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Pastoral Team

Dr. Tommy Gray

Lead Pastor

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!).

 

Lori Frusterio

Executive Team Coordinator

Lori has been on Asbury staff since 2006, when she joined the Weekday ministry as a music teacher. She currently serves as the coordinator for the Asbury Executive Team.  This role intertwines with her support to the Lead and Lead Associate Pastors.  She enjoys improving processes and systems, helping Asbury to function more proficiently, and improving Asbury’s staff culture.

 

Lori enjoys life in Madison with her husband, Brad, and son Noah.  She enjoys playing piano, exercising, or learning new things! 

 

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.

 

Mary Williams

Administrative Assistant

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!

Bill Munts

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.

 

Crissa Letson

Pastor of Missions

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.

 

Chris Knox

Pastor of Engagement

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!

 

Emily Ishee

Assistant to Pastor of Engagement

Emily grew up here in Madison. In high school, she was involved in youth at Asbury where she fell in love with the Lord. She served in camp ministry at Lake Forest Ranch throughout college where she met her husband, Keller. They live in Madison and both share a heart for hosting young people in their home. She loves being a safe place to encourage young people to walk in the calling God has on their lives.

 

Garrett Howell

Teaching Pastor & College Ministry Leader

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. 

 

Deborah Timmons

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.

 

Care

College

Contemporary Worship

Creative Communications

Food Services

Groups

Guest Services

Harvest

Kids

Missions

Mobile Worship

Operations

Special Needs

Students

Technical Arts

Traditional Worship

Weekday