Friday - December 9, 2016
Church Staff


Artie & Barbara Rivers

Artie Rivers

Artie has been at Mount Hermon Baptist Church since September 12, 1988.  He previously served as pastor of Lakeview Baptist Church in Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee, and then West 22nd Street Baptist Church in Granite City, Illinois.  Artie is a graduate of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort, Worth, Texas.

He has served in leadership roles in the Shiloh Baptist Association, the Hardin County Ministerial Association, the Savannah Rotary Club, the Hardin County High School Band Boosters, the Salvation Army, as well as other community committees and organizations.

Artie, and his wife, Barbara, have three children.  Daughter Jennifer is married to Brian Baird, and they have two children: Lauren and Logan.  They reside in Clarkton, Missouri, where Brian is a farmer, and Jennifer teaches kindergarten.  Daughter Christie is married to Clay Elliott, and they reside in Jackson, Tennessee, where Clay is a biblical counselor, and Christie is a teacher at the Star Center.  Son Ben, his wife, Magen, and daughter, Molly, live in Savannah where Ben serves as Associate Pastor, Student Minister at Mount Hermon Baptist Church.


Ricky & Pam Sample

Ricky Sample
Worship Leader

Ricky Sample has been at Mount Hermon Baptist Church since March 4, 1996.  He previously served as Minister of Music and Youth at Sharon Baptist Church in Savannah.  He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) in Oxford, Mississippi.  Ricky is bi-vocational, serving full-time as president of the Savannah branch of Home Banking Company.  Though bi-vocational, Ricky does the work of a full-time Worship Leader!

Under his leadership, our Sanctuary Choir has grown to just under 50 members.  The music ministry at Mount Hermon Baptist Church now consists of our adult Sanctuary Choir, "Exalted" (youth choir), children's choir, children's handbell choir, a choirchime ensemble, an instrumental worship ensemble, and various vocal ensembles.

The Lord has greatly blessed the music ministry at Mount Hermon, and He continues to use Ricky Sample as an instrument of revival and worship.

Ricky has been involved in leadership roles in the Shiloh Baptist Association, the Kiwanis Club, and many other community organizations and committees.

Ricky, and his wife, Pam, have two children.  Daughter Emily is married to Jonathan Spiceland, and they have two children:  Porter and Audrey Anne.  They reside in Oakland, Tennessee.  Son Rick is on staff at McCurtain Memorial Hospital in Idabel, Oklahoma.


Randy & Jennifer Weeks

Randy Weeks
Pastor to Students and Children

Randy Weeks began his ministry at Mount Hermon Baptist Church in June of 2016. A recent graduate of Blue Mountain College, he will be pursuing a Masters Degree online with Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He is from Caledonia, Mississippi, and in June of 2016 was united in marriage to Jennifer Manahan, of Corinth, Mississippi. Jennifer is also a graduate of Blue Mountain College, and is also enrolled at Southwestern Seminary.

We're excited about the impact Randy and Jennifer Weeks will be making in the lives of students and children at MHBC! God has great things in store for Linked Student Ministry and Live Out Loud Children's Ministry!!