GT CHURCH STAFF

Matthew Samuels

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Matthew Samuels

Lead Pastor

Pastor Matt Samuels has been a part of the GT church staff since 1993. After graduating from Oral Roberts University he felt called to come to Decatur to be the music pastor. Upon the unexpected passing of Pastor BG Nevitt in August of 2013 Pastor Matt became the lead pastor. He is also pursuing his master’s degree in marriage and family counseling at Lincoln Christian University.  He and his wife Diva have two children BriElle and Nicholas.

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Diva Samuels

Worship & Women's Pastor

Pastor Diva Samuels has been the Worship Leader and Women’s Director since 2017.  She and her husband, Lead Pastor Matt Samuels have been married for 27 years and they have two children, BriElle and Nicholas.

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Diva Samuels

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Brenda Nevitt

Associate Pastor

Brenda is a pastor, speaker, & health coach. She absolutely adores to spoil her three grandchildren. She loves GT and enjoys encouraging people to be their very best for God!

Brenda Nevitt

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Rick Spangler

Discipleship  Pastor

Pastor Rick married his high school sweetheart, Juanita in 1990. Since his teens, they have loved ministering together. Rick has 8 kids & has 8 grandchildren. He has taught martial arts for over 30 years.  Rick loves to teach, preach, and equip people for life’s adventure

Rick Spangler

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Jordan Peoples

Youth Pastor


Pastor Jordan has been the youth pastor at GT for the past 2 years. He is a former Video game designer that has a passion to lead the next generation of youth to light the way to find Jesus!

Jordan Peoples

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Shawnee Warrick

Children's Director

Hello I am Shawnee! I love GT Church it is my family. My passion is GT Kids. I am blessed to be one of the first people to speak the word into your children’s lives. I am devoted to teaching your kids God made them perfect and Jesus loves them no matter what!

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Kelley Mosley

Media Pastor

Pastor Kelley loves media and production. He has had a career in media for 7 years and has learned skills under some of the top professionals in the field. He has a heart to reach as many people as possible sharing the gospel through media and video!

Kelley Mosley

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Charity Miller

Production Pastor & Executive Administrator

Charity is the Production Pastor and executive assistant to Pastor Matt. She has worked at GT Church since February 2013. Pastor Charity loves the way GT feels like such a close family and is involved with the community. 

Charity Miller