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Dr. James King

Senior Pastor
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Jim has pastored Baptist churches for his entire adult life. While in seminary he served a small congregation in the horse country of Kentucky. His first full-time church was in a recreational lake community near Columbia, South Carolina. He followed that in a county seat First Baptist Church and then a large urban church in Atlanta. He now considers himself blessed beyond measure to be able to serve among the wonderful people of the family of faith at Parkway.

Jim is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and continues to be a proud member of the Gamecock nation. He holds two masters degrees and a Ph.D. from the former Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been active in the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship since its beginning.

In addition to serving as our pastor, Jim is a teaching supervisor for the Contextual Education Program at Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

Jim met his wife, Linda, at the First Baptist Church of Columbia, SC while they were in college. They have been married for forty-four years and have three adult children and three grandchildren.

Through the churches Jim has served he has been privileged to travel for missions experiences in the Bahamas, India, Indonesia, South Africa and Bolivia.  He has also led groups to Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and Greece.

During his spare time he enjoys fishing, reading, and travel.

 

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Carey Huddlestun

Minister of Music
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Carey Huddlestun has been a minister of music for the past 34 years. He has served in five churches throughout Georgia, and previously served at Milledge Avenue Baptist Church in Athens, GA. He has an extensive background in choral conducting and worship planning.

Carey is a graduate of Shorter College where he received a Bachelor of Music Education degree and was the Most Outstanding Music Education Graduate in his graduating class. He later received a Master of Music Education degree from the University of Georgia. He holds an additional Master of Library and Information Science degree from Valdosta State University.

His music career has afforded him the opportunity to serve in three school system music programs as well as to perform in community music activities. From 2002 through 2008, Mr. Huddlestun was Director of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship State Chorus. He is a member of the American Choral Directors Association and the Georgia Music Educators Conference.

Carey’s wife, Denise, is a mathematics Instructional Supervisor with the Metro Regional Education Service Agency. Carey and Denise have one adult son, John, a Samford University graduate, who currently resides in Seattle, WA.

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Rev. Patrick Baxter

Interim Youth Minister

Patrick received his master’s degree from the McAfee School of Theology here in Atlanta where he specialized in Pastoral Care. He has worked in both congregational and hospital settings within the Atlanta area as a youth minister and as a chaplain. He is endorsed as a chaplain by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and was ordained here at Parkway Baptist Church.

He has been working with young people in some capacity since high school. When he was seventeen, he started volunteering at an equine therapy center specializing in children. Then he began working with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta performing in schools all across Georgia as part of their Strong 4 Life campaign.  After college, he taught theater to young people ranging from kindergarten through high school. He continued to do this through most of seminary.

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Jane Redman

Children's Ministry Coordinator
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Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Jane has a MEd and BEd from University of Georgia in Early Childhood Education.  Jane taught in Georgia Public Schools for 30 years, most of which was as a kindergarten teacher.  She began working in the church as a college student directing preschool choirs and serving as a Sunday School teacher for three year olds.  She has also worked with GA’s, Acteens, Mission Friends, Children’s Choirs and Vacation Bible School.

Jane is excited about working with the Parkway families as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator.

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Mary Ellen Kerrick

Organist
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