Church News

Here are some of the latest news and announcements about things happening in our Church.

Sunday school is held each Sunday at 9:15. Go directly to your class.

The Sanctuary class is broadcast live on Facebook each Sunday at 9:15.

Church will be held at 10:00 each Sunday in the sanctuary. Notice will be provided in advance on Facebook and by calling post messages if changes occur.

Worship services will also be live on Facebook, YouTube and Mixlr.

Pastor’s Note

Let Revival Begin With Me

John 7:38 (NKJV)

38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”

Jesus made this statement to remind us, that we can be refreshed and experience revival even when life feels like it is a fight for survival.

If our community and our world is ever going to experience revival, It must begin with you and me.

Take a moment and look around, we live in a world that is ripe for revival.

In Christ Alone,
Preacher Ronnie

July at a glance

Each Sunday: Sunday School 9:15 /Worship 10:00

No Wednesday Night activities

July 14th-19th – Preacher Ronnie in revival at West Buford Baptist Church.
Pastor- Jerry McCormick
Sunday Night – 6 pm
Monday – Friday -7pm

July 21st – Conference after worship

July 21st – 27th – Revival services, 10:45 Morning/ 7:00 Evening

July 28th – Baptizing   10:00 AM    No Sunday School

Pray for revival

Guest Ministers: Rev Wilson Pruitt & Caleb Blankenship

JULY 21-27: Morning Service 10:45 AM, Evening Service 7:00 PM

Sunday 21st 6:00pm: Adult choir practice, fellowship hall

Sunday evening service: Rock Springs Baptist church choir

Tuesday Morning: after 10:45 service: the Sanctuary Class will have lunch in the fellowship hall.

We will provide Fried Chicken. Please bring side dishes, other meats, desserts to share. All invited

Wednesday Evening: Youth night…Please meet @ 6:00pm in the fellowship hall for pizza, fellowship and the kids & youth choir practice.

Thursday Evening: Daily Bread

Friday Evening: Pandemic Praise Team

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you, and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Sunday School News

Our Sunday School average attendance for June was 70 . Our lessons for July will continue with the gospels and post resurrection appearances of Jesus, and the great Commission.

No Sunday School on July 28th, we will have Baptizing At 10:00 AM.

Please be in prayer as our Sunday School Elections will be August 25th beginning at 9:30 AM in the Sanctuary.

You are always welcome and a seat is waiting in Sunday School.

July Lessons:
July 7th – Jesus appears to the eleven
Mark 16:14
Luke 22:7-13
John 20: 19-31

July 14th – Post resurrection appearances
John 21:1-25

July 21st – The Great Commission
Matt 28: 16-20
Mark 16: 14-20

July 28th – No Sunday School, Baptizing

WMU News

The ladies of WMU will break during July.

Our next monthly meeting will be August 27th @ 6:30.

Food trays for July are Judy Cochran & Debbie Boles

Choir News

Sunday 21st – 6:00pm: Adult choir practice, fellowship hall

September 4th –  Adult choir practice

Keep on singing

Fellowship on the Field

Beginning September 4th – Youth, Middle school-High school are invited to meet each Wednesday night beginning @ 6:30. A light dinner will be served along with games, fellowship and devotion. This group meets at the building down on the field. If your youth needs a ride, please let the leaders know.

Kingdom Kids

Beginning September 4th – Little Bitty-5th grade are invited each Wednesday night @ 6:00 pm.

A light dinner, games, fellowship, crafts and devotion. If you would like to volunteer to provide a meal, craft etc. please see one of the leaders. Their time also includes music. Kingdom Kids previously known as Life Jr. invites all kids to join them each Wednesday night.


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Our physical address:
3444 Hightower Rd.
Ball Ground, GA 30107

Mailing address:
PO Box 569
Ball Ground, GA 30107

Email address:

Thanks, Edwin Wilkie, Church Clerk

Upcoming Events

August 1st – Back to School Cherokee & Forsyth County
August 18th – Conference after worship, election of Pastor and church officers
August 25th – Sunday School Elections in Sanctuary 9:30
August 27th – WMU meeting 6:30
September 4th – Fellowship on the field, Kingdom Kids and Adult choir
October: Pastor Appreciation month, trunk or treat
November: Turkey Shoot, breakfast with Santa
December: Journey to Jesus, Cantata, Caroling, Children’s Program

Prayer Requests

Susanna Brooks (counselor at Free Home)
Family of Jason Cheshire
Valerie Cheshire
Frances Cook
Frankie Edge
Jo Gilleland
Elden & Ellen Golden (Parents of Wendy Gilleland)
Mike Huskisson
Stanley Pinyan
Bill Pruitt
Gene Pruitt
James and Lucille Rich
Julie and Chris Sterling, Henry and Hudson
Ann Turner
Brenda Warren
Carol Wheeler
Peggy Wheeler
Coriene Wilkie
Herman Wilkie
Thomas Wilkie (neck surgery)

** Please help us keep the prayer list current by adding or omitting as needed. Thank you for your help. **

Church Directory Updates

Carol Carnes
833 Spruce Avenue
Canton, GA 30114

Gene and Jo Gilleland
704 Owens Circle
Canton, GA 30115

Scott Huskins

Mark & Debbie Jones
1038 Gaddis Rd
Canton, GA 30115

Lloyd Lusk
195 Trenton Lane
Canton, GA 30115

Ronny & Rilla Price
8350 Ball Ground Rd
Cumming, GA 30028
Rilla 770-656-1333
Ronny 404-772-1382

James & Lucille Rich
50 Cagle Mill Rd.  Unit 4
Jasper, GA 30143

Karen Parrott & Juanita Wheeler
3100 Taylor St.
Canton, GA 30114
Karen: 678-910-7208

Virginia Wyatt
540 Gold Rush Ct.
Ball Ground, GA 30107

Trey & Haley Howell
243 Trenton Lane
Canton, GA 30115

Church Officers

Pastor: Ronnie McCormick
Church Clerk: Edwin Wilkie, Asst. Coy Cochran
Song Leader: Ronnie Price, Asst. Steve Pressley
Piano: Regina Groover, Asst. All others that play
Organ: Tabitha Wilkie, Asst. Wanda Harber
Spokesperson: Chad Cochran, Asst. Trey Howell
Sound System: Brian Wallace, Assistants: Tim Perkins, Lance Carnes, Calista Odum, Tony Porter, Weston Wilkie, Heath Wilkie
Maintenance Committee: Phil Cochran, Earl Turpin, Edwin Wilkie
Fellowship Hall: Joe Milford, Lance Carnes, Randy Wilkie
Cemetery: Heath Wilkie, Randy Wilkie, Coy Cochran
Delegates to Association: Randy Wilkie, Ronny Price, Phil Cochran, Coy Cochran, Dave Odum, Alternate: Steve Pressley

Sunday School Teachers and Officers

Sunday School Teachers: 

Nursery – Pre-K
Kayla Floyd and Theresa Huskins (1st)
Mary Wilkie and Mary Grace Wilkie (2nd)
Haley Howell and Julie Sterling (3rd)
Rebecca Price and Tonya Carnes (4th)
Shanna Wilbanks and Charm Cochran (5th)

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
Emily Reinhart, Charm Cochran to assist when needed

3rd– 5th Grade
Reese Reinhart, Kelly Wilkie, Jamie Bobo, Hilda Ammons

Middle School Class
Adam Barton, Trey Howell, Mark DeMasis, Chris Sterling 

High School Class
Chad Cochran, Jackson Gilleland, Kyle Wilkie, Walker Wilkie

College/Young Adult class
Tabitha & Edwin Wilkie

ARK Class
Randy Wilkie, Cindy McCormick, Tonya Price, Corey Bobo

Middle Adult Class (Empty Nesters)
Heath Wilkie, Cindy McCormick, David Ammons

Sanctuary Class   Clint Smith, Assistants as needed

Sunday School Officers:

Children’s Choir
Charm Cochran and parents assist as needed

Youth Choir
Megan Barton and Taylor Boles

Vacation Bible School
Michell Smith, Shanna Wilbanks and Haley Howell

Christmas Gift Coordinator
Annsley Cochran

Sunday School Leadership Committee
Phil Cochran, Charm Cochran and Clint Smith

Christmas Baskets, Decorate Church, Easter Sunrise Breakfast
Empty Nesters Class

Hightower Deacon Board

Randy Wilkie -Chairman
David Ammons
Lance Carnes
Chad Cochran
Coy Cochran
Ron Cooper
Thomas Heard
Billy Hill
Tim Perkins
Ronnie Price
Gene Wheeler
Edwin Wilkie
Heath Wilkie
Lanny Wilkie
Wyatt Wilkie