Jody Long

Executive Coordinator

478-742-1191, ext. 1
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Jody Long is from Lizella (outside of Macon) and has lived his entire life in Georgia.  He has worked in rural, urban, and suburban churches through a ministerial career of more than two decades.  A “Triple Bear,” he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Christianity from the College of Liberal Arts, a Master of Divinity from the James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology, and a Doctor of Philosophy from the Tift College of Education, all of Mercer University.  He is most proud, however, of being married to Rev. Julie Whidden Long, Minister of Children and Families at the First Baptist Church of Christ, and being the father of two amazing children.


  • Bridge to an Interim
  • CBF/GA Coordinating Council
  • Church growth and strategic planning
  • Conflict resolution
  • Disaster response
  • Executive committee of Coordinating Council
  • Financial committeee of Coordinating Council
  • Georgia meeting at National General Assembly
  • Giving to CBF/GA through church budgets or individually
  • Interim and Supply
  • Local Church Ministry Assistance
  • National Leadership Team
  • New Church Starts
  • Nominating Committee of Coordinating Council
  • Partnerships
  • Pastors Network
  • Peer Learning Groups
  • Reference and Referral
  • State General Assembly
  • Support and encouragement of churches, pastors, church staff, and laity
  • Vision and Mission of CBF/GA

Martha Kate Hall

Associate Coordinator

478-742-1191 (option 2) Voicemail: ext. 2
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Martha Kate Hall has spent most of her life in Georgia growing up in Augusta then moving to Macon to earn a bachelor of music from Mercer University. She then journeyed to Texas to attend Truett Seminary at Baylor University where she met her husband Jason. After earning a Master of Divinity Degree with an emphasis in Christian Education, Martha Kate was the second woman to be ordained by First Baptist Church of Augusta, Georgia. She has served several churches in Texas and Georgia in the areas of music and children’s ministry. Martha Kate and Jason have two daughters who fill their lives with joy.


  • Curriculum and other educational resources
  • Interfaith
  • March Mission Madness
  • Networks for ministers
  • Peer Learning Groups
  • Scholarships and theological education for seminary students
  • Spiritual and missions formation in congregational life
  • Student.Church
  • Student Ministry Events
  • Teacher training and leadership development events for children, youth, collegiate, music, or educational ministry
  • Winter Youth Summit
  • Young Leadership Development

Renée Bennett

Assistant to the Coordinator for Networking

478-742-1191 (option 1) or (option 2, ext. 3)
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Renée Bennett works as Assistant to the Coordinator for Networking with CBF/GA. She is retired from 32 years in the field of child welfare, serving with Appling County DFCS, GBCH&FM, DCF and MCFS. She is a graduate of Mercer with both BA and MFS degrees. She is an MRE degree graduate of SWBTS. Renée is also a retired Marriage and Family Therapist having worked in private practice as well as with residential child care facilities. She is a member of HHBC in Macon where she serves on the missions committee and is a member of the sanctuary choir. She is past moderator of CBF/GA and former Recorder of CBF Global. Renée has served on the BWIM/GA steering committee. She has two adult children who are married and is “Grandmommy NeNe” to six adorable grandchildren.


  • Assist Coordinator
  • Liaison for Officers and coordinating Council
  • Coordinate Senior Celebrations annually
  • Coordinate Senior Adult Retreat annually
  • Assist in coordination of CBF/GA Annual Assembly
  • Assist in coordination of CBF/GA State meeting at CBF Global General assembly
  • Order and maintain office supplies
  • Mail Coordination
  • Maintain Check Log and acknowledge memorial/in honor gifts
  • Student Interns
  • Phone/Email
  • Meet/greet/interact with public in office or elsewhere as needed
  • Proofread as requested
  • Notary Public
  • Coordinate office recycling
  • Correspondence/Filing
  • Correspondence
  • Manage church bulletins
  • Maintain archive records with Mercer University Archivist
  • Assist other staff as requested
  • Execute Contracts as requested

Melissa C. Kremer

Assistant for Communications and Resources

478-742-1191 (option 2) Voicemail: ext. 4
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Melissa is a native of South Carolina and is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She has served as a chaplain and associate minister and as a language arts teacher. Melissa is married to Richard Kremer, Pastor of Vineville Baptist Church in Macon.


  • Communications (brochures, flyers, and bulletin inserts)
  • Database management
  • Ordering and sharing of CBF/GA and CBF/National informational pieces
  • Public relations
  • Electronic communications — ReVisions newsletter and mass emailsVisions print newsletter
  • Shared responsibilities: Website updating, Social media management
  • Assisting with CBF/GA events

Rachel S. Greco

Administrative Assistant

478-742-1191 (option 2) Voicemail: ext. 6
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Rachel graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Child and Family Development. After working for Childcare Licensing inspecting Daycare Centers for a few years Rachel moved to Macon where she worked as an Editorial Associate at Smyth and Helwys Publishing for five years. Rachel is married and has two daughters. She attends Highland Hills Baptist Church in Macon where she teaches missions and serves on the Youth Committee.


  • Deacon Network
  • Design of e-mails, flyers, programs, etc.
  • Photography
  • Shared responsibilities:
  • Shared responsibilities: Website updating, Social media management
  • Assisting with CBF/GA events

CBF/GA Officers


Keithen Tucker, Eatonton


Wendy Peacock, Americus

Past Moderator

Henry Tyson, Carrollton


Glenda Kessler, St. Simons Island

Finance Chair

Ron McClung, Haddock


Neil Heath, Macon

CBF/GA Coordinating Council

Steve Ayers, Lyons
Louis Barton, Rome
Don Brewer, Gainesville
Geraldine Bridges, Commerce
Charles Brown, Snellville
Nancy Bryson, St. Simons Island
Jeremy Colliver, Stone Mountain
Gwen Cottrell, Decatur
Scott Dickison, Macon
Kay Green, Moultrie

Jake Hall, Macon
Gail Hammock, Griffin
Amanda Wilson Harper, Milledgeville
David Keel, Augusta
Ken Russell, Dalton
Matt Sapp, Canton
Eric Spivey, Cornelia
David Tew, Morrow
Michael Tutterow, Cartersville
Ryan Wilson, Atlanta

Student Representatives

Heather Franklin, McAfee School of Theology
Kristen Pope, McAfee School of Theology

For a list of Coordinating Council Individual Responsibilities Click Here.

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