Meet Our Ministers
Alan Watkins, Pulpit Minister
Alan has been part of our family since June of 2002. He and his wife, Janice, have three children and five grandchildren. Alan is an avid sportsman especially with interests in hunting, fishing, and enjoys a round of golf when time permits.
Alan serves as the director for Wiregrass Christian Youth Camp 1-2 graders week. He has served this role for several years and thoroughly enjoys it. One of this week's camp traditions is a shaving cream battle where campers and staff love to gang up on Alan.
Alan comes from a preaching family. His father, James, and his brother, Bill, have served the Lord faithfully as gospel preachers. Alan has served congregations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee and has conducted several revivals and gospel meetings. He has travelled numerous times to Guyana, South America, on mission trips. He graduated from Freed-Hardeman University with a Bachelors degree in Bible (1976). He also earned a Master of Arts degree in Old Testament Theology from Southern Christian University (1991).
Tony Edwards, Evangelist
Tony joined our family in July of 2017. Tony is married to Jennifer and they have three children. Tony and Jennifer have been married for 16 years.
Tony graduated from Amridge University with a B.A. in Human Resources and is currently pursuing his Masters degree in Counseling.
Tony has been preaching the gospel for 18 years and is currently serving as our Minister of Local Missions.
Robert Guinn, Outreach Minister
Robert joined our family in May of 2018. He is a native Texan who was raised in the world's largest small town of San Angelo.
Robert and his wife, Elizabeth, have one child, Canaan, and a dog, Gizmo.
Robert is a fun-sock wearing, Dr. Pepper enthusiast who appreciates a good cup of coffee. He enjoys good conversation, spending time in God's creation, and playing just about any kind of game. Robert loves seeing the transforming power of God's word work in people's lives and tranform their souls.
Robert and Elizabeth have worked with youth camps in Texas, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Alabama. They served as house parents for the Tennessee Children's Home West Campus (2013) and as foster parents for the state of Kentucky (2014-2016). Robert is a graduate of Brown Trail School of Preaching (2008) and Freed-Hardeman University (2013). He is currently working on his Masters of Ministry degree at Heritage Christian University. He also serves as volunteer chaplain for the Decatur Police Department.
Cody Michael, Outreach Minister
Cody joined our family in May of 2018. He is a Tennessee boy at heart and Volunteer through and through. Cody and his wife, Elizabeth, have four children: Landon, Honesty, Brayla, and McKinley. Being lovers of animals and the great outdoors, the Michael's family have numerous pets and enjoy staying active.
Cody never meets a stranger. He has a unique way of connecting with people that makes you feel like family. Cody enjoys fishing, mudding, and riding his motorcycle. His greatest joy, however, comes from helping souls draw closer to God and the salvation found in Jesus Christ.