We have a passion for people, our city and our world. Our culture and leadership is characterized by worship, the love of God, and a genuine call to ministry. These core values have been shaped by our rich history of great co-workers and energy; always pressing forward in our call to love God and love others.

  • Michelle Gaddy

    Children's minister

    Michelle and her family have been members of Palmetto Baptist Church since 2016. Michelle has a Bachelor's of Arts in history and a minor in secondary education from the University of West Georgia. She began as a volunteer and then became the Children's Ministry Minister in 2021. She lives in Tyrone with her husband, Jim, and two sons, Landon and Lincoln. She loves being around kids. Her goal is for church to be a place where kids want to come learn, where they feel valued and loved.




    Marshall and his wife Hellen began serving here at PBC in December of 2021. They have been in ministry together since 1993 when they were married at FBC Holiday where Marshall was serving as Minister to Students in Holiday Florida. Blessed with three adult children - Brandon, Lauren and Christopher - Marshall and Hellen first met in 1990 at Trinity College of Florida, from which they both graduated. Marshall later attended Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned a Master of Theological Studies degree. Marshall received Christ as his personal Savior at the age of 15 at FBC of Merritt Island, FL. Hellen grew up in St. Petersburg, FL with her identical twin sister and two brothers. She also knows Christ as her Savior, having made that decision in High School. Marshall and Hellen are blessed having parents who also professed Christ as Savior. They have previously served together in six churches in Florida, Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa prior to arriving here in Palmetto.


  • Kathy wood

    office manager

    Kathy and Tommy have  been members at PBC for over 20 years. They have 2 children and 5 grandchildren.  Kathy has been part of the Ministry here at PBC for over 5 years. She previously worked at Coweta County Board of Education for 12 years as a Secretary/Bookkeeper.


  • Dina Duffey

    Weekday preschool director

    Dina has had many job titles the past 10 years with Palmetto Baptist Church Preschool. She has been a assistant teacher, assistant director, 3 yr. old teacher and in 2018 took on the role as director of the preschool. Dina is a member of Palmetto Baptist Church. Dina has been married to her husband Scott Duffey for 23 years, and they have two sons, Brandon and Brady. You can contact Dina at


  • dwayne knox

    facilities manager

    Dwayne has been married to Myra Knox for many wonderful years. He has 6 children, Shantaria, Kimberley, Renard, Rashad, Latoya, and Dwayne, Jr. They are also blessed with three grandchildren, Jacorey, Jasean, and Dorian. He has been a part of the ministry here at PBC for over 10 years.  He is an Assistant Pastor at Rivertown United Methodist Church, in Fairburn, GA. He also serves as the Student Minister for his church, along with many other responsibilities. He is known as the "hotdog cooker" at his church! 


  • Damon Skelton

    Traditional Worship leader

    Damon Skelton has been teaching math in Coweta County for 25 years, currently at Northgate High School.  He is married to Lisa Skelton and has 3 children, Jared, Forrest, and Skylar and one grandchild, Jonah. He received a music education degree from Texas Wesleyan College in 1984 which has aided him in serving as music directors in several churches for the past 34 years.  Damon served in a part time capacity at Second Memorial Baptist in Perry, Georgia but moved to Newnan to serve full time at Unity Baptist Church.   Upon leaving Unity Baptist, Damon got his math certification at West Georgia and then his Master’s degree from Piedmont College.  Damon has served as part time minister of music for SonRise Baptist Church, Bethel Baptist Church, First Baptist Senoia, Sharpsburg Baptist and is currently serving at Palmetto Baptist.


    Contemporary Worship Leader

    Jed Cornelison was born in Moultrie, GA, but grew up in Griffin, GA. Jed had a love for music from a young age. He grew up serving in the church's Youth Praise band at FBC Griffin from middle school on. After high school he traveled all over North America as well as other countries as a sound engineer for a touring band. During this time he served as the Music Coordinator for the students at FBC Griffin. In 2009, he started leading worship at Dogwood Church in Tyrone, GA and stopped touring with the band he was working with. That following year he also served as a Co-Worship Leader at FBC Griffin where he served every other Sunday between Dogwood and FBC. In the summer of 2016 he left FBC where he went on to be the Music Director for the Students at Dogwood and Worship Leader for the church as well. Jed is also a songwriter and has many songs in both secular and Christian music recorded and released on all of the available platforms. Jed is married to his beautiful bride Mandy and they have two children Pepper and Scout.


  • Eric Patterson

    Minister of Students

    Eric Patterson hails from Huntsville Al. He attended the University of Alabama where he attained his BA and MA. During his time in Tuscaloosa he served as the Education and Awareness Coordinator for the University of Alabama while also serving as Music Director at New Dimensions Worship Center. He was awarded University of Alabama’s Graduate Student of the Year award in 2015. In the fall of 2015, Eric moved to Atlanta to attend Emory University where he would earn his MDiv with a focus on Scripture and Interpretation. While at Emory, he taught an undergraduate course as well as served as a Fundraising Manager for Georgia Public Broadcasting, a chaplain for Campbell-Stone Retirement home, and as a Pastoral Intern for Salem UMC in Conyers Ga. In 2016 Eric married his beautiful wife Wellyna and they now have two beautiful blessings Emory and Tallulah Patterson.