Tim grew up in a Christian home in Columbus, GA, and has been involved in the church his entire life. When he was 17, the summer before his senior year in high school, Tim was saved on an outing with his church’s youth group. Although Tim was an Art Major at Columbus College (1988, B.A.), he knew that God had called him to preach.
Therefore, he began preparation for the ministry at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN (1992, M.Div.). While serving as Jr. High Youth Minister, Tim was ordained to the Gospel Ministry in 1991. Upon graduation in 1992, he became Pastor of Highland Baptist Church in Griffin, GA. In June, 2000, Tim returned to Columbus as Pastor of Britt David.
While in Griffin, Tim met Deena Deason on a blind date. They were married on April 16, 1994, and now have two wonderful children: Alex (born September 1, 1996) and Julianna (born February 18, 2002). Tim’s favorite thing to do is “hanging out and doing stuff” with his family.
Tim is a Cincinnati Reds fan and a Georgia Bulldog fan. He likes playing tennis and golf. And his favorite verse among many is Romans 5:8 – “But God demonstrates His own love toward us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Minister of Music
Anna grew up in Georgia, both north and south. When she was 12 years old she was saved into the family of God. She has been involved in various ministries and positions over the years.
Anna graduated from Glynn Academy in Brunswick, Georgia and later attended Columbus State University. Her background is in accounting, which has served her well with a household of four children and living in Georgia, Kentucky, Virginia, France, Germany, and back to Georgia. She considers her large family of four children, twelve grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren to be some of the best blessings of God.
Anna came to Britt David as Financial Secretary on April 1, 2002. She also serves a Financial Ministry Assistant at Columbus Baptist Association.
The chapter of Scripture that has had an influence in her life from the time Scripture was read in elementary school is Psalm 100. She believes there is always something to praise God about in our lives regardless of how dark it may look because in verse 3 it says, “…He has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture.” In verse 5 we are reminded that God does not forget, “For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations.” But then verse 4 cannot be left out, “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless his name.” But then she can’t really leave out any of the verses because they just make her heart sing.
Dwayne has been the Facilities Manager at Britt David since July 2005. He is married to Rebecca and has four children. Rebecca has been a nurse for twenty years and is active at Britt David. Derek attends the University of Georgia, Windell is in the National Guard, and both Holly and Victoria are students at Columbus Tech.
Born in Columbus, Dwayne played Church League basketball and softball. He worked at Blue Cross/Blue Shield for 27 years and still keeps in touch with numerous long-time friends. He enjoyed playing softball for BCBS as well as North Highland Assembly and Britt David. He is interested in all sports, especially Alabama Football and the Atlanta Braves. He enjoys fishing and working in his yard.
Dwayne says the Lord blesses him every day. His favorite Bible verse is John 3:16 which says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.