Pastor Jim Mulkey
Pastor Jim Mulkey is the senior pastor of Graysville Church of God. He has been in ministry most of his life. He married his wife, Lanelle, in 1986 and they have three adult children, Todd, Jonathan and Dana. They have been involved in youth ministry for 4 years, music ministry for 17 years, and pastoring for 12 years. They have pastored in Tennessee for 9 years and in North Carolina for 3 years.
Pastor Mulkey is an ordained bishop with the Church of God in Cleveland, TN. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Pastoral Ministry, from Lee University. He also has a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary and continued on at the seminary to obtain an MDIV equivalency in Chaplaincy. Pastor Mulkey has also been involved with volunteer chaplaincy of a high school football team and law enforcement. He is also a veteran who served in the US Navy for almost 7 years and the US Naval Reserves for 5 years.
Pastor Mulkey and Lanelle came to Graysville Church in July of 2016. They love worship, people, and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They also love being involved with the local community.
Tj and Missy Tallent came to Graysville Church God in May of 2015, to serve as Associate Pastors. In June of 2016, they filled the position of Associate Pastor/Youth Pastors . They have a heart for God , Family, and Ministry . They serve God along side of each other, with their two beautiful girls Gracie,(11yrs) and Emma, (7yrs) who both love the Lord.
Tj and Missy have always had a heart for youth and ministry. From 2009-2014 they served in a local church, Joyful Sound Church of God in Chattanooga,Tn as youth pastors. They believed that if they could point the next generation to Christ they could change the world, and they still believe that today . In 2014 they felt God calling them to go deeper, and to dream bigger. They wanted to get more educated and training. They began the M.I.P (Ministerial Internship Program) which lead/connected them with Graysville Church Of God.
They believe in a motto that they heard in the M.I.P , Reach, Raise, and Release. Reach a generation that is full of potential, and point them to Christ.To build strong relationships, Raise them up,and to train them to be disciples of Christ. And to release them to follow their destiny in God.
Children’s Pastor, Teresa Matherley, has been ministering to children for over thirty years - eleven of those years have been here at Graysville Church of God. She has been married to her husband Dean Matherley for thirty-four years, they have two grown, married children, and have been blessed with three grandchildren.
Teresa has worked in the Rhea Co. Elementary School System as a teacher’s assistant and substitute teacher and, at one time, owned and directed Jump Start Pre-School. She has also directed and ministered to teens and children at the outreach center, C.I.T.Y Ministries, for over ten years. Teresa is passionate about helping children have a deeper relationship with God and helping them realize that they don’t have to wait until they are grown to know him.