Senior Pastor/Teacher

J. Phillip Baker

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Pastor J. Phillip Baker is the son of the late Deacon James C. Baker and Mother Florine Baker.   He is married to Lady Griselda Cooper Baker and the father of 4 boys and 2 girls.    Pastor Baker started his preaching ministry at the tender age of 16 years old, at the Peek's Chapel Baptist Church, Conyers, GA, under the leadership of Pastor J.H. Battle.  He was ordained and started pastoring his first church, Rocky Mount Bethel Baptist Church in Luthersville, GA, at the age of 17 years old.  Pastor Baker has since then pastored several churches, including Ebenezer Baptist Newnan GA and New Piney Grove Baptist Church in Decatur, GA.  In March 2012 under the direction of the Holy Spirit Pastor Baker did what few Pastor's have ever done he brought together two churches and merged them into one Trinity Bible Church organized by him in 2000 and Shady Grove Baptist Church organized by his Great Grandfather in 1874 united under one banner to become  Shady Grove Baptist Church Conyers.


Pastor Baker has many accolades to his credit.  He is a pastor with a great administrative ability.  The ability of Pastor Baker far exceeds what many deem possible.  He holds a Bachelors of Pastoral Ministry Degree from Luther Rice Seminary also a Master of Divinity Degree from Andersonville Bible College. He is a true man of God.  He is a much sought after revivalist, teacher, and preacher.


Must importantly he is a man with a great love for people.  His favorite scripture is John 13:35 "By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."

His motto:  love makes the difference


Amongst his many accolades, he will tell you that his greatest is being the husband of First Lady Griselda and the father to Gabriel, Briana, Jahmai, DeShaun, Nickalus and Kennedy.


Griselda Baker

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Min. Griselda Baker was raised up in Monroe and Lithonia, Ga. She is the daughter of the late Dea. Willie Cooper Jr. and  the late Min. Carrie Cooper. She graduated from Lithonia High School, Lithonia Ga. At the age of 11 she accepted the Lord Jesus Christ and was baptized at  Austin Chapel Baptist Church, Winder Ga. She later joined Antioch Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Robert E. Glass and eventually went back to her family's home church Mt. Enon Baptist Church, Monroe, Ga. She is currently under the leadership of her husband Pastor J. Phillip Baker, Pastor of Shady Grove Baptist Church located in Conyers, Ga. She is also the proud mother of 6 beautiful children, Briana, Gabriel, Jahmai, Deshaun, Nickalus and Kennedy.


After being in the banking industry for over 20 years, the Lord saw fit for Min. Baker to leave the workforce to help take care of her mother who later passed away of breast cancer.

Min. Baker officially accepted her call to preach the gospel in March of 2014 and was licensed on May 25, 2014. She is currently attending Andersonville Theological Seminary in hopes of obtaining her Bachelor of Theology degree. She is the youth minister of Shady Grove Baptist Church but she also serves on several other ministries within the church . She is a woman of God who truly loves the Lord.


In her private time, Min. Baker enjoys baking, reading and spending time with her family. Her favorite scripture is Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 


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Dora Penn

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Minister Dora Capers Penn was born and raised in Choctaw, Alabama to the late Eddie Harris and the late Mary Elizabeth Capers May.


At age 15 she moved to New Orleans, La and joined Macedonia Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Alfred Andrus.


At age 21 she was born again…In 1983-1985 she attended the Holy Tabernacle of Faith Bible Institute... Bible Studies in New Orleans, La. under the leadership Pastor Lloyd Capers.


In 1997 Dora and her daughter joined New Piney Grove Baptist church under the leadership of

Pastor J. Phillip Baker. Under his ministry she committed to serve under his preaching, teaching, instructions, corrections and directions and witnessed as his vision lifted her faith.


In August 2006 she surrendered to her call in the Ministry.

On September 30, 2007 she was licensed as a Minister of the Gospel.

On August 25, 2013 she was ordained as a Minister of the Gospel.


Currently serves as  New Membership Assimilation Pastor.

Her compassion is to spread the gospel so that others will give their life to Christ.


Minister Dora Capers Penn is married to Deacon John Marvin Penn from this union they have three children LeJeanne Capers, Ashley and John Demarcus Penn; one grandson Dylan St. Jean.


Dora currently attends MWE School of Ministry under the leadership of Dr. Michael D. Woods.


Timothy Kirkland

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Walter Reed

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Church Secretary

Joe Ann Grier

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Administrative Asst. to Pastor J. Phillip Baker

Liz Brown

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Deaconess Liz Brown has served as Pastor J Phillip Baker's personal administrative asst. for over 10 years.  She ensures that his calendar is updated for all of his speaking engagements. 

Please email her if you would like to book Pastor Baker for any future events.  Leave a detail message with the type of event, date, time and place.


Deaconess Liz favorite scripture is Ecclesiastes 3:1-"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: NIV

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