Ron Miller, Jr. has lived in Tallahassee for over 37 years. He considers it a tremendous privilege to pastor a church in the city he loves so dearly. Ron had the opportunity to fulfill a childhood dream by playing basketball for the Florida State Seminoles (FSU) from 1988-1991, and was appointed team captain his senior year. Ron was also named FSU’s Atlantic Coast Conference Scholarship Athlete of the Year in 1991.
In October of 1989, Ron had a life changing experience when he received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. After graduating with a degree in Communications, and a Masters Degree in Sports Management, Ron worked as a strength and conditioning coach for ten of the athletic teams at Florida State. He was also instrumental in pioneering the church plant of Every Nation Tallahassee (ENT) in 1993.
In 2000, he left FSU and accepted a job as the Associate Director of the 55,000 square foot Premier Health and Fitness Center. His responsibilities included hiring new employees, developing fitness programs, managing the facility, marketing, and maintaining open communication with Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
In 2001, Ron left Premier Health and Fitness Center to take over the Senior Pastor responsibilities of Every Nation Tallahassee Church. Under his leadership, ENT grew into a church that impacted the city of Tallahassee with the gospel of Jesus Christ. The diversity of ethnicities and multiple generations that worshipped at Every Nation Tallahassee were not only an expression of God’s Kingdom, but indicative of the heart and vision of Pastor Ron.
In 2014, Pastor Ron and Pastor Charles Pettis developed a special friendship and unique partnership. In July, they decided to merge Every Nation Tallahassee and Grace Chapel Church, and formed a new church called Go 2 Church!
While working at FSU, Ron met the love of his life Cindy. They were married December 14, 1996 and parent three incredible boys named Josiah, Ethan, and Noah. Pastor Ron’s greatest joy in life is loving and serving his wife, and fathering his sons.
You can follow Pastor Ron’s blog at pastorronmiller.blogspot.com
Dr. Charles Pettis is married to Susan Tanner Pettis. He is the proud father of three children, nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He attended Gulf Coast College, Troy State University and Emory University, earning Associates, Bachelors and Masters degrees, as well as a PhD with a concentration in Hebrew Studies. Dr. Pettis is a successful church planter who has served in pastoral ministry for over 40 years in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. More than anything else, he desires to be known as a “servant of the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Marianne Kriel was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. She was blessed to be her country’s first ever bronze swimming medalist in the 1996 Olympic Games. After being in full time ministry in His People, Cape Town for 8 years, she relocated to Tallahassee to help revamp a sport ministry. Today she serves as the Church Administrator for Go 2 Church, but she is also passionate about women’s ministry, kids ministry and church events. Affectionately named ‘Mar’ by her colleagues, she feels honored to serve Jesus in any way she can.
Joshua and Beth are both natives of Tallahassee. While they were both studying at Florida State University, mutual friends introduced them to one another. The moment Josh laid eyes on Beth, he knew that he would marry her; they were inseparable from that point on. They married in May of 2010.
Before coming to Go2Church, Joshua served as the Worship/Assistant Pastor at the Open Bible Church in Tallahassee. He also served as Assistant Regional Youth Director for the Southeast Region of the United States for the Open Bible Churches Organization for eight years. Joshua is now a middle school history teacher. He also serves there as the Head Basketball Coach and FCA Huddle sponsor. Beth is also a high school math teacher. They see their job as a great opportunity to represent Christ on a public school campus. They have been able to mentor several students that have reached out to them.
Joshua and Beth joined Go2Church in April of 2011. They now have two daughters - Sophia, born in November of 2013, and Victoria Rose, born in December of 2015.
Beth and Joshua are excited to serve as the Children and Youth pastors for Go2Church. They are passionate about raising up the next generation to love and serve the Lord. Their desire is to facilitate familial relationships throughout the church.
Khory and Diana met serving on the worship team. They bonded over their love for Jesus, music, and the youth. Born in Maryland, Khory has always had a passion for athletics and music. He relocated to Tallahassee to attend the home of the Rattlers: FAMU. Khory has been making music for years. He has had several internships that have helped develop his craft and gain insight into the realities of the industry. Diana was born in Jamaica and moved to Miami, FL with her family as a child. She moved to Tallahassee to attend FSU in 2011. She enjoys the performing arts and all things Jamaica. Together, Khory and Diana parent a toddler who fills their life with loads of joy and excitement.
They are both excited to serve as the Worship Leaders for GO2Church. Their hope and desire is to see Jesus magnified and to point others to Him through music, creativity, the arts, and service.
Chris has been working in media production for over 20 years and has been an Associate Producer/Director/Editor with All Florida Mediaworks since 2002. He is happily married with four children and has been a member of Every Nation/Go2Church since 2010.