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Bill Strandberg

Pastor
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I am Bill Strandberg, pastor of County Line Church since April 2002.  I came from Riverview Florida where my wife Becky and I resided for 33 years.  I took an early retirement from Tampa Electric Company in August of 2000 to relocate to 2144 Seven Branches Road, a Warm Springs address. We hired a builder (now one of the church deacons) and began construction right away.  Both Becky and I had planned to continue traveling and singing Southern Gospel Music as     “The Revelations” but the Lord placed the call on my heart to Pastor this country church body.  My family and I had traveled and sang Gospel music professionally for 33 years prior to moving here. It was a dream of ours, now as a retiree, to continue on with the singing ministry.  God had another plan.  After the call to pastor, we have witnessed the Lord grow us spiritually, and grow the church body  in number and spiritually as well. We wake up each day praying for God’s direction, His power, His  anointing and His presence.  We pray for the people who attend County Line Church and for their needs. We are privileged to serve the Lord with such wonderful deacons and absolutely Spirit filled Sunday School teachers.

We count it a privilege to serve this congregation as pastor and wife and look forward each day to whatever it may be that the Lord directs us to do.

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Phil Drummond

Assistant to the Pastor/Treasurer
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My wife Linda and I have been self-employed in the Manchester/Warm springs area for many years. For twenty six years we have operated retail shops in Warm Springs.
In September of 2006 we felt led to join County Line Church. I think it was sometime in 2008 the Church asked me to become a deacon on the active board and gave me a fantastic group of families with whom I could work.
In December of 2008 I became treasurer of County Line Church and a member of the Church Council. I also became the Assistant to the Pastor in August 2015.  I love this Church and am convinced God will continue to bless and increase it in Spirit and number.

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Phil McGuire

Church Council President
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Hello! I am Phil McGuire and I am Church Council President at County Line Church.  The church members elected me in December of 2013.  I also serve on the Deacon body. My wife Paula and I have been members here for 9 years. We have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. I am retired from the City of LaGrange Fire Department. The Lord has blessed me in my 30 years there. It is my privilege to serve the Lord as both Deacon and council President.

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Bob Balazs

Council Secretary

Grew up in LaGrange Ga. and Pine Mtn. Valley Ga | Went to School in Shiloh and Hamilton Ga. |
Graduated from Harris County High School in 1962. | Married Martha Lee Smith of Durand Ga. on Nov. 2, 1963 (We observed our 50th Wedding Anniversary Nov. 2, 2013) From the time I married, I worked at Callaway Mills Co in Manchester, Ga . until 1966. 1966 to 1970, I worked for Liberty National Life Insurance Co. In 1971 From Jan. to Nov I did a small tenure at CSX Railroad and H. Goodman and Sons. Nov. 16 1971 I went to work for the Dept. Of Transportation, State of Ga. I worked there until I retired on Jan. 5, 2000. I did land survey Highway and road survey work. I retired as an Assistant Survey Crew Chief. I was most of the time a transit operator and a stomp down good one at that.
Church Affiliations: I got saved at age 19 when I surrendered my life to Christ at the Pine
Mtn. Valley Baptist Church. A few years later I was ordained at and for a Deacon at this Church
on Jan. 2 1966 was the date of my ordination. I served in this Church and others including Salem Baptist in Raleigh Ga., First Baptist in Warm Springs and in March of 2003 my wife and I moved our letters and membership to County Line Church. I am blessed to serve as a Deacon and Church Secretary at County line Church. I am also involved in the Sunday School and Men in Action programs.

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Daniel & Mandi Hadley

Youth Directors
We are Daniel and Mandi Hadley, Youth Directors for students 7th grade through high school. We have served at County Line in the youth ministry, under the supervision of our pastor, since 2013.  We serve the church body by organizing youth activities and implementing curriculum for Bible study on Wednesday nights.  We teach students the foundations of God’s Word and the importance of living out those principles on a day to day basis.  We coordinate mission projects in the community to provide service opportunities for students, as well as, activities to provide students the opportunities to grow in their faith. 
We are blessed to be part of the youth ministry at County Line Church.
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Carla Sims

Children's Church Director
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I am Carla Sims, Children’s Director for 1st thru 5th grade. I have had the privilege to serve in this position since 2012. Under the direction of our Pastor, I serve the church body by developing, organizing, and implementing curriculum and activities for our children’s ministries. At the core of our ministry is our Sunday morning worship and Bible teaching in Children’s Church. Other activities include Wednesday night Bible study, VBS, children’s musicals, and summer camp.
I have a bachelor’s degree from Pensacola Christian College. I received my Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Columbus State University in 2011 and have been teaching since 1998.
Teaching children about God’s Word and providing activities to develop and nurture a love for Christ is truly what I have been called to do. I am so blessed to be part of the Children’s ministry at County Line Church!

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Lathina Casey

Assistant to the Director of Children's Church Ministry

Blessings to all!  I am Lathina Casey, of Manchester, Ga. I lived in Acworth, Ga for 21 years and relocated to the Manchester area.  Upon moving to the area we were lead to County Line Church. This church is our home and family. I am honored to serve as Assistant to the Director of Children’s Ministry director. It is with much love and dedication that I assist in the nurturing of our children grades 1st through 6th.  No greater joy is to be had than seeing a child come alive in Christ.