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Our Pastor

Phillip & Rene Adams

Bio: Hello, my name is Phillip Adams. I am married  to the "wife of my youth" Sharan Rene'

Adams for 39 years. We have three sons, Marshall, Michael, and Mark who is in heaven.

Mark was killed in combat in Iraq on October 15, 2005 serving in the Marines. We have four

Grandchildren, John Mark Adams, and Victoria Abigail Adams, Samuel Jed Adams, and Charles

Riner Adams. I received my ministry education from Luther Rice Bible College in Lithonia,

Georgia and  Southeastern Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. I pastored Mount Hermon

Baptist Church in Durham, NC from 1984-1999. Since Mark's death I have been the Executive

Director of the "Sgt. Mark P. Adams Foundation." The Foundation funds "Passion for Peru

Ministries" and  Make a Difference Wrestling Clinics." We have been going to Peru since 2003,

over 40 trips, doing Evangelism and Discipleship training. We also provide food, clothes and

shoes to the people up in the Andes Mountains. The "Make a Difference" wrestling clinics are

centered around confronting high school age young men with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We have a college wrestling coach, who is a christian, come and teach a one-day High School wrestling clinic and also share his testimony. We share Mark's story and the assurance that he is in heaven. We challenge them to think about their lives and their relationship with Jesus Christ. God has blessed us to have shared the gospel with hundreds of people and truly make a difference in the lives of many people in Peru and here in the states.  

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Music Minister

Lisa Mizelle 

Bio: Having served churches in Virginia and North Carolina, Lisa has been Music Director

at Gateway since 2021. Lisa believes that God created music to connect people to Him

and one of her greatest joys is leading the congregation and choir to worship and

encounter God through music each week. She and husband, Kevin reside in Roxboro.

They have one daughter and one son, and three grandchildren.



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Kidz Life Leader Ages 3 - Kindergarten

Patti Ferguson 

Bio coming soon!








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Kidz Life Leaders Ages 1st - 5th Grade

Sharon Davis & Rene' Adams


Bio: Sharon teaches KidzLife grades 1st thru 5th grade. She has worked for a preschool in

Roxboro for 10 years. Sharon loves cooking, reading, and spending time with her family.

She has been married 23 years and has 4 sons, ages ranging from 16-21. Sharon has worked 

in the children's ministry for many years. She has taught Sparks in Awana, toddlers in mission 

friends and has served in the nursery, children's church, and as a tiger den leader for the Cub

Scouts. Sharon loves children and loves to teach them about Jesus in a way that they can 

understand and relate to. Her goal is for each Child to learn how to apply God's word to 

their everyday life. Sharon's greatest prayer is that they will each come to know and love

the Lord, and make him a part of their lives. 


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Gateway Youth Leaders 6th - 12th Grade

Mike and Sharon Harris 

Bio coming soon

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