Executive Offices

Executive Director’s Office


Serving in this capacity since 2019, W. Thomas Hammond, Jr. provides overall leadership for the work of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board staff, sets organizational direction, and tells the story of how God is working through the Cooperative Program.

W. Thomas Hammond
W. Thomas Hammond, Jr.
Executive Director/CEO
770-936-5200
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Thomas’ Bio

Jill Johnson
Jill Johnson
Support
770-936-5203
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Tom Duval
Tom Duvall
General Counsel
770-497-4178
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Scott Barkeley
Scott Barkley
The Christian Index
Editor
770-936-5599
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Myriah Snyder
Myriah Snyder
The Christian Index
Content Editor
770-936-5598
Email Myriah

Assistant Executive Director’s Office


The Assistant Executive Office supports the purpose, vision, and values of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board by working in partnership with churches and associations to focus on the development of Healthy Kingdom Churches.

Mark Marshall
Mark Marshall
Assistant Executive Director
770-936-5211
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Tina Choi
Tina Choi
Church and Community Ministry Director
770-936-5207
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Kathy Duke
Kathy Duke
Support
770-936-5246
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Dennis Mitchell
Dennis Mitchell
African-American Representative
404-432-2753
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Ricky Thrasher
Ricky Thrasher

Associational Missions
 & Convention Planning

Disaster Relief
770-936-5223

Email Ricky

Patty Ficarra
Patty Ficarra
Support
Disaster Relief 
770-936-5254
Email Patty

Mark Marshall
Mark Marshall
Assistant Executive Director
770-936-5211
Email Mark

Dennis Mitchell
Dennis Mitchell
African-American Representative
404-432-2753
Email Dennis

Ricky Thrasher
Ricky Thrasher

Associational Missions
 & Convention Planning

Disaster Relief
770-936-5223

Email Ricky

Kathy Duke
Kathy Duke
Support
770-936-5246
Email Kathy

Tina Choi
Tina Choi
Church and Community Ministry Director
770-936-5207
Email Tina

Patty Ficarra
Patty Ficarra
Support
Disaster Relief 
770-936-5254
Email Patty

Chief Finance Office


Mission Board Financial Services administers all gifts, registration fees, and disbursements of checks for ministry in Georgia and around the world. An audit is conducted each year by an outside accounting firm to ensure accountability and proper use of all funds entrusted to the Executive Committee.

Toby Howell
Toby Howell
Chief Finance Officer
770-936-5356
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Michelle Eller
Michelle Eller
Accounts Receivable
Church Gifts
770-936-5354
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Shea Elrod
Shea Elrod
Accounting
770-936-5351
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Cindy Lodzinski
Cindy Lodzinski
Payroll
770-936-5357
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Marie Still
Marie Still
Accounts Payable/Certify
770-936-5348
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Chief Operations Office


Mission Board Operations serves the needs of all employees and retirees of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board in the areas of employment advocacy, recruitment, benefits administration, and employee development. This ministry works through the office of the Chief Operations Officer to meet these needs.

Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith
Chief Operations Officer
770-936-5360
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Mike Griffin
Mike Griffin
Public Affairs Ministry
770-936-5365
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Ben O'neal
Ben O’Neal
Church Security & Safety
770-936-5301
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Patrick Crawford
Patrick Crawford
Support Services
770-936-5347
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Phyllis Anderson
Phyllis Anderson
Support
770-936-5381
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Kevin Wilson
Kevin Wilson
Information Technology
770-936-5294
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Rick Stevens
Rick Stevens
Church Security & Safety
770-936-5300
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Byron Freeman
Byron Freeman
Support Services
770-936-5251
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Theresa Little
Theresa Little
Support
770-936-5244
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Alicia Hollis
Alicia Hollis
Information Technology
770-936-5330
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Bill Wheeler
Bill Wheeler
Toccoa Conference Center
706-886-3133
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Ester Moore
Esther Moore
Support Services
770-455-0404
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Cheryl Alexander
Cheryl Alexander
Benefits/Payroll
770-936-5332
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Bryan Nowak
Bryan Nowak
Information Technology
770-936-5245
Email Bryan

Mike Flowers
Mike Flowers
Camp Kaleo
478-994-5333
Email Mike

Minerva Small
Minerva Small
Support Services
770-936-5337
Email Minerva

Tanaya Meaders
Tanaya Meaders
Employee Wellness
770-936-5367
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Bill Eastwood
Bill Eastwood
Information Technology
770-497-4175
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Roger Pearson
Roger Pearson
Camp Kaleo Support
478-994-5333
Email Roger

Chief Operations Office


Mission Board Operations serves the needs of all employees and retirees of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board in the areas of employment advocacy, recruitment, benefits administration, and employee development. This ministry works through the office of the Chief Operations Officer to meet these needs.

Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith
Chief Operations Officer
770-936-5360
Email Kevin

Theresa Little
Theresa Little
Support
770-936-5244
Email Theresa

Tanaya Meaders
Tanaya Meaders
Employee Wellness
770-936-5367
Email Tanaya

Kevin Wilson
Kevin Wilson
Information Technology
770-936-5294
Email Kevin

Bryan Nowak
Bryan Nowak
Information Technology
770-936-5245
Email Bryan

Ben O'neal
Ben O’Neal
Church Security & Safety
770-936-5301
Email Ben

Bill Wheeler
Bill Wheeler
Toccoa Conference Center
706-886-3133
Email Bill

Roger Pearson
Roger Pearson
Camp Kaleo Support
478-994-5333
Email Roger

Byron Freeman
Byron Freeman
Support Services
770-936-5251
Email Byron

Minerva Small
Minerva Small
Support Services
770-936-5337
Email Minerva

Phyllis Anderson
Phyllis Anderson
Support
770-936-5381
Email Phyllis

Cheryl Alexander
Cheryl Alexander
Benefits/Payroll
770-936-5332
Email Cheryl

Mike Griffin
Mike Griffin
Public Affairs Ministry
770-936-5365
Email Mike

Alicia Hollis
Alicia Hollis
Information Technology
770-936-5330
Email Alicia

Bill Eastwood
Bill Eastwood
Information Technology
770-497-4175
Email Bill

Rick Stevens
Rick Stevens
Church Security & Safety
770-936-5300
Email Rick

Mike Flowers
Mike Flowers
Camp Kaleo
478-994-5333
Email Mike

Patrick Crawford
Patrick Crawford
Support Services
770-936-5347
Email Patrick

Ester Moore
Esther Moore
Support Services
770-455-0404
Email Esther

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