Perdue is a name familiar to many at Second Baptist Church. He grew up at Second Baptist, coming to know Jesus Christ as his Savior at the age of eleven. As a college student, he interned with the Second Baptist youth ministry, teaching Sunday School, as well as assisting with summer camps and retreats. Read More…

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Gary Morton

Pastor of Worship and Administration

Gary Morton joined the staff of Second Baptist Church on June 1, 1988. He is a native Georgian, having grown up in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Gary has been a worship leader since the age of 16. His passion is leading people into the presence of Almighty God to worship Him through music. Read More…

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Jimmy Moneypenny

Recreation & Activities Pastor

Jimmy Moneypenny graduated from Warner Robins High School in 1986. He attended Mercer University on a baseball scholarship, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary History Education in 1990. From 1990-2001, he taught and coached at Tabor Middle School here in Houston County and was named 1998 Teacher of the Year.  Read More…

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Mike Slade

Senior Adults & Pastoral Care Pastor

Mike was saved, licensed and ordained by Second Baptist Church and called to serve on staff in 1997. He now serves as the Pastor of Senior Adults and Pastoral Care. He and his wife, Susan, have two children. Their son, Dr. Lance Slade, and his wife, Toni, have one child, Spencer, and live in Warner Robins. Dr. Slade practices medicine in Macon with Primary Pediatrics.   Read More…

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Matthew Gibbs

Adult Education and Evangelism Pastor

Matthew Gibbs is Minister of Adult Education and Evangelism here at Second Baptist. Before coming to Second, he served for five years as Minister of Education and Senior Adults at Calvary Baptist Church in Greenwood, Indiana. He has also served on staff in churches in Florida and North Carolina.    Read More…

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Ben Hunley

Children’s Pastor

Ben Hunley is a native of Warner Robins, GA. He graduated from Houston County High School, then attended Darton College and Georgia College and State University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management. He has served in various roles in ministry since 2006 including youth pastor, children’s pastor, and worship leader.   Read More…

Drew Garner

Student Pastor

Drew Garner is the Student Pastor here at Second Baptist Church. He is a native of Sandersville, GA. He graduated from Brentwood High School, then attended Brewton Parker College where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications. He has served in various roles in ministry since 2002 in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.  Read More…

Manuel Tábora

Instrumental Pastor

Manuel Tábora was born and raised in Honduras. He moved to the states to further his education in violin performance. He did his university training at Washburn University of Topeka, Kansas, followed by graduate work at the University of Iowa, where he has been conferred the Doctor of Musical Arts degree.  Read More…

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Debbie Vartenisian

First Impressions Director

Debbie Vartenisian was born in Hawkinsville, Georgia and raised in Warner Robins, Georgia. She graduated from Warner Robins High School. She worked at Robins Air Force Base for ten years. On an Easter Sunday, in 1987, Debbie came to know Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior. She began to serve soon after in various areas at Second Baptist such as a 6th grade Sunday school teacher and soon after that as the nursery director. In 1992 Debbie moved with her family to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia for her husband, Michael Vartenisian’s job.  Read More…

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Chris Lones

Community Outreach Director

Chris Lones joined the staff of Second Baptist Church on October 1, 2014. He is a native Georgian having grown up in Lizella. Chris often talks about his Damascus Road experience that occurred on February 22, 2008. Jesus in a miraculous way, set Chris free from 23 years of hard drug addiction. His passion is helping others find their freedom offered through a personal intimate relationship with Jesus Christ through the ONEWAY Ministry.   Read More…

Jason Sikes

Director of Sports and Recreation

Jason grew up in the middle Georgia area and graduated from Warner Robins High School in 1994. Jason was drafted in the 1994 MLB baseball draft by the Philadelphia Phillies in the fourth round. He enjoyed that experience greatly. After his baseball career Jason was saved on May 23rd, 1999 at Second Baptist Church. A few years later Jason was called into ministry. Read More…