Get to know our ministers (we think they are wonderful!).
Rev. Carson Britt, Pastor
Carson Britt, a native of Savannah, GA is the Pastor of Harlem Baptist Church and has been on staff since 2012. Carson spent his first three years at HBC serving as our Minister of Youth before being called as Pastor in January of 2016. He is a graduate of Mercer University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and a minor in Christianity. Currently, Carson is pursuing his Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. He and his wife Jennifer were married in December of 2009 after dating for five years. In 2018 their family grew as Carson and Jennifer were blessed with their daughter Laney Grace. They enjoy spending time with family, watching UGA football games, camping, but most of all feel blessed to be able to minister to and alongside the people of Harlem together.
Edee Sweatman, Pianist
Edee has served as Minister of Music at Harlem Baptist for more than 40 years. Born and raised in Harlem, she is a graduate of Harlem High School and Georgia College and State University. She is an independent piano instructor and a member of several professional music organizations, including Georgia Music Educators Association, American Piano Teachers Guild and Georgia Music Teachers Association of which she is past president. The call to serve in this church has remained strong and clear throughout the years, and it is a blessing and honor to minister with this staff and church family.
Edee is married to Ken Sweatman, and they have two children: Heather Hood (Jeremy), who lives in Buford, Georgia, and Kevin (Chelsey), a resident of Union, Kentucky. She also has three beautiful, wonderful and spoiled grandchildren, Andrew, Kara, Weston, and Lincoln.
Evan Powell, Youth Minister
Originally from Savannah, GA, Evan is a University of Georgia graduate and joined the staff in July 2016. He is married to Katie Powell, who teaches 1st grade at Cedar Ridge Elementary School in Grovetown, GA. Evan and Katie got married in July 2015 and they now enjoy taking road trips, going to sporting events, watching Netflix, and eating mac and cheese together. Evan cheers faithfully and fanatically for the Dawgs, but his trust in the Lord is not shaken by their recent lack of championships. Evan desires to be more like Christ in all things and enjoys teaching middle and high school students about the love of God.
Rebekah Dickerson, Minister of Music and Media
Rebekah Dickerson is the Minister of Music and Media, a new position here at Harlem Baptist Church. Rebekah has been serving as a musician in churches since age 16 and has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Music, with a focus in Music Education from Columbus State University. She has also completed her Masters of Arts in Christian Studies and Masters of Divinity from Luther Rice College and Seminary in Lithonia, GA. She has a background in church planting, church administration, and marketing/communications, including various types of media. She and her husband, Daniel, have been married for three years. They have two children, Oliver (age 11) whom Daniel formally adopted in 2018, and Emerald, a joyful toddler that keeps them on their toes. They also have a heart for working with young adults who are struggling to figure out life in their late teens/early twenties. Throughout the ups and downs of life, both are thankful for the unique, and at times challenging, path that God led them on to find His will for their lives, each other, and to bring them here to Harlem. They love this town and its people.
Ashley Driggers, Administrative Assistant
Ashley was born and raised in Evans, GA and a graduate of Lakeside High School. She is the friendly face that will greet you in our office and our “go to girl” here at HBC. Ashley and her husband, Dustin, have been married for 8 years and have three children, Addison, Anslee, and Alden. Ashley is also a member of the Harlem Arts Council here in Harlem, GA where she offers dance classes to young children. When she’s not at work or chasing around the kids, she enjoys the outdoors, reading a good book and spending time with her family. Ashley looks for God’s words and promises in everyday life and shares her joy with those around her.