Dr. Charlie Weir

Lead Pastor



Charlie & Gina have been married 23 years and their daughter, Annie is 16 years old. Charlie and Gina met at a city wide Bible Study in Atlanta known as Metro Bible Study. Within a year of meeting they were married and working at a church in East Texas. Gina and Annie share Georgia roots but Charlie was born and raised in New Jersey.


The Weirs love spending time together as a family. Routinely they have "Charlie, Gina and Annie" days. These are times reserved to kick around doing just about anything as long as they are together. Charlie spent his growing up years playing all sports but especially loved baseball. Now he enjoys playing golf and watching sports on TV. Gina enjoys taking long walks outside with her beagle, Lizzy and leading ladies bible studies in her home. Annie enjoys hanging out with her friends, listening to music on vinyl and participating in Musical & Theatrical Productions at Independence High School. Most of all Charlie, Gina and Annie love to watch SEC football!


October 17, 1981, Charlie preached his first sermon in West Orange, NJ. He was only a High School Junior at the time but had already sensed God's call to become a pastor. He has served at 5 churches in his ministry career. In 1993 he served at Mount Paran North Church of God in Marietta, GA as the Youth Pastor, then in 1997 he became the Missions Pastor and served in that role until 2006. In 2007 he planted Gateway Church in Franklin, TN and became the Lead Pastor.


1986 - B.A. in Biblical Education - Lee University, Cleveland, TN

1989 - Masters of Divinity - Church of God Theological School, Cleveland, TN

2004 - Doctor of Ministry - Drew University in Madison, NJ