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  • DR. John yarbrough

    transition pastor

    Dr. Yarbrough was licensed to the Gospel Ministry in 1966 and has pastored churches since 1972, including Tabernacle Baptist Church of Cartersville, Georgia and First Baptist Church of Perry, Georgia. Since, he has served as the Transitional Pastor of 15 churches. He served as Vice-President for Evangelism at the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1997 – 2006. He has been recognized as a leader at every level of his denomination and convention including chairing the committee that restructured the Southern Baptist Convention in 1997, serving as President of the Georgia Baptist Convention and serving on the Executive Committees of Baptist Associations, the State Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention. His passion to see people follow Jesus Christ has allowed him to teach or preach in major conferences in 48 states, 7 seminaries, 6 colleges and 7 countries. We welcome Pastor Yarbrough.

  • 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. Church email address:

  • samantha skelton

    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. Church email address: