Staff

Pastor Randy garner

He is looking forward to serving as interim pastor at Asbury Wesleyan Church.

Randy Garner was the lead pastor and church planter for 25 years at Christ Community Church, in Williamsburg VA. Out of CCC he planted two other churches and adopted another church to revitalize. Before planting CCC he was pastor at a couple other churches and as an evangelist for a season. He was the Evangelism and Church growth director, now known as CMAD Church Multiplication & Discipleship in the Shenandoah district of the Wesleyan Church. He served on the district board of administration for many years. He also speaks for revivals, camp meetings and retreats.

He has a passion to share Christ with anyone and everyone. He also has a passion to encourage pastors and small churches to be all they can be for the glory of the Lord. He is a certified coach and loves building relationships. He has been a police, fire and hospital chaplain for over 25 years and still serves as chaplain along with many other leadership roles. He has transitioned from the lead pastor of CCC to a team role with Dirt Road Network Ministry and is looking forward to serving in his new role in Kingdom work. He also is seeking the Lord’s leading in revivals, camp meetings, and as the Lord leads.

Two quotes he is known for, “It is well with my soul.” and “Nothing less and nothing more than the Lord’s will be done.”

Randy has been married for 46 years to his lovely wife Cindy. They make their home in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Email randy.j.garner@gmail.com  Phone 757-592-7618

Pastor Dawn Shover

Assistant Pastor

We are privileged to have Pastor Dawn and Kevin Shover as part of our leadership team. Pastor Dawn celebrates over five years of pastoral service in The Wesleyan Church, the majority of which has been at Asbury. Pastor Dawn is truly a servant at heart and a bold prayer warrior. Pastor Dawn has many gifts and abilities that she uses to provide spiritual counseling and pastoral care.

Pastor Dawn is a medical professional with Bons Secours Hospital Group, specializing in Mammography. She has a gentle nature and a willingness to help in times of need. Pastor Dawn is always ready to stand by your side and help in any situation. She can be found organizing meals, leading prayer, offering visits to friends and neighbors, planning outreach opportunities, and more – serving anywhere the Lord leads with willingness and love.

Gina & Mike Williams

Administration/Ministry Leaders

Mike and Gina Williams have been serving the Lord at Asbury for over 20 years. Mike was the Youth Leader for over 15 years, has served on the Local Board of Administrators (LBA) often, and currently leads the Men’s Ministry. Gina currently serves on the LBA as Vice-Chair, is Asbury’s Office Administrator, leads the Women’s Ministry, and is our Praise and Worship leader. Together they also plan and coordinate Asbury’s Outreach events.

They were both born and raised in Newport News, VA. Mike has worked at Huntington Ingalls Shipyard for over 34 years building aircraft carriers and is the lead crane rigger on the largest crane in the Western Hemisphere. Gina is a full time caregiver to several family members with disabilities, and is also a wedding and events planner/coordinator.

Mike and Gina have been married for over 33 years, have four adult kids, and are the proud grandparents of five. In their spare time they love spending time with all the family God has blessed them with, as well as traveling by land, air or sea.

Kelly Cherry

Children’s Ministry

Kelly Cherry is our Children’s Ministry Leader. She has served in many areas over the last twenty years at Asbury Wesleyan Church from Children’s Church Teacher, VBS teacher, Nursery Volunteer, VBS Director and Kids Club Leader. She also can be heard singing and praising each Sunday with the Praise and Worship Team. For the past seven years, she has volunteered as our Church Treasurer and serves on the Local Board. She has a gift for teaching and a passion for working with our children. She is an encourager, loves to inspire and pray with others.

For over thirty years, she has been teaching special needs students in Newport News working from high school to elementary age children. She also is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and works as a Clinical Supervisor providing ABA services.  

Happily married to Dave Cherry with five adult children and twelve grand children between them.  Dave is an AC Technician with Tommy Garner, member of the Praise and Worship team (sound) and a Trustee for the church.  They love to spend time at home with their family and their dogs (four rescued pitties). When able, they like to travel to see God’s country to just relax in His Presence.