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Emily Adams

Emily Adams

Women’s Ministry Communications Director

Emily Adams

Emily Adams is the Director of Communications for Green Acres Women. She holds a B.S. in Education from Baylor University and a M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M University. Prior to joining Green Acres Women, she taught middle school and high school English for almost a decade.

Emily enjoys painting, writing, and reading, and is passionate about using her gifts to serve the Lord. She continues to use her teaching abilities in the One-Ten Student Center on Sunday mornings, and with Green Acres Women on Tuesdays. She and husband Jake have two sons.

Amy Albers

Amy Albers

Children’s Ministry
Office Administrator

Amy Albers

Amy Albers came to GABC in 2008 as the Children’s Ministry Assistant. She and her husband, Rex, left for the mission field in 2015 to serve in Jerusalem, Israel. Upon returning to the United States, Amy and Rex made their way back Tyler, Texas, where she returned to her position in the Children’s Ministry. In the past, Amy has worked as an office manager for Teen Mania and as a Logistics Manager for the Fellowship of Israel Related Ministries.

Renée Barton

Renée Barton

Worship Assistant &
Librarian

Renée Barton

Renée Barton is the Music Librarian and Worship Assistant. She is an alumna of Shoreline Community College, the University of Washington and Bailie School of Broadcast, all of Seattle, WA. She is also attended the Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary in Jacksonville, TX. Renée has a well-rounded background in radio communications, previously holding positions at KPLZ FM and KVI AM of Seattle, WA. She has also served on the staff at MIX 92.9 FM in Nashville, TN as well as KTBB AM in Tyler. Renée is married to Neal Barton.

Anna Broderhausen

Anna Broderhausen

GraceWorks Office Manager

Anna Broderhausen

Anna Broderhausen is the GraceWorks Office Manager. Anna holds a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Prior to coming to Green Acres in 2007, Anna worked as a customer service supervisor at International Paper Co. She is married to John Broderhausen and has two children.

Guy Bugg

Guy Bugg

Audio Technician

Guy Bugg

Guy Bugg came to Green Acres in 2004 to serve as our Audio Technician and primary assistant to the Audio Director. Prior to coming to GABC, he was previously a long-time employee at Mundt Music. Guy is a Tyler native; he and his spouse both enjoy music.

Courtney Cain

Courtney Cain

Children’s Music Assistant

Courtney Cain

Courtney Cain is the Children’s Music Assistant, serving since 2013. She holds a B.M. in Vocal Music Education from the University of Texas at Tyler and is a former private piano and voice instructor at Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance. Courtney is married to Brant Cain.

Linda Cavett

Linda Cavett

Preschool Assistant

Linda Cavett
Randee Cheatham

Randee Cheatham

Administrative Assistant
South Campus

Randee Cheatham

Randee Cheatham is the South Campus Administrative Assistant, coming to GABC in 2013 after serving as a stay-at-home mom. She also worked for Brookshire Grocery Company and is a graduate of John Tyler High School. Randee and her husband, Randy Cheatham, have three children.

Michelle Clark

Michelle Clark

Children’s Director
South Campus

Michelle Clark

Michelle Clark serves as the Children’s Director at GABC South Campus. She is a former preschool teacher at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and also at Reidland Baptist Church in Paducah, KY. Michelle holds a B.S. in Music Management from the University of Evansville, IN and a M.M. Piano Pedagogy from Southern Illinois University.

Michelle and Thom Clark, who serves in the GABC Recreation Ministry, have three children.

Casie Cook

Casie Cook

Missions Ministry Assistant

Casie Cook

Casie Cook is the Missions Executive Assistant. She holds a B.A. in History from Stephen F. Austin State University. Since coming on staff in 2013, she has also served as Preschool Associate in the Children’s Ministry. Casie and husband Bryan Cook have two children.

Valerie Cooper

Valerie Cooper

Contributions

Valerie Cooper

Valerie Cooper manages Contributions at GABC, serving since 2018. She comes to us from Gateway Church in Southlake, TX, where she served in Human Resources and Prayer and Intercession.

Valerie is active in the community, including mentoring women released from prison through bible study, teaching them life skills and extending compassion. She also established and coordinated a Fellowship of Christian Athletes students group in a public middle school, attracting more than 150 students weekly. She also mentors teens in prison through bible study, helping them to process life trauma and offering hope.

Together, Valerie and husband David, created a blended family more than 20 years ago, with a passion to see marriages thrive, families flourish and the church sharing loving-kindness of God to their surrounding community.

Amy Cummins

Amy Cummins

GraceWorks Assistant

Amy Cummins

Amy Cummins currently serves as the GraceWorks Administrative Assistant. Amy previously served as the GABC Preschool Division Director from 1995 to 2004. She holds an A.A. and A.S. degree from Tyler Junior College. Amy and her husband, Doug Cummins, have three children.

Kelley Decker

Kelley Decker

Children’s Resource &
Finance Coordinator

Kelley Decker

Kelley Decker is the Children’s Ministry Resource and Finance Coordinator and a Ranger College alumna. She has served Green Acres since 2011 and is previously a 13-year veteran of Brookshire Grocery Company.


Kelley and her husband Jimmy Decker, Jr. have two children.

Jennifer Dickson

Jennifer Dickson

Pastor’s Assistant

Jennifer Dickson

Jennifer Dickson is a veteran staff member, coming on board in 2001. She initially served as the Forerunner and Pastoral Care Assistant before accepting her current position as administrative assistant to Pastor David Dykes. Jennifer and her husband currently reside in Tyler.

Lesa Dowdy

Lesa Dowdy

Student Ministry Receptionist

Lesa Dowdy

Lesa Dowdy is the Student Ministry Receptionist, serving since 2017. She is a wife and mom of three and grandmother of two.

Lauren Fehlis

Lauren Fehlis

Worship Ministry Assistant

Lauren Fehlis

Lauren Fehlis began working in the Children’s Ministry at GABC in 2015. She is currently serving as an assistant in the Worship Ministry. Lauren holds a B.S. in Human Development and Family Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin. She previously served as a youth intern at Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin.


Lauren is married to Kurt Fehlis, who serves in the GABC Student Ministry.

Debbie Fisher

Debbie Fisher

Assistant to the
Senior Associate Pastor

Debbie Fisher

Debbie Fisher is the Administrative Assistant to the Senior Associate Pastor and is a veteran staffer, serving since 1999. She is also the GABC Scheduling Coordinator. Debbie and her husband, David Fisher, have one child.

Heather Garrison

Heather Garrison

Lighting & AV Assistant

Heather Garrison

Heather Garrison is the Lighting & AV Assistant for CrossWalk and Resonate. She officially joined the GABC staff in 2018. Heather has been involved in audio and video since age 13, when she was involved t Covenant Church in Carrollton, Texas. She has extensive experience in media, working in the media areas for for Six Flags in Arlington, TX, the WORD and KSKY radio stations in Dallas, Celebration Covenant Church (Elevate Life) in Frisco, TX, New Life Worship Center in Tyler, TX and Crossroads Community Church in Tyler.

Heather and her husband, Scott, have two children.

 

Sherry Hatcher

Sherry Hatcher

Singles Administrative Assistant

Sherry Hatcher

Sherry Hatcher is the Singles Ministry Administrative Assistant and veteran GABC staffer since 1999. Sherry has a Business Office Management certification and has previously worked in administration for Flotec, Tyler, TX, medical records at Tyler OB/GYN, accounts payable at Street Investments and Gough Tank Trucks in Graham, TX and as a title clerk at Arlington Datsun in Arlington, TX. Sherry is married to Heath Hatcher and has two children and five grandchildren.

Debbie Hays

Debbie Hays

Adult Transformation
Ministry Assistant

Debbie Hays

Debbie was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. After graduation from the University of Arkansas, in 1978, Debbie moved to Texas. She is a former Kindergarten teacher with Longview Independent School District. She then became the Children’s Director for the Longview Public Library, serving for seven years. Prior to coming to Green Acres in March 2019, Debbie was an administrative assistant for the First United Methodist Church in Longview and feels blessed to participate in the ministry of this church.

Deidre Hull

Deidre Hull

First Impressions Coordinator

Deidre Hull
Carol Ivey

Carol Ivey

Technology Associate

Carol Ivey

Carol Ivey is a Technology Associate for GABC, a position that certainly keeps her busy. In addition to keeping the computers and network up to speed, Carol also teaches Bible studies in her spare time. A part of the GABC staff since 2005, Carol has an M.A. in Music from Bob Jones University and previously taught at Carrolton-Farmers Branch ISD.

Vickie Johnson

Vickie Johnson

Worship Ministry Assistant

Vickie Johnson

Vickie Johnson is a longtime GABC staffer, serving as Worship Ministry Administrative Assistant since 1992. She holds a B.F.A. in Interior Design and is a former interior designer for Almand’s Furniture. She also served as program director for the Texas Society to Prevent Blindness. Vickie and her husband, Keith Johnson, have two children.

Laurie Kirkley

Laurie Kirkley

Broadcast Office Administrator

Laurie Kirkley

Laurie Kirkley has served as the Broadcast Ministry Administrative Assistant and office manager since 2003. She holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Texas at Tyler. Before Green Acres, she was an accountant for Milcor Oil Tools, Inc. for 18 years. She and her husband, Greg, have one child and reside in Whitehouse.

Jackie LaRoy

Jackie LaRoy

Human Resources/
Payroll

Jackie LaRoy

Jackie LaRoy serves in Human Resources and Payroll. Jackie is a graduate of Trinity Valley Community College and the University of Texas at Tyler. She previously held an administrative assistant position at Faith Fellowship Church in Athens, Texas. Jackie and husband, Matt LaRoy, have four children.

Lisa Love

Lisa Love

Volunteer Coordinator

Lisa Love

Lisa Love is the Volunteer Coordinator for the Children’s Ministry. Before coming to Green Acres in 2016, she was a Homebound teacher for Whitehouse ISD and an English teacher for Judson ISD. She has also served as GABC Children’s Volunteer Coordinator in the past. Lisa holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts/English from Texas A&M University. She and her husband, John Love, have three children.

Jennifer Lutz

Jennifer Lutz

AWANA Coordinator

Jennifer Lutz

Jennifer Lutz is the AWANA Coordinator. She holds a B.A. in Sociology/Social Sociology from Stephen F. Austin State University. Jennifer has served as an SMBS Teacher, a Volunteer in Preschool (VIP) and was a stay-at-home mom before joining the Children’s Ministry staff in 2016. She and her husband, Bryan Lutz, have two children.

Mavita Markle

Mavita Markle

Care Ministry Coordinator

Mavita Markle

Mavita Markle is one of the longest-serving Green Acres staff members. Mavita came to GABC in 1984 from the Seffron & Morrison attorneys at law. She worked for Dallas Sun Oil Company before moving to Tyler. She is a graduate of Executive Secretarial School in Dallas. Her long career at GABC has included: Receptionist, Singles Ministry Assistant, Associate Pastor’s Assistant, Education Ministry Assistant, Senior Adult Ministry Assistant, and Women’s Ministry Assistant before landing in her current position as Care Coordinator.

Sherry Moses

Sherry Moses

Forerunner &
Pastoral Care Assistant

Sherry Moses

Sherry Moses is the Administrative Assistant to Forerunners and Pastoral Care and Prayer ministry and joined the GABC staff in 2016. Sherry is married to Robert Moses. They have three children and three grandchildren.

Cassie Nipp

Cassie Nipp

Adult Impact Assistant

Cassie Nipp

Cassie Nipp, Adult Impact Administrative Assistant, has served on staff since 2014. Cassie is an active volunteer, and has worked for the last 6 years with the National Beep Baseball Association (NBBA). She also has three pretty awesome children.

Debi Peters

Debi Peters

Recreation Ministry Assistant

Debi Peters

Debi Peters is the Recreation Ministry Assistant. She is married to Ken Peters and has served on the GABC staff since 2000.

Lynda Ragan

Lynda Ragan

Recreation Ministry Assistant

Lynda Ragan

Lynda is the Recreation Ministry Assistant. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Texas A&M at Commerce. She previously worked at Caterpillar Tractor Company in Peoria, IL and was an Executive Department Banking Officer with Texas American Bank in Duncanville, TX. She also served as a Kenya Guest House Manager and Area Office Assistant for the International Mission Board in Nairobi, Kenya, and as a Retired Senior Volunteer Program Director for Paris Junior College in Paris, TX, was a Worship Ministry Assistant for First Baptist Church, Paris, TX and was a former co-owner of MotoPhoto in Tyler. Lynda and her husband, Ron Ragan, have one child.

Candy Renfro

Candy Renfro

New Member Coordinator

Candy Renfro

Candy Renfro is the New Member Coordinator at GABC, serving since 2003. She holds a B.S. in Secondary Education from Howard Payne University. Prior to coming to GABC, she worked for David Wilkerson’s World Challenge and Dallas Holm’s Ministry. Candy and her husband, Mel, live in Tyler.

Dara Roberts

Dara Roberts

Student Ministry Receptionist

Dara Roberts

Dara Roberts is the Student Ministry Receptionist. On staff since 2002, she previously served in the GABC Bookstore before joining the Student Staff. Dara is married with two children and two grandchildren.

Lorin Roberts

Lorin Roberts

Outreach Coordinator/
Community Relations Director

Lorin Roberts

Lorin Roberts is the Outreach Coordinator. She holds a B.B.A. in Marketing from The University of Texas at Tyler and is certified to teach grades 4-8. Prior to joining the GABC staff, Lorin taught 8th grade science at Jacksonville Middle School and has several years’ experience managing restaurants.


Lorin enjoys bible journaling, painting, refurbishing furniture, any sports—particularly basketball, football and baseball—and reading. She and her husband, Eric Roberts, have two adorable sons, who are “messy balls of energy.” Lorin and her husband hope to groom these young men into strong Christian men who play professional baseball or basketball.

Sheryl Ruiz

Sheryl Ruiz

Student Office Administrator

Sheryl Ruiz

Sheryl Ruiz has served as the Student Ministry Office Administrator since 2006. She holds a B.A. from the College of the Ozarks and an M.A. from Western Kentucky University. Sheryl is also a History instructor at Tyler Junior College and formerly worked as a business administrator at First Presbyterian Church in Bowling Green, KY and as a database and IT assistant for First Presbyterian Church in Marietta, GA. Sheryl and her two children reside in Tyler.

Robin Smith

Robin Smith

Receptionist

Robin Smith

Robin Smith is the Receptionist and the voice most first hear when they call Green Acres Baptist Church. She has served on staff since 1998. Robin holds an A.S. in Computer Science from Tyler Junior College. She formerly served Smith Tank & Equipment Company in accounts payable and payroll, Trane Company in accounts payable and a store manager for Blockbuster Video.

Robin and her husband, Bruce Smith, have two children and four grandchildren.

Kimberly Sulser

Kimberly Sulser

Facilities Assistant

Kimberly Sulser

Kimberly Sulser joined the GABC staff in 2017 after previously working as the Associate Children’s Minister at South Spring Baptist Church in Tyler and Administrative Assistant for Senior Adults in the Pastoral Care & Prayer Ministry here at Green Acres.


Kimberly holds a B.A. and M.A. in English.

Stacie Tandy

Stacie Tandy

Village Friends Coordinator

Stacie Tandy

Stacie Tandy joined our staff family in 2016, where she serves as Village Friends Coordinator. She holds a B.B.A. in Finance from UT Tyler, summa cum laude and a J.D. from Baylor University School of Law, cum laude. She previously worked as an attorney for Hughes & Luce LLP in Dallas and Counsel for The Mann Firm.


Stacy and her husband, Rodney have two children.

Ashleigh Whaley

Ashleigh Whaley

IMAG Assistant

Ashleigh Whaley

Ashleigh Whaley is our IMAG Assistant. In addition to those responsibilities, she assists the videographers in filming production. She holds an A.A.S. in Radio & Television Broadcasting from Tyler Junior College and was a former Associate Producer for KETK/Fox 51 prior to coming to Green Acres in 2014.


Ashleigh is married to Jake Whaley and is the mother of a sassy Corgi.

Stephanie Wilkerson

Stephanie Wilkerson

Accounts Payable

Stephanie Wilkerson

Stephanie Wilkerson handles Accounts Payable for GABC, serving in that role since 2017. She holds a B.S. in Interdisiciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at Tyler and an A.A. in Accounting from McKinley College.

She is a former educator and was the GABC Missions Ministry Assistant for three years. She has also served as an Administrative Assistant at Colonial Hills Baptist Church.

Stephanie and her husband, Jimmy, have one child.

Mimi Youngblood

Mimi Youngblood

Women’s Ministry
Administrator

Mimi Youngblood

Mimi is the Women’s Ministry Administrator, who feels blessed to serve the women of GABC. She had the joy of raising and homeschooling four children over the past 22 years, with her calendar filled with “all things kids” for those delightful decades. Now as an almost “empty-nester,” Mimi brings her talent to our staff family and looks forward to all the riches in Christ the Lord has in store for her, loving and knowing Him as she serves at GABC.

Mimi holds a B.B.A. with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Houston and is a former leader in the home school community. She and husband David have four children.