Pastor Dale, Laura, Levi & Judah Whitson
Pastor Dale and his wife Laura have been in pastoral ministry at BCOG since 1998 and became the Lead Pastors in March, 2008. Dale is a graduate of Lee University Cleveland TN where he received a Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Ministry in December of 1996. His also attended the Pentecostal Seminary where he received his Master of Divinity in June, 2000. Dale recently graduated from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary where he received his Doctor of Ministry in Christian Leadership. Laura is a graduate of Lee University (1998) with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. In addition to her role as Pastor's wife, Laura is actively involved as the choir director and pianist at BCOG. Laura is currently employed at Mission Hospitals as a social worker/discharge planner. Dale and Laura have two beautiful sons, Levi and Judah. They enjoy spending time in the great outdoors, a good read, camping, music, hiking, sports, health and fitness, good food and drinking coffee.
Pastor Rick & Karen Gaylor, Youth and Children's Pastors
Pastor Rick & Karen joined our ministry team in October, 2013. They were married in 1993 and have served in youth and children's ministries in Florida, Alabama and Tennessee. Rick has also worked as a mental health case worker and as a social worker in the public school system. They have two children Isabel and Aaron and love doing most anything that involves the outdoors. They love to laugh, have fun and enjoy spending time with students. Pastor Rick's background has helped shape his philosophy of ministry that we must reach outside the four walls of the church and minister to those around us. Serving God is all about the journey and building relationships along the way. This is the way we show the world the love of Jesus.
Pastor Tommy Gaylor, Worship Pastor
Pastor Tommy joined our BCOG Ministry Team in December, 2013. Tommy and wife Debi were married in February, 1977 and have been in ministry ever since. They have three children: Scott, William and Jennifer and three grandchildren: Kaylee, Eli and Ace. Throughout his ministry career, Tommy has served both as full and part time Worship and Discipleship Pastor. He has served with both the International Pentecostal Holiness Church and Assembly of God Churches on local, state and national levels in choir, worship and talent ministries. Tommy received his Worship Ministry Ordination in April, 2005 from Redemption Ministerial Fellowship in Greenville, SC. Tommy has spent the last several years in mentoring, training and the discipleship of those with a calling of ministry on their lives. His desire is to help the body of Christ live and develop a daily lifestyle of worship.
Lesa Records, Administrative Assistant
Lesa Records joined the BCOG Staff as administrative assistant March, 2013. She, her husband Tim and sons Cameron and Dakota came to Biltmore in 2007 when they moved to the Asheville area from Seneca, SC. Lesa has a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Clemson University, is a former elementry teacher in both public and Christian schools and has been a principal at a Christian school in SC. Lesa is actively involved in several ministries at BCOG including the Choir, CARE team and Sunday School department.