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Meet the team that serves at Pennington AG Church


Pastor Brian Lane

Lead Pastor

Brian has a decade of ministry experience and has been serving the Pennington AG community for the last eight of those eleven years. Passionate and faithful in his work, Brian is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and holds a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers, double majoring in Religion and Sociology. When he is not doing ministry, he loves spending time with his wife Katelyn.


Madison Kelly
Student Ministries Director

Madison has been attending Pennington AG since the beginning of 2020. She has served in kids ministries as well as serving as a youth group leader for numerous years. It was at that time that she realized her deep passion for ministry and fostering the growth of families to be fully devoted to Jesus. Madison is extremely excited to be a part of the team and to help lead kids, youth, and families to greater community with each other and Jesus Christ!


Gavin Wheatley
Connections & Missions Director

Gavin has been attending and serving Pennington AG Church since he was 11 years old. Since then, his servant's heart and passion for sharing his faith to those around him has continued to grow. He married Katlin in May 2021, and together they have pursued God’s calling in their lives. He has graduated from Southeastern University with a degree in ministerial leadership. Gavin loves to see the mission of God move around the world, and people grow passionate for Jesus.


Rachel John
Worship Director

Longing for communities to deeply encounter Jesus in worship in transformative ways, Rachel has been attending Pennington AG since 2020 and has seen God at work here in significant ways. Rachel is passionate about bringing together gospel truths and musical worship and longs for the congregation to be led to worship God in light of who He is and who we’ve experienced Him to be. 


Katlin Wheatley
Communications Director

Katlin has been a part of Pennington AG Church since 2016. Loving to create and design, Katlin joined and led the Creative Team for over a year and now has joined the staff team in the spring of 2019. Managing social media, filming videos, and creating graphics are some of the amazing things she gets to do as part of the church and is so thrilled to be using those gifts for the Kingdom of God! 


Rich McDaniel

Care & Facilities Director

Rich has attended PenningtonAG his entire life and served on the executive board for over 30 years. He currently oversees PenningtonAG’s care ministries: coordinating visitations for the sick and the elderly and training greeters for the welcome team. He also devotes time to driving a school bus for special needs children.


Effie Lovero

Finance Administrator

A lifelong member of PenningtonAG, Effie Lovero has lived in Pennington and attended PenningtonAG for almost 4 decades! She enjoys working with numbers, balancing budgets, and reconciling accounts as the Church Accounting Manager for 17 years.  On Sunday mornings you can find her volunteering in the Children’s Ministry or in the church kitchen preparing lunches and dinners. 

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