Travis, his wife Jenna, and their three kiddos moved to Gallatin back in June, and they love being here! Travis is originally from Greenville, SC, and Jenna is from Ft. Lauderdale. They first met in seminary in Louisville, KY, and they married after they graduated when the Lord allowed their paths to cross again. Travis and Jenna love the local church, and they both feel like First Gallatin is a loving and mission minded congregation. When not in the office, Travis can be found hanging out with his family, tackling a new project at their home, working out, exploring Sumner County or cheering on a team that wears orange. 🙂
Executive Pastor of Administration and Discipleship
A Texas native, Nick is married to the former Kristin West (daughter of Randy and Phyllis West), who grew up in our church. They have three children, ages 7, 4, and 2. Nick graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and was a graduate of the University’s School of Honors at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX.
Nick received his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2004 from the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville. Nick has been in the private practice of law since 2005, and he currently leads the Christian Legal Aid ministry, Compassionate Counsel. He is currently pursuing his Master of Arts in Christian Studies through the distance learning program at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC.
Nick’s educational background in Business Administration and the Law are blended with a heart for missions and discipleship which is evident in his ministry experiences in his former churches.
John has been on staff with FBCG since April 2000. He was raised in Birmingham, AL and has previously served on church staff in Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. John and his wife Susan have 5 adult children and 8 grandchildren. They love to be involved in community activities, work on projects around their house, travel to visit their children and grandchildren, and time on the beach.
Savanna is originally from Cleveland, TN and joined the staff at FBCG in March 2017. She is a graduate of Lee University, and attained her degree in youth ministry and theology while there. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in family ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Her passion for ministry is to connect children and their families to Jesus – just like she came to Jesus as a child.
In her free time, Savanna likes to hike or run with her dog, Davy. She is also a huge sports fan (Go Vols and Preds) and enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Originally from central Florida, Kevin joined FBC Gallatin as the Student Pastor in October 2017. He and his wife, Denae, came to a saving relationship with Jesus during their high school years. It was in high school where they met, became best friends, and ultimately married in May 2015. Kevin followed the Lord’s call to full-time ministry in 2010 while he was a student at the University of Florida. As a response to the Lord’s calling, Kevin attended Southeastern Bapitst Theological Seminary where he earned an M.DIV in Pastoral Ministry in 2015. He served the Lord in a number of ways including, as a FUGE Camps director, in student and college ministry, leader development, and as an Associate Pastor of Community Groups. Kevin most recently served alongside Denae, with Cru High School in Raleigh, NC before moving to Gallatin.
Most importantly, he is passionate about student ministry because of the life change he experienced through Christ beginning at age 15. He believes his life’s work is to reach the next generation of students with the Gospel, and help grow them as disciples of Christ. Also, He is passionate about training and discipling leaders to engage, and reach others with the great news of Christ as they grow in their walk with Jesus.
Director of Communications
Adam can be found creating publications, updating technology (I.T., Social Media platforms, Website, etc...), planning for children’s concerts and rehearsals, coordinating our audio, video, lighting, live feed, editing video announcements, and even playing drums for the Sunday morning services.
Adam holds a Bachelors degree in Music Business with emphases in Recording technology, Marketing, and Music Comprehensive (Percussion) from the University of Rio Grande, Ohio. Adam also received his TN Teaching Certification (Post Grad) from Cumberland University, TN. Adam comes to us after being the Music Educator at Guild Elementary in Gallatin, for 14 years.
Adam enjoys playing golf, watching baseball (Cincinnati Reds Fan), football (Ohio State/UT fan), having fun with his daughter Madeline, working/planning with wife Allison (our 1st - 5th grade choir director), and the many different musical events they are involved within the community, church, and school.
Assistant to Senior Pastor
Angela has worked in various positions with four churches as an administrative assistant, the Director of Children & youth Ministries, and also as worship leader. The Govan’s boys enjoyed pre-school and VBS at FBG until they were too old to attend. Angela looks forward to working with Pastor Travis, the staff, and the members at First Baptist to continue this dynamic and heartfelt ministry.
Angela’s husband, Henry, and their family own Govan’s Salon & Co ee Café, which recently celebrated 15 years. Henry and Angela have two sons, their oldest son is a pilot in the Army, and their youngest son is in high school and loves hunting, fishing, camping, history, and science.