Groups and Faith Development Staff

Groups and Faith Development of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board exists to partner with leaders to share Christ with the lost, equip people in spiritual growth and reproduce disciples.

Tim S. Smith
Tim S. Smith
Lead State Missionary
Kids-Adult Groups and Faith Development Specialist
Pastor/Minister of Education/Sunday School Director Discovery & Enlistments
Sunday School Mentoring Coordinator
Pastors, Minister of Education & Sunday School Directors Networking/Events Coordinator
Research & Resource Development and SS/SG Growth Awards & Fastest Growing SS/SG Report
List of Qualified Leader Coordinator
G&FD Statewide Events Coordinator
LifeWay & Field Service Liaison
Associational SS/SG/D’ship Workshops Coordinator

Tim Smith’s Speaking Calendar

Jenni Carter
Jenni Carter
State Missionary
Preschool Conference Leader Discovery & Enlistments
VBS Strategies Coordinator & Multiplier/Enlistment/Training Coordinator
Preschool, Children & VBS LifeWay Curriculum Generalist
Preschool & Children’s Minister Networking
Preschool/Children’s Ministry Policies & Procedures
Safety & Security
Church Weekday Education & Resources
Special Needs Ministry Resources & Referrals
Summer Strategies for Outreach and Bible Study w/ Children
Kid’s Worship Resources and Referrals


Jonathan Jordan
Jonathan Jordan
State Missionary
Small Group Coaches/Pastors Conference Leader Discovery & Enlistments
Growing Groups On-Line Training Coordinator
Groups Web Page & Social Media Coordinator
Small Groups Events/Strategies/Resources
Young & Median Adult Events, Resources and Training Coordinator
Adult LifeWay Small Group Curriculum Generalist
Single Adult Events, Resources and Training Coordinator
Collegiate Ministries Sunday School & Small Groups Training Liaison
Church Consultations related to Small Groups/Home Groups


Mike Taylor
Mike Taylor
State Missionary
Adult Conference Leader Discovery & Enlistments
Multi-Cultural Training & Missions Coordinator (Hispanic, Asian & African-American)
Senior Adult Events, Resources and Training Coordinator
Adult LifeWay Sunday School Curriculum Generalist
New Member/New Christian Training Resources
January Bible Study Promotion
Outreach/Evangelism Strategies through SS/SGs
Growing Groups Forums Coordinator
Church Consultations related to Sunday School/Adult Discipleship Training


Maria Brannen
Maria Brannen
State Missionary
Children Conference Leader Discovery & Enlistments
Preschool and Children’s Minister Networking
Preschool, Children’s Undated (discipleship/general kid’s ministry) Curriculum Generalist
Children’s and Youth/High School Bible Drill Strategies Coordinator & Multiplier Enlistment/Training Coordinator and resource development
TeamKid Training & Resources
Preschool and Children’s Discipleship Strategies Coordinator & Multiplier Enlistment/Training Coordinator
Family Discipleship
Homeschooling Resources & Referrals


Carla Foster
Carla Foster
State Missionary Support
Children, Youth, High School Bible Drill & Speakers Competition Support
National Bible Drill & Speakers Support
Preschool & Children’s Minister Networking Support
Small Group Strategies/Events
Outreach/Evangelism Strategies through Sunday School/Small Groups
Resource Development & Distribution
Children’s Discipleship Support


Sharon Nowak
Sharon Nowak
State Missionary Support
Vacation Bible School
Sunday School Mentoring
Growing Groups On-Line Training
P/ME/SSD Networking
Gs&FDM Web Page(s) & Social Media
SS/SGs Growth Awards & Fastest Growing SS/SGs Report
Printed Newsletters


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