Will Hawk is a native of Columbus, Ga., and spent his teenage years in Midland. He has been married to his high-school sweetheart for 12 years and thoroughly enjoys rough-housing with his three boys and doting upon his daughter. By God's providence, he was raised in a faithful church where the word of God was preached and the gospel was proclaimed. At a young age, he recognized his need for a Savior and responded in faith and was baptized.
From that point forward he has grown in love for his Savior and has sought to glorify God through serving his bride, the church. He has worked with underprivileged youths in camp ministry, served in para-church ministries in the local school-system, traveled as a retreat speaker, and serves on the Columbus Baptist Association leadership team. As a pastor, he has ministered in two churches over the past 18 years and looks forward to planting a gospel-centered church expressed through community in Midland, Ga.
Kwame Agyemang was born in Detroit and moved to Columbus. Ga. with his family in 1990. Now a grateful husband to Jasmine and a privileged father to Elizabeth Grace, Kwame and his family are humbled and excited to serve the community and the people of God. Kwame recently graduated from Columbus State University where he received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Sociology. Kwame also works full-time at Midtown Medical in Columbus as a Patient Experience Coordinator.
In the past, Kwame sought a career as a hip-hop choreographer and actor, but when the Lord saved him at age 25 his desires switched to glorify God in all things instead of himself. Throughout the years Kwame has gone alongside OM International to share the Gospel through preaching, teaching and art. The Lord has allowed him to teach in places like Hungary, Italy, and China. A life that was enslaved to sin and death has been made alive through the precious blood of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Now Kwame desires to proclaim the grace and truth of God by the Holy Spirit in all that he does.
Born and raised in Apopka, Fla., Josh Hutchinson moved to Columbus to pursue an undergraduate degree in music performance from Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music. In his first year of college, by God’s grace, he gave his life to Christ. He began to seek the Lord and was given the desire to serve in vocational ministry.
Josh has been on staff at CrossPointe Church for over two years as a pastoral assistant, helping with youth and leading Sunday morning classes. Josh is married to Jacquelyn, who is an English education major at CSU. Josh has a real heart for youth, discipleship, and community.
Ryne grew up in north Georgia, just south of Chattanooga, Tenn. He moved to Columbus in August 2005 after developing friendships (one with his eventual wife) through a beach retreat for high school and middle school students. By God's grace, he was raised in a believing home and responded to the Gospel at the age of 8. The Lord used several people in college to spark an interest in learning more about biblical theology which helped to advance his sanctification and love of ministry.
He has been serving in different capacities within the church, mainly leading worship, for almost two decades. Vocationally, Ryne works for a financial institution providing comprehensive wealth management services. He has been married to his wife, Laura, for 10 years, and they have two children, Luke and Nora. Ryne's hope is that we, as believers, would remember the gravity of what we have been saved from in Christ and that we would respond with lives that truly taste and see that the Lord is good.
Jimmy Brooks, with his wife Anne Marie, and their family have been part of the Columbus, Ga., community since 1994 when he joined West Georgia Eye Center. Jimmy came to Christ when God intervened in his life through an FCA high school football coach, and the journey of sanctification continues! Over the past several decades, he has been active in church ministry by serving in roles such as deacon, men’s prayer coordinator, Sunday-school teacher, and finance committee member.
Jimmy is passionate about local and international ministries and currently volunteers at Columbus’ Mercy Med and the Lighthouse for Christ Mission in Kenya. The Lord has increasingly placed a desire on Jimmy and Anne Marie’s hearts to be used up for the Gospel wherever He may bring them, which now includes Mid Tree Church. Their hope is that God would allow them to be participants in His work of bringing people to see their need for His grace and mercy through Jesus Christ.