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Pastor Terrell Hopkins


Pastor Terrell Hopkins has been the pastor of Heritage Baptist Church since 1999.  Through the Lord's guidance and Pastor Hopkins's leadership, HBCS was founded in the fall of 2005.  Pastor Hopkins now also serves as the School Administrator of HBCS and preaches our K4-3rd grade chapel weekly.  Pastor Hopkins's life verses are I Timothy 1:12,15: "And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;...  This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief."  His prayer for our school is that we may have a part in molding the next generation for Christ so that they too may faithfully serve Christ one day.


Melissa Hopkins

Elementary Supervisor

Junior/Senior High Mathematics


Mrs. Hopkins serves as the Elementary Supervisor of HBCS as well as the 7th-12th grade mathematics teacher and home economics teacher.  Mrs. Hopkins graduated from Gainesville College with a degree in Business Management and Psychology.  Her teaching experience includes 6 years at Peoples Baptist Academy and 18 years at HBCS since its founding in 2005.  Mrs. Hopkins serves in many, MANY capacities at Heritage Baptist Church and is truly loved and honored by our ladies and church as a whole.  Some of her favorite things include coffee, crafting, reading, and spending time with her family and church family, and decorating.


Bridgette Hopkins

School Secretary


Miss Bridgette has been happily serving as the School Secretary of HBCS since fall 2011.  Miss Bridgette graduated from HBCS in 2009 and went on to attain an Associate's Degree in Business Administration from Gordon College, graduating in 2012.  Some of her favorite hobbies include spending time with her Savior, family, and friends, reading, practicing piano, exercising, traveling, and (obviously) staying busy.  She serves in the music, bus, and teen ministries at HBC, and her life verse is Acts 20:24, "But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God."


Victoria Mosley

K-4 Teacher


This is Mrs. Mosley's second year teaching at HBCS! After subbing and volunteering at HBCS for several years, Mrs. Mosley officially joined the HBCS full time in 2022.  Mrs. Mosley has a CDA in Early Childhood Education.  She and her family are members at Heritage Baptist Church, where she serves in the Nursery, Children's Church, and Care ministries.  Mrs. Mosley's favorite hobbies include spending time with her family and puppy, and cooking.  Her favorite verse is Psalm 103:8, "The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy."


Melissa Crosby

K-5 Teacher


Miss Crosby has been with our HBC family since Pastor Hopkins came to the church in 1999 and has taught at HBCS since 2006.  She attended two years of Bible college through the Rock of Ages Bible Institute.  Her teaching experience includes 3 years of Pre-K at Eagle's Landing Nursery, as well as 1 year of K3, 4 years of K4, and 8 years of K5 at HBCS.  She is also the head of our drama department and gives private guitar and voice lessons.  She loves to play the guitar, write (and perform) in plays, and singing.  Her favorite verse is Romans 10:13, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."


Cindy Bannister

1st Grade Teacher


This is Mrs. Bannister's seventh year of teaching at HBCS.  After previously teaching our 2nd grade program for two years, Mrs. Bannister became the 1st grade teacher in the fall of 2018.  She attended Gordon College in Barnsville, GA.  She and her husband, Patrick, are members of and serve in several ministries at HBC, including the choir, nursery, children's church, and Master Club ministries.  She loves to spend time with her family and church family! Her favorite verse is Micah 7:19, "He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea."



Angela Conner

2nd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Conner is excited to begin her fifth year teaching at HBCS!  Besides homeschooling her daughter through the A Beka curriculum for several years, Mrs. Conner previously taught at Mt. Nebo Christian Academy of Robinsville, North Carolina from 2010-2013 and at Hampton Pre-School and Early Learning Center of Cashiers, North Carolina from 2013-2017.  After their family moved from North Carolina in the summer of 2017, Mrs. Conner taught the fourth grade program at HBCS from 2017-2020 and now teaches the second grade program.  She and her husband are involved in several ministries at HBC, including the bus, teen, choir, and nursery ministries.  Her favorite verse is Psalm 61:2, "From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I."


Joy Rice

3rd Grade Teacher


This is Mrs. Rice's 6th year teaching at HBCS!  After graduating from Missions Baptist Bible College with a Bachelor's Degree in Christian Education and Missions, Mrs. Rice began homeschooling her two children through graduation, and then began teaching at McDonough Baptist Tabernacle in McDonough.  Once at HBCS, she taught our 7th-12th grade Science classes, and is so excited to be teaching our 3rd grade class for the second year in a row!  Mrs. Rice is a member of Canaan Baptist Church in Covington, and serves in their deaf ministry, 3-5 year old Sunday School class, choir, and orchestra ministries.  She enjoys crocheting, reading, flower gardening, and her house plants! Her favorite verse is Psalm 34:3, "O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together."


Amanda Bradford

4th Grade Teacher

This is Mrs. Bradford's second year teaching 4th grade at HBCS!  After working at HBCS for over 10 years, Mrs. Bradford retired for a short time while her children finished school, and she is so excited to be returning to HBCS!  Mrs. Bradford and her family are long-time members of Heritage Baptist Church.  She and her husband have a willing heart to volunteer and help wherever needed, from cooking, to cleaning, to maintenance, and we are so thankful for their service!  Mrs. Bradford's favorite hobbies include caring for her family, baking, thrifting, camping, and beaching!  Her favorite verse is Isaiah 40:31, "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."


Glenda Vazquez

5th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Vazquez is thrilled to join our school family for her second year teaching at HBCS!  After moving from Texas with her family, she continued homeschooling her children until enrolling them at HBCS in 2021.  She and her husband and children are members of Faith Baptist Church in McDonough, where they lead the Spanish ministry of the church.  One of her favorite hobbies is crafting!  Her life verse is Philippians 4:11, "Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content."


Jennifer Pope

6th Grade Teacher


Ths is Mrs. Pope's third year teaching our 6th grade class at HBCS!  Mrs. Pope has been a blessing to HBCS by transferring from an interim substitute at the beginning of the 2021 school year to full-time teacher during the middle of the school year.  Mrs. Pope attained an Associates Degree in Business Management, and previously taught K4 for three years. She and her husband have been members of HBC since 2020, and they have been a great blessing to our church and school ministries, serving in the Master Club, nursery, and cleaning ministries.  Her favorite hobbies include reading and spending time with her family.  Mrs. Pope's favorite verse is Psalm 46:5, "God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early."


Melissa Calhoun

Junior/Senior High Science

7th-9th Physical Education

Mrs. Calhoun is excited to be rejoining the HBCS family as the 7th-12th grade science teacher for the third year!  Mrs. Calhoun has previously taught at HBCS in the 2nd grade, 6th grade, and 7th-12th history teacher.  She and her husband have been members of HBC since 2000, and have been a blessing to the church by being involved in many ministries over the years.  Mrs. Calhoun enjoys reading, and spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren, and her first great-grandchild!  Her favorite verse is Luke 1:37, "For with God nothing shall be impossible."


Kris Dawkins

Junior/Senior High Bible

Junior/Senior High History


Mr. Dawkins and his lovely wife, Amanda, joined Heritage Baptist Church in 2005 and have since served in and over several ministries at HBC, including our Master Clubs, Nursery, and Visitation ministries.  Mr. Dawkins is now one of the assistant pastors at HBC and is enjoying his fifth year teaching full time at HBCS.  He graduated from Stockbridge High School in 1997 and Dekalb Technical Institute in 2000.  Mr. Dawkins received his Master's Degree in Theology from Grace Baptist Bible Institute, graduating in 2019.  Some of his favorite past times include spending time with his family, preaching, golfing, fishing, and hunting.  His favorite verse is Psalm 27:4, "One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple."



Mayra Rickner

Junior/Senior High English

This is Mrs. Rickner's first year teaching at HBCS!  Mrs. Rickner graduated from Hyles-Anderson College with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, and taught for nine years at Bailey's Grove Baptist School.  She married her husband in the summer of 2023, and moved to Georgia from North Carolina.  They are members of Faith Independent Baptist Church in McDonough, and are involved in the children's church and bus ministries.  Mrs. Rickner enjoys playing pickle ball, walking/hiking, and reading.  Her favorite verses are Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him,


Jordan Calhoun

7th-12th Electives

This is Miss Jordan's first year at HBCS!  Miss Jordan graduated from HBCS in 2021, and went on to attend Gordon State College.  She oversees our junior high and high school electives, including study hall and typing, the 7th and 12th grade English classes, and the 4th-6th typing classes.  Miss Jordan is a member of Heritage Baptist Church, and is involved in the nursery, children's church, choir, and care ministries.  Her favorite hobbies are reading, eating, traveling, watching movies, and baby sitting her niece and nephew.  Her favorite verses are Lamentations 3:21-23, "This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope.  It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.  They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness."


Brittany Hopkins

Church Secretary

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