Our Leaders


The staff and leadership here at G3, is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church.

If you have questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them.
Ron Garner
Ron Garner

Lead Pastor/Growth Coordinator

Ron is originally from Florida but has spent the bulk of his life in the Carolinas. He went to Furman University for his undergrad work and Asbury Theological Seminary for his Masters in Divinity.

He is married to Megan, an art teacher in Forsyth County Schools. They have two teenage daughters, McKenna and Molly. Ron loves reading, hiking, camping, biking, backpacking and basically anything having to do with the outdoors. He also loves meeting new people and having deep conversations about God, philosophy, and astrophysics (2/3 of that is true).

He is generally clueless about all things regarding sports, but the G3 community has hope that one day this will change. Ron believes that following Jesus gives shape and meaning to every aspect of life. Because of this, he has committed his life to inviting others to join him in this journey.

Ron oversees G3’s Grow ministries (Growth Groups, children and youth ministries).

Stephen Peters
Stephen Peters

Associate Pastor/Gathering Coordinator

Stephen was born in Woodbridge, Virginia but moved to the Outer Bank in Kill Devil Hills, NC when he was still young and grew up living only 100 yards from the beach. He attended Wake Forest University for undergrad and graduated in May 2019 with a BA in Biology and a minor in Environmental Studies. He also commissioned out of Wake Forest ROTC as a 2LT in the Army Reserves. While at Wake Forest, he was an active member of the Wesley Foundation Methodist campus ministry and was elected as the Worship Coordinator.

He is engaged to Rachel Langley, the two met at WFU and plan to get married Summer 2020. Currently, he lives with a congregation of Christians in a faith community called the Foundry House located within Crossnore Children’s Home campus. He enjoys playing and watching pretty much all sports including football, baseball and basketball. He also enjoys playing guitar and video games if he has the time.

His life verse is Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your path.” His worship mantra is “I would like to create an atmosphere where people feel welcome and open to pressing into Jesus so He can work in and through them.”

Stephen oversees G3’s Gather ministries (Sunday morning worship experience).

Adria Welch
Adria Welch

Connections Leader

Adria comes to us from Oak Ridge, NC. She attended Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, NC where she earned her BA in Youth Ministry and a BA in Christian Missions as well as her minors in Christian Education, Religion and Spanish in 2011. Currently she lives in from Kernersville, NC with her husband Ethan and son, Maddox. Adria enjoys spending her free time with her family and on the lake.

Adria believes that serving others is a great way to grow closer to God. She is a big believer in mission trips and teaching others about Jesus.

Adria oversees Grow ministries and Go ministries (growth groups, children’s ministry and go opps).

Leadership Team

Please remember all of our church leaders in prayer. These servants keep G3 up-and-running on a weekly basis and focused on helping us live out our mission “to help those who feel far from God come home.” If you have specific questions regarding G3, please direct your questions to the appropriate team leader.

Lay Leader
Leadership Team Leader
Staff Parrish Leader
Growth Group Coordinator
Finance Team Leader
Hospitality Team Leader
Children's Ministry Leader
Strip Church Leader
Servant Ministry Coodinators
Betty Davis - Center of Hope