Meet the Staff


Pastor Mike Franklin

Senior Pastor

As pastor of Solid Rock Baptist Church, I count it a privilege to teach, preach, and lead God's flock to greater heights for Jesus Christ our Lord.  My intent is to listen for his voice for guidance, wisdom, discernment and vision.  So, we listen, he speaks, we obey and he gives the increase.  May God continue to bless us as we continue to give Him all praise, honor and glory.


Jason Williams

Minister of Youth/ Recreation

I was born and raised in Rockdale County and graduated from Salem High School in 1995. I was an active member of the youth group at Eastwood Baptist Church and came to know Christ as a teenager. I met my wife through the Youth group and we have been married since 1996. We have 2 boys Clint and Daryl and we reside in Oxford, GA.

I attended Luther Rice College and Seminary with a Bachelor Degree in Pastoral Ministry.

I enjoy playing indoor soccer and a variety of sports.

I have been on Staff since 2009 and are currently serving as the Youth/ Recreation Pastor. It my desire to Disciple our youth and teach them biblical principles so that they will be prepared to teach and grow into adults.



Joe Franklin

Minister of Music

Director of New Beginnings

Joe was born in the small town of Geneva, Alabama on November 26, 1979. He attended the Art Institute of Atlanta where he received his Associate’s degree in Art, with a Video Production Major. After graduating in 2005, Joe joined the staff at Triple Horse Productions and helped complete various Christian projects. These projects ranged from music videos for Casting Crowns to a short film and movie trailer for Max Lucado’s 3:16 Stories of Hope DVD. With his experience in the Christian music entertainment industry, Joe has gained knowledge to help support the music/media ministries at Solid Rock. Joe joined the Solid Rock staff as an interim music minister in July 2014 and stepped into full-time ministry August 2015


Joe has a passion for seeing God’s people worship Him, especially through expressions of song and music. He is a guitarist and vocalist who is familiar with a wide range of styles. Some of his musical influences are...(Chris Tomlin, Big Daddy Weave, Casting Crowns & Third Day)

Joe and his wife Cristina live in the Covington area. They have been married for over 10 years, and God has blessed them with 2 beautiful children, McLane and Stella.




Patrick Saffell

Children's Ministry Director

I was born in Parkridge Ill. moved to Georgia in 1977. Lived in Cobb County. Joined the Navy in 1989. Served on the USS Luce and USS Yosemite. Married and had two kids. Emily and Corey. Moved to New Mexico in 2000. Lived there for 8 years. Married Alison Mitchell in 2008 and gained two more kids, Taylor and David. Was asked to help with VBS one year and found many other places to serve. I've known Jesus for a long time but started to serve and follow when I moved to NM. Was asked to help in the Kairos prison ministry. Now I am the Children's Director here at Solid Rock giving as much to these kids as I can. We use the Gospel Project program which goes through the books of the bible. We hope to plant seeds from Sunday school to Kid's Church to Awana and even the ball field.


Robin West

Church Administrator


Holly Frank

Membership Administrator


Cheryl Cheek

Finance Administrator


Angeli Crumbley

Nursery Director




Carol Ledford

Awana Commander


Ed Jenkins

Willing Helpers Medical Clinic