Chuck Savage served as president of the Georgia United Methodist Foundation from July 2011 until June 2016. Chuck had served as member of the Foundation Board of Trustees for 18 years prior to assuming the role of president. He served as board chair for the five years immediately preceding his appointment as president. Chuck is a lifelong Methodist and is passionate about his faith, his family and the United Methodist Church.
Chuck entered the ministry after a successful 32-year career with IBM. He has served as senior pastor at several United Methodist churches in North Georgia including Christ UMC in Roswell and Kingswood UMC in Dunwoody. He is a 1967 graduate of Savannah State College with Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry and mathematics. He received the Mastor of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology in 2001. He was ordained as an elder in 2004 and has been a delegate to the general conference in 2008, 2012 adn 2016.
Chuck and his wife Mary have two children and four grandchildren. Chuck is an avid college basketball fan and enjoys playing golf.
Minister of Music
Terri Hinton Evans has been honored to serve the Sardis family as music director since 2005. She has experience teaching band, chorus and general music for kindergarten through college and adult students, and she currently teaches music and chorus on the high school level at the Galloway School. Terri and her husband Ken Evans have been involved with urban ministry for most of the last 25 years.They live in the Lake Claire neighborhood of Atlanta and have six wonderful daughters and three precious grandchildren.
Raised in Unicoi, Tennessee, Jonathan began playing piano and organ at age 13. He provided organ music for a local Baptist church in high school, as well as the piano accompanist for the local high school. His professional life brought him to Atlanta in 1972. In 1987, he began serving as the pianist at Sardis alongside then organist, Ernie Briggs. In the late 1990's, upon Mr. Briggs departure, Jonathan agreed to take on both instruments and has blessed Sardis with his musical gifts ever since. Whether accompaning congregational singing, our chancel choir, featured soloists, or "Our Favorite Hymns", Jonathan is an invaluable fixture in the worship and community life of the Sardis Family.