Our Leadership


Rev. Curtis Gardner has been our Associate Pastor of Music and Education since 1998. Before coming to Meridian, Curtis served churches in Missouri and Texas. He graduated from Southwest Baptist University (Bachelor of Music) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MARE). He and his wife, Terri, have two children and one son-in-law.

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Janice Richardson has been Meridian’s Administrative Assistant—Finance since 2003. Originally from Greenville, Pennsylvania, she has lived in the Jackson area since 1971. She and her husband, Frank, have 6 children and 10 grandchildren.

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