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Phil Martin


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Metro title: Senior Pastor

Birthday: 11/18/53

Place of birth: Springfield, IL

College/Major: BA Christian Ed, Hyles-Anderson College; MA Biblical Sudies, Baptist Christian Seminary; D of Div, Tennessee Temple University

Wife: Beverly

Kids: Heather (1/30), Courtney (9/12), Lindsay (12/20)

Pets: None

Reason I love what I do: This is what God has called me to do.

Dream vacation: Someplace hot, with golfing, and a beach.

Favorite sports teams: LA Dodgers, LA Lakers

Talent I wish I had: Play the harmonica

Favorite dessert: Apple pie

Favorite TV channel: ESPN

Favorite book: The Bible

Favorite restaurant: Stoney River

Craig Geesaman

Minister of Music


Birthday: 10/17/57

Place of birth: Lebanon, PA

College/Major: Tennessee Temple University, BA Christian Ed, Vocal music minor

Wife: Lisa

Kids: Krista, Jessica, Jared

Pets: Lab

There reason I love what I do: I have been called by God to participate in seeing God's people worship and see their lives change for the glory of God.

Dream vacation: A quiet island in the south Pacific.

Favorite sports teams: Tennessee Titans, Tennessee Vols

Talent I wish I had: I wish I could pilot an airplane.

Favorite dessert: Ice cream

If I could have a superpower, it would be: To make people disappear.

Favorite TV show: 24

Ryan Hill

Assistant Pastor


Birthday: 12/28

Place of birth: Fort Oglethorpe, GA

College/Major: Tennessee Temple - Missions/Bible

Wife: Heather

Kids: Addisyn, Branson, Judson

Reason I love what I do: See lives impacted for God's kingdom; seeing people become fully devoted followers of Christ.

Dream vacation: Europe, Israel

Favorite sports teams: Atlanta Braves, Falcons, Bulldogs

Talent I wish I had: Singing

Favorite Restaurants: Outback, Mexican, Thai

Favorite dessert: Ice Cream Cake

If I could be superhero, I would be: Superman

Josh Birkey

Youth Pastor


Birthday: 5/24/1990

Place of birth: Lewisville, TX

College/Major: Crown College / Youth Ministries

Wife: Charity

Kids: Alec

Reason I love what I do: It is awesome to see teens worshipping the Savior and also seeing lives impacted because of what God has done in their life.

Dream vacation: Hawaii

Favorite sports teams: Dallas Cowboys, Mavericks

Talent I wish I had: Piano, to be able to dunk a basketball

Favorite Restaurants: Longhorn Steakhouse, Chipotle

Favorite dessert: Chocolate chip cookies

If I could be superhero, I would be: Spider-man

Stephen Canter

Children's Pastor


Birthday: 6/10/1987

Place of birth: Pensacola, Fl

College/Major: Trinity Baptist College, BA Missions/BS Secondary Ed

Wife: Lindsay

Kids: Leighton, Lyndon

Reason I love what I do: It's exciting to watch kids have a blast as they worship the Lord, learn more about Him, and deepen their relationship with Him.

Dream vacation: Dubai

Favorite sports teams: UF. It's great to be a Florida Gator!

Talent I wish I had: Playing the piano or guitar

Favorite Restaurants: Sonobana, Fulins

Favorite dessert: Key lime pie

If I could be superhero, I would be: Ironman

Dewayne Coleman

Business Manager


Birthday: 5/13/1980

Place of birth: Plant City, FL

College/Major: Tennessee Temple, Youth Ministries/Psychology

Wife: Courtney

Kids: Mady 5/1/09, Mason 2/19/11, Maddox 3/6/14

Reason I love what I do: I love seeing God work through me and others to accomplish His will.

Favorite Music Genres: Christian, Oldies

Dream vacation: Australia or Fiji

Favorite sports teams: Bucs,Dolphins, Magic, U of Miami

Talent I wish I had: Wish I could sing

Favorite Restaurants: China Cottage, Cheesecake Factory

If I could have a superpower, it would be: Flying

Favorite TV Show: Shark Tank

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