Staff

We have many servants at our church who voluntarily do the work of ministry, but a few of them have the privilege of getting paid to fulfill a specific role. Our staff is made up of unique and amazing people who work to fulfill the mission God has given us of making disciples of Jesus in the Tanner community and beyond. Whether that involves administration, music, keeping things clean, preaching, hanging out with kids or youth, maintenance, Bible study, event planning, or designing, it's all done to honor God and to share the love of Jesus. Check out our staff below.

 
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Jason Greene Pastor

Jason was born in Moulton, AL, Jason enjoys music, reading, running, hiking, hanging out with friends, and Auburn Football- War Eagle! He became a Christian as a young person, but truly learned to trust God’s love and grace as an adult. Jason’s first career was a Combat Engineer in the US Army. He retired from active duty in 2009. During his career as a soldier, he was deployed to Iraq for three tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2006 he was injured, medevaced to Landstuhl Germany, spent almost a year in the Wounded Warrior Program, and his life began to change drastically as the Holy Spirit drew him into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. He graduated from Lee University with a degree in Social Sciences and went to MemphisTheological Seminary in Tennessee, and United Theological Seminary Ohio. Jason is married to Rachel his much better half! She graduated from UNA and UWA. She is a masters level clinician and therapist. Jason adores her intelligence, faith-filled spirit, and fun loving nature. They are a blended family with four kids between them; Ethan 26, Allie 23, Bree 20, and Gavin 14. Allie and her husband Bill have two children… Peyton and Beau. They also have two dogs: Maggie, a Siberian Husky-German Shepherd cross, and Pax beautiful Mutt. Feel free to connect with Jason at Jason.greene@umcna.org 

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Leeroy and Patty Gatlin–Custodians

Patty and Leeroy love to serve their church and community. They both are retired from being machine operators, both have lived in Tanner all their lives, and both went to Tanner High School. The Gatlins were married in April of 1972. They have 4 children (Christy, Leeroy Jr., Chasity, and James), 7 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. One grandchild, James Jr., attends church with them. They lead a simple life doing their best to serve the Lord.

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Michael Pollick–Organist

Michael was born in Akron, Ohio, but has lived in northern Alabama since 1986. He has worn a number of hats over the years, including disk jockey, voice-over artist, children's theater, English tutor, and church accompanist. His Christian music ministry started at age 12, when a Pentecostal minister handed him an accordion and invited him to join the church "orchestra". His personal interests include acting, singing, watching movies and creative writing. He currently works as a product reviewer for a start-up company in San Francisco called BestReviews.com. He lives in Decatur with his wife Amy and two cats, Pippin and Natchez.