Randall Popham

Lead Pastor

Randall Popham is a Georgia native who was saved, called to ministry, married, and ordained at the First Baptist Church of Woodstock, GA. He graduated High School in 1991 from Etowah High School in Cherokee County, GA. In 1994 Randall married Dana, and the two moved to Greenville, SC, to attend college at North Greenville University. At North Greenville, Randall received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Studies with a minor in Fine Arts. In 2003 Randall graduated from Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY, with a Masters of Divinity in Evangelism and Church Planting. Randall has served in four churches. He served in two churches in Greenville, SC, as a Youth Minister while attending North Greenville. After graduating in 1998, Randall began his work at his third church. At First Baptist Church of Hendersonville, NC, Randall served as the High School Youth Pastor and Student Ministry Director. In 2003 Randall became the Associate Pastor and directed the Evangelism and Mission Ministries of the church. In 2005 Randall became the Lead Pastor of Lanier Hills Church in Gainesville, GA. Randall and Dana have four amazing children.

Julie Bowmar

Children’s Director/Missions & Outreach Director

Julie was born and raised in Gainesville, GA where she graduated from North Hall High School and went on to earn her Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Speech and Drama at Brenau University. She continued her studies and received her education certification at Piedmont College before beginning her career as an educator. For over 20 years she has enjoyed teaching children from ages 4 to 18 and has a few of her own too! Julie and Chad and their 3 kids have been attending Lanier Hills Church since March of 2009. Julie joined the staff two years later in April of 2011. Julie is passionate about helping people of all ages grow in their walk with Jesus as they discover their gifts and talents and find their place and purpose in the body of Christ.

Sandy Pinkham

Office Administrator

Sandy Pinkham grew up in N.C. and married Wayne in 1974. Sandy was saved in 1995, moved to Gainesville in 2003. She has been the church secretary since August 2006. Before moving to Gainesville, she served as Administrative Secretary for the Director of Admissions at Georgia Southern Univ. in Statesboro, GA for 15 years. She serves weekly as a Hospice Volunteer (since 2003).

Chad Bowmar

Worship Director

Chad was born in Columbus, OH and moved south when he was little – growing up in Gainesville, GA. He is a graduate of North Hall High School. Chad works in Credit/Accounting for a top poultry producer by day, while performing music at various venues on the side. In his free time, Chad enjoys music, fishing, camping, reading boring history books and spending time with his family. Chad is passionate about worship ministry and leading the church body in corporate worship through relevant content that is rich in purpose, theology, expression and passion. Chad is married to Julie and they have 3 awesome children.

Judy Hulsey

Nursery & Preschool Director

Judy was born in Hall County. She is married to Jack Hulsey. They are charter members of Lanier Hills. Judy has a 4-year degree in Leadership and Administration from Grace Bible Institute. Children are the love of her life. She also enjoys running and spending time with her grandchildren.