Meet Our Church Staff!
Rev. Joe Hoggard, Lead Pastor
Rev. Laura Hoggard, Minister of Music
Rev. Laura Hoggard is also an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and is a 1994 graduate of Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. She holds a B.A. in Sacred Music and a Standard Teachers Diploma from the Evangelical Teachers Association. Laura has served alongside her husband, Joe, as they have pastored congregations in three states. She is the former Women's Ministries Director for the Appalachian District, overseeing Women's Ministries for over 100 churches in two states. She has also worked extensively in Christian Education, including past service as the Principal of Houston County Christian Academy in Erin, Tennessee.
Articles & Resources for Church Workers
Starting a Greeter Program
Four years ago I accepted the challenge of evangelism chairperson for our church. One of the first programs the pastor and I developed was the Sunday morning greeter program.
Motivating the Right Person into the Right Ministry
One of the greatest challenges for most leaders is selecting and motivating the right people into the right ministry positions in hopes of minimizing turnover and frustration. Even in the smaller church with limited personnel, it is important to coordinate people and ministry as much as possible.
“I TRIED, BUT NO ONE EVER CALLED ME”
“I tried, but no one ever called me” are painful words for a leader who has much work to do and not enough people willing to do it. These words are painful for the person who wanted to contribute, but was never called. These are also painful words for a person who is committed to helping people connect and contribute in meaningful ways within the church.