PHIL MARTIN

senior pastor

Pastor Phil loves to preach because he feels that's what God has called him to do. He has been in full-time ministry since 1977 and was called to be the Senior Pastor of Metro in March of 1992. He graduated from Hyles-Anderson College with a BA in Christian Ed and later from Baptist Christian Seminary with an MA in Biblical Studies.


In his free time, he loves spending time with his wife, Beverly, his three daughters, and his eight grandchildren. He also enjoys watching the LA Dodgers, golfing, and the occasional beach vacation. 


Email: pastor@metrobaptistchurch.org

Birthday: 11/18/1953

CRAIG GEESAMAN

worship pastor

Bro. Craig leads worship at Metro and enjoys leading God's people in worship each week. He especially loves seeing lives changed for the glory of God. He graduated from Tennessee Temple University with a BA in Christian Ed then came to serve at Metro in 1982.


On his days off, you'll probably find him hunting, golfing, or spending time with his wife, Lisa. He has three children and nine grandchildren; he loves to FaceTime with them!

 

Email: craig@metrobaptistchurch.org

Birthday: 10/17/1957

RYAN HILL

associate pastor

Ryan loves seeing lives impacted for God's kingdom; his passion is to develop people to become devoted followers of Christ. He graduated from Tennessee Temple with a BA in Missions, served as a missionary in Thailand for 10 years, then came to Metro in 2016.


Ryan enjoys getting coffee with his wife, Heather, and spending time with his three kids: Addisyn, Branson, and Judson. He loves the Georgia Bulldogs, Atlanta Braves, and Falcons.


Email: ryan@metrobaptistchurch.org

Birthday: 12/28/1981

JOSH BIRKEY

youth pastor

Josh loves to watch teens worshipping the Savior and to see lives impacted by God. He graduated from Crown College with a BA in Youth Ministries and began working with teens in 2012. He has been on staff at Metro since 2017.


Josh enjoys spending time with his wife, Charity, and his daughter, Elizabeth Kate. He also loves to play basketball and watch the Dallas Cowboys and Mavericks.


Email: josh@metrobaptistchurch.org

Birthday: 5/24/1990

STEPHEN CANTER

children's pastor

Stephen loves to watch kids have a great time as they worship the Lord, learn more about Him, and deepen their relationship with Him. He graduated from Trinity Baptist College with a BA in Missions and he came on staff at Metro in 2010.


Stephen and his wife, Lindsay, have two children: Leighton and Lyndon. He enjoys running (and the occasional Krispy Kreme runs) and is a fan of the Florida Gators.


Email: stephen@metrobaptistchurch.org

Birthday: 6/10/1987

DEWAYNE COLEMAN

business manager

Dewayne enjoys using his talents for the Lord and seeing God work through people to accomplish His will. He graduated from Tennessee Temple with a degree in Youth Ministries and Psychology, then came to Metro in 2005.


In his free time, he loves hanging out with his wife, Courtney, and their three children: Mady, Mason, and Maddox. He enjoys traveling, playing the drums, listening to oldies, and watching Shark Tank.


Email: dewayne@metrobaptistchurch.org

Birthday: 5/13/1980

LINDA PHILIPS

bookkeeper

Linda considers it a privilege to use her accounting/finance background to serve God and assist with administrative tasks that happen behind the scenes at Metro. She graduated from California State University Long Beach with her BS in Accounting and has been working in the church and school offices since 1995.


She and her husband, George, enjoy spending time with their three children and two grandchildren. Linda especially loves being "grammie" to Max and Cora Mae. 


Email: linda@metrobaptistchurch.org

Birthday: 5/2