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.

Darren and Ansley Sermons

Children's Pastors

Darren and Ansley Sermons have been happily married since 2020. They have 3 beautiful children, Iris, Leo, and Lincoln. Darren played the keyboard for worship teams for 15 years before stepping into the role of youth ministry. Ansley served in kids ministry for years and graduated from GSW with a degree in Early Childhood Education, where she now teaches 1st Grade. They serve as the Children's Pastors at the Sanctuary Church. They completed their exhorters and obtained their licenses in 2022. They are wholeheartedly committed to nurturing students of all ages, fostering growth and empowerment in every student or child. Their passion for ministry and children education shines through in their inclusive approach, creating uplifting environments where everyone can thrive.

Misty Martin

Office Administrator

Misty, a Coffee County native, has been an integral part of The Sanctuary community since she and her family began attending in 2007. With a career spanning over two decades, Misty has served with commitment and excellence at CVS Pharmacy, progressing through various roles. Her dedication to her faith led her to participate in the Calling and Ministry Studies (CAMS) program in 2012 and the Ministerial Internship Program (MIP) in 2015, deepening her understanding of ministry. Alongside her husband Nick, Misty served as the Children’s Pastor at The Sanctuary from 2012 to 2023, pouring their love and energy into nurturing young believers. Presently, she brings her wealth of experience and administrative skills to her role as the Office Administrator at The Sanctuary, overseeing essential tasks that contribute to the smooth functioning of the church.

Nick Martin

Sound Director

Nick Martin, along with his family, began attending The Sanctuary in 2007. Nick has dedicated over 13 years of service as a Shipping Supervisor at Southwire. He holds a deep commitment to his faith and community. Alongside his professional endeavors, Nick's passion for ministry led him to complete the Calling and Ministry Studies (CAMS) program in 2012 and the Ministerial Internship Program (MIP) in 2015, earning a license as an ordained minister with the Church of God. His journey of service and leadership has seen him and his wife, Misty, actively involved in various ministries at The Sanctuary, including AWANA, Youth, and Media. Presently, he serves as the Sound Director, utilizing his talents to enhance the worship experience for the congregation.

Brandi  Harris

Communications Director

Brandi Harris attended Lee University for one year, and graduated from Valdosta State University in 2004 with a degree in middle grades education. In 2005, she 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 Communications Director at the Sanctuary Church. She is married to Jason Harris and has three beautiful children, Adelyn, Abrah, and Ace. Her heart is for missions and traveling around the world to preach the gospel….”Until All Have Heard.” As a family, the Harris' have traveled to Thailand and Jason has ministered in Ecuador, Israel, Belize and Cuba.

Blake Martin

Creative Director

Blake is the son of Nick and Misty and has attended The Sanctuary Church 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 graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from Georgia College in 2023. Blake has been a member of The Sanctuary worship team since 2014, and in 2019 he assumed the role of Creative Director, showcasing his leadership and creative talents. Blake's unwavering commitment to serving the body of Christ reflects his genuine servant's heart, as he continues to seek out opportunities to contribute meaningfully within his community.