All Staff

Jim Cannady – Senior Adult Pastor

Jim Cannady grew up in Twin City (Emanuel County), GA where he graduated from ECI High School in 1962. Following graduation, he enlisted in the US Air Force and served from 1962-1966. While serving in Charleston, SC in November of 1965, Jim surrendered his heart and life to Jesus Christ. He married Sara Young from […]

Clay Chasteen – Student Pastor

Clay has been on staff as Youth Pastor with Oak Hill since April 1993. Clay and his wife Jennifer have been married for 18 years. They have two beautiful girls (Abigail,12 and Anna, 8). Clay loves the opportunity to impact the lives of students for Christ. His passion is to see students saved and begin […]

Stephen Dervan – Lead Pastor

Originally from Albany, Georgia, Stephen grew up in a broken home where church attendance wasn’t a priority. He came to faith in Christ as a teenager and felt a call to the ministry soon thereafter. He married his high school sweetheart Rebecca and God has blessed them with 5 children (Cade 13, Cole 11, Casen […]

John Nance – Pastor of Pastoral Care

“As a child, I had the privilege of growing up under the teaching and training of Sunday School Teachers and Training Union Teachers at Oak Hill Baptist Church. That’s right, I have the privileged of caring for and pasturing the individuals who helped build my roots in the Church. It was in the classrooms of […]

Jeff Newell – Children’s Pastor

“I joined Oak Hill Baptist Church as the new Children’s Ministries Pastor in February 2016, coming from Woodmen Valley Chapel in Colorado where I served the children, youth, and families for over 10 years. Originally from Southern California, I worked and studied under the leadership of Saddleback Church where I found a passion for ministering […]

Gordon Powers – Worship Pastor

Gordon has been serving at Oak Hill Baptist Church since January of 2013 as Worship Pastor. Leaving the Kroger Company in 2001, after 20 years of employment, he accepted the calling into a full-time ministry position at First Baptist Church of Sandy Springs. He knew at age 16 that God had called him into the […]