Our congregation is one collective body that is made up of many parts, just like Paul describes the church in 1 Corinthians 12. While our members make up the majority of our body, our congregation also has several different groups that help to organize and lead the church. The eldership, comprised of men who meet the qualifications of elders in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1, are the shepherds and spiritual leaders of our congregation. The deacons made up of qualified men according to 1 Timothy 3, work and serve in the various ministries carried out by our congregation. The ministers work to evangelize, encourage, and support the goals of our congregation set by our eldership, and our office staff assists with the many day-to-day jobs that are required for our congregation to run smoothly. It’s nice to meet you!
Ken Dickerson has served as an elder for our congregation since 2019. A native of Bunkie, LA, Ken has spent most of his life in Louisiana working for Central Louisiana Electric Company until he retired as Vice President after 33 years. Upon retirement, Ken and his wife Tina moved to Tennessee which brought them to the Centerville Church. Ken and Tina have been married since 1968, and they have three sons and six grandchildren. Ken has also served as an elder for the Pineville Church of Christ in Pineville, LA prior to moving to Centerville. Contact: email@example.com
Gary Gatewood has served as an elder for our congregation since 2013. A native of Nunnelly, TN, Gary worked for Tennessee Gas Pipeline for 48 years before retiring in 2020. Gary has been married to his wife, Becky, a retired teacher in the Hickman County Schools, since 1973. Gary and Becky have been a part of our church family since 1997, and they have four children and five grandchildren. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Goodpasture has served as an elder for our congregation since 2007. Mike is a native of Hickman County and is the owner of Fabrication Specialties, a pallet and lumber company here in Centerville. Mike has been married to his wife, Ridonna, since 1984. Mike & Ridonna have one daughter and two grandchildren. Contact: email@example.com
Wayne Qualls has served as an elder for our congregation since 1989. Wayne is a native of Linden, TN but has lived in Centerville for the majority of his adult life. Wayne has had a career in education, working as a teacher, principal, Superintendent of Hickman County Schools and State Superintendent of Education. Wayne has been married to his wife, Jean, since 1968, and they have two sons and five grandchildren. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Craig Shelton has served as an elder for our congregation since 2019. Craig served as the youth minister of the Centerville congregation in two stents totaling fifteen years. Craig now works as a guidance counselor at Hickman County High School. Craig has been married to his wife Misty, who also works for Hickman County Schools, since 1993. Craig and Misty have two children. Contact: email@example.com
Shane Willis has served as an elder for our congregation since 2013. Shane currently works as the Song Leader and Operations Minister for our congregation and has worked in several companies including General Motors in the past. Shane and his wife, Tammy, have been married since 1979, and have three children and nine grandchildren. Contact: Shane@centervillechurchofchrist.org
Mike Elkins has served as an elder for our congregation since 2013. A native of Ohio, Mike has been a resident of Centerville for the majority of his adult life. Mike has worked as a math teacher and softball coach at Hickman County High School and now works as CFO for the Hickman County School System. Mike is married to Regina, a local optometrist here in Centerville and they have three children, Griffin, Adley and Weston. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Todd and his wife, Renee have been a part of our church family since January of 2019. Todd is a native of Flatwoods, Kentucky and has been preaching for over 30 years. He has preached at the Centerville Church of Christ in Centerville, OH, and the Tenth & Vine Church of Christ in Ironton, OH. Renee is a native of Columbia, TN and currently works as a bookkeeper at Centerville Elementary School. Todd and Renee meet while at David Lipscomb College, where he also played college basketball. Todd and Renee have been married since 1987 and have three grown children, Kayla, Tyler and Hope. Todd will gladly share with you that he is the proud grandfather of two grandchildren, Conner Brooks & Charleston Renee. Todd enjoys bass fishing, playing golf and is a Kentucky Wildcats and Cincinnati Reds fan. Contact: email@example.com
Matthew and Cecily “Cissy” Dotson are both natives of Centerville. Matthew has been a member of the Centerville Church of Christ his entire life and has served as our Associate Minister since 2008. Matthew leads our Young Adult Ministry (YAM’s), preaches regularly both for our congregation and surrounding congregations, and assists with various other ministries at Centerville. Matthew and Cissy are both graduates of Belmont University, where Matthew also played college basketball. Matthew holds a graduate degree from Lipscomb University in education and works full-time as a history teacher at Hickman County High School, and Cissy works as an Occupational Therapist for Hickman County Schools. They have been married since 2009 and have two sons, Bruin and Keegan. Matthew enjoys spending time with his sons, playing and coaching basketball, recording and listening to podcasts and taking trips to Walt Disney World. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carter and Shelby Hoover have been working with the youth program in Centerville since 2018. Carter is a native of Hickman County and the Centerville Church of Christ and Shelby is originally from Holly Springs, MS. Carter has served in youth ministry full time since 2013 and has worked previously at the Broad Street Church of Christ in Lexington, TN. Carter and Shelby are both graduates of Freed-Hardeman University, and they have been married since they both graduated from FHU in 2014. Shelby works as a 4th grade math teacher at Centerville Intermediate School, and they have two children, Cade and Ansley. Carter enjoys spending time hunting, fishing and watching the Atlanta Braves and Tennessee Volunteers. Contact: Carter@centervillechurchofchrist.org
Tammy Willis has worked as the Secretary for our congregation since 2009. Tammy was born in Michigan but has spent the majority of her life as a resident of Centerville and Hickman County. Tammy has been married to her husband, Shane, since 1979 and has three children and nine grandchildren. Tammy has worked as a secretary for Hickman County Schools prior to working for the church. Tammy enjoys spending time with her family and grandchildren and is a wonderful cook. Contact: email@example.com
Betty Breece has served as the Bookkeeper for our congregation since 2008. Mrs. Betty is a native of Hickman County and has been married to her husband, Bobby, since 1964. Mrs. Betty has two sons, as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Betty served for many years as a bookkeeper and accountant for Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative prior to retiring and beginning her work for the church. Ms. Betty enjoys traveling in her spare time and is an excellent baker of homemade bread. Contact: Betty@centervillechurchofchrist.org
Jean Qualls has worked as the Education Director for our congregation since 1979. Jean and her husband, Wayne have been married since 1968 are longtime residents of Centerville and members of the Centerville Church. Ms. Jean has two sons and five grandchildren. Ms. Jean enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and working in her yard and garden. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phil Griggs has served as the Maintenance Supervisor for our congregation since 1994. Prior to beginning work for the Centerville Church, Phil spent many years serving in the military before retiring in 2005. Phil has been married to his wife Susan since 1972 and has two daughters and three grandchildren. Phil is a dog-lover and enjoys spending time with his dog, Peyton.