Pastoral Staff & Ministry Teams

Trevor Knudsen

Associate &  Youth Pastor

Welcome! If you’re looking for a church home for you or your teen I hope this can be that place. The youth group meets regularly during the week, and anyone is welcome from 6th to 12th grade. I hope we can provide a place
for you to experience God and fellowship with others.
-Pastor Trevor

Patti Dixon

Pastor Compassionate Ministries

Gainesville First has a heart to serve our community and one of our primary missions is the Nothing Wasted Thrift Shop. Pattiy leads this mission to provide  under served members of our community a place to shop with dignity and respect. All profits from the thrift store are given back to the community through our pantry program. Any community member can come in the store once a month and get free cleaning and personal care items.

Alyssa Wallace

Children Ministry Director

Alyssa has a heart for children's ministry and equipping the next generation to be followers of Christ. She loves kids and has five of her own. Alyssa is a locally licensed pastor who leads and coordinates our Sunday morning Children's Church and Wednesday night children's programs.

Melanie Pearson

Worship Arts Leader

Everyone with a heart for musical worship is invited to be a part of our worship team. Melanie is a gifted singer and worship leader and and fills our service with a mix of contemporary worship music and traditional hymns.