Liberty Baptist Church welcomes new pastor


On January 31, Liberty Baptist Church, Fayetteville, GA welcomed their new senior pastor, James Oney.

Prior to Liberty, Pastor James served six years as the Education and Discipleship Pastor at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Dothan, AL, and served as an Adjunct Instructor at Kingdom College in Headland, AL. He also served as a Youth Pastor for seven years at Family of God Baptist Church in Panama City, FL.

Pastor James received both his Bachelor and Master’s degrees from the Baptist College of Florida. He is currently pursuing a second masters, a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Biblical Languages from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Pastor James has developed a heart for discipleship and connecting the community to the local church. His personal mission is to intentionally impact people’s lives with the Gospel and lead them to become passionate, fully engaged, transformational followers of Jesus.

Pastor James is married to Chantel, and together they are stewarding four sons: Caleb, Israel, Joel, and Timothy. In recognizing God’s sovereign will, they also have one child, Jamie, that is in the presence of the risen King.

Liberty’s previous senior pastor, Dr. Randy Wood, age 64, retired after 44 years in full-time vocational ministry; 18 years were faithfully served at LBC. Now, Pastor Randy serves as part-time associate pastor working along side Pastor James. Desiring to faithfully continue serving the Lord by winning the lost to Christ, Pastor Randy leads Liberty’s outreach ministry.

Dr. Randy Wood and men of the church pray for their new pastor, James Oney.
Dr. Randy Wood and men of the church pray for their new pastor, James Oney.

Taken from The Christian Index interview by J. Gerald Harris posted February 11, Pastor Randy stated “James is uniquely gifted to assume the responsibilities as senior pastor of Liberty. He is both a leader and a servant. The Lord has fit our hearts together. We have immediately bonded as brothers, co-laborers, and friends.”

Liberty is a a multicultural congregation serving in the southside of Atlanta located in north Fayette County, 1077 Hwy 314, Fayetteville ( 770-461-5644. Liberty’s mission is to make disciples of all people (Matt,28:19-20). There is a three-step process to fulfill this mission.

Step One: Encounter God through Worship

Come and encounter God in our worship celebrations Sunday mornings at 10:45 am. Worship at Liberty is dynamic and inspirational. The Pastor preaches sermons based on the Bible and he communicates relevant messages for victorious living. You will be welcomed by friendly and caring people. Most importantly you will encounter the true and living God.

Step Two: Grow in Truth through Small Group Bible Study

There is a small group Bible study for everyone. Most of the small group Bible study classes meet at 9:30 am on Sunday mornings. If you want to learn the Bible and grow in spiritual truth, attend small group Bible study.

Step Three: Reach People through Service and Witness

Once Believers encounter God and grow in spiritual truth, they are ready to reach people. Liberty will assist you in living out your personal mission. God created you with a spiritual purpose.

Come and find fulfillment and truth at Liberty where our motto is, “One Church, All People.”