Staff & Elders

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Glen Whatley - Founding Pastor / Church Planter

Glen felt the prompting of the Holy Spirit to start The Gathering Place with our founding elders in 2006 and was the Lead Pastor for the first 6 years. When the Lord led us to start a new campus, Glen and Tylitha were called to be the leaders of the church plant. In 2019 he took on a new role as full-time church planter for TGP. Glen has a heart for God and a desire to see people come to know Him by experience.

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Will Butterfield - Teaching Pastor

Will and Bethany Butterfield have been with The Gathering Place since we began. They love people! Will has recently taken on the role of lead teaching pastor. He and Bethany are such a blessing to our community, demonstrating the love of Christ through weekly interaction with people in the church and community.

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Coby Norman - Worship Minister

Coby and Carlee have been with The Gathering Place West since 2015. Coby has a heart for the Lord and leads the worship team and congregation to celebrate Jesus each week. Coby's passion for Christ is evident and contagious!

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Bethany Butterfield - Youth Minister

Bethany is our lead youth minister and of course belongs to Will. She is a tremendous leader who has connected effectively with youth in the neighborhood and community. She is an active member of The Youth Cartel and a graduate of Louisiana College in Christian Education. Bethany loves youth and children well, including 5 of her own.

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Kyle Debevic - Youth Ministry Assistant

Kyle has a tremendous heart for the youth of our neighborhood and transitioned in late 2018 from a youth volunteer to Youth Ministry Assistant. Kyle has a passion for the Lord that shows up in how he loves people!  

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Brittany Meek - Children's Minister

Brittany and Russ are parents of three little ones and surrogate parents of the rest of the children at TGP West. Britt has such a soft heart for kids and gentle spirit that shows up in all she does in leadership.

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Elders Not Pictured

Jeff Kenimer, Aaron Slayter, Ben McKay