Director of Weekday Education

The very foundation of my Christian belief finds roots and formation with both the First Baptist Church of Augusta and the Weekday Education Ministry. I cannot begin to describe the significance of impact that they have had on my life. FBC Augusta is the church I have always called home. FBC is the church in which my parents, George and Julie Berry, dedicated me as an infant and where I was baptized as a young girl. FBC is also the church who acknowledged my call to ministry one summer following youth camp.

Throughout my pursuit of a Bachelor of Music degree in Sacred Music at Mercer University and a Master of Divinity degree with an emphasis on Christian Education at Baylor University’s Truett Seminary, the church continued to support and encourage me. During my time at Truett I met my husband Jason and we were married at FBC. Upon completing my degree and beginning my first full-time ministry job in Corsicana, Texas I returned home for ordination in November of 2007. After serving as Minister of Preschool and Children at Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana, TX Jason and I along with our daughter Melody (9) returned to Augusta and became members of FBC. During our two years here, Melody attended Mother’s Day out and I served for eight months on the music ministry staff of FBC. We left Augusta when I was called to serve as Associate Coordinator for Congregational Life at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia. During my six years at CBF/GA I worked to help provide resources, programs and ministry to congregations and ministers of approximately 100 churches throughout the state of Georgia. During our time in Macon, our second daughter, Julianna (4) was born.

Over the past few years I began to feel a call back to congregational ministry. As I have sought to heed God’s calling, I began working on my Doctor of Ministry degree at McAfee school of Theology in January of 2019. As FBC has always been a part of my life I am thrilled to begin this journey as Director of Weekday Education. I have enjoyed watching as a new vision and new life are developing among the staff and congregation. The prospect of exploring ways that the Weekday Education Ministry, along with other aspects of the church’s broader vision and ministry goals, can work together to reach families and the larger community is very exciting. I look forward to walking alongside a wonderful weekday program and church family as we learn and grow with one another in ministry together.