Ministry to the Military
Robert & Patty Moore have a long history with this ministry serving variously as Pastor/Center Director, European
Representative and International Director. They have been involved in many aspects of this ministry since 1977 with only a 2 year break in service 2008-2010 as Administrative Bishop in Louisiana. Prior to working with MTTM, Robert served as an Associate Pastor in Doraville, Georgia, a church planter in Jamestown, Tennessee, and a State Evangelist in Michigan.
Patty and Rob are both graduates of Lee University having been awarded baccalaureate degrees in 1974. Robert completed a Masters in Organizational Leadership at Azusa Pacific University and is currently working on a doctoral program in Strategic Leadership at Regent University. Robert and Patty have three sons, Jeremy, Jonathan and Robbie as well as daughters-in-law, Sheila and Erika, and two grandsons, Alex and Ben. The Moores have been married for 42 years.
Administrative Bishop - Michigan
6317 Old US 23
Fenton, MI 48430
Bishop Spivey has ministered in camp meetings, youth camps, conventions, crusades and taught leadership seminars and conferences throughout the U.S. , Canada and Europe.
Beginning his full-time ministry in 1972, he has served as evangelist, youth minister, senior pastor, district youth director, and district bishop as well as being appointed to regional and international boards and committees. Bishop Spivey pastored for 20 years in Delaware and Maryland. For the past 16 years, he has served the Church of God in various state and international leadership positions.
Prior to his appointment to Michigan, Reverend Spivey was the Administrative Bishop for the Hawaiian Islands, New York and Eastern North Carolina .
Bishop Spivey attended Brunswick College, University of Georgia and Lee University. He is currently completing his Masters in Church Administration through the Church of God Theological Seminary in Cleveland, Tennessee.
Dwight is married to Gail and they have three children. Jim, is married to Ondria and they are on staff at the Smoky Mountain Childrens Home in Sevierville, Tennessee. Their daughter, Heather, lives in Brunswick , Georgia with her husband Barry and two grandchildren, Hannah and Noah. Shawn, their youngest son and his wife, reside in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Administrative Bishop - Florida (Tampa)
3736 Cragmont Drive
Tampa, FL 33619
|Bishop Keith Ivester and his wife Debbie have served the Church of God in many capacities. They were Pastors in North Carolina, Associate Professor at East Coast Bible College and served as State Youth and Christian Education Directors in Pennsylvania, Michigan, California/Nevada, Delmarva-DC, and Florida. Prior to his appointment as Administrative Bishop in Florida, they served in that role in Hawaii, Indiana, and Kentucky.|
They are both graduates of Lee University. Bishop Ivester has post graduate work at Winthrop College, Liberty University, Church of God Theological Seminary and Andersonville Theological Seminary and presently holds a Doctorate Degree in Pastoral Counseling.
They have two children, Carrie and Ryan, both of whom reside in Cleveland, Tennessee.
He brings a wealth of experience and he and Debbie's love for God and His people is evident in their passion in the ministry.
Dr. Aaron R. Jones is a native Washingtonian. Upon completion of his formal education in Prince Georges County Maryland, Dr. Jones enlisted in the U.S. Armed Services where he retired from 20 years of service. He earned the rank of Captain and served as a Chaplain to the 2-110th Field Artillery in Pikesville, Maryland. He has supported the war on terrorism by serving his country in Operation Iraqui Freedom III and Operation Noble Eagle.
Presently, Dr Jones is Senior Pastor of New Hope Church of God in Waldorf, Maryland. He is also the District Overseer for the DELMARVA-DC District. He is an ordained Bishop in the Church of God Denomination. Dr. Jones serves on the Church of God Ministerial Internship Program Board and DELMARVA-DC Chaplains Board. He is a former member of the Executive Vice President of the National Bible College and Seminary in Fort Washington, Maryland.
Dr. Jones answered the call to ministry in 1996. He earned a Doctorate degree in Christian Counseling from American Christian College and Seminary in 2004. Dr. Jones is also a certified Pastoral Counselor with the International Association of Christian Counseling Professionals and the founder of God's Comfort Ministries. He is an author of four books entitled: "How The Holy Trinity Communitates to Mankind", "Eight Effective Keys to Personal Evangelism", "Equipping the Church for the Harvest", and "The Pastor's Intercessor".
Dr. Jones is married to Rev. Sharon Jones of 15 years.
Chaplain - US Army
113 Belle Grove Circle
Columbia, SC 29229
Chaplain (LTC)Jimmy D. Nichols was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In 1985, he enlisted in the Army and served in Hanau, Germany. After his ETS in 1987, he served as a Servicemen's Center Director in Aschaffenburg, Germany through 1989.
Chaplain Nichols is a graduate of Lee University with a BS Degree in Bible and Pastoral Ministry and a Master of Divinity degree from the Church of God Theological Seminary with a completed unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN. In 1994, he received a direct commission in the Army reserve with endorsment with the Church of God. He also has a MS degree in Community Counseling from Columbus State University.
Prior to Chaplain Nichols's present assignment as a Pastoral Counseling Instructor and Chaplain Task Analyst Fort Jackson's U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School in S.C, he has served at Ft. Hood, TX - 4-42nd Field Artillary Btn; at Camp Yongsan, Korea - 524th MI Btn Chaplain; Ft. Bragg,NC and Kandahar, Afghanistan -
82nd Airborne Div., 2-250th Parachute Inf. Btn (PIR); Ft. Campbell, KY and South West Baghdad, Iraq - 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Brigade Chaplain; Heidelberg,Germany - Family Life Chaplain.
His military awards include: 2 Bronze Star Medals, Meritorious Service Medal, 4 Army Commendation Medals, 2 Army Achievement Medals, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Defense Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (4), Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge.
Chaplain Nichols is married to Patricia Ward Nichols since 1987. Patricia is also an Army Chaplain serving the 4-10 Infantry Btn. at Fort Jackson. They have 4 sons, Wesley, Nathan, John and Jeffrey.
Administrative Bishop - Kentucky
3500 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY 40510
Bishop Bruce Rabon is currently serving as Administrative Bishop for the Churches of God in Kentucky. Prior to this assignment, he has served in that role in New Jersey and Alaska.|
He and Wanda pastored for four years in East Flat Rock COG in Hendersonville, NC and then for 18 years at Highest Praise Family Worship Center in Landis, NC.
Bishop Rabon has served on numerous International and State Boards to include Ministry To The Military Board, Multi-Cultural Board and USA Missions Board. He has also served on the Western North Carolina State Council, the WNC State Youth Board, and a District Bishop.
Bruce is married to Wanda and they have two sons, Eric and Travis. Bishop Rabon attended East Coast Bible College and the Pentecostal Theological Seminary.
Senior Pastor - Louisville East Side Praise
6300 Billtown Road
Louisville, KY 40299
|Bishop Michael J. Smith has served the Church of God as lead pastor with two church plants in Kentucky and two church turnaround efforts; one in Nebraska and one in Illinois. His service as
Center Director for MTTM includes Misawa, Japan (1979-82) and Stuttgart, Germany (1984-88).|
Michael is married to Sherry and they have three children: Melissa (resides in Newport Beach, CA.), Chris (resides in Louisville, KY. with wife, Leah), and Stephanie (resides in Louisville, KY. with husband, Sean). In addition, Michael and Sherry have five grandchildren: Benjamin, Lily, Matthew, Brenden and Shea.
Michael holds a B.A. in Pastoral Ministries with additional studies on the masters level.
Senior Pastor - Valdosta North Church of God
3492 Mt. Zion Church Road
Valdosta, GA 31605
|Pastor Johnnie L. Quarterman is retired military having spent over 21 years in the United States Air Force. Upon his retirement in 1989, he entered full time ministry as Pastor of the North Valdosta Church of God in South Georgia in 1990. He has served as pastor there for the past 22 years.|
Bishop Quarterman holds an Associate of Science degree in Business Administration from Georgia Military College and his Bachelor degree in Business Management from Valdosta State University.
Pastor Quarterman is married to Ida M. Quarterman. They have been married for 43 years and have four daughters.
Bishop Quarterman served God and country wherever he was stationed. While in England, he was a Pentecostal Fellowship Leader and helped to start a Servicemen's Center in Alconbury.
He is highly regarded by his peers in ministry, having served on many state committees and on the South Georgia State Council.