Staff

Todd Sivnksty

Todd Sivnksty

Senior Pastor

Pastor Todd began serving as Senior Pastor of Berean Baptist Church in November of 2017 after seventeen years ministering as a traveling evangelist. Before that, he served for eight years in a number of pastoral and administrative roles in various churches and Christian camp ministries.

He and his wife Krista share a love for the people of Berean and an earnest desire to expand our reach to the people of Gwinnett County.

Email: pastortodd@berean-baptist.org

Randy Hurst

Randy Hurst

Administrative Pastor

Pastor 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.

Email: rhurst@berean-baptist.org

Andrew Norton

Andrew Norton

Youth Pastor

Pastor Andrew Norton grew up in Loganville, GA and spent his teen years as a member of Berean Baptist Church. He trusted Jesus Christ as Savior at a camp at age 8 and as an early teen felt the Lord calling him into full-time ministry. Andrew received his B.A. in Youth Ministries from Bob Jones University in 2011 and his M.A. in Pastoral Studies in 2013. Andrew and his wife Elisabeth met while in school at BJU and were married in 2011. They both have a passion for working with teens. Andrew joined the staff at Berean Baptist Church in March 2015 as youth pastor. Prior to coming to Berean, Andrew spent a little over 2 and a half years as youth pastor at Community Baptist Church in Greer, SC. Andrew and Elisabeth have one son, Caleb.

Email: anorton@berean-baptist.org

Rob Finch

Rob Finch

Music Pastor

Pastor 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 is the Director for Berean Baptist Music Academy and currently serves as the teacher of the Homebuilders Sunday School Class. In 1994 he received his Master of Music in Church Music from Bob Jones University. He and his wife, Janeen, have 3 children.

Email: rfinch@berean-baptist.org

Rob Stroup

Rob Stroup

Senior Saints and Outreach Pastor

Pastor Rob Stroup and his wife, Suellen were one of the first couples married at Berean Baptist Church in 1992.  Prior to working at Berean Baptist Rob served as youth pastor in Athens, Georgia for three years, and helped start a church in Dacula, Georgia.  His responsibilities include the Senior Saints, Outreach, the Auditorium Bible Class and Facility Management. Pastor Stroup also serves on the mission committee and has participated in mission trips to St. Kitts, Haiti, Spain, New York, Dominica, and the Dominican Republic. Suellen teaches music from her home and in the Berean Baptist Music Academy. The Stroups have four children.

Email: rstroup@berean-baptist.org

Dan Sweatt, D.D.

Dan Sweatt, D.D.

Pastor Emeritus

Rev. Danny M. Sweatt retired from his position as Senior Pastor in November of 2017 after serving since the church’s founding in 1990. 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.

Email: dsweatt31@gmail.com