Our Staff

bwhittDr. Brad Whitt
Email: bwhitt@myabilene.org

A native of Milan, Tennessee, Pastor Brad came to Abilene in May of 2012. He earned a Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He is married to the former Kim Robinson, also of Milan. They have three children-Laura Kate, Jack & Benjamin.

For more information on the teaching & preaching ministry of Dr. Brad Whitt please click here.

jsaefkowJosh Saefkow
Minister of Education & Outreach/Growth
Email: jsaefkow@myabilene.org

A native of Creston, Ohio. Brother Josh is a graduate of Liberty University, where he has earned a Masters of Arts in Religion, as well as Master of Divinity. During his years at Liberty he met his wife, the former Kelsie Culpepper. Bro. Josh and Kelsie have two daughters – Chloe and Sophie.

Terry Doss
Minister to Senior Adults and Pastoral Care
Email: tdoss@myabilene.org

Terry was born in Amite, Louisiana. He and his wife Barbara have one son, Matthew. Terry joined the Abilene Staff in November, 2007.


Tommy Sunderland
Minister of Music
Email: tsunderland@myabilene.org

Tommy rejoined the Abilene Staff in May, 2007, after having previously served as Minister of Music from 1991-1998. Tommy is joined in ministry with his wife, Lisa. They have 3 children; Amy, Matthew and Katy.

gcusterGinger Custer
Director of Children’s Ministry
Email: gcuster@myabilene.org

Ginger is a native of North Augusta, South Carolina, and has been a church member of Abilene since 1982. She is married to Mark Custer and blessed with two children. Ginger joined the Abilene Staff part-time in 1992, as Preschool Coordinator and in May, 2010, she became our PreSchool/Children’s Director as well as overseeing a Weekday Preschool Program.