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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Team Kids Leaders Ages 3 - Kindergarten
Tab and Patti Dickerson
Hi, I’m Patti. My husband Tab and I teach the “little” Team Kids 3-K.
We have been married for 32 years. We have a 27 year old son named Will.
We are charter members of Gateway Baptist Church, which began in November
of 1997. I work for a photographer of small children in Durham, and Tab works at
Snipes Bros. Oil Company in Roxboro. I love art, photography and animals. Tab
loves wood working and building projects. We both love being at home with our
dogs. We have always worked with children at church in some capacity, be it
Sunday school, Children’s Church, VBS, or Youth Group. We love the children and
love seeing them have fun while learning about the Bible in Team Kids.
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Team Kids Leaders Ages 1st - 6th Grade
CJ and Emily Panye
Bio: “CJ and I moved here to Timberlake from Hawaii a few years ago. After serving
two terms in the Marine Corps we were ready to come back to Timberlake where
we were welcomed into the Gateway family. We have three children ages 10, 9,
and 2. I am a stay-home/homeschool mom, and CJ works in Durham at his family’s
business. We look forward to meeting you!”.
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Gateway Gators Leaders 6th - 12th Grade
Neil and Hope Crabtree
Neil & Hope are the youth leaders at Gateway. They are proud parents of Emma,
Avery, & Elijah. Neil is a field service rep for Dominion Energy and volunteers his
time as our youth leader as well as assists with web design and audio/visual
presentations. Hope is a stay at home mom, avid couponer, & extreme deal hunter.
Hope helps with our Single Parent Ministry providing assistance to the single parent
families in our church. They enjoy competitive sports, board & card games, camping,
and being with friends & family. They have a passion for youth of all ages.
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