Associate Pastor/Minister of Students & Families
Josh, a graduate of Columbus State University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, served as Youth Minister in Ellerslie, GA and in Mansfield, GA before coming to McConnell. He and his wife, Beth, have two boys - Layne and Jonas.
Josh believes in Jesus, abundant life, laughter, and break n' bake cookies. The creative side of ministry (i.e. the preaching process, writing, and ministering in new and fresh ways) breathes life into him. He enjoys sports, recreation, reading, hanging out with his family, and seeing a good movie every now and again.
Minister of Music, Interim
Music and Pastoral Care
Wayne has a B.A. in voice at University of Central Florida and architectural degrees from the University of Florida and University of Michigan. He and Pam, his wife of 38 years, have a son, daughter, and 2 granddaughters.
Before coming to McConnell in January, 2005, Wayne served in 2 churches in the Orlando area for 26 years and worked as a registered architect/site planner. In addition to his work at McConnell, he serves as a care giver to critically ill or handicapped men in our area. Besides being an accomplished pianist, vocalist, and landscape gardener, Wayne loves the Lord.
Office AssistantsCindy Clem
Pastor’s and Financial Secretary
Cindy has a degree in Business Administration from Appalachian State University. She has two children who are in pursuit of higher educational degrees. Before coming to McConnell over six years ago, Cindy worked at the Bank of Hiawassee. She enjoys outdoor activities, travel and photography.
She and her husband, Jim, have a teen-age son, Cale. Before moving to the area, Sheila managed her family's farm operation. She has been on staff at MMBC for over 5 years and is active in church as a Stephen Minister and Sunday School teacher. She enjoys scrap-booking, reading, and gardening.
Connie has a degree in Health Information Management from the Medical College of Georgia. She moved to the area in 2007 after retiring as an assistant director of Medical Records. Connie is an active member of MMBC and supports many church ministry efforts. She enjoys reading, walking, cooking and playing with her pets.
Minister of Administration, Interim (part-time)
Jimmy is a native of Haralson County Georgia and graduated from Truett-McConnell College, West Georgia University, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. At mid-career, he returned to school earning a doctorate degree in education from NOVA Southeastern University. After serving as pastor of several Georgia churches, Jimmy moved into work with children's homes and, over the course of 27 years, served in top administrative roles in three different organizations including Georgia Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries and Connie Maxwell Children's Home in South Carolina. He retired as President of Florida Baptist Children's Home with headquarters in Lakeland, Florida.
Jimmy and his wife Connie have two children, Jay and Wendy, and three grandchildren. They moved to Hiawassee in 2007 to retire among the beautiful mountains they both love. He enjoys working in his church and pursuing his woodworking hobby.
Cameron manages the day-to-day operation of the buildings.
Ministry AssistantsDr. Rudy Patton
Rudy served as Pastor at McConnell for over 10 years and retired in May of 2009.
He and his wife, Melinda, have two children and 3 grandchildren.