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Meet Our Staff

Senior Pastor

Brett Maddocks

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Having been called to ministry when he was 17, Brett has served as a youth minister, part-time pastor while in seminary, and, for the last 13 years, an associate minister and executive pastor at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Columbus, GA.


Brett has been married to his best friend and the love of his life, Jessica, for almost 18 years.  They have two amazing boys, Eli who is in middle school and Jack who is in elementary school.  

Brett enjoys playing golf, fishing, cooking, watching movies, going to concerts, and being a fan of the Atlanta Braves and Georgia Bulldogs.


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Associate Pastor / Children's Director

Kim Dixon

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Kim Dixon, has been on staff at Pine Forest for 16 years.  She started serving as children's director part time and began feeling called into full time ministry in 2010.  After wrestling with it for several years she left the classroom in 2014 to pursue ministry on a full time basis. 

She currently serves as the Associate pastor and the children's director.  Kim and her husband Bucky have been married for 28 years and have 3 boys;  Walker, Garrett, and Brayden.   

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Administrative Assistant

Dotte Thacker


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Director of Media Ministry

Joe Powers


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Director of Student Ministries

Garrett Garnto


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Director of Music Ministry

Karen Clay

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Pastor Emeritus

Joel Dent

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