Elders, Ministers, Directors and Staff

12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.  -1 Corinthians 12:12

Our Elders

Elders, shepherds, pastors, overseers, presbyters, bishops – whichever biblical name we use to describe these brothers – we are talking about an important part of God’s plan for the local church. The above verses tell us this role of guidance is reserved for mature men who have learned control and submission to God. They have demonstrated their ability by raising submissive children and managing their household well. They are men who are willing to teach and feed the sheep of the congregation.

Scripture Regarding Elders:

5 For this reason I left you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are lacking, and appoint elders in every city as I commanded you— 6 if a man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of dissipation or insubordination. 7 For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, 8 but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled, 9 holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict. - Titus 1:5-9

3 This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; 3 not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; 4 one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence 5 (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?); 6 not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil. 7 Moreover he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. - 1 Timothy 3:1-7

SCOTT BLAIR

SCOTT BLAIR

Scott has been a member of Snellville since September 1996. He was baptized in May 1974 at Hillcrest Church of Christ. Scott is married to Becky and they have three children: Tim, Jay, and Samantha. They also have nine grandchildren. Scott began serving as an elder at Snellville in 2003.

MOISES MATOS

MOISES MATOS

Moises has been a member at Snellville since 1999. He grew up in the faith and was baptized on October 10, 1981 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Moises is married to Ivelisse and they have three daughters: Davielle, Yvette, and Lissette. Moises began serving as an elder at Snellville on January 28, 2018.

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HAROLD SAVAGE MINISTER

Harold has been working with the Snellville congregation since 1991. Before coming to Snellville, he served as the pulpit minister for the Andrews Avenue Church of Christ in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for 7 years. Harold received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Bible from the Palm Beach Atlantic College in 1981. His wife, Kay, graduated from Freed-Hardeman University with a degree in music. They graduated from the Bear Valley School of Preaching in Denver, Colorado in 1984. Harold and Kay have two children, Larry and Michelle, and three grandchildren. Harold began serving as an elder at Snellville on February 24, 2020.

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Ted Helms

Ted has been a member of the Snellville congregation since 1982. He became a Christian on January 7, 1979 at the Slidell Church of Christ in Slidell, LA. Ted is married to Rhonda (Ragan) and they have three teenaged boys, Spencer, Collin and Camden. Ted and Rhonda have worked ministering to, and teaching youth for about 30 years. Ted began serving as an elder at Snellville on February 24, 2020.

Spreading God's Word

“Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed, shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory” (1 Peter 5:1-4).

Leadership Ministers and Directors

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HAROLD SAVAGE MINISTER

Harold has been working with the Snellville congregation since 1991. Before coming to Snellville, he served as the pulpit minister for the Andrews Avenue Church of Christ in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for 7 years. Harold received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Bible from the Palm Beach Atlantic College in 1981. His wife, Kay, graduated from Freed-Hardeman University with a degree in music. They graduated from the Bear Valley School of Preaching in Denver, Colorado in 1984. Harold and Kay have two children, Larry and Michelle.

PERRY PRICE - YOUTH MINISTER

PERRY PRICE YOUTH MINISTER

Perry has been working with the Snellville congregation since August 2000. He has a BS in Business Management from Freed-Hardeman University. Perry worked in sales for what is now Comcast Cable, while volunteering and working as a deacon with the youth at Chestnut Drive Church of Christ for 16 years. He was a full-time youth minister at the Morristown Church of Christ in Morristown, TN for two years before moving to Grayson, GA in August of 2000. Perry has been married to Suzette for 30 years and he is the father of Colette and Bridgette.

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JOSH DAVIS INVOLVEMENT MINISTER

Josh began working as our Involvement Minister in July of 2017. He was formerly the Associate Minister at the Williams Road Church of Christ in Americus, GA. During his 10 years in Americus, he worked with education, involvement, youth, and even started a Campus Ministry program at the local college. Josh has a BA in Youth & Family Ministry from Faulkner University. Josh has been married to Samantha (Blair) Davis for 12 years, and they have four children, Grayson, Landon, Caleb, and Sydney.

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CANDACE HINES CHILDREN’S MINISTRY DIRECTOR

Candace has been attending Snellville Church of Christ since 2008 and was hired to be our Children’s Ministry Director in May of 2019. She works with our ministry leaders to direct and support our children’s education & activities. She graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education and taught elementary school in Gwinnett County. Candace has been married to Matt Hines since 2004 and they have 2 children, Luke and Lila.

Staff

MELINDA BROWN - OFFICE SECRETARY

MELINDA BROWN OFFICE SECRETARY

Melinda was raised in the Church of Christ and was a former member at Hillcrest. She was baptized in 1976 and attended Lipscomb University for two years. She is the daughter of Bobby and Ruthie Protsman and has two children, Rebecca and Josh. She has been a Snellville member since 2011 and joined the staff in 2015.

RAYMOND LEET - BUILDING SUPERINTENDENT

RAYMOND LEET BUILDING SUPERINTENDENT

Raymond and his wife Karen have been members since 1999. During that time, he has served as a Deacon and Bible class teacher. He and Karen have two sons, Brandon and Zack. Raymond is responsible for the maintenance of our facilities and grounds.

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Sybil Sneed Accountant

Sibyl and her husband Larry have been members of the Snellville congregation since 2006. She is a graduate of GACS, attended Harding University, and retired from the accounting department of BellSouth after 24 years of service. Sibyl joined our staff in 2015 and provides accounting services.