Pastor Gary is our lead pastor. He has been serving in ministry for over 30 years.
Pastor Gary's ministry began at the age of 19 when he and his wife Linda followed a call to serve the children and youth in their home church. This journey continued for over 30 years until they accepted a call to plant a church in Goodrich Michigan in fall of 2015. Although Gary’s role has changed, Linda continues to serve in Children’s Ministries each week here at FamilyNaz. They have been married for 36 years and have two sons and a beautiful daughter in law. Besides snowmobiling, Pastor Gary loves camping, hiking, and gardening. His passion for Christ and His Word are evident in his teaching and preaching. He is honestly one of the best story tellers you will ever encounter. He is very down to earth, in fact most every Sunday you will find him preaching in jeans and a button down. He loves people and He loves Jesus. He is a kingdom builder and his desire is to help people meet Jesus and grow in their relationship with Him.
Pastor Autumn is our Associate Pastor.
She has been serving in ministry for over 20 years. Pastor Autumn ministry began at the age of 20 when her and her husband became leaders of their local Youth Group. Pastor Autumn and her husband Jeff have been married for 26 years and have three children. Pastor Autumn loves people and people love Pastor Autumn. Pastor Autumn serves faithfully at FamilyNaz in many areas. Currently she is leading our new small group ministry with over 70 participants. Her hearts desire is to see everyone digging deeper in to God’s word and following God with all their heart.
Thess Ash is our worship leader.
Thess is an experienced worship leader and is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University. Thess and her husband Terry have been married for 15 years and have 3 beautiful daughters. Thess leads worship with a heart full of passion. She is gifted with a beautiful voice and her sweet spirit is present each week as she leads our congregation into a welcoming atmosphere for God’s presence, a place to rest in Him and experience his deep love through worship.
Linda Loudermilk is our Director of Children’s Ministries.
Children are simply Miss Linda’s passion. Her love for children is evident in the enthusiasm and energy that she brings to every area of our growing & exciting Children’s ministry. Her philosophy is to make the hour we spend teaching the Children about Jesus “their favorite hour of the week”. Her team she is blessed to surround herself with is amazing. Each leader loves our kids like Jesus loves our kids. Linda’s desire is to help each child come to know Jesus personally and for each of them to grow up every day chasing after HIM!
Linda is a member of Eastern Michigan District SDMI board, Advisory board and is currently serving as the District director for Children’s Ministry. Linda loves being a mom, softball, scrapbooking, shopping, and baking!