Jeremy Kughn - Lead Minister
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Jeremy received his undergraduate degree from Faulkner University with a degree in Bible and an emphasis in Youth and Family Ministry. He received his Masters of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM) from Lipscomb University. Jeremy has served in ministry for 21 years in North Carolina, Alabama and Florida serving in the roles of Youth Ministry, Campus Ministry and Preaching Ministry. He is passionate about advancing the Kingdom of God, his family and the Gateway Church. He loves sports, camping and outdoor activities. As a communicator, Jeremy loves to use humor and honesty to make the Bible practical for everyone. He is happily married to Jennifer and they have three children, Connor, Abbey Grace and Tyler.
Together Jeremy and Jennifer have enjoyed speaking at Marriage Retreats and Seminars and love sharing about the wonderful blessings of a Jesus-centered marriage.
Seth Madaris - Minister of Spiritual Formation
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Seth is a graduate of Faulkner University with a degree in Criminal Justice. He left a career in law enforcement while working as a juvenile probation officer after feeling called into ministry. He has worked previously with the Chattahoochie Church of Christ, the Linary Church of Christ in Crossville, TN and he is in his 4th year with us at Gateway. Seth is a passionate speaker who is regularly called upon to teach at various youth retreats and events. Seth is an avid reader, loves sports and is a very hard worker. Seth began his work with Gateway as the Student Minister, but has developed a heart for Spiritual Formation such as oversight of Small Groups, Education and Discipleship. We are excited about Seth's new ministerial role here at Gateway. Seth is married to Jessica and they have three children. They have done an outstanding job empowering our teens to lead spiritually and become more like Jesus. Finally, Seth's claim to fame is that he can wear different Star Wars shirts to the office every day of the year.
Jared Hensley - Student Minister
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Jared is a graduate of Lipscomb University with a degree in Ministry and Theology. He is soon to be married to Megan Gillon who is also a Lipsomb graduate. Jared grew up in Rome, Georgia, is an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan as well as an Atlanta Braves fan. We are so excited about the addition of Jared and Megan to the Gateway Family.
Jennifer Kughn - Children's Minister
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Jennifer is the wife of our lead minister Jeremy Kughn. She also serves as the Children's Minister for the Gateway Church. Jennifer has been a school teacher for 15 years, homeschools her children, and has served in the role of Children's Minister at The Foundry Church (formerly known as Metro Church) in Oviedo, Florida for 3 years. Her love and passion for teaching children to be like Jesus is contagious, and we couldn't be more blessed to have someone like Jennifer on our team.
Ryan Myers - Praise and Worship Minister
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Ryan and his wife Ashley have been attending Gateway for 6 years and have incredible hearts for worship. Both graduates of Faulkner University, Ryan then pursued his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of South Alabama. Ryan now works full time as a Physical Therapist for Kindred Health Care and works as our Worship Minister to plan incredible worship experiences for the Gateway Church. Ryan and Ashley also have a new little boy named Banks.
Kellie Ward - Office Administrator
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Kellie brings to the Gateway staff a warm welcome and loving spirit. Her willingness to help others is what makes her such an incredible addition to the family at Gateway. She offices Tuesday through Thursday.
Pam Till - Administrative Assistant
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Pam's contagious spirit is another tremendous addition to being made to feel welcome at Gateway. Both she and Kellie combine to make a wonderful first impression of a Christ-like spirit. Pam offices on Mondays.
Jessica Posey - Financial Administrator
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Jessica Posey has two degrees (a BS in Business Administration and a BS in Professional Accountancy). We are excited about Jessica and what she brings to the staff with her expertise as a CPA and her experience in church finances and taxes.
Randy McGilberry - Building and Grounds Minister
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Randy began coming to Gateway along with his family almost 3 years ago, and he has jumped right in. He retired from Exxon Mobile and currently works as the Building and Grounds Minister at the Gateway Church. Oh... and he also used to be a starting pitcher for the Kansas City Royals.