Dr. Scott T. Gilbert
Pastor Scott was born and raised in Forsyth County, GA. He received a BA in Information Systems from the University of Georgia; an MDiv from New Orleans Theological Seminary; a DM from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He was called to pastor Concord Baptist Church in February 2013 after a nine-year tenure at Castleberry Road Baptist Church. Pastor Scott and his wife, Kendra have three daughters.
Mr. Eric Tippens
Eric was born and raised in Alpharetta (Milton) Georgia. He received a BBA Finance degree from Kennesaw State University and a Master of Church Music (Choral Conducting/Orchestra emphasis) degree from Lee University in Cleveland TN.
Eric is now in his 25th consecutive year of ministry serving a few local North Georgia area churches before joining the Concord Team in February 2020. He is dating Ms. Alison Holmes (Jasper GA) who also serves in various ministry and music education endeavors.
Mrs. Shannon Gilbert
Shannon was born in Decatur, GA; raised in Forsyth County. She received a BBA in Finance from the University of Georgia and Georgia State. Shannon and her husband, Tommy have a son and daughter
She has served as director of the Concord Baptist Church Preschool since August 2004. Shannon also provides financial administrative support to the church.
Mrs. Kellie Durden
Children's Ministry Director
Kellie was born in Birmingham, AL and moved to Georgia at age 7. She attended the University of South Florida, where she received her Bachelor's of Science in Education, along with her ESOL endorsement. Kellie has been an elementary school teacher since 2005. She has a heart for children and a desire to see them become life-long followers of Christ. Kellie and her husband, Andy, have three sons.
Mrs. Mardi Pretiger
Mardi was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama. She graduated from Draughons Junior College with a Legal Secretary Certificate and completed 2 years at Troy State University in Montgomery. She has worked as the Administrative Assistant for attorney’s in Alabama as well as Georgia. Mardi has also worked for Concord Baptist Preschool as a Lead Teacher for 10 years before accepting the position as Concords Pastoral Assistant. Mardi and her husband Dave have two daughters, two sons, and four wonderful grandchildren.
Dr. Charles W. Penland
Chip was born and raised in Gainesville, GA. He received an MDiv from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a D. Min.. from Beeson Divinity School. He served as a pastor on staff responsible for a Deaf congregation in Memphis, TN for ten years. Chip and his wife, Traci have three children.