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Church Leadership

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Greg Tomlinson, Senior Pastor
work: 304-429-5571
Email: gtomlin331@aol.com
After graduating from Lee University with a major in Bible and Christian Education, Pastor Greg returned to his "home church" in 1977 to serve as Youth Pastor. A few years later, he became the Associate Pastor which included overseeing all of the Christian Education ministries including the Youth Ministry.  Greg is married to Millie Tomlinson and they have two children; Matthew, and Natalie.


 
 

Paul R. Farley, Founding Pastor
work: 304-429-5571
Prior to birthing our church in 1970, Brother Farley was a sales representative for a local food broker and a part-time evangelist.  Following the call of the Lord, he accepted his first, and only, pastorate when he began the Jefferson Avenue Church of God.  He served as district overseer and has served numerous terms on the West Virginia Church of God State Council.  He is married to Sallie and they have three children; Stewart Farley, Mildred Tomlinson and Paul H. Farley (deceased). Paul H. Farley retired as pastor of the Cornerstone Church of God in Nitro, WV in 2011 after faithfully serving the Church of God as an Ordained Bishop for many years. Stewart Farley pastors Rhema Christian Center in Lewisburg. WV.  Mildred is married to our current pastor, Gregory Tomlinson.  All of their children have been actively involved in ministry through their local churches.


 
 

Rod Justice, Student Pastor
work: 304-429-5571
Email: rodjustice@aol.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rodjustice7?fref=ts
Having served as a volunteer staff member for over five years, and having been in Youth Ministry leadership for over a decade, Rod joined our staff full time in 1998. He is a 1981 Biology graduate of Lee University, and had worked in conveyor equipment sales.  Rod and his wife, Becky, have two daughters; Leah and Kendra.  He has now achieved the rank of Ordained Bishop in the Church of God to join the others on staff in this capacity. He presently serves as the student pastor to both the Impact Youth and the EPOCH Young Adults Ministries at Jefferson Avenue.


 
 

Bill Adkins, Children's Pastor
work: 304-429-5571
Email: kidschurchpastor@yahoo.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adventurechurch?fref=ts
Twitter: adventurechurch
Bill joined our team in September, 2004 as Maintenance Supervisor after working for over 20 years as a sales representative in the building supply industry. He has served as Children's Pastor in three area churches, and has more than 35 years of experience in Children's Ministry. He also holds an Exhorter Minister's license with the Church of God. After serving in Jefferson Avenue's Children's Ministry for three years, he was named Children's Pastor in January, 2007.

Bill's vision for ministering to children is to guide a generation that grows up to say "I don't just know about Jesus; I KNOW Jesus." The mission of Adventure Kids Church is to help kids realize the plan and purpose God has for their lives.

Bill's family includes his wife Kelli, sons Jordan and Cole, daughters Kate and Hannah, and grandchildren Caden and Sadie.



 
 

Andrea Damron, Secretary/Receptionist
work: 304-429-5571
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrea.damron.7?fref=ts
Andrea first started attending our church in 1983. Over the years she has served as a Junior High Sunday School teacher, and as a Discipleship teacher in our teen ministry. In January of 2004, Andrea began work as our secretary/receptionist. She continues her leadership in Intercessory Prayer, and serves in hospitality in our church in many capacities.  She and her husband, Jerry (deceased having went to be with the Lord in 2012) have 2 children, Jared and Carey.





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