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The mission of God is to make His glory known through the redemption which came by Jesus Christ. Therefore, the mission of Sardis Baptist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ in all nations, by the power of the Holy Spirit, and for the glory of God the Father. Locally and globally, Sardis Baptist seeks to share the gospel with the lost and disciple the saved. The primary means of making disciples in every context is through the local church. So it is the goal of Sardis Baptist to plant churches everywhere God allows us to go.

Leadership Team:
Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.


Dr. Michael Goforth, Senior Pastor

Dr. Mike Goforth has been the Senior Pastor of Sardis Baptist Church since 1999. He has pastored churches for over 40 years. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Theology, a Masters of Pastoral Counseling, and a Doctorate of Theology. He attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Andersonville Baptist Seminary. Dr. Goforth has been married to his wife, Donna, since April of 1977, and has four children and ten grandchildren.It is Brother Mike’s desire to preach and teach the Word of God continually and faithfully. His heart beats for missions and to see the lost come to faith in Christ.

Rev. Zac Goforth, Associate Pastor of Education & Outreach
Zac has been on staff at Sardis Baptist since 2009. He surrendered to the ministry in 2001. He has a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, a Bachelor’s in Social Sciences from the University of North Alabama, and an Associate of Science from Snead State Community College. Zac has been married to his wife, Natalie, since May of 2007, and has four children.

It is Zac’s desire to see students and adults being discipled and making disciples. His heart beats to see churches planted around the world for the sake of the gospel.

Shannon Burns, Minister of Music

Shannon has been on staff at Sardis Baptist since 2018. He is bi-vocational and serves as a teacher in the Sardis School System. Shannon is married to his wife, Jennifer, and has two children.

It is Shannon’s desire to see the church awaken to worship the only One worthy of all worship, Jesus Christ!  His heart beats to ignite praise to God through the exaltation of Christ!