Robert and Patty Moore – firstname.lastname@example.org
Freedom Outreach Ministry to the Military
Dr. Robert Moore and his wife Patty have a long history with military ministry serving variously as Pastor/Center Director, Director of Field Ministries, European Representative and International Director. They have been involved in many aspects of this ministry since early 1977. Robert has been a frequent conference speaker for military and civilian settings in the USA, Europe and the Far East. He has been a long-time advocate for the ministry of the military chaplain as well as the need for civilian and lay-led ministries to compliment the programs offered by the military and Department of Defense. The passion of their lives is to connect military, veterans and their families with missional Christian communities. They believe deeply a life connected to Christ must likewise connect with other believers for worship, support, accountability and mission. A connected life is a resilient and fruitful life. A connected life will not only survive any environment, they will overcome and thrive. Developing, connecting and supporting these faith-families in military communities is at the heart of the mission, vision and values of Freedom Outreach Ministry to the Military.
In addition to working with MTTM, Robert served as an associate and lead Pastor, as a church planter, a state evangelist, and as an administrative bishop in the USA. Robert and Patty have both been deeply involved in education, training, pastoral care and leadership development. Robert and Patty have published numerous articles on family life and ministry in a military or institutional setting. Dr. Moore served on the board of directors for the European Bible Seminary (1980-85) and was a part time instructor and visiting lecturer from 1980-94.
Patty and Rob met while they were in college and are both graduates of Lee University having been awarded baccalaureate degrees in education & Christian education respectively. Robert completed a Masters in Organizational Leadership at Azusa Pacific University and earned a doctorate in Strategic Leadership at Regent University. Robert and Patty have three sons, Jeremy, Jonathan and Robbie as well as daughters-in-law, Charity and Erika, and two grandsons, Alex and Ben.
Carlton and Lettie Cannon – email@example.com
Dr. Carlton L. Cannon and Lettie are natives of Delaware. In 1967, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps attaining the rank of Gunnery Sergeant(E7); selected Warrant Officer(1981) attaining the rank of CWO4 and November 1991, Captain Cannon, distinguished combat wounded Vietnam veteran, retired.
Decorations and medals include: Purple Heart w/2 stars, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation w/1star, National Defense Service Medal w/1star, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/bronze star, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/palm, Republic of Vietnam Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal w/3 stars, Vietnam Service Medal, Letter of Appreciation(7), Certificate of Commendation, Meritorious Mast(2), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon w/8 stars, Army Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Unit Citation w/1star and a Meritorious Unit Citation.
While active duty, captain Cannon served as Director Okinawa Christian Servicemen’s Center (1979-1982 and 1990-1991); selected United States Marine Corps “Family of the Year” (1986) and Church of God “Family of the Year” (1987).
Prior to Bishop Cannon’s appointment to MTTM, he served as: Administrative Bishop New Jersey(2016-18), chairman Delmarva-DC Regional Ministerial Examining Board(2008-16), District Overseer Southern Delaware(2010-16), Delmarva-DC Regional Council(2010-14), Delmarva-DC Ministerial Development Board(2008-16), Church of God USA Mission Board(2012-16), Church of God Black Ministries USA & Canada Board(2010-12), Church of God International Evangelism and Home Missions Board(2006-10) and continues to serve as an Institutional/Specialized Ministry Chaplain.
Carlton is a graduate of Wilmington University with a BS Degree in Human Resource Management; MS Degree in Transportation Business Logistics and a honorary Doctor of Divinity from ST Thomas Christian University.
Married to Lettie since 1971, they have three adult children: Carlton Jr., Timothy and Carletta; daughter-in-law: Nancey and four grand children: Carlton III, Shekinah, Caleb and Naomi.
MTTM Advisory Board
Michael J. Smith – Pastormike13@aol.com
4114 Stonelakes Drive
Louisville, KY 40299 – 5070
Bishop Michael J. Smith has served the Church of God as lead pastor with two church plants in Kentucky and two church turnaround efforts; one in Nebraska and one in Illinois. His service as Center Director for MTTM includes Misawa, Japan (1979-82) and Stuttgart, Germany (1984-88). They retired as Senior Pastors at Louisville’s East Side Praise. after 27 years of service there in April 2017. He continues to serve as Executive Pastor there. Michael is married to Sherry and they have three children: Melissa (resides in Newport Beach, CA.), Chris (resides in Louisville, KY. with wife, Leah), and Stephanie (resides in Louisville, KY. with husband, Sean). In addition, Michael and Sherry have five grandchildren: Benjamin, Lily, Matthew, Brenden and Shea.
Michael holds a B.A. in Pastoral Ministries with additional studies on the masters level.
Forrest Bass – firstname.lastname@example.org
1707 Stephanie Drive
Whitehouse, TX 75791
Rev. Forrest and Denise Bass served as Senior Pastors of North Main Church of God in Weatherford, TX from 2005 – 2021 and have served together in ministry for more than 40 years. They have held several positions in the Church of God, all of which shaped and molded them into the spiritual leaders they are today. They have a genuine love for people, and are the prime examples of sharing the love of Christ.
Missionary – Church of God World Missions
Don Chavis – pastor email@example.com
PO Box 5575
West Columbia, SC 29171
Don R. Chavis from West Columbia, SC served as a former youth pastor and has also pastored in Palatka, FL, Oak Park, IL and Lynch, KY. He also served the Church of God Int. Youth & Christian Education Dept. as a Director for the North Central Region (Montana, North & South Dakota) and Great Lakes Region ( Chicago Metro, IL, Wisconsin, and Upper Peninsula MI). He previously served as President on the Florida Youth Leaders Assoc., Florida State COG Youth & Christian Education Board and Kentucky Church Planting and World Missions Board. Additionally, he served as Chairman of the Palatka, FL Christian Servicemen’s Center Board and the President of Harlan, KY Tri-Cities Ministerial Alliance.
Don received a Bachelor of Science in Christian Education & Psychology from Lee University. He has participated in graduate work at Pentecostal Theological Seminary and Crown College.
Don is currently serving as a career missionary with Church of God World Missions. He is the Director of Europe’s Child Missions, a 501c3 ministry to assist poor children across Europe through camp ministry, humanitarian aid, feeding programs and educational assistance.
Senior Pastor – Agape Worship Center
Vincent D. Collins – firstname.lastname@example.org
5 Duffie Court
Columbia, SC 29229
Vincent Collins served 22 years in the United States Army retiring as a First Sergeant in May of 2002. His tenure of service has included tours in Germany, Korea, Maryland, and South Carolina where he currently serves as the founding Pastor of the Agape Worship Center in Columbia. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Management from Voorhees College and a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Leadership from Columbia International University, Columbia, South Carolina. He also holds a Doctorate of Divinity with Erskine Theological Seminary. Bishop Collins and his wife Christle have a daughter, Christy.
Senior Pastor – Live Oak Church of God
Aaron Cowart – email@example.com
296 Live Oak Church Road
Hinesville, GA 31313
Pastor Aaron Cowart and his wife Christi have served as lead pastors of the Live Oak Church of God in Hinesville, GA since 2005. For the last 24 years they have served full time at Live Oak, ministering to the the U.S. Army’s largest military installation east of the Mississippi River, Ft. Stewart Army Base. With a vision to reach the 20,000 troops, DOD personnel and many retired veterans in this community, Live Oak Church is a very multi-cultural ministry with representation from 24 different countries. Aaron and Christi have two children, Luke and Sydney, who both attend Lee University.
Senior Pastor – Southside Church of God
Brady Hacker – firstname.lastname@example.org
San Antonio, TX 78253
Pastor Brady Hacker and his wife Vanessa have been lead pastors at Southside Church of God for several years. Their church endeavors to reach military, DOD personnel, and veterans in the greater San Antonio area with it thousands of military stationed and living there. He and Vanessa have two sons, Tyler and Aaron.
Administrative Bishop – Alabama
Terry Hart – email@example.com
1631 Rosewalk Dr.
Hoover, AL 35244
Terry and Ora Hart have served as Administrative Bishop and Women’s Discipleship Director for the Alabama Church of God since 2017. Prior to that, he served as Church of God General Director of Publications for six and a half years in Cleveland, TN. They have also served in various ministry roles to include a State Evangelist, Pastor, State Director of Youth and Discipleship, and Administrative Bishop. Ora has always been a vital part of every facet of their ministry. They were privileged to have given 24 years of ministry in Youth and Discipleship in seven states. While serving as State Youth Director for North Georgia, Terry was responsible for the development and building of the North Georgia Retreat Center called the Legacy. Prior to their current position, they served as Administrative Bishop and State Women’s Discipleship Director in the states of Arkansas and Mississippi. Terry has served as a member of the International Youth and Discipleship Board for eight years, Chairman of the Editorial and
Publications Board (2006-2010), General Director of Publications (2010-2016), and the Church
of God Council of Eighteen (2018-2022). The Harts have ministered in numerous youth camps,
conferences, and camp meetings.
Terry is a native of North Carolina and Ora of Alabama. They have been married for 43 years. They have two daughters, two sons-in-law, two granddaughters, and two grandsons.
Senior Pastor, New Hope Church of God
Dr. Aaron R. Jones – firstname.lastname@example.org
4200 Old Washington Rd
Waldorf, MD 20602
Dr. Aaron R. Jones is a native Washingtonian. Upon completion of his formal education in Prince Georges County Maryland, Dr. Jones enlisted in the U.S. Armed Services where he retired from 20 years of service. He earned the rank of Captain and served as a Chaplain to the 2-110th Field Artillery in Pikesville, Maryland. He has supported the war on terrorism by serving his country in Operation Iraqui Freedom III and Operation Noble Eagle.
Presently, Dr Jones is Senior Pastor of New Hope Church of God in Waldorf, Maryland. He is also the District Overseer for the DELMARVA-DC District. He is an ordained Bishop in the Church of God Denomination. Dr. Jones serves on the Church of God Ministerial Internship Program Board, DELMARVA-DC Chaplains Board and DELMARVA-DC Regional Council. He is a former member of the Executive Vice President of the National Bible College and Seminary in Fort Washington, Maryland.
Dr. Jones answered the call to ministry in 1996. He earned a Doctorate degree in Christian Counseling from American Christian College and Seminary in 2004. Dr. Jones is also a certified Pastoral Counselor with the International Association of Christian Counseling Professionals and the founder of God’s Comfort Ministries. He is an author of four books entitled: “How The Holy Trinity Communicates to Mankind”, “Eight Effective Keys to Personal Evangelism”, “Equipping the Church for the Harvest”, and “The Pastor’s Intercessor”.
Dr. Jones married Rev. Sharon Jones in 1997.
Senior Pastor, South Cleveland Church of God
Edwin Lipsey – email@example.com
1846 Volunteer Dr. SW | Cleveland, TN 37311 | 423-476-6382
Pastor Edwin Lipsey grew up in Waxahachie, TX. He and his wife Dawn make a dynamic duo as they lead South Cleveland COG. He is an avid sportsman having run many marathons and competed in ‘Ironman’ competitions. Under their capable leadership the church where they have pastored for several years has seen phenomenal growth and missions giving. He founded the 180 Recovery Center as well. He and Dawn have two sons, Easton and Ethan and one daughter, Payton.
Senior Pastor, Cooper City Church of God
Victor Massey – firstname.lastname@example.org
9191 Stirling Rd | Cooper City, FL 33328 | 954.680.9191
Pastor Victor Massey grew up in Alabaster, Alabama, a suburb of Birmingham. He attended Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, earning a degree in Biblical Studies and Pastoral Ministry. While at Lee, he met his wife Jamie, and they married in June 1983. Together they have two sons and daughters-in-law, Micah and his wife Shannon, Caleb and his wife Nubya, and four grandchildren. Victor served as Lead Pastor of Life Church International from 1999 until November of 2016. He thrives most when leading people into a living, growing, and fruitful relationship with Jesus Christ. Victor and Jamie then served at the Sumiton, Alabama COG 2016 – 2021 as Senior Pastor until September 2021 when they moved to Cooper City, FL to assume the role there as Senior Pastor.
Church of God Chaplain, US Army
Patricia Nichols -email@example.com
113 Belle Grove Circle | Columbia, SC 29229-8907 | (423) 790-8507
Chaplain (MAJ) Patricia Nichols, is originally from Mountain City, TN. The daughter of a Pastoral family, she is no stranger to full time ministry. Serving proudly in the U.S. Army, her duties have called her to serve in many areas. Currently stationed in Columbia, SC, Chaplain Nichols ministers to military members at Ft. Jackson.
Chaplain Nichols is married to Chaplain (COL) Ret. Jimmy D. Nichols since 1987. They have 4 sons, Wesley, Nathan, John and Jeffrey.
Senior Pastor – Valdosta North Church of God
Johnnie L. Quarterman – firstname.lastname@example.org
3492 Mt. Zion Church Road
Valdosta, GA 31605
Pastor Johnnie L. Quarterman is retired military having spent over 21 years in the United States Air Force. Upon his retirement in 1989, he entered full time ministry as Pastor of the North Valdosta Church of God in South Georgia in 1990 and continues to pastor there.
Bishop Quarterman holds an Associate of Science degree in Business Administration from Georgia Military College and his Bachelor degree in Business Management from Valdosta State University.
Pastor Quarterman is married to Ida M. Quarterman and have four daughters.
Bishop Quarterman served God and country wherever he was stationed. While in England, he was a Pentecostal Fellowship Leader and helped to start a Servicemen’s Center in Alconbury. He is highly regarded by his peers in ministry, having served on many state committees and on the South Georgia State Council.
Senior Pastor – Crystal River Church of God
Ronnie Reid – email@example.com
2180 NW 12th Ave.
Crystal River, FL 34428
The son of a Pastor, Ronnie Reid he grew up in a family with ten other siblings. His personality and a God-given love for people have helped him to become a dynamic pastor.
He is an anointed singer and musician with a passion for worship. Under his leadership, the church at Crystal River has grown tremendously.
He is an Ordained Bishop in the Church of God, he has served the Church of God by serving on the Florida State Youth Board 2002-2004, the International Cross Cultural Youth Board 2004-2008, the Florida State Council 2004-2008, the Florida State Evangelism Board 2008-2010 and is presently serving as Chairman of Florida State Council. He is the Regional Bishop over 14 churches in Florida, and has preached and led worship at Florida Church of God Summer and Winter Camp meeting, and Michigan Summer Camp meeting.
Pastor Ronnie and Sherry have been married since 1986 and have two daughters Jillian Joy, and Lauren Alexis.
Senior Pastor – Bethesda Church of God
H. Albert Sims, Jr – firstname.lastname@example.org
2730 Broad St.
Sumter, SC 29150
Pastor Sims has been the Senior Pastor of the Bethesda Church of God since 1999. He came with a vision to win the city for Christ. He continues to hold that vision to reach, teach and develop souls for Christ and to help people realize that being a Christian is the best life, here and in the hereafter.
Senior Pastor – Oak Park Church of God
David Smith – email@example.com
3321 Sollie Road
Mobile, AL 36695
Pastor Smith his wife Kim are Senior Pastors of Oak Park Church of God in Mobile, Alabama. Pastor Smith studied ministry leadership and pastoral studies at Lee University and church and ministry leadership at Patten University. He and wife Kim have three children and 2 grandsons and 1 granddaughter He has served on numerous leadership capacities and ministry boards, including: District Overseer, State Council, State Evangelism Board, State Youth Board, World Missions Board, and many others. Pastor David is leading the Oak Park congregation in a pursuit of God’s glory and a desire to reach the lost with a vision to “Love, Grow, Serve”.
National Evangelist – Church of God
Jacqueline Smith – firstname.lastname@example.org
114 Stuart Rd. NE
Cleveland, TN 37311
Evangelist Smith grew up in Allentown, NJ. As a National Evangelist she has had the privilege to preach globally as well as across the USA. She has been greatly used to break through cultural, racial and genders barriers from the inception of her ministry. Her ability and anointing to bridge those barriers has helped her to be a dynamic witness and role model to many.
As a called evangelist, many are led to salvation, deliverance and healing in her ministry. She ministers at conferences, retreats, revivals, camp meetings and wherever her calling takes her. In addition, Jacqui has ministered to military personnel and their families in over twenty countries. She was appointed as the first female national evangelist for the Church of God (Cleveland, TN) in 2001. She was also honored to be inducted in the denomination’s ‘Hall of the Prophets’.
Freedom Outreach International Board Members
Artist & Author
Marco Bronzini – marcobronzini.com
Marco Bronzini Art School & Studio – 2950 Tamiami Trail N#11
Naples, Florida 34103
Marco is an artist and a 5 star rated author of fiction novels and art books on Amazon. He and his wife Naila were members of the Stuttgart Christian Servicemen’s Center 1982-1985. They are passionate regarding how vital Ministry to the Military was to their early Christian faith formation.
Marco is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Arts, London, England. His 4 year scholarship to the Academy gave him opportunity to study under renowned British Artists, Peter Greenham, Robert Buhler and Ruskin Spear. Bronzini has lived and worked in Germany, England, Scotland, France and the United States. His paintings are found in may private collections including: The Paul Mellon, the Astor family, the Marks (Marks & Spencer) family, the Guinness and the Bulmer families’ collections. His work is contained in the permanent collections of the Cornell Museum of Fine Arts, Orlando, Florida, and the Morse Museum of American Art, Winter Park, Florida.
He and Naila reside in Naples, Florida and are the proud parents of a son and two daughters.
Senior Pastor – Agape Worship Center
Vincent D. Collins – email@example.com
5 Duffie Court
Columbia, SC 29229
Vincent Collins served 22 years in the United States Army retiring as a First Sergeant in May of 2002. His tenure of service has included tours in Germany, Korea, Maryland, and South Carolina where he currently serves as the founding Pastor of the Agape Worship Center in Columbia. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Management from Voorhees College and a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Leadership from Columbia International University, Columbia, South Carolina. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Divinity with Erskine Theological Seminary. Bishop Collins and his wife Christle have a daughter, Christy.
Keith Hawes – firstname.lastname@example.org
1600 Marina Rd A424 Irmo, SC 29063 (985) 474-2074
Keith Hawes currently is a professor of Communications at Columbia International University in Columbia SC. He and Melissa serves as lead pastors of the historic Stewart Road Church of God in Monroe, Michigan for 4 1/2 years before accepting that position. This follows effective pastorates in Baton Rouge, LA and in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Keith and Melissa have been married since 2009 and have one daughter, Olivia. Pastor Keith has a BA in Evangelism from Oral Roberts University and an MA in Organizational Development from Colorado State University. He is presently completing his studies for a PhD in Communication from Liberty University.
Robert (Gerry) Lawrence – email@example.com
13739 Castle Grove
San Antonio, TX 78231
Gerry is a retired US Army officer. Gerry and his wife Carol and their three sons moved to San Antonio, TX from Kelly Barracks, Germany in 1984. Two of their three sons are deceased. While at Kelly, he served as the small group leader for the installation. He reports this experience as one that helped shape his approach to discipleship for the many years that followed. A few years after his retirement from the army, Gerry took a job as Pastor of Adult Education with Cornerstone Christian Church in San Antonio with Pastor John Hagee. He served as a full time staff member there, working especially with Pastoral Care and small group development for more that 20 years, retiring from that role in 2019. He holds a BA degree from the University of Missouri and an MA in Psychology and Counseling.
Senior Pastor – Crosspointe Christian Centre
Stanley Lester – firstname.lastname@example.org
2681 Underwood St
Dalton, GA 30721
Bishop Stan Lester serves as Lead Pastor for the Crosspointe Christian Centre in Dalton, Georgia where he has served since September 2008. They have many military veterans in the congregation who are involved in Crosspointe’s strong benevolence outreach to their community and overseas. Prior to his ministry at Crosspointe, Pastor Lester and his wife April spent more than 15 years as Student Ministries Pastor at Trinity Chapel in North Georgia. He earned a B.A. from Lee university, and an M.Div. from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary. He and April have three daughters, Ansley, Madison, and Emma and a son, Evan.
Jeremy L. Moore – email@example.com
622 Wilton Lane
Cleveland, TN 37312
Mr. Jeremy Moore was born and spent the first eleven years of his life on the mission field in Germany with his parents. Many of his earliest memories involve sharing times of fellowship with US military personnel and their families stationed in Europe. Jeremy’s military career involved Basic Combat Training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo and an assignment with the Army Reserve Public Affairs Unit. His subsequent civilian career has been in banking, financial services and entrepreneurship. He is founder of BonLife Coffee and is employed with Bank of the West. He is a Business and Communications graduate of Lee University (2000) and studied Management at Auburn University. He and his wife Erika have two sons, Alex and Ben.
Senior Pastor – East Flatbush Church of God
Dr. R. C. Hugh Nelson – firstname.lastname@example.org
653 Park Lane
Valley Stream, NY 11581
Dr. R. C. Hugh Nelson leads a diverse outreach to the citizens of New York City, particularly the people of Brooklyn. Born in Jamaica and educated in Europe and the USA, Bishop Nelson brings a unique cross-cultural and international perspective to any organization he is part of. While completing a masters degree in psychology, he worked at a mental health facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Subsequently, as lead pastor of a multi-national church in Toronto, Canada, he actively helped the city to organize a coalition among the area churches in order to help the poor and homeless. Since moving to his current pastorate in 2003 at the East Flatbush Church of God, he again has helped organize hundreds of volunteer organizations to help make their community a better place to live. His first exposure to the ministry to the military was during his student days in Germany where he attended the European Theological Seminary. He attributes much of his perspective toward multi-cultural and interdenominational ministry to his days serving as student and intern with a servicemen’s center in Stuttgart, Germany. Bishop Nelson earned a D. Min from New York Theological Seminary. He is married to Diana and they have a son, Raphael and a daughter, Sigourney.
Church of God Chaplain – US Navy
CAPT M.H. “Buck” Underwood – Melvin.H.Underwood.email@example.com
Naval Expeditionary Combat Command 1575 Gator Blvd. JEB Little Creek – Ft. Story Virginia Beach, VA 757-462-4316 (ext 292)
Buck currently serves as Force Chaplain, Naval Expeditionary Combat Forces in Virginia Beach, VA. He is the senior Church of God chaplain on active duty and is scheduled to leave active duty on July 6, 2023. During his ‘pre-chaplain’ days as a young enlisted sailor, he was impacted by the ministry in an MTTM-connected fellowship near his base in SC. Buck’s Chaplaincy duties have carried him from Rhode Island, to Hawaii, Virginia, Guam and California in various prestigious positions. It was while stationed in Guam in 2013 that he was selected for promotion to Navy Captain. Chaplain Underwood has been awarded, and is authorized to wear, the Legion of Merit Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (w/4 gold stars), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (w/2 gold stars), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (w/2 gold stars), the Presidential Unit Citation (Navy), as well as numerous other individual and unit awards and decorations. He holds a BA from Lee University, an M.Div from PTS, an MA from from the Naval Command and Staff College, and a DMin from Regent University. He resides in Virginia Beach, VA with wife Asheley McBride Underwood, daughter Abigail and son Matthew.