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 11 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.  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."


Michele Hummel

K-4 Teacher


Miss Hummel has been with HBCS since 2007 after graduating from Peoples Baptist Academy.  She supervised over the Staff Nursery during her first year and has since taught in HBCS's Pre-K program.  Her students always look forward to her class and love her craftiness!  She enjoys reading, shopping, and an ice cold bottle of Coca Cola any day!  Her favorite verse is Psalm 100:1, "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands."


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 6 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 fifth 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 fourth 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."


Pam Hummel

3rd Grade Teacher


Mrs. Hummel began at HBCS in the fall of 2006 and has been a tremendous help to our ministry as a whole.  She attended Tennessee Temple Univerity and has over 25 years of teaching experience ranging from K4 through 6th grade.  Mrs. Hummel is also over our 1st-6th chorus class and the school's Book It! and Read to Succeed Programs.  Besides serving in ministries at her church, she enjoys reading, crafting, sewing, and "Maw Maw-ing".  Her favorite verses are Colossians 3:16-17, "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.  And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him."


Stefanie Johnson

4th Grade Teacher

Information Coming Soon!


Tiffany Calhoun

5th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Calhoun joined the staff of HBCS is 2005, and, after moving out of state for several years, returned on staff in 2018.  She previously taught the HBCS K3 program for two years and 1st grade for eight years, as well as home-schooled five of her children for one year during their time out of state, and has currently taught 5th grade for the past two years, along with a combined 4th grade class this year.  Mrs. Calhoun is a certified medical assistant through the Medix Medical School.  Her husband, Michael, is one of the assistant pastors at HBC, and both are involved in the teen and choir ministries.  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."


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Jennifer Pope

6th Grade Teacher


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.  She and her husband have been members of HBC since 2020, and they have been a great blessing to our church and school ministries.  Anyone that knows Mrs. Pope, knows that she is a joy to be around.  We are so thankful for her!


Melissa Calhoun

Junior/Senior High Science

Mrs. Calhoun is excited to be rejoining the HBCS family as the 7th-12th grade science teacher!  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 spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren, and her first great-grandchild!


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 fourth 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."


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Brianna Bolds

Junior/Senior High English

7th-9th Physical Education

Mrs. Bolds is thrilled to join the HBCS family!  After graduating in 2016 from HBCS, Mrs. Bolds went on to begin her CDA in Early Childhood Development from Southern Crescent Technical College.  She taught at Beverly's Childcare for two years, then continued to teach in the Henry County School System before returning to HBCS in the fall of 2021.  She and her husband have both attended HBC for many years and serve in the choir, nursery, bus ministry, and Master Clubs.  Her life verse is Ephesians 3:20, "Now unto him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,".


Brittany Hopkins

Church Secretary