Thayer serves as senior pastor at Gateway Community Church in Pikeville, NC. He and Amy, and their four daughters, Julia, Bailey, Madi, and Avery have been in NC since 1996 and at Gateway since its founding in 2006.
He enjoys good books, college football (especially the Clemson Tigers), and hanging out with family and friends. His purpose, in life and ministry, is to point modern people to real life in the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Amy StamperPreschool/Children's Ministries Director
Amy has been married to Thayer since 1995, and they have 4 very active daughters. She has been in ministry for the past 16 years with formal training in Biblical Counseling. Children's Ministry is her passion and she desires to see children come to ask Jesus to be the leader of their lives.
Her favorite place to be is on the beach with her family - and if she can grab a nap, it's even better!
Kevin GardnerAssociate Pastor
Kevin serves to see the word of Christ dwell richly in the whole of gathering so that the image of Christ is formed in the people of God.Kevin and his wife, Brittani, enjoy the local life with their son, Houston, but also love a good road trip to an adventurous destination!
Billie Jean RogersGuest Services Coordinator/Business Manager
Billie Jean Rogers serves as Financial Secretary and Guest Services Coordinator for Gateway Community Church. She has been married to Ray Rogers since 1990. They have two sons, Alexander and Logan. They are a military family, have lived in Goldsboro since 2003, and have served at GCC since its founding.
When not serving the church, Billie Jean works as a Personal Trainer and enjoys cooking and spending time with her family. She uses every opportunity to bring people closer to God and serve Him in all ways.
Adam FlumerfeltStudent Pastor
Stephen BurnetteMedia Operations