Victor & jamie massey
Lead Pastors

Pastors Victor and Jamie have been in full-time ministry since 1983. They are lead pastors of Sumiton Church of God since November 2016. They were married on June 3rd, 1983 and have two sons, Micah (wife Shannon) and Caleb (wife Nubya) and two grandsons, Oliver and Liam.  Their passion is to see individuals and communities transformed by the love of Jesus. Victor and Jamie are also the co-founders of City of Lights Dream Center in Walker County, Alabama, a faith-based ministry that is “empowering our community for a brighter future”.


brian & tanya gibson
Worship Pastors

Brian and Tanya have served Sumiton Church of God as Worship Pastors since September 2008. Their early encounter began in 1993 when they met on stage singing together leading people in worship. Now 25 years later, with a family of their own, they are still leading people in worship. Brian and Tanya have had the privilege to lead music workshops and conferences crossing denominational barriers. Their heart is to Move Him (God) and not people. It is their desire to see the body of Christ unite making one sound to our Father.


Phillip & Nichole walker
Family Ministries Pastors

Phillip and Nichole joined the staff of Sumiton Church of God in February 2017 where they serve as Family Ministries’ Pastors. They served as house parents at Smoky Mountain Children’s Home in Sevierville, Tennessee and as student pastors at Living Waters Christian Fellowship in Southern California. Phillip and Nichole married in September 2006 and have three children: Judah, Eliza, and Georgia. They enjoy teaching and sharing God's Word, helping students grow in and live out their faith, and watching football.



tammie dodd
office administrator

Tammie joined the staff of Sumiton Church of God as Office Administrator in June 2018 after retiring from 25 years in education as an administrator and teacher. She assists her husband, Jonathan, who is pastor of theBRIDGE young adult ministry and serves as administrative director for Firelight Women’s Ministry.

Tammie and Jonathan have a son, Camran, a daughter, Cicely, and a son-in-law, Aaron.



Ryan is married to Anya and have two beautiful children, Abryana and Graham. He has been in media ministry since 1999 and went full-time with Sumiton Church of God in June 2016. Ryan uses the resources that God has blessed Sumiton Church of God with to reach the sick, homebound, out of town, and deployed military.


Howard & Tracie Weldon
Custodian/Facilities Coordinator

Howard and Tracie have been married for 24 years and have three sons. Tracie became custodian in 2013 after retiring from 20 years of nursing. Howard became the facilities’ coordinator in 2017 following his retirement. They are active in many aspects of Sumiton Church of God and Sumiton Christian School. Howard is the president of Sumiton Christian School Youth Athletic Association and Tracie is a member of the Spirit Singers Choir, Celebrate Recovery and Sumiton KIDZ praise and worship teams, and part of the coaching staff for Sumiton Christian School girls’ athletics.



Karen has been the Finance Manager at Sumiton Church of God since 2002. She and her husband, Shane, have a son, Jordan, who is married to Devon, and a daughter, Alyssa. After Karen and Shane married, they moved to Cleveland, TN for Shane to attend Lee University. In 1994, they returned to SCOG, and have been active members since. Karen is involved with the Spirit Singers Choir and the praise team. She is a leader of the Go Forth young adult ladies’ small group and serves on the Sisterhood team. Together, they love hosting small groups.


Wayne burns
CO-leader senior adult ministry

Wayne grew up as a pastor’s kid and learned most of his business and ministry skills from selling lots of hot dogs, doughnuts, and chicken and dressing dinners. He has been a member of many gospel groups and choirs. Singing is his passion and he considers it a privilege leading the senior adults.


Cheryl crauswell
Co-leader senior adult ministry

Cheryl is a wife, mom, caregiver, piano teacher, and, last but not least, Senior Adult Ministry Leader. She has been a church musician for as long as she can remember and has also been involved with the youth and adult ministries.