Our Staff

Our staff is made up of a diversity of people with an array of gifts that they use to serve here at The Rock of Gainesville.  We are bound by what we have in common - a passion for Jesus and a love for His church.  We're all excited to celebrate what God has done over the past 25 years and look forward to what he's continuing to do in Gainesville!


George A. Brantley

George A. Brantley

Senior Pastor - Began The Rock in September of 1987

Pastor George graduated from Christ For The Nations in Dallas, TX, and moved his family, Suzanne, and their three sons, Nathan, Andrew, and Luke, to Panama City and came into the ministry under Apostle Nolan Ball.  In 1987 they were sent out to start The Rock of Gainesville. Pastor has a lifelong commitment to fulfill all the plans Father God has for us.


Suzanne Brantley

Suzanne Brantley

Senior Team Pastor - Began The Rock in September of 1987

Pastor Suzanne has a wide range of responsibilities in overseeing all the worship arts and ministry to women.


Tad Miller

Tad Miller

Senior Team Pastor - Team member since 1987

“PT” has been with Pastor George since before our church began in 1987. He gives oversight to the administration of both the church and our school, including finances, facilities and day to day operations.


Ron Hyatt

Ron Hyatt

Senior Team Pastor - Team member since 1996

Pastor Ron’s duties include assisting Pastor George with the day to day activities of the ministry. He is actively involved in counseling for individuals and couples. He also oversees Connect Groups which are the small groups that care for the people in our house.


Ed Saxon

Ed Saxon

Team Pastor - Team member since 1988

Pastor Ed oversees Rock ‘N Kids nursery & preschool ministries, as well as JAM for elementary age kids.


Svend Wilbekin

Svend Wilbekin

Team Pastor - Team member since 1995

Pastor Svend oversees JesusU, 24|7 & NRG - Our College, High School & Middle School Ministries. He also directs his youth leadership team made up of young adults which assist him in all aspects of youth ministry. He is the High School & Middle School chaplain for The Rock School.


Fabian Chapov

Fabian Chapov

Team Pastor - Team member since 1993

Pastor Fabian leads the Corporate Prayer meeting on Tuesday mornings. At The Rock School, Pastor Fabian is the head coach of the varsity girls basketball team.


Nathan Brantley

Nathan Brantley

Administrative Assistant - Team member since 2006

Nathan assists Pastor Svend and works with JesusU, our college ministry.


Niki Caligiuri

Niki Caligiuri

Production Manager - Team member since 1997

Niki is responsible for all the audio visual needs at The Rock. His areas of responsibility include creating multimedia content for our weekly church services, overseeing all audio and video post production, as well as producing our weekly services.


Oscar Candelaria

Oscar Candelaria

Facilities Coordinator - Team member since 2005

Oscar oversees the maintenance of both of our locations in addition to new building projects.He also heads up the Spanish translating team on Sundays.


Bob Carter

Bob Carter

Headmaster of The Rock School, Retired - Team member 1992-2013

Mr. Bob has been named Headmaster Emeritus. He is still active as a volunteer at our school.


Andrea Chapov

Andrea Chapov

Administrative Assistant - Team member since 2007

Andrea assists Pastor Ed and Pastor Fabian.


Jamie Chong-You

Jamie Chong-You

Worship & Arts Director - Team member since 2003

Jamie oversees all of our worship and arts ministries including our Sunday worship team, our dance teams, drama teams and all other performing arts ministries. Jamie also teaches guitar and hip hop dance at The Rock School.


Hector Gonzalez

Hector Gonzalez

Administrative Assistant - Team member since 2007

Hector is the assistant to Pastor George and Pastor Ron.


Tom McGarry

Tom McGarry

Comptroller - Team member since 2012

Tom’s main role is in assisting Pastor Tad with the everyday financial aspects of both the church and school.


Jim McKenzie

Jim McKenzie

Principal of The Rock School - Team Member Since 1999

Mr. McKenzie oversees the K-12 program at The Rock School.


Karen Saxon

Karen Saxon

Personal Assistant - Team member since 2000

Karen assists Pastor Suzanne.


Eddy Thomas

Eddy Thomas

Vehicle Maintenance - Team member since 2003

Eddy is responsible for making sure all vehicles clean and in working order.


Layna Weintraub

Layna Weintraub

Graphic Design- Team member since 2013

Layna is responsible for creating graphics for weekly services and special events.


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