Warren Martin

Phil Newton, Secretary

Jeff Schneider

Mark White, Chairman


Robert Bird

Greg George

Jason Robitaille

Jeff Sharp

John Smock

Jerry Wright


  • Lead Minister, Brian Gilroy

    Brian provides overall leadership for the staff and the church and works alongside the elders to provide vision and direction. Brian is a Johnson Bible College (Johnson University), Olivet University, and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary graduate. He has been on staff since 2009, and has been the lead minister since 2014. Brian is married to Becky who grew up in Columbus. They have two wonderful children, Noah and RuthAnne. Brian enjoys spending time with his family, reading books of all kinds, listening to all kinds of music, working outside, and participating in the life of the church. Brian relaxes by spending time with his wife and kids, especially on vacations (we are trying to visit as many states in America as possible!), by reading multiple books at the same time, and by watching sports (go Tarheels and Chicago Cubs!)

  • Youth Minister Intern, Josiah Been

    Josiah will join us from Johnson University beginning May 15!

    I come from a family of 7, an older sister, two younger brothers, and a younger sister. My parents are missionaries so that really shaped where and how I grew up. When I was 4 (2005) my family moved to Mozambique, Africa. We lived there until 2014, when we moved to Lisbon, Portugal. My family is still working there, but I moved to Knoxville, TN in January of 2021 to study Preaching and Student Ministry at Johnson University. 

    I am a people person, so I love spending time with my fiancé, Cara, and friends. I love to go fishing, bowling, to the beach (when I’m back home), and on motorcycle rides.

  • Office Manager/Financial Director, Kathy Murdock

    Kathy grew up here in Columbus. She and her husband, Andy, have two married adult children and one grandchild. Kathy enjoys spending time with her grandbaby, reading, spending time with her grandbaby, gardening, spending time with her grandbaby, baking, and spending time with her grandbaby.

  • Administrative Ministry Assistant, Melissa White

    Melissa grew up in the great state of Missouri. She is always ready for a little adventure. She met her husband, Mark, at Ozark Christian College. Together they like to take "silly selfies" and spoil their standard poodle, Spock. They have adult children, Allie and Timon (& Lindsey).