Thayer serves as lead pastor at Gateway Community Church. He, his wife, Amy, and their four daughters, Julia, Bailey, Madison, and Avery have been in Goldsboro since 2005 and at Gateway since its founding in 2006.
He enjoys good books, college football, and hanging out with family and friends. His purpose, in life and ministry, is to point modern people to real life in Jesus Christ.
Preschool/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!
Billie Jean Rogers
Guest 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.
Worship & Creative Pastor
Kevin Gardner leads to shepherd people into the biblical culture of corporate and lifestyle worship. Apart from gathering to worship, he develops disciples of Jesus through teachings on worship and building teams for the worship setting.
Getting to know Kevin, you'll discover he loves spending time with family and his wife Brittani, leading worship at events and conferences, training other worship leaders, traveling, and songwriting.
Bobby & Missy Lowery
Adult Ministry Coordinators
Matt & Dia Worling