A passion for learning and love for her childhood church, local history, and people, led Joyce Milford Hutchins to research, transcribe, and record this history of Hightower Baptist Church. She is the daughter of devoted Hightower members Robert and Cleo Milford, who were the inspiration for her dedication in researching and writing this collection, her first book. A Cherokee County native, she is a graduate of Young Harris College, The Universities of Georgia, West Georgia and Alabama. She has used her studies for teaching health and physical education in the Cherokee County School District (retired), as well as life lessons in being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother to her family and a friend and neighbor to all whom she has come in contact. Joyce currently resides with her husband in Kennesaw, Georgia and enjoys sports, playing music, reading, and planning for life’s adventures to come.