Thursday, November 14, 2019
A Church of Faith, Fellowship, and Love

Our Staff




Rev. David Artessa


David was called to be the Pastor of MBC on July 23, 2017.  He joined the staff in November of 2015.  He is a lifelong resident of Monticello and a 2002 graduate of Piedmont Academy.  He and his wife Johna have two children, Ella and Luca.  David is a diehard sports fan, GO Dawgs!  He is passionate about impacting the next generation for Jesus and ministering to the Jasper County as a whole.


Amy ScrogGS

Music Director and Choir Director

Amy Scroggs has been a lifelong member of Monticello Baptist Church and has worked with all aspects of music. She currently serves as music director and choir director. She is married to Gary Scroggs, who is a deacon and sings in the choir. They have two children, Allison and Garrett. Amy is a business teacher at Jasper County High School where she serves as Department Chair for the Career Technical and Agriculture Education Department. When not working at school or church, Amy enjoys spending time with her family and watching the children in her family play sports.



Nancy Mitchell

Weekday Preschool Director

Nancy Mitchell is the Weekday Preschool Director. She was employed by MBC in 1999 when the preschool program began. She has worked with young children for the past 25 years.  Nancy is from Stone Mountain, Georgia. She has been active in MBC since moving to Monticello in 1992. She has worked with the children’s ministry organizing VBS, camp, Mission Friends and other activities for children. Nancy has 2 children, Emily and Bradley and 2 grandchildren, Ryn and Mason.





Danna Parrish

Church Ministry Assistant

Danna Parrish joined our staff in September of 2010, and has been a member of Monticello Baptist for 13 years.  She is married to Jon Parrish, who is a deacon and teaches the 11th and 12th grade Sunday School class.  They have three children, Shelby, Jacob, and Jenna.  Danna is a graduate of the University of Georgia.  She previously worked in the Jasper County School system for 5 years as a Family Services Coordinator.  Danna enjoys playing softball, reading, and attending her children’s school and sports events.





Jan Gaston

Pianist and Organist

After graduating from Auburn University and working in Birmingham, Al. she married and moved to Monticello in 1980.  She and her husband, Joel, joined Monticello Baptist Church in November 1980 and she began as the church pianist in spring, 1981. She is presently the Interim Administrator of Jasper Memorial Hospital in Monticello where she has been employed since 1980. She has two sons Kevin and Kyle. She enjoys college football and the outdoors, gardening and exercising.




Financial Secretary

Becky McMichael is our Financial Secretary.  She is married to Greg McMichael and has a son, Walt, and a daughter, Kalyn.




Lynn McElheney


Lynn McElheney became a member of Monticello Baptist Church in 1968.  After graduating from college, she returned to Monticello and became active in the music program.  She served as pianist for over twenty years before becoming the keyboardist. Lynn is married to Cal McElheney, who is a deacon and serves as secretary of Sunday school.  They have one daughter, Ashley. Lynn is the Assistant Principal at Jasper County Primary School. Her hobbies are reading, shopping, and traveling.



Becky Pound



Becky Pound is married to Ron, a Deacon of MBC, and has two sons, Cameron & Clinton. Becky is active in several ministries of MBC. She is also a part of the GBA Disaster Relief Team. One of Becky's passions is photography. Becky has been the MBC Custodian since September 2009.