Leadership TEAM

Pastors & Staff

Scott Hatten

Lead Pastor

Scott  is the Lead Pastor of the Jesup Church of God.  He has served in this capacity since November of 2020.  He and his wife Janet, have served as youth pastors for nearly 20 years, nine of which were here at the Jesup Church of God.  Pastor Scott was also the Senior pastor of the Vienna Church of God for four years before returning to Jesup as lead pastor.  He is an Ordained Bishop in the Church of God and he served four years on the State Youth Board.  His greatest passion is to see people come to know Jesus as Savior, and to cultivate a deeper relationship with Jesus.  Scott and Janet have two children, Justin and Katie, and three amazing grandchildren;  Adeline, Jett, and Jaxx.  

Jessie D. Pate

Music Pastor - BLVD Worship

Jessie joined the JCOG team as Worship Pastor in September of 2021.  He & his wife Katie are graduates of Lee University, both credentialed ministers in the Church of God & have over 12 years of ministry experience. Jessie believes that worship is a lifestyle and Sunday is meant to be a celebration of the goodness of God. The Pates have one daughter, Logan who loves to sing just like her mom & dad! They believe in the power of generational worship and seek to create atmospheres where all ages can worship Jesus together.

David Phillips

Executive Pastor

Sylvia Phillips

Children's Pastor

Sylvia is currently serving on our Pastoral leadership team as our Children’s Pastor. She has over 20 years of ministry experience throughout the Church of God in North & South Georgia.  Sylvia, David and their 6 children believe ministry is for the whole family and they are all actively involved.  It is Sylvia's desire to share God's Word in a way that creates teachable moments for children.  She brings music, drama and dance into children's ministry to provide an opportunity for children to discover that giftings and to use their talents for Christ.