Term ending December 31, 2022
TMU alum Amelia Beaudry Amelia Beaudry (’17) grew up in South Georgia and came to Truett McConnell during her junior year. She graduated from TMU with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree and is currently working as a recruiter for Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. She is also the adviser for the Hubmaier School of Theology and Missions. In her spare time, she loves to hang out with friends, drink iced coffee, explore the outdoors, listen to music, and watch TV. She has a passion for missions and a passion for people.
Grace Henson Grace Henson (’19) graduated from TMU in 2019 with a B.S. in Education with a concentration in Middle Grades Math/Science. She currently works at White County Middle School as a seventh grade math teacher and head soccer coach. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, spending time outdoors, and reading.
TMU alum Tim Smith Dr. Tim S. Smith (’82) is on the Church Strengthening Team of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board and serves as the Northwest Discipleship Consultant. The focus of his work is partnering with pastors and leaders to strengthening churches in their mission of making disciples that make disciples. He is able to assist churches with their Sunday School, small groups, discipleship as well as men’s ministry, singles, and other church administration areas. Each year, he works with hundreds of churches, associations, and other state conventions.

Prior to his current position with the GBMB he served the lead state missionary for Groups & Faith Development, specialist for Sunday School & Small Groups, team coordinator/leader for Sunday School & Open Groups, and consultant for Bible Study Ministries.  Dr. Smith has been with the GBMB since 1999.

Before coming to the GBMB, he served the following churches: Tabernacle Baptist Church in Cartersville, First Baptist Church in Dallas, Wake Crossroads Baptist Church in Raleigh, Bowdon Baptist Church in Bowdon, Midway Church in Villa Rica, First Baptist Church in Douglasville, New Holland Baptist Church in Gainesville, and Glen Forest Baptist Church in Mableton.

Dr. Smith earned his Doctorate of Ministry degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.  He received a Master of Divinity with Christian Education from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.  He earned a degree of Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Georgia; and from Truett McConnell, he received an Associate of Arts degree in Religious Studies.

He has authored, co-authored or contributed to several resources including; Lead Your Group, Bringing LIFE to Adult Sunday School, Basics of Preschool/Children/Youth and Adult Sunday School series, Sunday School that Really Excels: Real Life Examples of Churches with Healthy Sunday Schools, Be a Catalyst: Start New Groups, The Sunday School Leadership Course, Training Your Sunday School Leaders, The Power of 10, Key Strategies of a Healthy Sunday School, Coaching a Winning Team, Evangelism through the Sunday School, and Training the Adult Sunday School Class Leadership Team.

He is a native of Georgia.  Tim and his wife Cathy live in White, Georgia.  They have adult two children and two grandchildren.

 

Term ending December 31, 2023
Chris Childs Dr. Chris Childs (’90) attended Truett McConnell from 1988-1991 and graduated with an Associate of Arts degree. He then attended the Medical College of Georgia and graduated in 1995 with a D.M.D. In 1997, Dr. Childs returned to Truett McConnell to restart the women’s soccer program.  He coached for four years, finishing with three 3rd place finishes in GJCAA and a runner-up finish in 2000. He also worked for student development as Residence Director until 2003. As a Gainesville native, Dr. Childs returned to Gainesville in 1995 to open his practice with a focus on restorative, cosmetic, and implant dentistry.

  • Graduate of The Dawson Center for the Advancement of Dentistry
  • Member of the American Dental Association
  • Named Fellow in the Pierre Fauchard Academy
  • Member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Delegate, Committee Chairman, and named Honorable Fellow of the Georgia Dental Association
  • Past President of the Hall County Dental Society
  • Staff member of Northeast Georgia Medical Center
  • Faculty member at Augusta University (formerly the Medical College of Georgia)
  • Scholar, The Dawson Academy Alumni Association
  • Named Fellow of the American College of Dentist
  • Member of the Hinman Dental Society
  • Member of the International Dental Implant Association
alumni officer Margie Webb Margie Webb (’60) graduated Truett McConnell College with a business degree in 1961. She met Jim Webb in 1960 at TMU, and they married in 1962. They had been married almost 54 years when Jim passed away in 2016. Margie has two daughters, one of which graduated from Truett McConnell, and ten grandchildren. She was a stay at home mom for 15 years before working with, and eventually retiring from, Cobb County Schools. She and Jim moved home to Gainesville in 2004 where lives today.

Some of Margie’s accomplishments and activities include: serving for several years as PTA President; serving several terms on TMU Alumni Executive Board; awarded Alumnus of the year; chairing of Truett McConnell Hall County Chapter Committee (formed 2019); Church WMU Director; College Career Director; Sunday school and church training/missions groups; senior adult director, choir member, and member of various church committees.

 

Term ending December 31, 2024
Mike Anchors has had only one job in his career…..He has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for more than a half century.  During that time, he presented Continuing Education Courses to CPA’s in more than 48 states and was recognized by the Florida and Texas CPA organizations as the Outstanding Presenter for that year.  In his spare time he served as Governor of the Georgia District of Optimist International, Treasurer of the San Antonio YMCA, Treasurer of the Baptist Children’s Home, President of the Business and Professional Toastmasters’ Club, Treasurer of the Board of Trustees for the Christian School of Castle Hills, Chair of the Finance Committee and Deacon of Mission City Church, and currently is a member of the Executive Committee of the Truett McConnell University Alumni Association.

Mike and his wife Brenda have two grown children and two adult grandsons. Some of the activities they have enjoyed include golf, cycling, jogging, traveling and studying God’s word with Bible Study Fellowship.

Ben Garrison grew up just south of Atlanta, in Henry County. Growing up, he had the unique experience of being in ministry with his family. For nearly fourteen years his dad helped plant churches in the Henry County area. During this time, he felt that the Lord was calling him to surrender to ministry. In 2008, the Lord opened the door for him to attend Truett McConnell University and pursue a biblical studies degree. Not only was Ben able to obtain a B.S. in Theological studies in 2012, but he also had the privilege of graduating from TMU with his Masters degree in 2016.

During his time in North Ga., Ben had the opportunity to serve the Lord in various ministries. In 2015, the Lord called Ben to serve at Christ Place Church as their Middle School pastor. During his time at CP, he has served in kids, students, college, and now serves as Campus Pastor at Christ Place North. Most importantly, Ben met his better half in 2015. He and Mallory were married in 2016, and they welcomed their first born son, Judah, in March of 2019. In March of 2021 they welcomed their second son Elijah.

Andrea Gray and her husband Johnathan, also a Truett McConnell alum, have four children with the oldest being the third generation of Folsoms now attending Truett McConnell. Andrea is a dedicated advocate for the University and longs to see other alumni support its growing mission.

Andrea grew up as a PK, the daughter of Don and Myra Folsom with three older brothers, Merrill, Alan, and Scott.  She was raised in Jackson, GA where her dad was pastor of FBC before moving to Tucker, GA after he became as the Executive Director of the Georgia Baptist Foundation. Her love for TM began when her oldest brother attended the college. The rebuilt and rededicated “Folsom Fountain” is named for her father who was a leader in the denomination and the alumni association of then Truett McConnell College. “He pastored several churches in Georgia and served on various denominational boards throughout his 50 years of gospel ministry. He began a family tradition of attending Truett McConnell that spans three generations of siblings, children, and grandchildren. His love for Truett McConnell and his legacy of leadership among Baptists continues to be seen on this campus and in countless lives.”

Andrea graduated from Truett McConnell Junior College in 1988 and then completed her undergraduate studies at Mercer University in Macon earning a Bachelor of Arts in Education.  Following her graduation, she was fortunate to take a 4th grade teaching position at Sims Elementary in Conyers.  With a year of experience behind her, she began working on her Masters in Middle Grades Education at the University of Georgia and completed it in 1993.

In 1996, after teaching for six years, she married a fellow Truett McConnell alumnus, Johnathan Gray. They moved to Texas for him to attend Southwestern Seminary.  During those three years she worked in Mansfield ISD teaching 7th and 5th grades while he pastored Rock Springs BC in Mineral Wells, TX.

Johnathan was called to pastor Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Fairburn, Georgia in 1999, and she transitioned to teaching 5th grade in Fayette County for one year.  She then started her family and has been able to be a stay at home since her first child was born.  The young family moved to Fort Worth, TX when Johnathan became the first President of the Southern Baptists of Texas Foundation.  They returned to Georgia in 2014 when Johnathan became the President of the Georgia Baptist Foundation.  The past 21 years have been full of church and school activities that Andrea has been able to participate and lead in.   Myra Ashley is now a senior at Truett McConnell currently doing her student teaching in music education, Emilyn is a sophomore at Mississippi College, Ellie is a senior and Landon is a freshman at Mill Creek High School.

As an adult, Andrea has been a part of four wonderful churches at Mount Vernon Baptist in Fairburn, Flat Creek Baptist in Fayetteville, First Baptist Keller, TX, and now Lawrenceville FBC.  In these churches she been able to be a member of the sanctuary choir, play in handbell choir, teach VBS, and also serve as Girls in Action teacher/director, Children’s Choir teacher/director, Bible Drill teacher/director, and youth SS teacher. She is also a four year breast cancer survivor and desires to share her health and spiritual journey whenever she has the opportunity.

Randy McGhee was born and raised in Cleveland, GA and currently resides in Cumming, GA. Randy is a Truett McConnell alum from the class of 1980. Randy graduated from Piedmont university in 1983 and while at Piedmont he joined the Army and served 7 years as an infantry officer. Randy is a member of the American Legion Post #307 in Cumming, Georgia and a past Post Commander. Randy is Married and has 2 girls and loves to play golf in his spare time.
Ross Roberts is a proud alum who earned both his Bachelor’s (Business) and Master’s degree (Theology) from Truett McConnell. He and his wife Mendy, along with their two children, Deacon & Melany, reside in Cleveland, Ga. During his time at Truett McConnell, he played on the baseball team and was actively involved in campus and community life.

Soon after college, Ross began coaching baseball at TMU. He also began serving in local churches in the Cleveland area, and is now the Pastor of Mt. Yonah Baptist Church.