Serving Jesus christ

Matthew 10:42 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 43 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

  • Geoff Hatley, head pastor - saint andrews

    Geoff is our head pastor, or in Anglican speak “Rector” which is just an old way of saying head pastor.  He grew up mostly in Fairfax, Va though he also lived in South Korea, Saudi Arabian and Iran.  “I was able to experience other cultures at an early age,” he says. “That really helps a person gain a much broader perspective on the world.”

    He met his future bride Kelly at Virginia Tech at a Campus Crusade for Christ event when they were freshmen.  While there they were married, had their first son and both graduated in 1992.  Geoff was a full-time youth minister for 7 years in the Episcopal church. He graduated with a Masters of Divinity with a counseling emphasis from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi in 2004. He was called to help plant St. Andrews upon graduation and has been here ever since.

    Geoff and Kelly are empty nesters with two in college (Auburn and Mississippi State) and one graduated from college (Birmingham-Southern). “Life changed dramatically for us once the kids left,” he tells us. “It’s a new and exciting stage of life!”

    He loves sports, lifting weights, running, hiking, reading. He is passionate about preaching the word and helping people grow in their faith.

  • Lanier Nail, head pastor - saint davids

    Lanier serves St. David's as pastor on behalf of Geoff and St. Andrew's.  He was raised first in Southern Baptist churches before his family became part of the charismatic movement in the late 1980's. 

    As an undergrad at the University of Alabama, he became very active in campus ministry and upon graduating, Lanier served as a campus missionary with the Assemblies of God for six years. 

    While serving at Jacksonville State University, he met Kari, and after praying her back from the mission field, they were married in 2001.  Lanier and Kari now have three  children:  Laynie (11), Hallie (8), and Isaac (2). 

    Lanier graduated with an M.Div. from Beeson Divinity School in 2006 and was ordained as an Anglican in 2011.

  • david counts, senior warden

    The ‘vestry’ of a church actually refers to the small room where the vestments (the robes and other ceremonial clothes the laity wear during the service) are kept. Historically, the parish committee met in these chambers where other valuables like church records and communion vessels were kept. The parish committee thus became known as the vestry in Anglican churches and manages the financial affairs of the church, the maintenance of its assets, and promotes the mission of the church.

  • chris fewell, saint andrews liaison to saint daviDs

    Follower of Christ, husband to Brooke, father to Shelby and Brice. 

    Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.