Beech Haven Baptist Welcomes New Minister

Dr. Mills is the fourth pastor in the church's 55-year history.

David and Michelle Mills
David and Michelle Mills

Beech Haven welcomes Dr. David Mills as the fourth pastor in its 55-year history. Dr. Mills will begin his ministry at Beech Haven on Sunday, January 5.

Dr. Mills was formerly an Assistant Professor of Evangelism and Associate Dean of Applied Ministries for the Roy J. Fish School of Evangelism and Missions at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He grew up in a military (Navy) family that was stationed in Florida, Virginia, and California. His hometown is Houston, Texas.  David graduated from East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, TX (BA 1987), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas (MDiv 1991), and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina (ThM 1996, PhD 2004).

He worked with the Office of Evangelism Ministries at the Georgia Baptist Convention while also serving as interim pastor at two Georgia churches. He served as interim pastor at four additional churches during his tenure at Southwestern Seminary. 

Previously, David pastored in South Carolina (First Baptist Church, Kingstree), North Carolina (Middlesex Baptist Church, Middlesex), and Alabama (Ladonia Baptist Church, Phenix City). He served as Minister of Music and Youth at Pope City Baptist Church (Marshall, Texas) and Minister of Youth at First Baptist Church (Sanger, Texas).

David and his wife Michelle have four children.

Located on Broad Street in Athens, Beech Haven is a Southern Baptist Church with a heart for missions and discipleship. Beech Haven’s community involvement includes a Day Camp at a local elementary school, Upward Basketball & Cheerleading for kindergarten through sixth grade children and numerous outreach activities.

Sunday Worship Service at Beech Haven is 10:30 a.m. with Bible Study for all ages at 9:15 a.m. Contact the church at 706.548.224 and more information is available by clicking here.



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