George Wright was born a preacher's kid in Houston, Texas, but spent most of his childhood growing up in Marietta, Georgia. As a young child he learned the foundation of the Gospel: that Jesus loves him and demonstrates His love by dying on the cross for our sin. With this understanding in elementary school, George placed his faith in Christ and had the privilege of being baptized by his dad.
His faith continued to grow throughout high school and into college (he attended the University of South Carolina). As God called him into ministry at the end of his time at Carolina, he began to pray that God would use him to reach people who needed to hear the good news of the Gospel but did not know they were welcomed and loved by God. George's desire is to consistently point to the beautiful good news of God's grace for sinners.
Pastor Wright graduated from Southwestern Seminary and was the founding and senior pastor at Cedarcrest Church in the Atlanta-metro area where he served for 10 years.
George met his wife Megan at USC, and they were married in 2001. They have four children: McKenna, Brody, Anna Beth, and Everett.
The members of the transition team could not be more excited to present George Wright as the man we believe God has called to become the next pastor of Shandon Baptist Church.
It has been a significant spiritual journey for each one of us as we have prayed, researched, discussed, interviewed, and sought the Lord during this very crucial transition for our church. We are all amazed at how God has worked to lead us to this point. You can learn more about our journey and George Wright in the video below.
Thank you for your prayers on our behalf over this 2-year journey! We have felt them, and we believe God has heard and answered them.
Transition Team Chairman