Dr. Ken Dove
Ken has been in full-time ministry since the age of 21. His hobbies include reading, writing and treasure hunting in various secondhand locations. Ken and Arlene began their ministry at Gracepointe in November of 2014.
Ken explains his philosophy of ministry as follows:
"The church's involvement in its people is two fold. First, it is to create an environment for disciple making. Whether it is in corporate worship through the preaching and teaching of the Word, or in small group discussions, connecting the community together is vital for strong and healthy relationships to take hold among all ages. Secondly, the church must provide the tools and resources for making our homes, especially for young families, a vibrant place where Christ is taught and family altars abound.
I am eager to continue to be a part of a church that professes and teaches scriptural holiness, to be with a people that are seeking a revival of God's Spirit through the church and a break through of His Spirit in all that we do.
I thoroughly enjoy watching God work and move in and outside the church. I personally desire not just to be a better leader, but a better follower first. A follower of Jesus, for where He leads me I will follow. My song these days is 'Be Thou My Vision." I pray that my vision would first be His vision. What a joy it is to serve HIM!"
Pastor of Worship & Arts
Emily is originally from Lawrenceville, Georgia where she grew up leading worship for many different ministries including FCA, Young Life, mission trips, house church, and multiple youth group services and retreats. After graduating from High school she moved to Nashville, TN to attend Trevecca Nazarene University. She traveled with two different Public Relations groups leading worship all over the Southeast region during her Sophomore and Junior years at Trevecca.
She graduated with a degree in Vocal Performance with a minor in Music Technology. She became the Worship Arts Pastor at Concord Community Church of the Nazarene in May of 2015 and served there for two years. In June of 2017, Emily and her husband Bryan felt called to begin their ministry at Gracepointe Nazarene Church, which happens to be the church Emily grew up in. Emily enjoys being outdoors, playing sports, and gathering with friends. She is passionate about reaching out to people and making sure that everyone has the opportunity to participate in a time of worship.
Pastor to Youth
Trevor has had a call in his life for youth ministry since he was a teenager. He grew up in Rocky Mount, North Carolina where he had an active role in the church. He served in several leadership positions in his own youth group until he went off to college at Trevecca Nazarene University; he majored in Religion with a concentration in Youth Ministry. Throughout his time at Trevecca he was an active part of the youth group at Trevecca Community Church serving as a youth worker. As his time at Trevecca came to a close he followed God’s guidance and accepted the invitation to come on staff at Gracepointe as their full time Youth Pastor. Trevor is so excited to work with the youth group at Gracepointe and the greater Georgia Nazarene District. He can’t wait to see the work God has in store for the teens and their community.
Children's Ministries Coordinator
Arlene Dove grew up in St. Petersburg, Fla. and attended Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN. She is married to Ken and is the mother of four incredible children. She has always had a heart for Children’s Ministry. Her desire is for all children to accept Christ as their Lord and Savior, to grow in their faith, and to lead others to the Lord. In her free time she enjoys running and all things Disney.