Dr. John Cofer



John is married to Brenda.  They have four children:  Elisabeth, married to Jeremy Lee, with two sons; Jennifer; Paul, married to Christy with a daughter and son; and Stephen, married to Amber with a son.  He has pastored churches in Georgia and Mississippi.  John has served the Lord at Liberty for more than 25 years.  He has degrees from Georgia Tech (B.C.E.), Tennessee Temple Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.,ThM), and Dallas Theological Seminary (D.Min.).  John became a Christ-follower at the age of 20 while attending college.  As a shepherd, he  looks forward to discovering God’s plan for each member of Liberty as well as our purpose in advancing the Kingdom of God in the 21st century.

Mark Branson

Minister of Music


Mark has served Liberty as the Minister of Music/Worship since 2010. He is married to Adrianne, and they have one adult married son, Andrew (Hannah). They are the proud grandparents of Hazel Grace.

Upon receiving a Bachelor of Music degree in Sacred Music & Voice from Union University, Mark and Adrianne began serving the Lord through the local church. Now spanning 30+ years of ministry, they have served in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi. The ministry’s focus has always been to lift up the name of Jesus so people would be drawn to a loving and compassionate Savior.

Megan Hitt

Ministry Assistant


Megan is from Columbia, MS and graduated from William Carey University with a Bachelor’s in Art and a Master’s in Art Education. She currently paints and makes digital artwork from her home. Megan is married to Isaac Hitt, a software developer also from Columbia, and they both attend Trace Ridge Baptist Church, where they both serve on the worship team and Isaac serves as a deacon. They have two dogs, a miniature schnauzer named “Sarge”, and a cairn terrier mix named “Jude”. Some of Megan’s favorite things are spending time with family and friends, traveling, playing ukulele, and making art.