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Leadership and Staff

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Justin Carter, senior pastor

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Pastor Justin has served at Second Baptist Church since June 2018. He is married to Sara, and they have two children, Jac and Maggie. Pastor Justin has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of West Georgia and a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministry from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He was ordained in pastoral ministry by Bellview Baptist Church in August 2012. Before pastoring, he taught History at Cedartown High School and Cedartown Middle School. Pastor Justin is passionate about making disciples and sharing the Gospel wherever the Lord leads, whether it's here in Cedartown or around the world. He loves preaching, spending time with family, traveling, being with his people here at Second, playing guitar and piano, and reading anything historical, especially church history. He has a shepherd's heart, and he is thankful for all God has done in his life. - Favorite Verse: Romans 12:12 - Favorite Hymn/Song: A Mighty Fortress in Our God - Favorite Food: Texas Roadhouse Rolls! - Favorite Vacation Spot: St. Augustine, FL.


Briam Fachisthers, associate pastor of Hispanic ministries and missions


McQuade Dillard, associate pastor of discipleship


Bridgett Kirsch, director of worship ministries

Anthony Millsap,
minister of connections


Sheila Barrett, ministry assistant of hospitality 


Joy Hindman, director of children's ministries


Jessica Griffin, ministry assistant of administration


Deacon Ministry

 Our deacon ministry exists to serve the needs of the church and to help ensure the spiritual health of the congregation. They work to support the vision of the senior pastor and promote unity in our faith family. Their critical role is described in Acts 6 and 1 Timothy 3.

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Donnie Stephens, chairman
Bill Ingram, vice-chairman
Sonny Alexander
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Elex Jarrell
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Bill Cody
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