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The Rev. Dr. Dock Hollingsworth The Rev. Dr. Dock Hollingsworth is the senior pastor of Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA.

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The Rev. Dr. Dock Hollingsworth

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Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA

The Rev. James Neil Hollingsworth, Jr., better known as 'Dock' Hollingsworth, is senior pastor of Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA.

Before accepting the call at Second-Ponce in 2013, Dock had an 18 year career with Mercer University, most recently serving at Mercer's McAfee School of Theology as assistant dean and assistant professor of leadership.

Dock earned his undergraduate and doctoral degrees from Mercer University, and received his master of divinity degree from the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC.

Earlier Dock served churches in North Carolina and Georgia.


Latest Content by The Rev. Dr. Dock Hollingsworth

The Rev. Dr. Dock Hollingsworth

Dock Hollingsworth: The War of the Cravings

James 3:13--4:3,7-8a

18th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

September 23, 2018

The Rev. Dr. Dock Hollingsworth (CBF)

 

My friend Anne declares that there are two different kinds of houseguests. Anne divides them in two groups. "Change the sheets" or "don't change the sheets" houseguests are her categories. With a parade of children and grandchildren, one group is not guests so much as they are staying over.

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The Rev. Dr. Dock Hollingsworth

Dock Hollingsworth: How Big Is the Church?

Acts 2:42-47

4th Sunday of Easter - Year A

May 07, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Dock Hollingsworth (CBF)

 

My wife, Melissa, and I met at the First Baptist Church of Doraville, Georgia -- a northern suburb of Atlanta. She had lived in the same house all of her life and had attended the same Baptist church. My family became involved there when I was a teenager. First Baptist is the church that taught me about Christian community. It was where I preached my first sermon and years later went forward to tell the church that I felt called to full-time Christian service. First Baptist was where I was ordained and where Melissa and I were married. I thought our church was exceptional and unique and that no other place would have what they have, no other place would love me and accept me like the people of Doraville.

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March 06, 2016

Coming Home

The Rev. Dr. Dock Hollingsworth (CBF)

In his sermon for the 4th Sunday in Lent, Dock Hollingsworth guides us through the four acts in Jesus' parable of the Good Samaritan, and encourages us all to come home and join the party.
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October 05, 2014

Trouble at the Festival

The Rev. Dr. Dock Hollingsworth (CBF)

The Rev. Dr. Dock Hollingsworth takes a compelling look at a dramatic encounter in Matthew between Jesus and the religious elite--and urges us to consider our own failure to produce fruit as Jesus' followers.