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Doug Daugherty

Doug began worshipping at Forrest Park in 1979. In October 1988 he married Stacie (Smith) and they have two children, Drew and Kyleigh. In July 2005, he was installed as a deacon where he served on the Worship and Education committees. In March 2014, Doug was appointed as an elder. He graduated from Valdosta State University with a degree in Accounting and now serves as Vice President of Langdale Forest Products, TLC Building Components, Industrial Cutting Tools, Lanco Trucking, and Langdale International.

 

Doug Daugherty

Don Garner

Don and Theresa Garner have worshipped at the Forrest Park congregation since 1980. Having served as a deacon for eighteen years, Don was appointed an elder in 2000. He has served on the educational committee for over 29 years and enjoys his personal Bible study time and teaching Bible classes at Forrest Park. He graduated from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in 1974 and has maintained a solo General Dentistry practice in Valdosta since 1975. Don enjoys family, friends, travel, and fishing.

 

Don Garner

Doug Jones

Doug and Margaret Jones have worshipped at Forrest Park since 1987.  Doug was appointed an elder in November 2009.  He graduated from the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy in 1966 with a BS Pharmacy degree, and is now semi-retired and works part time.  He has been involved in Latin American Missions since 1988, serving as a pharmacist on medical missions teams.  Doug enjoys bass fishing and watching football.

 

 

Doug Jones

Robert McLeod

Robert's roots at Forrest Park started when his family placed membership at the River Street Congregation in 1958. Robert was baptized in 1963 by Bro. Bob Bryson, minister at River Street at the time. The family moved in 1964 with the expansion of the church to the corner of Forrest Street and Park Avenue known as the Forrest Park Church of Christ. Over the years, he traveled on several evangelistic campaigns to Trinidad plus Central and South America. In April of 1983 Robert was appointed as a Deacon where he served on many different committees including the Local Stateside and Foreign Evangelism, Education, Finance, Building and Grounds and Congregational Development. In June of 1994, he was appointed to serve as an Elder of the Forrest Park Church. Robert married Beth Burnett in March of 1973. Their family now includes; Blake, Anne, Lacy Ann and Mary Blake McLeod plus Will, Christina Mary Elizabeth and Rosalie Moore.

 

Robert McLeod

Barry Robinson

Barry and his wife, Betty, raised two children, Thomas and Lauren. In January 1995, Barry was installed as a Deacon and appointed as an elder in March 2014. He takes part in mission trips and travels to Panama for the Bible School of the Americas and the Children’s Home. Barry enjoys hiking, camping, quail hunting, fishing, golf, and amateur radio.

 

Barry Robinson

Donnie Swilley

Donnie and Donna Swilley have worshipped at Forrest Park since March, 2003. In July of 2005, he was installed as a deacon, serving with our youth committee. Donnie was appointed an elder in November, 2009. 

Donnie is employed at S & S Woodworking doing cabinet design. He married Donna (Crosby) in April 1988 and they have two sons, Dillon and Dalton. 

 

Donnie Swilley