Minister Gazzara L. Mitchell, Sr.

Pastor Gazzara Mitchell was born and raised in Walton County. He graduated from Monroe Area High School Monroe, Georgia. At the age of twelve years old, he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ into his life and was baptized Mars Hill Baptist Church in Social Circle. He later joined the First African Baptist Church in Monroe under the leadership of Pastor Clarence Grier, Jr. He is currently under the leadership of Bishop Jerry F. Hutchins, Kingdom Now Ministries in Duluth, Georgia.

After graduating from High School, he attended the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. He later enlisted into the United States Army and was medical honorably retired after four years of service. He also attended Luther Rice Seminary and Bible College. He answered his calling to the ministry in 1989. He was licensed in 1989 and ordained in September 1993. In 1997 he became the Pastor Fairplay Baptist Church in Hull, Georgia. After 5 years of faithful service at Fairplay, the Lord moved him to Bethel Baptist Church, Watkinsville, Georgia for 4 years until the Lord shifted him to start New Covenant Ministries, Monroe, Georgia. In December 2011, he was called as the Pastor of Upper Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Jeffersonville, Georgia.

Pastor Mitchell is married to the former Darlene Cooper. He has three children, Kwinnesha, Gazzara Jr. and Ahmad. Pastor Mitchell is a family man. Pastor Mitchell is a member of Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship under the Leadership of Bishop Paul S. Morton. Pastor Mitchell is an official for the Northeast Georgia High School Basketball Association and enjoys sports of all kind. He is a member of Tuscan Lodge #38 Free & Accepted Masons.

Pastor Mitchell's main objective in life is to exercise his gifts in the ministry and promulgate the Gospel to call sinners to repentance.