our church leadership

Behind a great church is a leadership team who works together to make sure things are exactly in line with our mission. We have a great team of men who work hard to serve the members of our church family along with those in our community. If you need to contact one of our Elders or Deacons at anytime, feel free to call our church office @ 256.492.1910 for contact information.

active elders

  • Harley Goble

    The Goble family has been longtime members here at NGBC. Harley Jr. currently serves as the chairman of deacons, while Mary often participates in the Kitchen ministry during different events around the church. Their son, Brian, currently serves our Media Minister. They love to spend time with friends & family and also enjoy working on projects around the house.

  • Ron Hayes

    Ron & Beverly have been married 46 years and are the proud parents of Beth Alexander and Teri Smith. They have four adorable grandchildren, Tori & Hayden Smith & Campbell & Spencer Alexander. Ron received his Masters degree in Business from Jacksonville University. He retired from Goodyear in 1986 an began his "Ron Hayes Photography" career. He is a retired LTC in the Army reserve. Ron serves as an elder, Bible study teacher and a church photographer. His family has been members of NGBC for 30 years & have a four generation membership.

  • David Holmes

    David is retired from CSX Railroad. He holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Jacksonville State. David serves as a deacon and ministers at the local nursing home. He also teaches a Men's Sunday School class. Trena is a kindergarten teacher at Southside Elementary. She holds a B.S. and Masters degree in Education from Jacksonville State. She also teaches a ladies Sunday School class. Together, they have three children, Josh, Farrah and Holli. they have one grandson, Keenum Lane. All three children are happily married. David & Trena enjoy traveling, the great outdoors, gardening and spending time with their growing family.

  • DON SMITH

    Kevin & Anita were married in 1987. They have two children, Hillary and Slayde. They also have two dogs and three cats. Kevin works as an office manager for Acker Electric. Anita is a CT/MRI technologist at Riverview Regional Medical Center. They enjoy riding motorcycles, hiking and running together. 

  • Doug Pope

    Doug and Betty were married in 1990 after each had lost a spouse. Doug was born and raised in Centre and graduated from Cherokee County High School. He has four children and is retired from Goodyear Warehouse. They have been members of NGBC since 1989. Doug has served as a Deacon and is presently serving as Elder. Doug enjoys gardening and painting. Betty also enjoys working in the yard. They both enjoy traveling, antique shopping and football!

active deacons

  • David Bishop

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  • Bob Carroll

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  • RANDY CASEY

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  • Mark Cassidy

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  • Jerry Eubanks

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  • Bud Gamblin

    Deacon of Nursing Homes

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  • Darin Garrison

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  • Kevin Graves

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  • Phillip Higginbotham


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  • Ben Huff


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  • Jeff Little


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  • Bruce Lockmiller


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  • Cecil Loyd

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  • John Madison


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  • Johnny McGlaughn

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