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

Lead 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

Lead 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

Lead 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

Lead 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.


Nathan Brantley

Nathan Brantley

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.


Niki Caligiuri

Niki Caligiuri

Production Manager - Team member since 1997

Niki is responsible for Production, Audio and Visual needs at The Rock. His areas of responsibility include creating multimedia content for our weekly services, overseeing all audio and video post production, as well as leading our Technical Arts volunteer teem in 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.


Jamie Chong-You

Jamie Chong-You

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.


Hector Gonzalez

Hector Gonzalez

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.


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

Headmaster 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.


Pat Schaff

Pat Schaff

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.


Melissa Berryman

Melissa Berryman

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.


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