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. 


You can click below on the pictures of staff to send them an e-mail.

  • Michael Kimberly

    senior pastor

    Michael has a passion to see God’s people grow in God’s Word. He desires to see God glorified through the salvation of men and women as they repent of sin and submit their lives to Christ. He is an expositional preacher, believing this is the best way to feed God’s people the whole counsel of God’s Word. Michael loves the local church, as he believes it is the primary means by which God fulfills His purposes and mission for mankind. He holds a BA degree from Boyce College and a Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently working on his Doctor of Ministry degree from SBTS. He is married to his high school sweetheart Tanya and they have one daughter, Madeline. His e-mail is pastormichael@sardisbc.org.

  • 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. He is currently pursuing his Master's Degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. 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 or email him at pastorrich@sardisbc.org.

  • 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 22 years. She and her husband Kevin are also active members at Mount Olivet Baptist Church.  They have two adult children;  Cade, and daughter, Katelyn.  Their youngest son Jacob is dual enrolled at Hart County High School and North Georgia Tech; majoring in Engineering.  They are also the proud grandparents of one year old Krew, with another grandson on the way. Her email is jennifer@sardisbc.org.

  • Tara whitmire

    office assistant

    Tara and her husband, Chris, have been married for

    20 years. They have three beautiful blessings, Lindsay (17), Olivia (15) and

    Landon (12). They are active members of Bethany Baptist Church where they

    love to serve the Lord and worship with their church family. We are blessed to

    have Tara serving alongside us at Sardis! Her email address is tara@sardisbc.org.

  • Samantha Skelton

    Children's Ministry & Preschool Director

    Samantha was born and raised here in Hart County and at SBC. She obtained her bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) and taught in some capacity in the public school system until answering the calling for preschool education. Samantha married her high school sweetheart, Sam, and they have two awesome boys, Jackson and Grady. Samantha would definitely describe herself as a "boy mom". In her spare time she loves to be outside (summer is her favorite season), spending time with her family, or baking sweet treats. Samantha truly loves children and she is passionate about teaching them God's Word. Her email is samantha@sardisbc.org.

  • barbara adair

    choir director

    Barbara Adair has been singing since she could talk and grew up singing around the house and on family car trips. When she got old enough, she sang in her church choir and a youth choir. As an adult she has participated in choir at all the churches she has attended and even led the kids choir and adult ensemble at her previous church. She has been the adult choir leader and music director since 2015. Barbara has been married for 32 years to Curtis Adair and is the mother to Glenn, Jorge, Juan, Stefanie and Katie Adair (Nick) Beaver. She is blessed to be the grandma to Emery Beaver.

    Barbara states “It has been exciting to see what God has done at Sardis, both in the church and in the choir. I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the Lord any way I can and look forward to seeing what He will do with us in the future.” Her email address is barbara@sardisbc.org.