Carl Barnhardt

Before answering God’s call to pastoral ministry Carl served as a United States Naval Officer in the Nuclear Power field. He has also served as a small business owner (Financial Planning); Quality Assurance Engineer for a manufacturing firm; a Software Specialist and Technician for Submarine Simulators, and as the senior pastor to three South Georgia congregations. Additionally he has and continues to serve as a mentor and coach to other pastors and congregations helping them become more community-minded. He holds an undergraduate degree in Human Resource Management from The New School (NYC), as well as a Master of Business Administration from Brenau University, and a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. Carl enjoys creating and editing videos as a hobby. He is married to Connie and they have two adult children and four grandchildren.

Music Director

Karen Swafford

Karen is married to her husband Dan. She has a love for Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She is a gospel recording artist and a math teacher for over 18 years.

Children’s Director

Dana Hilliard

Dana is married to her husband, Knox. They have three children Renea, Rebeckah, and Jake. Her family enjoys serving in church together and watching various sports. Dana has a Masters of Education in Early Childhood Education from Georgia Southern University. She has been teaching elementary school aged students for 15 years. Her experience in the teaching profession led her to accept the position of Children’s Director at Andrew. Her goal for the Children’s Ministry is to live out Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” The Children’s Ministry named PB&JAM, focuses on teaching children how to pray, bless others, and journey through God’s word in Sunday School. During worship each Sunday, children attend Jesus and Me (JAM) to learn more about how Jesus is a part of our lives every day. The PB&JAM Children’s Ministry at Andrew is for ages 3-5th grade and is working through the 3 year curriculum of Bible Basics by Cokesburry.

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