Elder Candidates

We are excited to announce Richard Hopkins as the elder candidate. We believe he meets the biblical qualifications described in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9. Please affirm this candidate or provide any feedback on concerns you may have in following his leadership.

Richard Hopkins


Richard and Sherri have been married for nearly 29 years, have been attending Southbrook for a little over 2.5 years, and have enjoyed everything about their new church home since arriving in late 2014. They have one daughter, Devin, who lives in Atlanta and is in grad school to become a Christ centered marriage and family therapist. She is married to Peter who is in every respect a son; both are faithful followers of Jesus. Richard is our Discipleship Pastor, specifically providing oversight in adult ministries, growth groups, and outreach. Richard enjoys meeting and connecting with people, reading, studying, running, biking, and hanging out with family. Richard’s greatest ministry passions are meeting people where they are and helping them to become more like Jesus and making disciples who make disciples (Matthew 28:18-20).