John & Maggy Dobbs

John grew up just outside of New Orleans, Louisiana and graduated from Hahnville High School in January 1981. He is a graduate of Magnolia Bible College, which was located in Central Mississippi. John met Margaret Willingham when he was the preacher for the Church of Christ in Ruleville, Mississippi. John has ministered in a variety of settings as Youth Minister, Campus Minister, Admissions Counselor, and Preacher. For sixteen years he was the preaching minister for the Central Church of Christ in Pascagoula, Mississippi, ending in 2008.

John began preaching for the Forsythe Church of Christ in February of 2008. He and his wife Maggy have been married for 30 years. They have a daughter, Nicole, who lives in Georgia with her family. John and Maggy also have a son, John Robert, who passed away in early 2008 at the age of 18.

They  feel very blessed to minister with such a loving church family!

John is available to do a four-part seminar on the subject of grief called ACQUAINTED WITH GRIEF. Contact him to arrange a seminar for your church / community.

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Daniel Kirkendall serves as our Associate Minister with an emphasis on Youth. Daniel began his work at Forsythe in November 20 1017. Daniel and his wife Brooke have two children, Haddi Beth and Walker. 

You can keep up with Daniel online at:

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Others in leading ministry roles …

*Grady Lewis leads worship each Sunday.

*Nick and Amber White  lead our children’s ministry.

*Amber White who leads the Forsythe Counseling Center.

*Richard Myers, our Minister of Missions, who oversees mission efforts.

In addition to the ministers, Forsythe is served by seven elders:

Micah Harper, White Graves, Ronnie Teague, Sol Graves, Paul Benjamin and Kevin Smith.

We also have a team of servant deacons that do an excellent work:

Paul McComas, Bobby Stokes,  Andrew Crawford, Donnie Franklin, Nick White, David Gordy and Grady Lewis.