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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Team Pastor - Team member since 1988
Pastor Ed oversees Rock ‘N Kids nursery & preschool ministries, as well as JAM for elementary age kids.
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.
Team Pastor - Team member since 2006
Pastor Nathan oversees and directs TR Teens—our High School & Middle School Ministry. He also leads a youth leadership team which is made up of young adults who assist him in all aspects of youth ministry.
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.
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.
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.
Team Pastor - Team member since 2003
Pastor Jamie oversees and directs our Worship and Arts Ministry. This includes our Sunday worship team, dance teams, drama team and all other performing arts ministries. He also teaches bible at The Rock School.
Team Pastor - Team member since 2007
Pastor Hector oversees and directs The Volunteer Ministry. He leads the management, organization, and operations of all our volunteer teams alongside a core team who assists him.
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.
Principal of The Rock School - Team Member Since 1999
Mr. McKenzie oversees the K-12 program at The Rock School.
Personal Assistant - Team member since 2000
Karen assists Pastor Suzanne.
Graphic Design- Team member since 2013
Layna is responsible for creating graphics for weekly services and special events.
Assistant - Team member since 2014
Pat assists guests over the phone and in the office during our work week. She also provides clerical support to all ministry departments. Pat also assists Pastor Ron with welcoming visitors on Sundays at Starting Line.
Executive Assistant - Team member since 2016
Melissa assists our Lead Pastor, George Brantley, in all aspects of ministry. From clerical to production of projects and events, she is an integral part of the core support team.