Our Team

Dr. G.J. (JoJo) Thomas

Director of Missions

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) five BEAUTIFUL grandchildren! Dr. Thomas is a graduate of UGA (Go Dawgs!), SWBTS (MDiv. ’82) and NOBTS (DMin. ’94).

Alvin Bagwell

Good Samaritan Ministry Director

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. Gabe Dodd

Church Planting Strategist

Rev. Gabe Dodd is the Church Planter/Pastor of The Branch Church in Dahlonega . Gabe and his wife Bre have four energetic children.

Rev. Ruben D. Perea

Ethnic Church Starter/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.

Connie Johnson

Secretary & CCM Assistant

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 7 wonderful grandchildren.

Joan Walker

Office Manager & Financial Secretary

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, 7 grandchildren and 1 greatgrandchild.

Frank Greenway

Project Coordinator/Sr. Adult Ministry

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.