Staff

We are blessed with Jesus-loving men and women who take seriously the charge to make disciples. 

Troy Conrad - Pastor

Troy is a graduate of Greenwood High School, Ouachita Baptist University where he received Bachelor degrees in Philosophy and English, and Asbury Theological Seminary. Troy is the father of three boys, Corey, Aric and Brandon and the husband of Shelli. His interests include writing, woodworking, and teaching. His passion in the church is foreign and domestic ministries, disaster relief ministries, small group ministries, and spiritual formation ministries.

Karen Guinn - Administrator

Karen grew up in the Sardis Community and graduated from Bryant High School 1983. She attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She and her husband Michael were married in 1985 and have two children, Maddison and Hannah. Karen is a lifelong member of Sardis Church and was hired as the full-time office manager in January 2007.

Jessica Butler - Children's Minister

I am Jessica Butler childrens ministry director here at Sardis. My husband Jared and I have been married since 2001. I am mom to Jodi and Wade and stepmom to Monica and Mia. We have a variety of other four legged children at our house too. I grew up in a small town in Western Arkansas called Waldron. I graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 1998 with a degree in Social work. Jared and I began attending Sardis UMC in 2004 after we moved to this area. We have both been in church all our lives but Sardis was different for both of us. We fell in love and have been here ever since! I became Childrens minister in 2011.

Shelby Nowlin - Praise and Worship Leader

I am Shelby Nowlin, the Praise and Worship Leader here at Sardis. I was born and raised in North Little Rock and now live in Arkadelphia with my husband, Chase. I graduated from North Little Rock High School in 2009 and attended Henderson State University where I graduated with a Degree in Dietetics in May 2015. My family and I began our journey at Sardis when I was 13 and we have loved it ever since! I started singing in Joshua, not long after I started regularly coming to Youth. After graduation from High School, I got an amazing opportunity to work in Florida at a mission camp known as Noah’s Ark and lead worship with youth groups from all over the country. Later in college, I had the privilege to lead worship for an on-campus Christian organization at HSU. I had no idea that God was preparing me for such an awesome opportunity here at Sardis!

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