Meet The Team

Pastor Bob and Ami Lee Powell

Lead Pastor

Pastor Bob serves as Senior Pastor for The Sanctuary on Waldroup Avenue.  Pastor Bob Powell, his wife, Ami Lee, and daughter, Hannah moved to Douglas from the Bridgeford Church of God in March of 2012.  Pastor Bob has served the church in a wide variety of ways.  He has worked in several areas of Children’s Ministries, teaching all ages of Sunday school for most of his life.  He was the Student and Associate Pastor at the Jeffersonville Church of God until becoming a full time Evangelist.  Since 2006, Pastor Bob has pastored the Brown Springs Church of God, as well as the Bridgeford Church of God.  He went through the Ministerial Internship Program in 2001 and became and Ordained Bishop in 2012.  During his lifetime, Pastor Bob has always had a great passion for missions and has been blessed to take part of mission work in Ecuador, Belgium, Mexico, and Cuba. Pastor Bob has an Associate of Science Degree form Middle Georgia College in Cochran, Georgia and a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia.

Chad and Cassie Crisp

Worship Pastors

Born and raised near Charlotte, N.C., Chad and Cassie Crisp have been involved with church worship for most of their lives. They met as teenagers in youth group and frequently sang together at weddings and ministry events. Chad attended Lee University, where he sang and traveled with Lee Singers and Second Edition. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2003. Cassie is an alumna of Bluefield College (Bluefield, Va.), where she was also a member of an elite, touring ensemble. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Church Music in 2004. After completing their degrees, the two returned to the Charlotte area, where Cassie served in youth ministry and eventually became the full-time minister of music at Christian Freedom Church in Kings Mountain, N.C. She and Chad began dating, and married in 2008. Chad served the church in a variety of roles as elder, teacher and worship leader, while he worked bi-vocationally in the banking industry. The Crisps joined the staff at Sanctuary Church of God in August 2017, fulfilling their hearts’ desire to minister together in a full-time capacity. Chad and Cassie have three amazing children: Jocelyn (2010), Jude (2014), and Julianna (2017). Their passion is to use their knowledge and love of music to help others experience a deeper relationship with—and love for—Jesus Christ.

Nick and Misty Martin

Children's Pastor

Pastor Nick and his family began attending The Sanctuary in 2007. Both Nick and Misty were born and raised in Coffee County. They have three children, Blake (2002), Whitney (2004), and Eli (2008). Nick holds the position of Shipping Supervisor at Southwire where he has been employed with the company full time for over 13 years. Misty has been employed with CVS Pharmacy since 2000 holding the positions of Supervisor, Assistant Manager, and Manager. She currently serves as Office Administrator at The Sanctuary. Soon after joining the church, they both began serving and volunteering in many different areas of ministry including AWANA, Youth, and Media. Nick and Misty both completed the Calling and Ministry Studies (CAMS) program in 2012 and the Ministerial Internship Program (MIP) in 2015 in which Nick obtained a license as an ordained minister with the Church of God. During this time Nick & Misty began walking in their calling and became the Children’s Pastors at The Sanctuary in 2012. They have a heart for children and believe this is where God has called them to minister during this season of their lives.

Brandi  Harris

Creative Director

Jason is a Lee University alumni; graduated in 2001 with a degree in business administration and minor in Spanish and Bible. Brandi attended Lee University for one year, and graduated from Valdosta State University in 2004 with a degree in middle grades education. In 2005, Brandi graduated from Touro University with her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. Brandi has previously taught 6th grade Language Arts, but now spends her time as a stay at home mom and Christian Education Director at the Sanctuary. Jason manages 2 agri-businesses in Douglas and serves as a Deacon at the Sanctuary. Jason and Brandi met during their years at Lee University and were married in August of 2001. They have three beautiful children, Adelyn, Abrah, and Ace.  Their hearts are for missions and traveling around the world to preach the gospel….”Until All Have Heard.” As a family they have traveled to Thailand and Jason has ministered in Equator, Israel, Belize and Cuba.

Scott and Abigail Daroja

Student Pastors

Scott has recently worked in management since 2015 at Publix Supermarkets across Southeast Georgia. When Scott first moved to Georgia, he was assistant director of a local ministry, Soldiers In Christ. Scott has Biblical training from several places including Canaan Land Ministries, Nyack College, and New York School of the Bible in Manhattan. Scott's life was completely transformed after an encounter with Jesus. After living many years in darkness (battling addictions to poverty) Jesus drastically changed Scott's life forever. Abigail graduated Southeastern University with her Master's Degree in Human Services and Administration. She has worked in several social services organizations throughout her career. She has worked with many diverse groups of people including adults with developmental disabilities and families and children in the foster care system. Abigail grew up in church, but she truly surrendered her life to Jesus in 2009 after she attended a discipleship program with Metro Atlanta Master's Commission. The DaRoja's have been happily married since 2012. This party of two will be expanding to a party of three in April 2021. Scott and Abigail have served in several areas of ministry at The Sanctuary since 2018 including youth ministry, outreach, and AWANAs. Both Scott and Abigail have a desire to serve the community and are currently helping with Called to Care of Coffee County. After serving in the mission field in Indiana with People & Songs, they are now back serving as The Sanctuary's youth pastors.  

Blake Martin

Media Director

Blake is the son of Pastor Nick and Misty and has attended The Sanctuary for most of his life. Blake served as the Class President of the senior class at Coffee High School and graduated in May 2021 with not only his High School Diploma, but also an Associates Degree in Business Administration from South Georgia State College. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication at Georgia College. He has always been very active in ministry participating in SGACOG Jr. Talent and Teen Talent, serving as a part of The Sanctuary worship team since 2014, and most recently, becoming the Communications Director in 2019.  Blake truly has a servant's heart and is always looking for ways to serve in the body of Christ.