Pastor Jeremy & Amy Dunn
Pastor Jeremy Dunn graduated from Warner University in 2010 with a degree in Church Ministry and Pastoral Studies. He first entered into professional ministry in 2005 serving in a variety of ministries in Florida while in college and also in Virginia. He returned to Virginia in 2007 to serve as a youth pastor in Roanoke Virginia. In 2010, God called him to serve in ministry in Saltville. From 2010 - 2017, Pastor Jeremy pastored the Chatham Hill First Church of God congregation. In January of 2018, he accepted the call to pastor at First Church of God, Allison Gap.
Pastor Jeremy is dedicated to preaching and teaching the Word of God with truth, conviction, and clarity. As he often says, "I'm just one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread."
He and his wife, Amy, were married on July 9th, 2011. Together, they have two wonderful children, Bryson and Aubrey.
Below you'll find his personal testimony.
Pastor Jeremy's Journey of Faith
I was born into a faithful family. My father served as a full-time ministry for over forty years and is still serving in a variety of different ways. 25 of those years were spent in Chilhowie, Virginia, where I was privleged to grow up. I am who I am today, not because they forced their faith upon me, but because they lived their faith before me. My mother and father were, and still are, great examples in my life. I am who I am because I saw in them the difference that Jesus can make in a person(s) life. But I am not, in any way, implying that it has been [or is] an easy journey. Though I was off to a good start, there were many rough patches, and ill taken turns [of which I'm happy to share; it's just too much to type out]. But even for those, I am grateful. I am grateful, ultimately, for grace of God. He did not give up on me! And he hasn't given up on me! Though I grew up in the church, I didn't see the "church" until sometime later. At the age of thirteen years old, while attending a summer youth camp, Jesus became real to me. With trembling knees and a broken heart, I walked to the altar, confessed my sins, and asked Jesus to save me. And he so wonderfully did! It was not long after that camp experience that I had a crisis of faith. I had never felt more alone in my life. In a desperate attempt to quench that lonlinesless, I caved to what the culture offered. Over the next several years I lived in spiritual agony which I tried to cover by "playing both teams." I had myself conviced that I was saved because I professed Christ and because I attended church. On paper, I felt like I had a good enough resume. Oh, how superficial my profession was! And I didn't even know it. But in the summer of 2001, God showed up. I was attending a youth convention in Denver. Colorado. The speaker spoke from Matthew 7. Jesus says, "Not everyone who calls out to me, 'Lord! Lord!' will enter the Kingdom of Heaven." Jesus says, "Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. On judgment day may will say to me, 'Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name!" In other words, we did all the right things! "But I will reply, 'I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God's law." (Matthew :21-23) It was like a bomb to my heart. I realized at that moment, that it sounds just like me. And if felt like Jesus was speaking directly to me! So, with trembling knees and a broken heart, I made my way to the altar (this time with thousands of other students), confessed my sins and accepted Jesus as MY personal Lord and Savior. And on that day I committed to walk the path that I had previously been running from. And my friend, my life has never been the same since that day. Ever since that day I have been on a journey - a journey of faith - one that is ripe with spiritual highs and spiritual lows; one that is ripe with success and ripe with failures; one that is ripe with happiness and ripe with grief and heartache. But through all the highs and lows, the bending and the breaking, God has shown Himself to be strong. God has proven Himself time and time again that though life changes so much, He remains the same, and because of Him I have stability. He is the solid rock! He is the sure footpath! He is my light, my path, my salvation, My God and my King! God is good. God is so good to me. God is ever faithful! And I am blessed! God has blessed me with a wonderful, amazing wife, an incredible son, and a wonderful family! God has richly blessed me with a wonderful church family for whom I am grateful for! It is indeed true what the song writer wrote, "I'm so glad to be a part of the family of God!" He can do that same for you!
Ministry of Worship & Music
Mary graduated from Warner Southern University in 1999 with her degree in Music and Worship and has served at the Gap Church since 2015. She has a heart and a passion for Worship that is, above all, God focused and Biblical. She is the coordinator of the church choir and serves as Chairperson of our Mission's Committee.
Lisa has been involved in the service of this congregation for many years, among those have been children and youth. She has a heart for service and a genuine Godly spirit. Lisa also serves as the Chairperson of our Women's Fellowship and The Gap Connection coordinator.