Staff

Pastor

Terry Simpkins

PASTOR TERRY SIMPKINS is a native of Huntington, W.Va., and began his pastorate at Greenbrier Valley Nazarene in January 2021, coming from Festus, Missouri, where he had pastored the Nazarene congregation there for 21 years. He has served in a number of other locations as well. Terry is a graduate of Marshall University (Huntington, W.Va.), Nazarene Bible College (Colorado Springs), and Nazarene Theological Seminary (Kansas City). He teaches classes for the West Virginia South Center for Ministry Formation, designed for adult students working toward ordination in the Church of the Nazarene. He and his wife, Becky, have one daughter, MaryBeth Simpkins, who lives in Huntington.




Nazarene Missions International director

Michael Atkinson

MICHAEL ATKINSON serves as director of Greenbrier Valley Nazarene's chapter of Nazarene Missions International, helping keep us informed of what is going on in missions throughout the world and challenging us to support our missions work in prayer and giving. He also heads up our Compassionate Ministries department, overseeing ministry via our food pantry, crisis care kits, community outreach efforts, our two "adopted" children from Bangladesh, and more. Michael is also our church treasurer. He is a native of Lewisburg and Greenbrier East High School graduate who lived most of his adult life in other locations while in military service--but moved back to his beloved Greenbrier Valley in 2020.




Director of Youth Ministries

Cliff Gibson

CLIFF GIBSON serves as our local director of youth ministries, working on efforts to reach our area youth for Jesus Christ through a variety of activities and ministries. He is a native of nearby Covington, Virginia, and works at Raytheon in Union, Monroe County. He is assisted by his wife, Renee. They have two children, Brian and Maddy, and two grandchildren. 




Bookkeeper

Susan Nutter

SUSAN NUTTER is our bookkeeper at GV Nazarene, keeping track of our many financial accounts, budgets, insurance, and all things monetary for our busy congregation. She is adept at keeping our accounts balanced, assuring that our bills are paid, and answering any questions about our finances. She and her husband, Paul, live in the White Sulphur Springs area.




Director of Nazarene Discipleship International

Jonathan Wright

JONATHAN WRIGHT currently serves as GV Nazarene's director of Nazarene Discipleship International, traditionally known as Sunday School. He oversees the Bible study classes that take place at 9:30 am each Sunday for adults, young adults, teens, and children. He also serves as church board secretary.