george1 George Wakefield was born in Mount Clemens, Michigan and earned his Bachelors degree from Michigan State University in 1967. He was on the golf team and played trumpet in the marching band.  George married Karen White in 1968 at the Bristol Road Church of Christ, Flint, Michigan.  He went on to serve in the US Army from 1968-1970 and it was during this time that he came to know Jesus and was baptized by Capt. James Bryant at the Waynesville Church of Christ, in Waynesville, Missouri.george2

George and Karen have two children: Jamie Lynn (born in Mons, Belgium) and Gregory Mark (born in Bluffton, Indiana).  Jamie married Kyle Oliver. Their children are Matthew, Justin and Brooklyn. They live in Evans, Georgia.  Greg married Sandi Swartzel. Their children are Mason and Katie Beth. They live in Dothan.  Spending time with their grandchildren is one of George and Karen's favorite pastimes.

Karen is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with Dothan Pediatric Clinic.  George was employed in the automobile and bus george3manufacturing industries early in his career. In the last nineteen years, George served in the field of medical management as an administrator for BCA Medical (Pediatric Group in Roswell, NM) and Internal Medicine Associates (Dothan, AL).  George retired in November 2011 now is blessed to spend more time in his role as a shepherd.  George takes primary oversight for our Stewardship Team.