ABOUT

Learn More About: (Click on the links below for more details on the services provided in each ministry area.)
​MISSION, VISION AND VALUES

Mission: Transform lives by putting God's love into action. 

Vision: To eliminate the gaps to healthcare and wellness in every community.

Values:

  • Evangelism

    • We will intentionally share the Gospel with word and action in all we do.​

  • Integrity

    • Everything we do will be above reproach for the sake of our organization and those who support it.​

  • Respect

    • In all things we will lead people to value themselves, and in return, value others.

  • Compassion

    • Loving God's children by seeking solutions to alleviate their suffering.​

  • Accountability

    • We will not enable people to maintain the status quo; growth is the only option.​

  • Community

    • We believe isolation is toxic and thus encourage Biblical community throughout our programs.​

  • Excellence

    • In everything, we will be prayed up, organized, and will execute our tasks with passion!

 

Mission Message: The Mercy Ministries offers a healthier way to do life for hundreds of people living in a cycle of poverty in Toombs Co. and surrounding counties through transformation of heart, health and community.

HISTORY
ASSOCIATED LOCAL, STATE AND NATIONAL NETWORKS
  • Southeast Georgia Regional Community Network - As a local leader for increasing access to health care in Toombs County, TMM partnered with MRMC to create this regional network that focuses on creating access to care for citizens of Toombs, Treutlen and Montgomery counties for an empowered and healthy community. 

  • Georgia Charitable Care Network - This network of approximately 45 free and charitable medical clinics in Ga. exists to strengthen the state’s health care safety net by empowering organizations that serve vulnerable populations. 

  • Volunteers in Medicine Alliance - This alliance of free medical clinics across the nation is supported by the National Volunteers in Medicine organization, which exists to "guide the development of a free clinic network one community at a time." 

STAFF

ADMINISTRATION

CARLY BENTON

CASEY HUTCHESON

JESSICA THURSBY

PROGRAMS/ PATIENT CARE 

CLINT HUTCHESON

SISSY WARNOCK

HAZEL MEAD

JENNIFER GILLIS

DALILA SANDOVAL

DIANE COX

MINNIE HATTAWAY

BOARD

Mike Hagan

Education:  (B.B.A.) Business Administration University of Georgia 1996

 

Career: Hospital Administration & Management

 

Community: Kiwanis Club Board; Sunday School Teacher; Boy Scouts of America Leadership; Grace Community Presbyterian Church (PCA Elder)

 

Hobbies:  Spending time with family; Gardening

Board Chair

Dr. Geoff Conner

Co-Founder & MMC Volunteer Medical Director

Education:  (M.D.) Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine 1989; Board Certified in Internal Medicine 1992; Re-certified for Internal Medicine 2002

 

Career: Allergy & Asthma Clinic of SE GA; Clinical Assistant Professor - Mercer University School of Medicine

 

Community:  MRMC Board; EMS Director, Southern Nuclear Medical Review Officer; Serenity Hospice Director; Amicita Home Health Director; Grace Community Presbyterian Church; Ukraine Missions; 

Hobbies: Travel; Scuba Diving (SCBA

Why Mercy: "For the love of my Lord."

Michael Thigpen

Treasurer

Education:  Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Georgia Southern University

 

Career:  Chief Credit Officer of Million Pines Community Bank

 

Community: Attends First Baptist Church in Lyons along with wife, Catherine, and three daughters, Julianne, Adalynn & Meredith

Hobbies:  Outdoors; NHRA Racing; College Football, Spending Time w/ Daughters; Quail Hunting; Fishing

Why Mercy:  "A heart for healing in a holistic fashion using Biblical principals."

Lauren Jordan

Education:  Business Finance at Georgia Southern University

 

Career:  Administrator of The Oaks Bethany ALF

 

Community:  Kiwanis; Toombs-Montgomery Chamber; United Way Fundraising; Vidalia City Schools Mentor; Toombs Bookbags for Kids Board Member

 

Hobbies:  Foster Parenting; Connection Church of Vidalia

Why Mercy:  "I believe in the mission of TMM. I love watching hearts change, health improve and seeing the community benefit as a whole."

Lauren O'Neal

Education:  Georgia Southern University

 

Career:  Regional Branch Manager of ResCare Home Care

 

Community:  Heart of Georgia Aging Advisory Committee, Heart of Georgia Care Net Board Member, Member of the Georgia Council on Aging.

 

Hobbies:  Scuba diving and rescuing stray animals!

Why Mercy:  "Hearing the testimonies of others and the work that God has been doing in their lives; [I enjoy the opportunity for] community involvement [and] giving back through a faith based ministry."

Dr. Ronald O. Mosley, DMD

MDC Volunteer Dental Director 

Education: Georgia Southern University; Medical College of Georgia (Dentistry & Dental Surgery)

 

Career:  Vidalia Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, PC

 

Community:  Serves as Mercy Dental Clinic's Volunteer Dental Director

Hobbies:  He has two daughters, and shares an active equestrian motivated life with his wife, Linda, who trains and keeps horses.  Together they enjoy taking rides in their Ferrari, horse shows, professional bull riding, and going on cruises.

Why Mercy: "The love of God and the Mercy mission"

Angela Lane

Secretary

Education:  Cooper High School; Texas Tech University

 

Career:  Legal Assistant

 

Community:  Member of Vidalia Presbyterian Church; Toombs Montgomery Chamber; Vidalia Community Chorus; Chancel Choir

Hobbies:  Knitting; Canoeing; Camping; Spending Time with Family and Friends.

Why Mercy: "To help promote and advance the work of the ministries [and] assist in areas as possible; To serve the Lord by being the hands and feet [of Jesus Christ]."

Jacob Woodfin

Education:  Bachelors in Accounting at UNCC

 

Career:  CPA Private Practice in Lyons

 

Community:  Board Member w/ Lyons Mainstreet Organization; Attends River of Life Church in Lyons along with his wife, Alisha, son Landon, daughter Adalaide & one on the way.

Hobbies:  Spending Time with Family, Fishing, Hunting, Gunsmithing

Diane Smith

Vice-Chair

Education:  High School Graduate + 2 Years of College and Career Classes 

 

Career:  Retired; Pastor's Wife

 

Community:  Member of First United  Methodist Church of Vidalia; Chancel Choir

Hobbies:  Reading; Yardwork; Grandchildren

Why Mercy: "I truly believe in this kind of [holistic] ministry!"

Vanessa Hill

TMM Patient

Representative 

Education:  15 years

 

Career:  Retired

 

Community:  Member of First African Baptist Church

Hobbies:  Being Involved at Church; Reading; Working Out

Why Mercy: "I was asked to represent the patients of TMM by taking this seat on the board. Happy to do so!"

 

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APPLICATIONS

    714-1 NW Broad Street

    Lyons, GA 30436​

    info@themercyministries.org

    OPENING HOURS

    MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY

    8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    WEDNESDAY

    8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    ADDRESS

    912-524-4000 Phone

    912-524-4004 Fax