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Mr. Shane Gottwals

Elder

Born and raised in Macon, GA, Shane Gottwals attended Central Fellowship Christian Academy from kindergarten until his high school graduation in 2002. He enrolled in Mercer University in Macon, GA that same year and earned a B.A. in English in 2006, spending a portion of his college years studying literature at Oxford University in Oxford, England.

Shane married his wife, Abbey, in the summer of 2006. After spending his entire adult life in retail work, he taught high school English at his alma mater from 2007 until the end of 2009. During that time, he and his wife started Gottwals Books, a used bookstore in Warner Robins. Today, the company has six locations and is franchising nationwide.

Currently, Shane works full-time with the bookstore, and Abbey is a homemaker with their two children, Millie and Jack. Shane’s days are filled with business and property management, but his true loves are at home. He enjoys chasing his children around the house, watching television at night with his wife, and traveling with his family.


Rev. Josh Queen

Elder

After moving to Macon in 1991, Josh attended Central Fellowship Christian Academy for two years. After graduating, Josh studied at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia where he graduated with a double major in Youth Ministries and Business.

Josh began teaching at CFCA in 1997 and also came on as a part-time staff member at CFBC in 1998 as the Children's Pastor. One year later, he moved into the Youth Pastor position. Josh also serves as Campus Pastor to our students at CFCA and often fills the pulpit at CFBC.

In 2000, Josh married his beautiful bride Kelly Howard, who grew up in CFBC and also graduated from CFCA. They have three children, Ethan, Avery and Addie.

Josh enjoys spending time with his family: parents, brother, sisters , and many in-laws; but especially time with his wife and kids (baseball games, light saber duels, board games, "lunch" at Avery's diner, and Nerf battles in the back yard).

You can contact Josh at jlq@mac.com


Rev. Rodney Queen

Elder

Pastor Queen became pastor of Central Fellowship in 1991. He was saved in 1969 as a soon to be sophmore at Winder Barrow High School, called to preach as a junior in 1971 and married one year after graduation in 1973. He and his wife graduated from Tennessee Temple University and they returned to their hometown, Winder, GA. He founded and pastored Gospel Light Baptist Church in Winder (now located in Bethlehem) for 15 years before coming to Macon and CFBC. Pastor Queen also was a Professor of Bible at Gwinnett-Hall Baptist College for 7 years and 2 years as Dean of the college.

He's been married to his wife Celeste Ridgeway, since 1973. They've been blessed with seven children (Josh, Anna Beth, Madie, Jessie, Rachel, Caleb, Ruthie) and nine grandchildren. Most of the family is involved in the ministry of Central Fellowship with the exception of Caleb/Carman who are stationed in California with the Marines and Rachel/Gary who are stationed in North Carolina with the Marines.

Pastor Queen enjoys technology, anything Apple, movies, fishing and hunting...and most of all, spending time with his family.

You can email Pastor Queen at rlq@mac.com


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