Pastor Mike Dorough

Pastor Mike Dorough

Mike Dorough is a native of Cordele, GA and a graduate of Crisp County High School. He graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens, where he was a member of the UGA Concert Band. In 1986, he was selected to participate in the Governor’s Intern Program and served in the State Capitol during the Georgia General Assembly. He received his Masters degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, VA. After serving almost seven years as a Youth Pastor in Virginia, he returned to his home state and began serving as Student Pastor at Second Baptist Church, Warner Robins in 1996. He has also served as Staff Evangelist for one year. He has led mission trips to Russia, Germany, Poland, and Brazil, in addition to mission trips throughout the eastern United States. In November 2011, Mike co-led a Conference for pastors in Brazil with Dr. Jim Perdue. He has served as a Trustee and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Truett-McConnell University in Cleveland, Georgia (

Pastor Mike has been married to his bride Julie since 1988. Julie is a native of Jacksonville, Florida and a graduate of the University of Georgia. Julie is employed by the Hall County Finance Department. They have two adult children. John Michael is a graduate of the University of North Georgia.  He is married to the former Holly Strickland and is employed by Tyson Foods.  His wife is an elementary school teacher in Hall County.  Holly Ann is married to Scott Ward.  Holly Ann and Scott live in Athens, GA. She is a business major at the University of North Georgia. Holly Ann and Scott are both employed at Starbucks in Athens.  The Dorough family loves the beach and UGA football, but most of all, they love serving Jesus together at Riverbend Baptist Church!

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