Meet the Team

If you have any questions for our staff, feel free to reach out and email them by clicking their name or you can contact the Church Office (573.635.0963) to get connected.


  • Lead Pastor - Joe Gregory


    Joe Gregory has served as our Lead Pastor since January 2015.  He comes from Indiana along with his wife Tracy and their three children, Jonas, Molly & Gavin.  Joe gave his life to Christ at the age of twelve and received the call to ministry at the age of eighteen.  He served as a Worship Arts pastor for 32 years, serving in Texas and Indiana before transitioning to a Lead Pastor.  He and Tracy were married in 2003 and Tracy home schools their children.  One of his favorite Bible verses is Romans 8:37 reminding him that “we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”  He enjoys time with his family, playing the piano, writing music, reading and have a good cup of coffee.  

  • Children's Ministry Coordinator - Amanda Miller

    Amanda was born, raised, and saved in northern Wisconsin but has been a Jefferson City resident for nearly 20 years along with her five children. She has been homeschooling her children for over 17 years with her oldest nearing college graduation. She has served within children’s ministry at various churches since the age of 20. After receiving the gift of a lifesaving transplant, she counts each day as a miracle and has a renewed passion to pour Christ’s love into the lives of children.  Her favorite verse is, “It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you. He will not leave or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deuteronomy  31:8

  • Global Ministries - Scott Clark

    Scott has lived in Jefferson City since 2017 and attended First Church of God. Follower since childhood. Baptized in the Pacific Ocean on a mission trip to Costa Rica. He enjoys baking cookies for his staff and for church special events. Scott enjoys spending time with his family, church family, and traveling.  His life verse is Joshua 1:9 (KJV)  "Have I not commanded thee?  Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed:  for the Lord they God is with thee whithersoever thou goest." 

  • Discipleship - Susan Coburn

    I grew up in a wonderful small town north and west of Macon, MO called Shelbyville.  After receiving an associate's degree in business from Truman University, I married and 9 years later was blessed with our daughter, Niki.  She and her husband have, in turn, blessed me with two great, challenging (haha) grandsons.  I have been lucky to have had many INTERESTING jobs which culminated in retiring from the University of Missouri Health Care System.  I moved to JC three years ago to be near my family and last year, by chance - or God's guidance, I investigated "the little white church in the vale" and you know the rest of the story - a wonderful staff/loving congregation and an opportunity to serve my Lord.  I look forward to future happy years here in unity with FCOG members.

  • Hospitality - Deb Whitener

    Debbie was born in Gary, Indiana and lived in Chicago during her childhood.  She moved to Jefferson City in 1968 and met the love of her life, Robert, during high school.  They married in 1972.  She has 3 children and 7 grandchildren.  Debbie is a retired nurse but continues to work as needed at St. Mary's Health Center.

  • Maintenance & Grounds - Steve Moulton

    Steve was born and raised in Northern California.  He was raised in church and baptized at the age of 11.  He attended Jefferson City First Church of God in the early 90's, but returned to California to be close to family and resume his Air Force Career.  In 2019, Steve and his wife Christina had a call to move to Russellville, MO, and their home church.  Steve and Christina have been married since 2003 and have four daughters.  Steve is retired from the US Air Force Reserve and the California Department of Corrections.