Pastors & Staff

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  • Senior Pastor Johnny Ellison


    Pastor Johnny was born in Jefferson City, Tennessee, lived much of his childhood in New Albany, Indiana, and moved to Warner Robins, Georgia in 1982. He spent much of his childhood and some teen years as a Roman Catholic. At age thirteen, he began attending Second Baptist Church in Warner Robins where he was eventually saved and baptized in June of 1988. Soon after he made a public declaration of God’s call on his life to full-time ministry.

    In 1991 Pastor Johnny married his wife Elissa. They have three children Savannah, Andrew and Sarah Elisabeth. In April of 2005 Pastor Johnny began his ministry at Green Acres as Senior pastor.

    He graduated from Georgia Southern University with a B.S. in Public Recreation. He then completed his Master of Divinity at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He earned his Doctor of Ministry from Luther Rice University in Atlanta, Georgia.

    On his vision for Green Acres, Pastor Johnny says, “I believe God has a special work to do in and through Green Acres Baptist Church. We do not want to be behind Him or ahead of Him. We simply want to be in step with Him.”

    Contact Pastor Johnny

  • Associate Pastor Micah Emery


    Associate Pastor of Music and Administration

    Married: Shannon Michelle Emery
    Children: Abigail Rose, Lydia Dell & Micah Jason Jr.

    Georgia Southern University -- 1994 - 1995 -- BM Music Education degree pursued
    Brunswick College -- Spring 1996
    Brewton - Parker College -- Fall 1996-Winter 1998 -- BA Music (Vocal Performance) degree pursued
    Samford University -- Summer 2000
    Beeson Pastor's School (1 week intensive)
    Warner Robins Regional Biblical Institute Fall 2008 - Present

    Youth Minister, Nevils UMC, Nevils, GA
    Min. of Youth & Children, Port Wentworth UMC, Port Wentworth, GA
    Youth Minister, Norwich Baptist Church, Brunswick, GA
    Minister of Music, Alston Baptist Church, Alston, GA
    Minister of Worship and Youth, Homestead Park UMC, Pittsburgh, PA
    Associate Pastor for Youth and Music, Westview Baptist Church, Hawkinsville, GA

    Contact Pastor Micah Emery

  • Associate Pastor Brian Gunningham


    Associate Pastor of Families Ministry

    Married: Terri
    Children: Weston, Morgan, and Mollie

    Univ. Alabama at Birmingham (B.S.)
    Argosy Univ. Atl. (M.A., Psychology)
    Southeastern Baptist Theo. Seminary (currently pursuing M.A., Christian Ed & Counseling)

    FBC Rochelle (Min. of Students, 2008-2012)
    Trinity Bapt. Nevils, GA. (Youth Min. Leader, Teacher and Counselor)
    Performance Learning Center Coordinator, Drug Free Communities Coord., Community Enrichment Coord., Unity Teen Advisory Board (All with Bulloch County BOE from 2004-2008)

    Contact Pastor Brian Gunningham

Support Staff

Abby Hunt, Secretary
Sharlene Bond, Secretary
Michael C. Ellis, IT Specialist

Multimedia Staff

Robert Martin, Audio/Video Engineer
Janet Smith, Sound Mixer
Jake Currie, Sound Mixer
Jason Hunt, Multimedia Coordinator