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Scotty Jarrard and His Wife Jennifer

Scotty Jarrard and His Wife Jennifer

Senior Pastor

You could pretty much say that Scotty was born in Harmony Grove Baptist Church. From days after he was born until around the age of 17, his mother made sure that he was always at church every time the doors were open (Thanks Mom). While he was not always active in the Church, it has been a major part of his life. In 2004, God showed him where he belonged & saved him from a 7 year drug addiction. God put a desire in his heart to help the youth of Union County to not go down the road that he had gone and he has strived to do that ever since. Scotty served the Youth Ministry for 8 years and was on staff for 4 of those years as Youth Pastor. In May 2014, Scotty was honored to become the senior pastor of the church that had been so instrumental in his walk with Christ. Scotty and Jennifer are both lifelong residents of Blairsville, GA and have been married for 7 years and love their French Bulldog (Tai Baby).

Jerry and Mary Karnes

Jerry and Mary Karnes

Associate Pastor

Pastor Jerry Karnes and his wife Mary of fifty-two years, yes he married his high school sweetheart.

Jerry and Mary moved to Blairsville from Demorest, Ga in 1982 to pastor his first full time church. He has been in ministry for 45 years. As a family the have been involved with 5 churches in pastoral roles. Jerry finds great joy in seeing people trust in the Lord  and watch them grow up and becomes disciples in those church. Jerry served served as interim pastor at Harmony Grove and then later named associate pastor in 2015. He also serves as Sunday School teacher and also small groups on Wednesday nights.

The greatest service that a pastor will ever perform is not when standing before them speaking to them about God, but when he is before God speaking to God about them.

Tommy Greene and His Wife Peggy

Tommy Greene and His Wife Peggy

Minister Of Music

Originally from Lucedale, Mississippi, moved to the Blairsville area 41 years ago. I recall leading congregational worship in a little church in Wilmer, AL that my dad pastored and where my sister played the piano when we were kids. After years of helping out where needed and serving in youth and adult choirs, I finally realized that I loved to sing. Although no formal training in any field of music, but more importantly with God’s calling, He has enabled me to serve in this area of ministry. I have been at Harmony Grove Baptist Church 15 years and serving as music minister for 10 years. My wife Peggy serves in the area of student ministry as director of their dramas, skits and plays. I have 2 daughters, that are both married (blessed that all serve the Lord in the music ministry area) and have 5 wonderful grandchildren – Easton, Eli, Emry, Mya and Maddyn who all call me Paw Paw, and that is music to my ears!

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