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I grew up in a small church in Vermont. My father was the pianist, and I was taught the truths of Scripture from a very young age. I accepted Christ while in middle school during a missionary’s testimony, and I new I wanted to somehow be in ministry. When I was a junior in high school I participated in the All-New England Choir, and that was when I decided to pursue music. I came to Georgia in 1994 to attend Toccoa Falls College. I graduated in 1998 with a strong Biblical foundation and degree in Music Composition. I attended First Alliance Church in Toccoa for over 20 years, singing in the choir and worship team, leading children’s musicals, and serving as the interim worship leader in 2014. I have been leading worship at Hills Crossing Baptist Church since 2015.
I am married and have 3 children. My passion is making music for the Lord, but I also enjoy crafts and sewing, painting, and any activity that brings me outside.
Andrea Thomason / Children’s Ministry Director
Hills Crossing Baptist has been my church home since I was a week old. I grew up in this church with many of the people who still attend here. As a child I attended Sunday School, Mission Friends, Girls In Action, and youth group. I attended several youth camps, and many mission trips growing up. As I grew up I began working with children in various positions as a Sunday School Assistant Teacher, Nursery Worker, Vacation Bible School Teacher, and now as the Children’s Director. I love working with the children and seeing them grow into wonderful young Christians.
I grew up attending a small church in Wilkes County. Every Saturday evening my brother, my cousins and I would spend the night with our grandparents so that we could go to Sunday School the next morning. At a young age I accepted Christ as my Savior.
I received my Early Childhood Education degree from Athens Technical College and worked as a daycare teacher for a year. Then my husband’s grandmother told me that her church was looking for a new secretary, so I applied. In February of 2002 I was hired at Hills Crossing Baptist Church.
I have been a member of Hills Crossing since 2002. I’ve been married since 2000 and have 2 children.