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.
Contact Pastor Phillip
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.
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.
Contact Tab & Patti
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.
Contact Sharon Davis