Gary Shugart

Lead Pastor

Gary has been the Lead Pastor at Red Bud since 2012. He and his wife Debbie have been married since 1982, and both are natives of Calhoun Georgia.  Gary holds an Associate of Divinity, a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, and a Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.









Youth Pastor

Richard Hovater

Richard and his wife Robin have been married since 2013.  They have one son, Luke. Richard is a native to North Carolina and his wife from Alabama.  Richard has earned a Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Masters of Theology with a concentration on Church History.