Mike Parker
Pastor
I am glad you decided to visit our website and I hope you find all the information you need here. I am really excited about what God has done in the short time I have been here at Hurt Road. I truly believe that the best days of our church are ahead of us, and I invite you and your family to join us in this journey. I was born in Kokomo, IN and eventually found my way down here to the Atlanta area at the age of 20. I eventually received two bachelor’s degrees in business from Shorter College and worked for two seperate oil companies in the Atlanta area. God arranged for me to get some valuable experience in the business world before calling me into full-time ministry. My passion for the ministry began by teaching a Sunday School class. It was in this Sunday School class that I received several words of encouragement from those attending that ministry was my calling. And although I denied it for several years, I eventually saw that was indeed the direction God was leading. I attended Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY and served as a Youth Minister in Cincinnati, OH while attending there. I then served as a North American Missionary in Maryland for two years, and then, just prior to coming to Hurt Road in August of 2010, I served as a Transitional Pastor at Tri-County Baptist Church. I have a passion for missions and I believe that we are all called to be missionaries right where we are, and it is my passion to help God’s people join Him in His mission to take the Gospel to all people with an Acts 1:8 mentality (in Smyrna, in Georgia, and in the world beyond)! Besides ministry I love to read, fish, golf, and spend time with my family.
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Neil Thrush
Pastor of Student Ministries
Neil Thrush is the Pastor of Student Ministries. He joined the staff team in August 2016. Neil studied Accounting at the University of Tennessee and worked as an accountant for eight years. He and his wife, Liz, also served on staff with the Navigators at Penn State University. Discipleship is Neil’s passion as well as anything that involves a Frisbee. Currently he is working on his Master of Divinity degree through Liberty University.
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Tommy Mullins
Minister of Music
Tommy Mullins is the Minister of Music at Hurt Road Baptist Church. He leads the Adult Choir, teaches the Wednesday night devotion message as well as teaching a Sunday School class. He is married with three children.
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