Meet The Staff
Dr. G.J. (Jojo) Thomas came to serve as Associational Missionary in May, 2005. Prior to his ministry with CBA he served 23 years as founding pastor of Annistown Road Baptist Church in Snellville, GA. That experience solidified a love for church growth, for church planting, and for pastors. He and his wife Debbie are blessed with 3 wonderful sons, and (more recently) two BEAUTIFUL grandchildren! Dr. Thomas is a graduate of UGA (Go Dawgs!), SWBTS (MDiv. ’82) and NOBTS (DMin. ’94).
Alvin Bagwell serves as director of the Good Samaritan food/furniture ministry. He came to CBA in January, 2012. Prior to that, he worked as a business owner, and as a case manager/counselor for the State Department of Juvenile Justice. Alvin and his wife Glenda have been married for over 30 years and have two wonderful children. His is a graduate of North Georgia College and State University with a BSW degree.
Rev. Rod Zwemke has served Christ as a lay leader, staff member and currently as the Church Planter/Pastor of Crossroads Church in Jefferson. Rod and his wife Gabrian have three energetic children. Rod is a graduate of Georgia Tech (Go Jackets!) and of NOBTS (MDN.’05). Rod Serves part-time as the CBA Church Planting Strategist.
Rev. Ruben D. Perea serves as part-time Ethnic Church Starter/Strategist. He also pastors Latin American Baptist Community Church. Ruben is originally from Cali, Colombia. He moved to the US in 1985, and gave his life to Christ after moving to Georgia in 1986. He and his wife Patricia have one daughter.
Dr. David Meacham joined CBA as a volunteer staff member in May, 2011. He serves as a consultant to CBA’s Strengthening Churches Team, and a coach to CBA pastors for growth strategies, leadership development, evangelism, and disciple-making. Before his retirement in 2010, David had a long career as a denominational worker as well as a seminary professor (NOBTS.) He and his wife have 3 married daughters and 13 grandchildren.
Frank Greenway began serving in October 2010 as CBA’s Project Coordinator and Senior Adult Leader volunteer. He is actively involved at Blackshear Place Baptist Church where he has served as a Deacon, Sunday School Director, and Facilities Director. He is currently self-employed , semi-retired, and volunteering his time at CBA. Frank is a graduate of University of Georgia. He and his wife JoAnn have two grown children and one grandson.
Joan Walker began her work as CBA Office Manager and Financial Secretary in August 2004. Joan also works with various ministries and missions groups. She is active in her church (FBC Lula), serves weekly at the Good Samaritan Food/Furniture ministry. Joan has 3 children and 7 grandchildren.
Connie Johnson began serving as CBA’s secretary and CCM Assistant in Feb. 2008. She also serves with the WMU and Women’s Enrichment Ministry of both the CBA and the Georgia Baptist Convention. Connie and her husband, Randy, are members of FBC Lula, where he serves as pastor. They are blessed with 3 beautiful daughters and 4 wonderful grandchildren.