Pastors & Staff

Derek D. Berry

Lead Pastor

Pastor Derek D. Berry, born in Atlanta and raised in Douglas County, Ga. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior at the age of eight years old in the church he was raised in Sunset Hills Baptist Church under the preaching of his pastor Rev. R.C. Watson. As a teenager he felt God’s calling on his life to the ministry and publicly surrendered to the call in his early 20’s, Pastor Derek then enrolled in Georgia Baptist Seminary where he earned a degree in Pastoral Theology. He served as a Youth Pastor for four years, under direction of The Lord he resigned his position and waited for The Lord to show him what was next and after three months of waiting he was called as Senior Pastor at Tabernacle Baptist Church Hiram, Georgia on November 16, 2014.

Pastor Derek has a heart for reaching Hiram and Paulding county for Jesus. He believes to influence the community you must be apart of the community. He currently serves at our local high school as Chaplain for the football team where he regularly meets with the players and coaches to help develop their character to look more like Christ. He also serves as one of the Chaplains for our police department where he meets with the chief and other officers for a time of fellowship and encouragement. Pastor Derek along with Chief Sailors and Chaplain McGrady created the Hiram Pastors Alliance for the purpose of creating better unity amongst religious leaders and government.

Pastor Derek is married to Megan Hembree Berry and they have five children Hembree Lace, Maverick, Harlow, Holland, and Montgomery.
Pastor Derek loves playing with his kids, spending time with his wife, and watching the Braves, Bulldogs, and cooking BBQ!

Wes Williams 

Director of Operations 

Wes joined our team January 1, 2016.
He oversees ministry operations, the facilities and finance. He works to ensure things work in an organized manner so that the pastors and ministry leader can focus on the mission. 

Stan Pittman

Member Care & Missions Pastor

Pastor Stan joined our team August 1, 2017.
He oversees the care of our wonderful members, the missionaries we support, and also looks for opportunities for additional mission work we can be involved in.

Pastor Stan graduated from Forest Park High School in Forest Park Georgia and later attended Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tn. Where he received his Diploma in Theology. He later received his Bachelor’s Degree in Bible from Slidell Baptist Seminary in Slidell Louisiana. He has served in Church Ministries most of his adult life. Serving on staff at different churches in Sunday school, Children’s Church, Bus Ministry, Associate Pastor and Pastor. Pastor Stan and his family also had the privilege of serving as Missionaries to the Country of Italy from 1989 to 1995.

Pastor Stan was born and raised in the Atlanta area. Married his high school sweetheart Patsy in 1971. They were both saved on May 31, 1976 at Lake City Baptist Tabernacle in Lake City, Georgia under the leadership of Dr. James Rushing. They have three adult children, eight grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

Logan Hice

Music & First Impression Director 

Logan joined our team on February 6, 2023.
He oversees music on Sunday mornings, leads the band, praise team, and worship choir.  He also oversees everything first impression.

Logan Hice, born and raised in Marietta, Georgia has been serving in Music Ministry in the local church for over 9 years. Logan accepted his first position back in 2015 where He sang professionally traveling the country singing and sharing God’s word through music. After a year of doing that, Logan accepted his first music director role in 2016, where he found his love for serving inside the local church. Logan has a love for the church and desires to see every church grow into a multi-generational and a multi-cultural church where his concept is to include something that appeals to all ages and backgrounds. Logan desires to see non believers grow into a relationship with Christ through the outpouring of love from believers.

When not serving in the church, you will most likely find Logan at his other job as a Firefighter/EMT for the City of Sandy Springs. Logan has worked for Sandy Springs Fire for 8 years and loves the opportunity to serve the citizens through the brave work of being a fireman. When Logan is not working he loves spending time with his beautiful wife Lauren, and his 2 daughters, Laney and Ali. When he’s off, you can find Logan working on his lawn as he tries to make it look like Augusta National Golf Club! And at the end of the day for fun, Logan loves watching the Atlanta Braves and Georgia Bulldogs.

Ashton Earwood

Pastoral Intern

Ashton joined our team on October 1, 2022.
As a Pastoral intern, he will gain an inside look into church ministry, having the opportunity to be discipled by the lead pastor and his pastoral team to encourage and promote spiritual growth. In addition, he will shadow the lead pastor and, at times, his pastoral team throughout various pastoral responsibilities.

Ashton grew up in church and has been a member of Tabernacle since 2019, when he was baptized. He began to work part-time at the church in November 2021 in the media/tech area. He began to feel that God was calling him into the ministry, and through much prayer and wise counsel, he publicly surrendered to that call. He is currently enrolled at Liberty University, pursuing a degree in Christian leadership.