Our Ministry Teams and Leaders

We believe there is a reason that Jesus sent out the disciples in teams of two. We were meant to do ministry together.  Teamwork makes the Dreamwork! 

We believe the Lord wants us to ask for him to send workers or volunteers to do the work of ministry. Read more about it from the Gospel according to Luke.

Every organized ministry or project in our church is assigned to one of the Ministry Teams or Departments below.


Take our ministry interest survey to find out where and how you could serve others!

Contact one of these ministry leaders with questions or to find out how when and where you can volunteer to serve.

Administration and Communications -Alice Reynolds

Provides tools and services for church office and communications

 

Building and Grounds -Barry Gilley

Maintains, improves, and stewards building and grounds.

 

Congregational Care -Faye Gervais

Provides care through contact, visitation, and meals delivered to homes

 

Congregational Fellowship -Terri David

Provides opportunities for fellowship by planning meals, socials, and showers

 

Children -Erin Phipps

Provides ministry for children from birth through 5th grade

 

Discipleship -Susie Gilley

Teaches and encourages spiritual practices

 

Finance -Kim Bates

Provides financial oversight and fund development for ministry

 

Leadership Development -Steve Gilley

Develops leadership among staff/personnel, board, and ministry leaders

 

Mission Beyond the Valley -Mitzi Davenport

Promotes participation in the many ministries of Nazarene Missions International

 

Mission Flintstone -Jack Mullinax

Provides opportunities to build relationships and serve the Flintstone community

 

Youth -Jordan Gilley

Provides ministry to youth from 6th grade through 12th grade

 

Worship -Kelly Hawkins

Provides opportunities to worship God through sacraments, scripture, and music

These Ministry Teams report on their work to the congregation and look to the Church Board and Pastor for direction.

Church Board

The Church Board is a governing body of Lay People voted on by the congregation to serve a one year term. They serve and make decisions on behalf of the congregation. If you have a question or comment you are welcome to talk with or email any board member. 

2018-2019 Board Members: Kim Bates, Matt Bates, Ken Berck, Jim Buckner, Mitzi Davenport, Chuck Forsythe, Naomi Forsythe, Faye Gervais, Helen Hawkins, Barry Gilley, Steve Gilley, Jack Mullinax, Alice Reynolds, Ron Smith

Our Pastor

Pastor Hunter was called to the ministry his senior year of High School through teaching a bible study on Philippians to his peers.  For eleven years he served as a youth pastor at churches in Kentucky, Alabama, and Ohio.  He also served as the Executive Director of the East Nashville Cooperative Ministry.

 

He earned a B.A and M.A from Trevecca Nazarene University and a M.Div from Vanderbilt University.  His Ph.D in historical theology is from the University of Manchester. He is a junior fellow at the Manchester Wesleyan Research Center.  

 

He is an adjunct professor for both Trevecca Nazarene University and Mount Vernon Nazarene University and has served as a contributor and editor for Nazarene Publishing House.

 

After many prayers for God to send Hunter a wife, God sent Courtney to Alabama to finish her doctorate in clinical psychology through Fuller Theological Seminary.  Hunter and Courtney met in the lobby of Huntsville First Church of the Nazarene and were married eight months later!  Courtney serves as a clinical psychologist and the Director of Mental Health for Primary Healthcare Centers.

God answered prayer again and opened Courtney's womb just prior to the Cummings moving to Georgia, and their firstborn son, Carlyle was born in 2016 followed by Ezra in 2017​.  The Cummings enjoy dancing, traveling, the mountains, and playing with their boys.

Pastor's guiding verse for pastoral ministry is Ephesians 4:11-12 NIV,

So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 

to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.

Contact Info:

hunterdcummings@gmail.com

770-776-7333

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