Meet the Staff
Reverend Megan Gant Hager, Family Minister
My name is Megan Hager. I was born and raised in Huntersville, NC. I was saved and
baptized at the age of seven. I was called to the ministry at the age of 21. I attended
Liberty University where I got my B.S. in Religion and Christian Ministries. I have
worked in the children and youth ministry for many years. I have also been a small
group leader, youth volunteer leader and youth intern. This all occurred before I
accepted the call to be the Family Minister at Jersey Baptist Church on April 1, 2017.
I have a passion for working with children, families, and youth and I know that is what
God has called me to do. I am married to Jared Hager and we have two children,
Emberlee and Davis.
Dr. Paul Batson, Senior Pastor
Paul was raised just north of WIlmington, NC in a little town called Hampstead. He accepted the call to ministry in high school and has served in various roles of church staff ministry for 20 years, including the last 10 years as Senior Pastor. He earned a Bachelors in Business Administration from UNCW and Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Gardner-Webb University. He began serving Jersey Baptist Church as Interim Pastor in September 2021.
Paul has been married to Liz for 19 years and they have two children, Ayden (17) and Ella (14). He enjoys hunting, fishing, sports, home renovation, and woodworking.
Michelle Clark, Ministry Assistant
I am originally from Northern Maine; however, I have lived in the sunny South for many years. One of my favorite subjects in school was geography, and I was able to put some of that geographic love to use while I worked for a local trucking company for 26 years. It was a fun job. I have one daughter, one son-in-law, and two granddaughters. Both grandchildren are very active in soccer, gymnastics, and swimming. Relaxation to me is reading a good book. I belong to a book club at Denton Public Library. I also love to do arts and crafts such as paper crafting, crocheting, painting, etc.- about anything strikes my fancy. Christmas is my favorite holiday. If I could arrange the seasons to my liking, they would be fall, winter, spring, and summer.