Paul and Kim Dyar
Paul Dyar has served a variety of roles in the church of God: senior pastor, missionary and youth pastor. He, his wife, and 4 children served in Honduras for 8 years. He was the Territorial Overseer for Church of God World Missions while also pastoring a church there. The Dyars assisted in starting a Christian school, medical clinic, food programs, and helped create numerous churches, evangelism opportunities, and discipleship programs while serving in Honduras. Most recently he served for 4 years at Busby Church of God in Loretto, TN as senior pastor. We are blessed to have Pastor Paul and his family serving with us.
Dre Hilton grew up in St. Louis and is the son of a pastor. He has been involved in the church most of his life. He carries a passion and vibrancy when leading people into the presence of God. In addition to leading in praise and worship, he is a singer, performer, motivational speaker & TV show host. In 2014 Dre Hilton started a career in children's music with the release of a song called “Yes I Can Can”. The song and music video went around the world which led him to travel to schools, churches & other youth organizations with a fun filled stage show for children. Click on the button to learn more about "Mr. Smiley".
Josh & Lauren Travers
Josh and Lauren have served our teens in Forward Youth Ministry since 2015. They have been involved in youth and worship ministry for the past 15 years. They love to see people grow in their relationship with Christ and identity as people. They've been in Tennessee since 2012 and are officially Vols fans. They have two beautiful young children and 2 little dogs. Click the button to watch a recap of Forward Youth 2018 and click the link for some original worship music (SONGS)
Susan grew up right here in East Tennessee in a small town called Rockwood. She went to North Central Bible college in Minneapolis, MN in 1996. She has served in children's, youth, and as an interim pastor as well. Over the last 29 years, she has taught in both small and large churches. She also worked full time in the travel industry. She is the mother of two beautiful children and wife to Lonny, a Yankee turned southerner.
Kathy retired after 30 years of teaching in the Blount County School system. She has been a member of the staff at AMCOG since 2009. Her son, Andy McCorkle and his wife, Leah, are also ministers. They have given Kathy two beautiful grandaughters! Kathy loves sports and is a VFL.
Stephanie works in the office along with Kathy. She also serves on our worship team as a vocalist. Stephanie and her husband Josh married in 2013 and have two beautiful young children. They are originally from Alabama and moved here in 2013.
Gary and Pam lead Manna Outreach Ministries, our food pantry. Manna provides a grocery cart full of food for around 600 families per month. They have 4 children together and are loving grandparents. They love gardening and the outdoors. Click the button to watch the video and get a deeper look into Manna and how you can help.
Gary & Pam Stott
Manna Outreach Ministries
Operation Christmas Child
Lydia learned about Operation Christmas Child in 2000 as a freshman at Maryville College. After graduating, she continued to pack Christmas boxes with her church. In 2013, she joined the Knox Area year-round volunteer team as a Community Relations member for Blount County. A few years later she transitioned into Community Relations Coordinator. It's her passion to spread the good news of great joy to children around the world through simple shoebox gifts.
Randy Heflin leads our security team here at AMCOG. The security team works during services and special events to ensure the safety of every member and visitor here. They are a 12 member team serving on a rotating weekly schedule. He and his wife Angie are currently serving as deacons as well. They've been married for 25 years and have two adult children, Justin Taylor and Miranda Heflin. They are also 20 year members of the church.
Josh works on the media/technology at AMCOG. He has been tinkering with computers and media since he was a kid. For his day job he works at Newell Brands as a planning analyst. Josh and wife Stephanie married in 2013 and have two beautiful young children. They are originally from Alabama and moved here in 2013. If you have any questions or are interested in getting involved, contact Josh at
Shaun and Erin have been married almost 20 years. They have two teenagers, Michael and Joy who are both serving the Lord. They moved here from Florida and have lived in Maryville for the last six years. They have served in a variety of ministry roles through the years. Shaun currently serves as head usher and also as a deacon.
Derrick Harmon leads and coordinates the AMCOG greeters ministry, but he is most passionate about teaching the word of God and discipling adults with young families. Derrick and his wife Lydia were married in 2009 and have two children who are active in the children's ministry at AMCOG. Derrick and Lydia have been members at AMCOG for 9 years and both served in a variety of ministries. The greeters ministry seeks to welcome everyone who walks through the church doors. AMCOG greeters is a volunteer ministry made up of people of all ages who have a welcoming smile and a warm heart. Greeters volunteer for 3 month intervals. If you are looking for a ministry in which to serve, AMCOG greeters could be for you.