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.”
God has blessed Chelsey Pettis Ardire with a loving husband, Kenny, and two wonderful sons, Zander and Corbin. She is the granddaughter of Pastor Charles Pettis and spent many of her early years in life with him at the church.
Chelsey was raised in a Christian home, going to the church every time the doors were open. Because of her family’s faithfulness in instilling the love of Christ in her, she was saved and baptized in water at a young age and knew that God had a plan for her life. At the age of 15, she started assisting in children’s church and a year later, while serving as counselor at a church summer camp for kids, Chelsey received her calling into Children’s ministry. After graduating high school, she went on to pursue Early Childhood Education. She then went on to work at the local Elementary School teaching Preschool and is now taking classes towards a ministerial certification. Chelsey feels blessed to have the opportunity and desires to do nothing else but to teach the gospel and lead children in the path that they may experience God’s love in a powerful way.
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.
Benjamin Dew was born in Gainesville, FL and has lived and done mission work in California, Tennessee, New Zealand, Hawaii, and Texas. He played football for the University of Hawaii from 2011 - 2014 while earning a bachelor’s degree in History. He then transferred as a graduate to the University of Houston in 2014, where he played football and earned a master’s degree in Human Resource Development. Benjamin was the starting Left Guard for the Houston Cougars, who finished the season ranked #8 in the nation with a 13-1 record and a win in the 2015 Peach Bowl. Before becoming the Campus and Youth Pastor for GO2Church, Benjamin worked in Houston for 3 years as the Area Manager for a non-profit company that served the youth of Texas through nutrition and education. While in Houston, he served City Life Church as a small group leader, men’s group leader, intercessor, and deacon. Benjamin has also graduated from the Every Nation School of Campus Ministry. Benjamin is excited to serve GO2Church and impact the campuses and youth of Tallahassee for Jesus.