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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. Charles Teague, Ministers of Education & Outreach
Charles has been on staff at Sardis Baptist since 2023. He is originally from South Carolina where his mother and two sisters live. He has served as Pastor and Associate Pastor for over 30 years. He has a Master’s in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He met his wife while attending Southwestern and married in 1994 before they both graduated later in the year. Charles and Angie have two children – Briley & Matthew. He has one grandchild due in Mary 2023.
Charles’ passion is to equip believers to be passionate about serving the Lord with the talents and abilities of what God has blessed each believer with for their journey of today! The “Ah-ha” moments are a great blessing to witness as people learn and apply God’s Truth for today. 

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!