Church Staff


Doug Mulkey - Senior Pastor

Pastor Doug Mulkey became the Senior Pastor of Mt. Zion in 1989.  Doug and his wife Terry have raised 3 children in the Hickory Flat community.  He received his Mdiv. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Doug strives to preach and teach with an uncompromising commitment to God's Word and demonstrates a devoted love to the local church and community.  Contact Doug


Veldon Tims - Worship Ministries

Veldon has been on staff at Mt Zion since 2005. He earned his M.A. in Worship from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He and his wife Tara, have 5 children (Hayden, Allison, Katie, Max, and Isaac).  Veldon leads both the traditional and modern worship services.  It is his desire to use the gifts and abilities within Mt. Zion to provide worshipers an opportunity to exalt and magnify God through music.  Contact Veldon


Jason Roberts - Discipleship & Pastoral Administration

Jason has been on staff at Mt. Zion since 2003. He leads the teaching ministries of Mt. Zion and assists the pastor and staff in implementing the vision and goals for the church.  He received is Mdiv. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Kam, have 4 children (Kennedy, Sydney, Joel, and Gabe).  Contact Jason


John Lopes - Student Ministries

John has been on staff at Mt. Zion since 2013. As Student Pastor, he is seeking to come alongside parents as they strive to disciple their children, focusing specifically on middle and high school students. He received his Mdiv. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.   Contact John


Marion Tims - Children's Ministries Director

Marion joined the staff of Mt. Zion in 2011.  Through Mt. Zion KIDS ministries, Marion seeks to inspire children (preschool -5th grade)  to accept Jesus as their personal Savior, to have a passion for the glory of God, and then, equip them to boldly share this news in the world.  Marion is married to Mickey and together they have two daughters, Janet and Kelly. Their family joined MTZB in 2008.  She received her EdS in Reading Education from the University of Georgia (’86), taught first grade for 10 years in the Richmond County (GA) public school system and has homeschooled her two daughters.  Contact Marion


Sherrie Hunt - Children's Ministry Assistant

Sherrie has been a member of Mt Zion and active in the children's ministries for over 25 years.  She provides support and resources for volunteers. She is married and has one daughter and two grandchildren.  Contact Sherrie


Jeannie Stephens - Weekday Preschool Director

 Jeannie has been preschool director at  Mt. Zion since 2005 and been a member of the church for over 20 years.    Before becoming director she was assistant teacher in the 4 yr old pre-k class for several years.  Jeannie has a bachelors degree from Valdosta State University.  She is married and has two daughters and a son-in-law.  Contact Jeannie


Tammy Robinson - Church Business Administrator

Tammy has been on staff at Mt. Zion since 1997.  As CBA, Tammy is responsible for the financial, personnel, legal/risk management, facilities & computer operations of the church.  Tammy has two degrees, one in Microcomputer Specialist and the other in Accounting.  Tammy and her husband Jason met at Young Harris College and were married in 1994.  They have two children (McKala and Eric) and reside in Jasper. Contact Tammy


Glenda Bline - Administrative/Ministry Assistant

Glenda has been at Mt. Zion since November 2003.   She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications from Piedmont College and is also a Certified Ministry Assistant.  Glenda is married to Corey and they have a niece and two nephews that they adore!  Contact Glenda


Sue Buchanan - Custodian

Sue has been on staff at Mt. Zion since 2004.  She is responsible for custodial services and general maintenance of church facilities.


Lawson Hunt - Security

Lawson has lived in the Hickory Flat community and attended Mt Zion all his life.  He's been keeping us safe and our building secure since 2010.