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Youth Ministry Team

Bob Agan

Youth Pastor

Bob joined the staff at PVN in March of 2010. He's been serving in student ministry for the past 14 years and is passionate about seeing teenagers build the foundation of their life on Jesus.

Favorite Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-8 Isaiah's vision of the Lord

Something unusual about Bob you may not know: "While in the military, I rappelled out of a helicopter onto the deck of a civilian cruise ship that was traveling in the Mediterranean Ocean. There happened to be a European news crew on the ship that filmed the whole event!"

Favorite Food: The same as every other smart person in the world: CHICK FIL A!!!

Favorite Artist(s): Lecrae, Hillsong United, Jesus Culture, Toby Mac, Tomlin, etc. (This could go on for a while if we don't cut it off somewhere)

Hobbies: Running, Mountain biking, and pretty much any sport that involves a ball

Follow Bob:

  • Twitter - @bobagan
  • Instagram - bobagan

  • Suzanne Agan

    Girls Small Group Leader (11th & 12th Grade)

    Suzanne is married to Bob and has been at PVN since 2010. She has faithfully been by his side serving in student ministry for the past 14 years.

    Favorite Scripture: Galatians 5:22 The Fruit of the Spirit and Exodus 11:11

    Something unusual about Suzanne you may not know: If I could start over in my career I would be an FBI agent, not kidding! I also did a stint as Ms. Chiquita Banana, the grocery store actually sold out of bananas in one hour that day. My claim to fame!

    Favorite Food: Salty and sweet - Steak and Cannoli

    Favorite Artist(s): Bon Jovi (gotta love those 80's!) and Hillsong United

    Hobbies: Riding my horses, kayaking, reading, wildlife photography

    Follow Suzanne:

  • Twitter - @suzanneagan
  • Instagram - suzanneagan
  • Facebook - Suzanne Agan

  • Ryan Matherly

    Assistant Student Minister/MS Guys Small Group Leader

    Ryan has been working with PVN Students since September 2014.

    Favorite Scripture: Philippians 1:6 "Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion in the day of Christ Jesus."

    Something unusal about Ryan you may not know: Ryan played in a "boy band" while in college at Georgia Southern. They obviously weren't THAT good since he's now in ministry:-)

    Favorite Food: Macaroni & Cheese (Definitely NOT Taco Bell!!!)

    Favorite Aritst(s): 30 Seconds to Mars, Safetysuit, Journey

    Hobbies: TV, Movies, Running, Working Out, Basketball, Reading, Watching Sermons, Harry Potter

    Ben Thornton

    Student Ministry Worship Leader

    Ben and his wife Jessica have been a part of the PVN family & the Student Ministry Team for 2 years.

    Favorite Scripture: Romans 12:1 "offer your bodies as a living sacrifice to God, for this is your act of worship."

    Something unusual about Ben you may not know: "I've dislocated the my right elbow....twice."

    Favorite Food: "BBQ, Nothing better than a piece of pork that has been smothered in smoke for 12 hours, then drenched in a vinegar base sauce!!"

    Favorite Artist(s): Daughtry, The ORIGINAL SonicFlood (Jeff Deyo), Rascal Flatts, Anything Passion, Skillet

    Hobbies: "Writing / Recording music, Smoking BBQ, Large Home Projects (limit one per year)"

    Follow Ben:

  • Twitter - @benthornton30
  • Facebook - Ben Thornton

  • Misty White

    Girls Small Group Leader (9th & 10th Grade)

    Misty has been at PVN for 29 years and working with the student ministry for the past 17 years.

    Favorite Scripture: Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world,[a] but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

    "I love the book of Romans and this scripture reminds me daily to strive in every decision to be fashioned to the will of God and not mine."

    Something unusual about Misty you may not know: "A lot!. … my dream job is to be a FBI agent or a US Marshall… I really just want to look cool carrying a gun!"

    Favorite Food: "If you say meet me at chick-fil-a I will drop everything and meet you… other than that I love anything grilled and can eat a lot of mac and cheese."

    Favorite Artist(s): "Passion/Hillsong/Crowder/Jesus Culture/Jake Owen/Justin Bieber.. (no really I am kidding).. /JT/Luke Bryan/Zac Brown"

    Hobbies: "Working out/ camping/ kayaking/ watching college football/ grilling out with friends and family / shopping with mom."

    Follow Misty:

  • Twitter - @mlw1024
  • Instagram - mistyleewhite
  • Facebook - Misty Whitfield White

  • Hannah Smith

    Girls Small Group Leader (9th & 10th Grade)

    Hannah began attending PVN Student Ministry in 2010 while she was still in high school. She joined the Student Ministry Team in 2012.

    Favorite Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

    Something unusual about Hannah you may not know: "I have a sick obsession with anything camo, enjoy line dancing, and I am beyond terrified of getting on a banana boat at the beach. I also love anything related to sharks. SHARK WEEK IS LIFE."

    Favorite Food: "Steak, Chicken, Spaghetti, mashed potatoes, FRIED OKRA"

    Favorite Artist(s): "George Strait, Maddie & Tae, Luke Bryan, Chris Tomlin, Kari Jobe, Francesca Battistelli,& Matthew West & probably more but nobody has time for that"

    Hobbies: "Eating, Swimming, Riding four-wheelers, fishing, grilling out, & just being outside enjoying God’s beautiful nature"

    Follow Hannah:

  • Twitter - @hannah_lorine
  • Instagram - @hannahlorine14
  • Facebook - Hannah Smith

  • Kristen Naylor

    Girls Small Group Leader (9th and 10th Grade)

    Kristen has been at PVN for the last 2 years and joined the Student Ministry Team in 2015.

    Favorite Scripture

    "For from His fullness we have all received grace upon grace."

    -John 1:16

    Something unusual about Kristen you may not know

    I have dual citizenship in Canada & the United States.

    Favorite Food

    Donuts, muffins, Chick Fil A, sweet tea, chicken tenders, BBQ sauce.

    Favorite Music Artists

    The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Rend Collective, Disney Princess Soundtracks.


    Doodles, soccer, Netflix, napping, reading, crafting, audiobooks.

    Follow Kristen

    Instagram - @klnaylor

    Twitter - @Kristen_92192

    Sandra Baggett

    Small Group Leader (Middle School Girls)

    Sandra has been a member of PVN since 2013 and joined the Student Ministry Team in 2015.

    Favorite Scripture

    "But Jesus looked at the and said, "with man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." - Matthew 19:26

    Something unusual about Sandra you may not know

    I played golf all 4 years in high school and went to state 2 of those 4 years.

    Favorite Food

    The Big Jack Daddy Burger from Buffalo Wild Wings

    Favorite Artists

    Sam Hunt, Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, and Brett Eldridge


    Golf, spending time with my family and friends, and watching movies. And I am OBSESSED with Belk.

    Brice Duke

    MS Guys Small Group Leader

    Brice has been at PVN for the past 3 years and working in the Student Ministry for 1 year.

    Favorite Scripture: Psalm 73:26 "My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."

    Something unusual about Brice you may not know: "I am an absolute sports fanatic. Whether it be Braves Baseball, Georgia Football, Basketball, Hockey, even Golf; I'll probably know something about it. Love the stats, weird facts, and just watching games."

    Favorite Food: "Can't ever say no to some Zaxby's!"

    Favorite Artist(s): Luke Bryan, George Strait, Chris Tomlin

    Hobbies: Golf, Watching baseball, football, tweeting, telling dry jokes

    Follow Brice:

  • Twitter - @dukebrice & @pvnstudents
  • Instagram - dukebrice
  • Facebook - Brice Duke

  • Zane Holcomb

    Small Group Leader (MIddle School Boys)

    Zane has been a member of PVN since 2000 and joined the Student Ministry Team in 2016.

    Favorite Scripture

    Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

    Something unusual about Zane you may not know

    I enjoy working and building with wood.

    Favorite Food

    Sweet Tea, Mashed Potatoes, and Steak

    Favorite Artist(s)

    The Fray, Eric Church, David Crowder, Greensky Bluegrass, NF, For King and Country, Allman Brothers, Jimmy Eat World


    I am an avid outdoorsman including Fly Fishing, Whitewater and Tour Kayaking, Backpacking, Hunting. Also I spend a large portion of my time with music including playing piano, guitar, and bass. Lastly, I enjoy adventuring and hanging around my friends and spending time with my family.

    Frank Murphy

    11th & 12th Grade Sunday School Teacher

    Frank has been at PVN for over 9 years. He's been a part of the Student Ministry Team since 2007 and has almost 30 total years of experience!

    Favorite Scripture: John 11: 24-25 - "I am the resurrection and the life. He that believes in me, though he be dead; yet shall he live"

    Something unusual about Frank you may not know: "I am even LESS cool than Bob" Also, Frank is known for paintings in various buildings all over our state! (That's WAY more cool than Bob)

    Favorite Food: "Meat and potatoes; Chocolate (that's what keeps me awake at night)"

    Favorite Artist(s): "Rembrandt and Michelangelo. You probably mean music artist, but that's not how I think..."

    Hobbies: "Watching Atlanta Braves struggle through a season; I do a little sculpting in marble and painting but I'm not sure they pass as hobbies"

    Follow Frank:

  • Facebook - Frank Murphy

  • Tom and Lora Goodson

    11th & 12th Grade Sunday School Teachers

    Tom and Lora have been at PVN since April of 2012. They joined the Student Ministry Team 2 years ago and bring 20+ years of experience!

    Favorite Scripture: Matthew 11:28-30 "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

    Something unusual about Tom and Lora you may not know: Both of Lora and Tom are certified scuba divers

    Favorite Food: Crab Legs

    Favorite Artist(s): Micheal W. Smith and Amy Grant

    Hobbies: Gardening

    Follow Tom and Lora:

  • Facebook - Tom Goodson
  • Facebook - Lora Goodson

  • Wayne and Jamie Richey

    9th & 10th Grade Sunday School Teachers

    Wayne and Jamie have been attending PVN for the past 14 years and have been a part of student ministry for the past 7+ years.

    Favorite Scripture: Jamie (Phil 4:6-7)

    Wayne (Pro 3:5-6)

    Something unusual about Wayne & Jamie you may not know: Jamie was "first diagnosed with an allergy in 1st grade to the cold" and Wayne is the "only survivor of triplets"!!!

    Favorite Food: Jamie - "Dark Chocolate!!!!"

    Wayne - "Chocolate cheesecake"

    Favorite Artist(s): (Jamie) - "Walt Disney ohhh you mean musician, Brit Nicole, Brandon Heath, Casting Crown" (Wayne) - "Newsboys"

    Hobbies: Jamie - "Crafts!!! Hiking, Camping"

    Wayne - "Hunting, camping"

    Follow Jamie:

  • Instagram - JamieLRichey
  • Facebook - Jamie Groover Richey

  • Jennifer Phillips

    8th Grade Sunday School Teacher & Trek/Journey AWANA Leader

    Jennifer has been part of the student ministry team for over 6 years.

    Favorite Scripture: Romans 12:2

    Something unusual about Jennifer you may not know: Jennifer was voted most athletic in High School (you can ask her what year) & she's thrown a discus 96'

    Favorite Food: Seafood

    Favorite Artist(s): Big Daddy Weave, Mercy Me, Sidewalk Prophets, Maroon 5, Patsy Cline, Meagan Trainer, and many more

    Hobbies: Anything to do outside or school

    Follow Jennifer:

  • Twitter - @philljennifer
  • Facebook - Jennifer Phillips

  • Mark and Jenny Ackerman

    7th Grade Sunday School Teachers

    Mark and Jenny have been at PVN since 2014 and joined the Student Ministry Team in 2015.

    Favorite Scripture: Mark (Mk. 10:45)

    Jenny (Heb. 4: 14-16)

    Something unusual about Mark and Jenny you may not know: Mark worked for the Ministry of Baseball Chapel for 4 years and was the Chaplain for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Jenny is a graduate of Baylor University and a Baylor Bear (Sic'em Bears!)

    Favorite Food: Pon Haus-Pennsylvania Scrapple (Mark)

    Olives & Dark Chocolate - not together!!! (Jenny)

    Favorite Artist(s): Water Deep (Mark)

    Jimmy Needham, MercyMe, Water Deep (Jenny)

    Hobbies: Mark likes to run with his family, watch the Steelers win each week and spend time with his beautiful wife (his words!). Jenny likes painting, drawing, gardening, and reading.

    Bo and Christy Bradshaw

    6th Grade Sunday School Teachers & Small Group Leaders

    Bo and Christy have been at PVN since 2010 and joined the Student Ministry Team in 2012.

    Favorite Scripture: Christy (Gal. 6:9)

    Bo (Matt. 6:34)

    Something unusual about Bo & Christy you may not know: Christy has to eat Sloppy Joe's and BBQ sandwiches with a fork AND cannot hock a loogie!! Bo has a very unhealthy addiction to Coke and Popcorn-nightly!

    Favorite Food: Spaghetti (Christy) Pizza (Bo)

    Favorite Artist(s): Casting Crowns (Christy) Third Day (Bo)

    Hobbies: Definitely not gardening! Reading and relaxing on the couch

    Follow Bo and Christy:

  • Twitter - @bobradshaw56
  • Instagram - bcbradshaw
  • Facebook - Bo Bradshaw
  • Facebook - Christy Bradshaw

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