Pastor Kimbrell has been serving in ministry in different capacities for over 25 years. Before becoming a minister he was well known for being an active member of the popular southern gospel group The Dixie Melody Boys who traveled extensively throughout the country. His goal is to take Sanford Church’s ministries outside the four walls of the church building a multigenerational and multicultural body. His desire is to live the Great Commission making disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. He is married to Lugene Kimbrell and together they serve Sanford Church as a vibrant team for the Kingdom of God.
Pastor Josh comes from a family that has always served in ministry. From a very early age he knew God had called him to lead others to Christ. He has served in various capacities from cleaning bathrooms, translating, evangelist and now as an Executive/Young Adults Pastor. He is a licensed minister within the Church of God. He believes strongly that we need to pour into others in order to propel leaders forward. His passion is preaching and has a vision to bridge together people from different cultures and generations as one church.
Pastor Trent’s passion is ministering through the arts. His goal is to help the worshiper respond through a transformational encounter with God utilizing music and the arts in worship services. Trent earned a Master of Arts in Ministry Studies with an emphasis in Worship Studies from Lee University in 2016. His undergraduate work was also done at Lee University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an emphasis in Church Music. Trent has 5 years of full time ministry experience and is a licensed Minister in the Church of God.
Jacqui knew she was created to work with children since she was a little girl pretending to teach her make believe students as she did homework on her dining room table. She has over 20 years of ministry experience. Her personal desire is that every child would develop a firm foundation of the Gospel, come to know that their identity is found in Christ and that they were created in His image and ultimately developing a personal relationship with our Lord. No child is too young to experience the move of God in their life.
After working as a youth leader for 3 years, Skylar, who usually goes by Sky, felt a call to Student Ministry. She is currently pursuing a degree from Lee University in Ministry Leadership with an emphasis in Counseling. Her passion lies in seeing the next generation become great and mighty leaders that will be the driving force of change in a lost world. Her life motto is to BE the difference, BE the change. Sky longs to be an extension of Jesus in our community and do life alongside of the students. Sky and her husband, Trent, have been married since May of 2015.
Ambitious, outgoing and a Sanford native are words that describe Joy, our Administrative Assistant. Joining the Sanford Church’s Staff after being a homemaker and raising her children Joy’s name accurately describes the character she brings to us. Her joyful tone is a warm welcome to guests as they enter the church or call the office. Having worked in a similar capacity before starting a family she brings more than ten year’s experience in office management along with a diploma in accounting. As a mom of three wonderful children and wife to her high school sweetheart she knows persistence, patience and prayer are the keys to finding hope and faith in her walk with the Lord. It is through her position that she wishes to extend the light of Jesus in all that she does be it by sharing a smile or her perky, “Thank you for calling Sanford Church of God, how may I help you?”
Lugene has ministered alongside her husband, Pastor Kimbrell for over 20 years. God has given her a love for His Word and a passion for discipleship. She continually pours into the lives of all that God brings her in contact with and is an inspiration to many women of all ages due to her dedication to her family, the church and God.
Amos has known the Lord for over 30 years which has helped him see ministry from all aspects of life. He has served as a Sunday school teacher, musician, choir member, elder and church council member. He brings a practical, soundly biblical application to the variety of issues facing men today.
Lydia was born to Christian parents and grew up in the swamp lands of South Carolina with her six siblings. At 6 years old, she heard a lesson about missionaries in the Philippines and immediately felt the call to international missions. She went to Maine on her first North American mission trip with her family when she was 12, and she went to Thailand on her first international mission trip when she was 16. Since being called to missions, Lydia has had the opportunity to travel to 10 different countries and has been to 5 of the seven continents. Lydia has a Master of Arts in Theology, with an emphasis on Christian Missions, from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She is also passionate about working with college students, and her goal is to be an international missionary at a higher education institution, sharing the love of Christ to the college students in the country where God leads her.
Gary has been involved with Sanford Church for over two decades. He has developed a heart for the Seniors of our community and congregation and believes that their experience for the next generation is immeasurable for their success.