Minister of Music: Bruce Ware
At an early age, Bruce's gift in the area of music was manifested. He began playing for churches at the age of ten and went on to study music at Columbus College (now Columbus State University) in Columbus, GA. In 1990, he transferred to the University of Georgia where he studied Music Composition with a concentration in oboe. Bruce has been on staff at Timothy since January 1, 2000. Currently he serves as the Minister of Music, head of the music department, and works closely with the Worship Arts Ministry. His purpose is to be a blessing to the Kingdom of God, and to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ through music.
Church Administrator: Tonya M. Lee
Tonya M. Lee is the youngest of twelve children born to Thomas and Nancy Lee. She attended The University of Tennessee as a student-athlete, graduating with a bachelors in Psychology. She coached at four Division I Universities, including The University of Georgia, during her sixteen year coaching career. Recently, Tonya was an Employment Specialist for the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, where she assisted individuals with disabilities to become independent citizens and helped them find and maintain competitive employment.
Tonya joined us in 2002, and began serving as the general secretary for the Outreach Ministry, eventually becoming the Director of Outreach. She joined our staff in May 2014 as the Church Administrator. Her desire is to contribute to the advancement of the Kingdom by serving those through ministry outreach in the church and community.
Executive Assistant: Elishiba Hunter
Elishiba Hunter joined Timothy Baptist Church in 2005 and became an active member of the Campus Ministry under Watch Care. She has served in several leadership positions at Timothy including the Dance Ministry, Debt Free Ministry, Women's Ministry and continues to serve in the Media and Sound Ministry. Elishiba is currently persuing a Bachelor's Degree in Christian Ministry at Athens College of Ministry. She enjoys working in Finance, Human Resources, and Business Administration. Her purpose is to be a blessing to the Kingdom of God with the spiritual gift of administration as stated in 1 Corinthians 12:28. Her motto for life is "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength."
Assistant to the Pastor / Director of Education: Elder Terris Thomas
Terris D. Thomas was licensed to preach in June 1995 and ordained as Elder February 1999. She currently serves as Assistant to the Pastor and Director of Christian Education at Timothy Baptist, Director of Neighborhood Engagement for the Whatever It Takes Initiative with Family Connections, Communities In Schools in Athens, and chaplain with Marketplace Ministries assigned to both Pilgrim's Pride Poultry and Power Partners. "Elder T," holds a Bachelors Degree in Biblical Education from Beulah Heights University, graduating Suma Cum Laude as Valedictorian, a Masters of Arts Degree in Christian Education from Luther Rice University and a Masters of Science Degree in Youth Development from Clemson University.
Director of Food Service: Patricia Jordan
Patricia Jordan joined Timothy Baptist Church in 2014 and immediately became an active member on the Usher Ministry. She is currently serving as The Director of Food Services at Timothy. She is retired from The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel where she worked for 37 years as the Catering and Banquet Manager.
Patricia received the Award for Excellence from The University of Georgia in 1998, a Certification in Hospitality, a Certificate in Management and a Certification in Service Heroes in Hospitality from UGA as well. In 1996 She completed courses from The School of Helps Ministry at Salem Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA, and received her Diploma in 1997.
Patricia’s purpose is to be a servant leader that blesses the body of Christ through serving with excellence. Her favorite scripture is “And let us not be weary in well-doing: for in due season we shall reap if we faint not.” (Galatians 6:9)