Hometown: Berwick, PA
Education: Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Liberty University. Master’s in Discipleship and Church Ministry from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.
God called Pastor Garrett into the ministry at the end of his junior year at Liberty University. He has a deep passion for Children’s Ministry and a desire to encourage and equip parents as they lead their kids into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. Before coming to Mount Pleasant, Garrett served as the Children’s Pastor at GO Church in Orlando, FL.
Being a big sports fan, Garrett takes advantage of every chance he gets to play and watch sports. On top of that, he enjoys visiting historical landmarks, using his smoker to cook for friends and family, and hanging out with his family and the kids at Mount Pleasant.
Pastor Garrett loves the city of Colonial Heights and strives to create a close relationship with the local elementary schools. He leads Good News Club and organizes different ways to partner with the schools throughout he year.
Pastor Garrett is happily married to Heather Oppel (Pastor Joey’s daughter) and they have two children, Ettamae and Tobias.
Pastor Garrett’s Life Verse:
“Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.” 1 Peter 5:2