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Pastoral Staff

Dan Sweatt, D.D. - Senior Pastor

Pastor Danny and Ellen SweattRev. Danny M. Sweatt received his training at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. For over forty years he has served churches in Florida, Illinois and Georgia with his wife Ellen. He is a published author, a contributor to numerous periodicals and a frequent conference, college and camp speaker.

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Randy Hurst - Administrative Pastor

Pastor Randy and Kristy HurstPastor Randy Hurst came to Berean in January of 2004 after completing 24 years of ministry in Christian Education with his wife Kristy. He was a teacher and coach for several years before spending 20 years in school leadership. He served as administrator of two Christian schools in Florida and one in Pennsylvania. Pastor Hurst also served as the National Field Representative for American Association of Christian Schools for several years before accepting the position of Administrative Pastor at Berean Baptist Church. Pastor Hurst received his Masters degree in Educational Administration in 1984 and is a frequent speaker at educational conferences and Christian schools. He became a published author in August 2011. His book entitled Against the Tide: Reclaiming Authentic Christian Education is available for purchase here, and will be used in a variety of Christian Colleges.

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Shawn Kook - Youth Pastor

Pastor Shawn and Jill KookPrior to coming to Berean, Pastor Shawn Kook served as the lay Youth Director at Phillips Drive Baptist Church. Shawn and his wife Jill joined Berean in 1997 and began serving on the youth staff that year. He became the full-time youth pastor in 2005.

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Rob Finch - Music Pastor

Pastor Rob and Janeen FinchPastor Rob Finch came to Berean Baptist in February of 2007 to serve as Music Pastor. Prior to coming to Berean, Pastor Rob served as the Music Pastor for Faith Baptist Church in Longmont, CO where he served for 21 years. His ministry experience includes serving as the Fine Arts Tournament Director for the Colorado Association of Christian Schools, directing numerous school plays and productions, serving as a class sponsor and leading a Missions Trip to Bolivia. In addition to his music ministry, Pastor Rob will be leading the Young Singles Ministry. In 1994 he received his Master of Music in Church Music from Bob Jones University. He and his wife, Janeen, have 3 children.

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Rob Stroup - Senior Saints and Outreach Pastor

Pastor Rob and Suellen StroupAfter graduating from Bob Jones University in 1992, Rob Stroup became a part of the Berean Baptist Church family by marrying Pastor Sweatt's daughter, Suellen. They attended here, commuting from Greenville, South Carolina until Rob was hired as Youth Pastor in Athens, Ga. The Stroups served in several church ministries until Rob was employed by Berean in January, 2000 to oversee the cleaning and maintenance of the facilities and vehicles. Through the years his responsibilities have expanded to include the Senior Saints and Outreach ministries. Recently, Rob and Suellen began a new Sunday School class focusing on young married and engaged couples. Rob has participated in and preached on several mission trips including St. Kitts, Haiti, New York, Dominica and Wisconsin. Four children are part of the Stroup household - Mary, Robbie, Hannah and Timothy.

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Support Staff

Support StaffKristy Hurst, Lisa Bacon, Tammy Smith, Ellen Sweatt

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Welcome

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Pastor Sweatt's
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Service Times

Sunday School - Sunday, 9:30 a.m.

Morning Worship Service - Sunday, 10:45 a.m.

Evening Worship Service - Sunday, 6:00 p.m.

Midweek - Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.

All services interpreted for the deaf.

 
 
 

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(770) 985-5318
1405 Hewatt Road
Lilburn, Georgia 30047

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