Associational Director of Missions: Dr. Tracy W. Jaggers
Dr. Jaggers has been in full time ministry since 1979. He has served in the roles of Senior Pastor, Associate Pastor, Minister of Music, Youth Pastor and Minister of Education. He has been married 38 years. He and his wife, Lorna, have 5 children and 5 grandsons.
Tracy has a B. S. in Music from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, an M.A. in Christian Education from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tennessee, an M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and the D.Min. in Church Revitalization from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.
He is a frequent blogger and writer for state and national revitalization websites and magazines, as well as an active speaker in state and national revitalization conferences. Check out his website at http://www.churchoverhauler.com.
Missions Facilitator: Greg Gomez III
Greg was born in Fort Hood, Texas. He is presently the deacon chairman and a Sunday School teacher at Bethel Baptist Church in Troy, IL.
Greg’s career includes 11 years as a US Army Air Defense officer and 24 years as a University Admissions officer. He taught Principles of Management at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville for 11 years and 3 years for Liberty University as the Online Organizational Behavior instructor.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Houston, Victoria, TX, and a Master’s degree in Personnel Management from Webster University, St. Louis, MO.
He is married to Elida, his wife of 41 years. They have 3 children, 2 sons-in-law, and 2 grandsons. His hobbies include tennis, reading, biking, canoeing, playing the guitar, and playing with his grandsons.
Ministry Assistant: Amy Barnes
Amy has been working for GBA for 7 years. She has an associate degree from Lewis and Clark Community College. Amy has been married to Brian for 25 years, and they have three teenage boys (Garrett, Nathan and Corey). Amy lives in Dorsey and attends Holiday Shores Baptist Church where she is a children’s teacher on Sunday evenings.
Financial Assistant: Diane Ward
Diane attends Second Baptist Church in Granite City where she is the Treasurer/Financial Secretary. She plans to complete her Associate degree in Accounting in the Fall of 2017 at Southwestern Illinois College. She has a brother, two nephews and two great nieces that she loves dearly!