Staff & Leadership

We have a passion for people, our city and our world. Our culture and leadership is deeply influenced by the core values of our community and a deep sense of calling. These core values have been shaped by our rich history of great co-workers and energy; always pressing forward in our call to love God and love others.

  • JOhn Turner

    Senior Pastor

    John came to First Galveston in Oct 2016. His thoughtful teaching, passion for the Word, and deep care for people are invaluable to our community. His gifts continue to help us grow into who God has for us as a church to be.  


    @brojturner                                   Email John

  • Nathan MAhand

    minister of outreach and educ

    Nathan joined the staff at First in 2014 to help lead our community ministries and Christian education endeavors. His primary role is to equip those within the church to reach out into the community, and help them make disciples. 


     @nathanmahand             Email Nathan

  • Jay Carnes

    Worship leader

    Jay has served First Galveston in many capacities. His gifts shine through best when he is leading the praise band, and congregation to the throne of grace. Jay's gifts bring a rich blend of talent and creativity to our worship experience. 

     

  • Larry Gore

    church ADMINISTRATOR

    Larry joined the effort at first in Jan 2017. He brings a wealth of business and practical knowledge to the office each day, in addition to a fun loving spirit, and deep devotion to God. He seeks to help our process and procedures be effective and honor God. 


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  • Zach Massey

    youth director

    Zach saw the need for First to reach into the lives of students on Galveston Island in the summer of 2016, and approached the staff about taking the leadership role in this ministry. Zach brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the students at First. He desires to see the lives of students transformed through interaction with faith in Christ. 


    @ZachWMassey           Email Zach

  • Beth Turner

    INterim Children's Director

    Beth jumped right into the flow of Children's ministry in the Fall of 2016. She brings a depth of knowledge about childhood education, and pairs that with a deep love for Jesus. She desires to create a safe and loving environment where kids are free to experience the love of Jesus. 


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  • Dawn Tolliver

    Administrative Assistant

    Dawn is the one who holds the office together and makes sure that everything runs on time. In addition to making sure the ministerial staff is supported she uses her gifts and talents in service to our church in Sunday Small Groups. 


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