Pastor Larry has been at Hepzibah Baptist Church since January of 2011. Formally, he pastored Union #3 Baptist Church in Gadsden, AL for 12 years. Our pastor came to HBC with a vision for unity and kingdom purpose. He preaches the Word with boldness and reaches out to people with a heart of compassion. He is passionate about reaching our community, as well as the world, with the gospel. He desires that ALL may come to know and have a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ!
Pastor Larry is married to Brandy Sullivan Sumrall and has two children: Savannah and Sidney.
Music Minister/Senior Adults
George has served as the music minister of Hepzibah Baptist Church since August 2011. April 2014 he came on staff full time as our Minister of Music and Senior Adult Director. He has served faithfully with a heart for worship and he utilizes a music style based out of Colossians 3:16, “…singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”
George is married to Cathy Greenhaw Dykes and has three sons, three daughter-in-laws and four grandchildren: Gregory and Paige with their daughter Lexi and son Kepler; Geoffrey and Jodi with their daughters Millie Kate and Brooklyn; Gabriel and Katy.
Brandy became the Children’s Ministry Director at Hepzibah Baptist Church in August 2013. She has a heart for children and a desire for them to have a real and authentic relationship with Jesus Christ. She strives to give the children a firm foundation in the Bible and teaches them to seek the Lord’s guidance for every decision they make. Her prayer for the children at HBC is Colossians 1:9-11 “that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God, strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power!”
Brandy is married to Chris Boyd and has three children: Collin, Alyssa, and Brennan.
Student Ministry Director
Danny is serving as Youth Director at Hepzibah Baptist Church . He previously served as Bi-vocational Youth Director at Union 3 Baptist Church for 7 Years. Danny has a passion to see students come to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ and to be fruitful followers of Jesus. Danny is married to Melissa Christopher. They have 3 Children, Clayton, Anna, And Cole.