Vickie Bowman, Camp CHOSEN Director & GBF Youth Pastor
Our society often says there’s nothing “good” that can come out of a single-parent home, abuse, government housing and ghetto-fabulous living. I’m so glad God proved them wrong! At 11 years old, I stepped on a church bus of GBF to lay down the law amongst church folks and have found myself captivated by the love of God since that very day. I’ve worked in Youth Ministry at Gateway since the age of 15 and have loved every moment of it! I enjoy the simple things in life: rocking 70’s music, white chocolate, PB&J sandwiches and impromptu “Soul Train” lines with my family.
Eric (CHOSEN Creative Team) & Anessa Back (CHOSEN Administrative Team & GBF Youth Minister): Elders, CHOSEN Leaders
I’m the worship leader here at Gateway with the ability to play 19 different instruments (no, really). I’m obsessed with Smiley Faces (ask me about them and you’ll learn why). I watch The Godfather Trilogy at the start of each New Year and I can spend an entire day writing a To Do list (with color coding and everything) while not actually getting a single thing DONE!
Ann Bowman, CHOSEN Creative Director & GBF Kingdom Kids Minister
God used “Bubble Yum bubble gum” to get me to go to church. Hey! I thank God everyday that it worked! My favorite 4-letter words are “free” & “food” (love it when they’re used together). I GO HARD OR I GO HOME! Despite my opinions & sarcasm, I’m a laid-back gal, who you’ll find drawing, painting, dancing to the music in my head, hiking in the mountains, or sangin’ Chaka Khan songs on Johnny Mae & Delicious, my guitars. All in all, I am crazy about my family, my faith and my Cabbage Patch doll named Alvin.
Christe Grzehowiak, CHOSEN & GBF Youth Leader Minister
I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. City life drastically changed when I moved to the middle of nowhere called Franklin Springs, GA to attend college. After the culture shock has worn off, I wouldn’t trade anything for where I am now. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist who is passionate about healing people. I love anything spicy or any type of pasta coupled with good company. I am up for trying new things because you only live one.
James & Michelle Parrish, CHOSEN Facilities & Security Leaders
Matthew & Casey Randolph, CHOSEN Activities Leader
I worked as a veterinarian for five years before going back to school to pursue a career in research. I am currently at Emory University pursuing a PhD studying biochemistry and cell biology. I work in the Children’s Ministry at Gateway and author a Biblically-based science fiction series for kids
Joshua Brannen, CHOSEN & GBF Youth Leader Minister
I lay down tha Beat for the praise band and I play in a band called – Ambience Down. I am attending College in pursuit of a business degree, and a minor in Theology. I am on scholarship to run Cross Country Collegiately (College Athlete baby). I’ve never flown on an Airplane, but when I actually get the chance I’m going to jump out of it just because it would be awesome. Just know the Force is Strong with this one.
Bev & Sherrie Vaughn, Elders & CHOSEN Leaders
Bev and Sherrie have been married over 20 years. Sherrie is a paraprofessional at Bowman Elementary, working with 1st graders. She grows day lilies and enjoys baking cakes. They currently serve at Gateway on the Praise and Worship Team every Sunday, in the Oasis tent ministry and monthly at New Beginnings. Since we’ve joined the church, we’ve served in about every area of ministry available; from nursery to buses to teaching adult classes. Even though life at Gateway is always busy, it is also very rewarding. God has truly blessed us and been with us all the way. Our experience and growth through the years lets us help others in their journey in Christ. We are proud to be elders at Gateway and a blessing to our Apostle.
Jevallye’ Beverly, CHOSEN & GBF Youth Leader Minister
I’m pretty much the phase 10, Uno, all things game wise Champion. A few fun facts: I know how to swim, I like snow and snowboarding, and I’m from Alaska…. Being raised by parents that both served in the military and my Dad at the same time being the Bishop of a church, shaped me from a young age to be the man I am today.
Linda Frederick, Elder & CHOSEN Leader Overseer