Pastors & Staff
Our leaders-- God-called and Spirit-led.
Pastor Rudd was called to ministry in 1975. He holds a B.S. degree from Gulf Coast Bible College, a Master's in Biblical Studies from Trinity Theological Seminary, and an honorary doctorate from Mid-America Christian University. He has ministered to First Church of God since 2001 through sermons, visitation, leadership training, counseling, and additional pastoral duties
Pastor Aiken has been serving in ministry as Associate Pastor at GFCOG since 2002. He holds a B.S. degree from Mid-America Christian University and was ordained in September of 2004. He is the minister of visitation and provides leadership for children in the Junior Church Program.
Pastor Miller has served in ministry since 1982. She obtained her Associate of Arts degree in pastoral ministries and music from Gulf Coast Bible College in 1985. She was ordained in 1992, and has served as youth pastor at First Church of God since 2000.
Pastor Gruver has been serving in ministry since November of 1996. He received a B.A. degree in music from Taylor University in 2001, and was ordained in September 2003. He has served First Church of God since March of 2009 by leading worship services, directing choir members and musicians, and overseeing audio/visual technicians.
Teresa graduated from Tusculum College in 1982 as Summa Cum Laude with Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. She supervises the ministry functions of the administration, working closely with the pastoral staff and stewards.
Karen attended Walters State and graduated from Greeneville Business College with a degree in Accounting. She compiles, reports, and maintains all areas of finance, providing direct assistance to the pastoral staff and stewards.
Jennifer attended East Tennessee State University. She assists with congregational, as well as outside inquiries and needs. She also provides clerical assistance to the administrative coordinator, pastoral staff, and Stewards. Jennifer is also involved in creative design projects at the church.