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Leadership

Pastor &  Staff

REV.  WILLIAM B. BLOUNT, SR.
Pastor

William B Blount, Sr. is a native of Jacksonville, Fl.  He received his secondary training from the Jenkins County High School in Millen, GA.  He received a BA degree from Morris Brown College, Atlanta, GA, seminary training at Turner Theological Center, Atlanta, GA, Clinical Pastoral Education Training at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga.  Pastor Blount was honored with a Doctor of Letters Degree from Christian Bible College, Kenner, LA where he also now serves on the Board of Trustees as a Chairman.

Pastor Blount confessed his calling to ministry in 1976.  He has been a pastor since 1977 and has served the following churches:  Mays Grove Baptist Church, Wrens, GA; First Baptist Church, Wadley, GA; Gordon Hill Baptist Church, McBean, GA; Thankful Baptist Church, Waynesboro, GA. and is presently serving as pastor of the Greater Young Zion Baptist Church, Augusta, GA since 1983.  Pastor Blount is founder and director of Family Enrichment Ministry established in 1994 and travels around the country conducting seminars, conferences, and workshops on family preservation.

He is sought after nationally and internationally for revivals, leadership conferences, workshops and retreats.  He is a board member of the National Association of Marriage Enrichment, on the Executive Board of the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia where he also serves as Chairman of the Land Development Commission, a member of the Augusta Baptist Ministers Conference and lecturer and conference leader for the Southern Baptist Regional Training Conferences.

Pastor Blount is married to the former Sandra D Ervin and is the father of five children, 3 sons: BJ, Nicholas and Brian and 2 daughters:  Lisa and Candace (deceased), and the proud grandfather of six:  4 girls and 2 boys.

REV.  WILLIE F.  HAMPTON
GYZ Lead Associate Minister
Business/Financial Administrator

REV.  A. J.  SAUNDERS
Associate Minister
Christian Education Director

SONJA STEPHENSON
Executive & Business Assistant
Office Manager

CHERYL PARNELL
Office Assistant

EDWIN HAMILTON
Minister of Music

JYNELLE HANDY
Media Ministry Leader

DEA. REGGIE COLLINS
Deacons Board & Trustees Chairman

REV.  BARRY MCCRARY
GYZ Associate Minister
Brotherhood Ministry Leader

GERALD & TARA LARK
Marriage Ministry Leaders

MIN. WINONA HATCHER
Covenant Sisters of GYZ Ministry Leader

LESLIE CARR
Singles Ministry Leader

REV.  AL  ROBINSON
Mission & 50+ Ministry Leader