Rev. Beard was born in Jackson, Mississipi, received his Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary, and spent a year learning from effective churches throughout the world in the Beeson Pastor Program at Asbury. He has served several churches in Kentucky, Mississippi, and Georgia. Reverend Beard is passionate about evangelism and discipleship, especially in small-group environments. He and his wife, Jenifer, have been married for 22 years and have three children—Sam, Meredith, and Caroline. Beard is an avid Mississippi State Bulldog fan, and loves woodworking, golf, tennis, and spending time with his family.

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