Dr. Tommy Gray
Becoming a pastor at the age of 18 and attending UAH, Tommy's own mentor and further education at Asbury Seminary helped fuel his heart and passion as a church planter and mentor. Tommy has planted ClearBranch UMC, served as a UMC district superintendent, and traveled around the world to train leaders. In 2012, he moved to Asbury and became Lead Pastor in 2018. Tommy is married to Carrie, has 2 children Matt and Breanne, son-in-law Colby, and 3 of the most adorable grandchildren - Millie, Corbin, and Emmie Rose (and yes he has the pictures to prove it!).
Dr. Robin Scott
Lead Associate Pastor
Robin is married to his sweetheart of 42 years, Luann. They have two children, Matt and Kim, and eight grandchildren. Robin is a lifetime Auburn fan although he graduated from Jacksonville State. He went to Candler School of Theology for his master’s degree and to Asbury Seminary for his doctorate. Robin loves to play golf, travel, read, and do yard work.
Director of College Ministry & Teaching Pastor
Garrett’s greatest passion is telling the story of the Gospel in a fresh way. His background is in itinerant speaking and in college campus ministry. He studied at Indiana Wesleyan University for both his undergraduate and graduate degrees. At Asbury since 2020, he leads the college and the young adult age group through Bible studies, prayer times, fellowship, and worship. Garrett’s parents, Donny and Elaine, were pastors for many years, and it is from them that he learned a love for God’s work.
Pastor of Missions & Co-Pastor, Harvest
Crissa joined the Asbury staff in December 2015. She currently serves at the Harvest and Madison campuses in a variety of roles. Crissa is passionate about encouraging and equipping others to live into their callings. She has been married to Greg since 1998 and they have a feisty rescue dog named Penny. Because it’s been their own story, Crissa and Greg have a deep passion to remind others of the healing and freedom possible through a life with Christ.
Pastor of Young Adults
Chris and her husband, John, have been serving Jesus together since they married in 1987; including being in a Christian rock band, church planting, and leading worship. Since 2008 when they joined Asbury, Chris has served in different ministries. Now, she’s thankful to be discipling the emerging young adult generation to love Jesus and to live on mission where they live, work, play, eat, and hang out. She also loves hanging with her kids and grandkids, and lake time!
Pastor of Discipleship & Family Ministries
Carl moved from the north to Alabama during his high school years and graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Psychology. Since graduating, he has been able to live out his dream and calling of being in ministry. He
serves the students of Asbury and the surrounding community as the Director of Student Ministry. Carl loves the word of God, ultimate Frisbee, board games, chaos, nachos, and the outrageous minds of teenagers. War Eagle.
Associate Pastor of Care
Deborah was appointed as an Associate Pastor of Care at Asbury in 2016 and also works with Celebrate Recovery. Deborah loves the Lord and has a deep passion for global missions and for winning souls and leading them to Jesus Christ. Deborah has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Management, Master of Divinity Degree, a Master’s in Psychology and a Certificate in Computer Programming. Deborah has authored two books and written three journals. Her hobbies include reading, writing and hiking.
Pastor of Operations
Bill and his wife Paula live in and care for an older home in the historic district of Athens. Bill and Paula enjoy time with each other, their two children, and three grandchildren. After serving on various committees at Asbury and following 21 years of experience in manufacturing engineering, Bill officially joined the Asbury staff team. Most comfortable behind the scenes, Bill works to ensure that the ministries are equipped with the tools they need to carry out their ministry.
Lori has been on Asbury staff since 2006, when she joined the Weekday ministry as a music teacher. She currently serves as the Executive Administrator. This role intertwines with her support to the Lead and Lead Associate Pastors. She likes to spend her workdays improving processes and systems, which helps Asbury to function more proficiently.
Lori enjoys life in Madison with her husband, Brad, and son Noah. She enjoys playing piano, exercising, or learning new things!
Mary started working at Asbury in 2007. She and Jeff were married in 1989 and made Asbury their church home shortly after. They have two adult children, along with a daughter-in-law and a son-in-law. They love to travel together and visit new places. Mary stays young by volunteering with Students Ministries and serving on mission trips both near and far. She thinks its a huge blessing to work and worship at Asbury!