Our Staff

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Jeff Gongwer—Lead Pastor

Pastor Jeff is a metro Atlanta native and has served as Mount Zion’s Lead Pastor since December 2005.  He and his wife Sheri have two grown sons, Daniel and Samuel.  Jeff and Sheri love dating each other and spending time with their sons, friends, and their extended family—just hanging out or sharing vacation time together.
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Scott Crow—Pastor of Discipleship and Administration

Scott is a Georgia native and has served at Mount Zion since January 2012.  He and his wife Loretta have been married for 25-plus years and have two daughters, Sarah (and husband, Joseph) and Katie and one grand-daughter, Stella Jane.  Scott and Loretta love to spend time with family, traveling (especially cruising) and attending opening day at the Atlanta Braves baseball games.
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Larry Mize—Pastor of Worship and Senior Adults

Larry grew up in Rome, Georgia. He and his wife Pam have two grown married children, Meredith and Christopher and two beautiful granddaughters, Scarlett and Lydia. Larry joined the staff of Mount Zion in 1985. He enjoys photography, running, classic cars, and hiking with Pam.
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Marc Ramsour—Pastor of Children and Families

Marc has served as Mount Zion’s Pastor of Preschoolers and Children since 2012.  He and his wife Holly have three wonderful daughters, Kaylee, Kariss, and Kellyn.  They all love to hang out together and have family fun!
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Donnie Osborne—Pastor of Next Generation and Outreach

Donnie earned his master’s degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has served as a youth pastor and associate pastor in Gwinnett since 2000.  Married to Cindy with two teenagers, Landon and Carson, Donnie races amateur motocross with his friends at tracks around the southeast.
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Katie Wetherington—Director of Weekday Preschool

Katie grew up in Dacula Georgia, graduated from the University of Georgia and married her high school sweetheart.  She and her husband, Jonathon, have been married for 16 years and have three daughters, Abigail, Anabel and Rachel Mae.  Katie is passionate about preschool education and wants kids to fall in love Jesus and with learning.

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Brandon Lewis—Contemporary Worship and Missions Coordinator

Brandon is a former missionary to Zambia, who, after coming back to the states, came on staff Mount Zion. He and his wife, Sally, have been married for over six years and have a little girl, Skylar and a son, Jaxon. Brandon is an avid basketball fan whether it be playing, watching, or just chatting about his favorite team, the Kentucky Wildcats!


Rhodes Farrell—Media Coordinator

Rhodes loves chocolate chip cookies! His awesome wife, Emmy, is an Art Teacher at Centerville Elementary. He doesn’t have any kids but makes up for that with a cat named Carol (even though Rhodes is a dog person). Walt Disney fan and adventurer, but mostly likes spending time behind a camera.

Jill Story—Director of Facilities

Jill grew up in Stone Mountain, Ga. When she relocated to Snellville 21 years ago she found Mount Zion and started a puppet ministry. Jill also serves in our Weekday Preschool and has for 20 years. She enjoys spending time with her daughters and sons-in-law and her granddaughters. She enjoys riding horses and spending time outdoors.

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Jackye Gann—Church Ministry Assistant

Jackye has served as Ministry Assistant at Mount Zion since September, 2007.  She has been happily married to Tommy for 38 years.  They have a son, Benny, and a daughter, Ivy.  They enjoy spending time with extended family and going to the mountains in Helen, Georgia.

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Judy Jarrell—Church Ministry Assistant

Judy is an Atlanta native and is retired from the North American Mission Board in 2010 after serving there for 20+ years and came on staff at Mount Zion in 2012. She enjoys good mystery novels or TV shows and feeding and identifying the many birds she feeds in her backyard.

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Jennifer Lewis—Financial Ministry Assistant

Jennifer is a Snellville native. She has worked has worked at Mount Zion since 2011. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Marcus, and they have three children that keep her very busy. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her immediate and extended family.

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Marvlyn Hildebrand—Church Ministry Assistant

Marvlyn, a native Texan, has served as Mount Zion’s Ministry Assistant since 2013.  She and her husband John have been married 33 years and have two grown children, Julie and David.  She enjoys gardening, time with family and friends and loves her role as grandmother to Cora and Audrey.

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Jennifer Phillips—Preschool and Children’s Ministry Assistant

Jenny is an Atlanta native who has served at Mount Zion since the fall of 2009.  She has been married to Paul for 18 amazing years and they have been blessed with 2 daughters – Katie and Emmie.  She loves her family, the beach, BBQ, a good book, and she’s often found holding a hot cup of coffee!