*After serving as senior pastor of Timothy Baptist Church, Athens, Georgia for nearly 25 years, Bishop Jerry F. Hutchins knew it was time for something different.

“We organized a Transition Team almost a year ago,” said Bishop Hutchins, “and that team worked diligently, meeting twice each month, to work through the process and then making the formal presentation to the Church. When the presentation was made, the church gave overwhelming approval.”

The transition resulted in a successor, Pastor Tracy Boles, who will take the church forward, while Bishop Hutchins oversees the pastor’s work.

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