Student and Family Ministries

Information about Hiring a new

Student Pastor

We are currently in Step 6 (3rd meeting) of the hiring process.

Student and Family Pastor search team update.

The search team is excited to introduce Austin and Taylor Tibbetts to you, our church family. After sifting and praying through many qualified candidates each member of the search team is in 100% agreement that Austin and Taylor are the right fit for Morris Hill Baptist Church. The team presents them to you with great anticipation of what the future holds and in complete unity for Austin to be the next Student and Family Pastor at MHBC.

Austin will be coming to preach in view of a call on Sunday June 27th, which will be followed by church vote for him to be our Pastor of Students and families. We will be having a meet and greet time for the congregation, some time prior to him preaching on June 27th, stay tuned for more details. We have also provided a photo and bio below, so you can begin to get to know Austin and Taylor.

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Austin and Taylor Tibbetts are originally from North Georgia. They met on a student worship team at Young Harris College and have been married since August 2019. Austin and Taylor are moving from just outside of Shelby, North Carolina, where Austin was completing his Masters of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University's Divinity School. Austin has worked for WinShape Camps for 7 summers, spending the past 3 years on the year-round team as the Boys Camp intern. Austin also has been a Hospital Chaplain at Atrium Health Cleveland during his time in school. Austin's greatest passions are to obediently pursue God's will and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with whomever God entrusts into his care. Austin loves anything outdoors - hiking, biking, running, and any other type of outdoor adventure. Also, you will quickly discover that Austin has loved trains ever since he was a little kid - a great fit for Chattanooga! Taylor has served as a 5th grade science teacher in Shelby, NC. Taylor is passionate about writing, reading, drumming and any opportunity she gets to be outside in God's creation. Austin and Taylor are excited to join the Morris Hill Baptist Church family!

 

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Austin Tibbetts

Gardner Webb M-Div. Student

CPE Student Chaplain - Atrium Health Cleveland

Camper Care Intern- WinShape Camps for Boys

Student Pastor Search Team Members

Chairman- James Click

Vice-Chairman- Justin Lacey (Personel Committee)

Recorder- Haley Johnson (Personel Committee)

Media/Annoucements- Jennifer Wall (Finance Committee)

Team Member- Mike Winningham 

Team Member- Phil Prichard (Deacon)

Team Member- Vinnie Passalacqua (Middle School Sunday School Teacher)

Alternate Team Member- Ian Hockenberry (Deacon)

Alternate Team Member- Sabrina Turner (Personel Committee)

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