Dr. David Drake, Interim Pastor

He was born on July 9, 1953. He married Marilyn Jane
McAbee in August 1974. They have two children, Jonathan and
Jordan, and four grandchildren, Holly, Cannon, Madyson, and

Dr. Drake is a graduate of Henry Grady High School, Atlanta;
Criswell College, Dallas; Southwestern Baptist Theological
Seminary, Fort Worth Texas; Luther Rice Seminary, Atlanta.

Dr. Drake has served as Pastor of the following churches:
   Central Baptist Church, Waycross Georgia
   Palm Springs Baptist Church, Palm Springs, Florida
   First Baptist Church, Cartersville, Georgia
   Oak Grove Baptist Church, Cedartown, Georgia
   First Baptist Church, Ellijay, Georgia

He and Marilyn are residents of Gilmer County. 

Dr. Drake is currently serving at Truitt-McConnell University as
Director of Church Relations.