Pastor Jeff Gossett
Jeff is originally from Greenville, Kentucky. He placed his faith in Jesus at the age of 17, then moved to Georgia when he was 18. Jeff founded Curtis Craft Auto Body in 1988. He managed this business until 1995, when he began attending Liberty University to prepare for ministry. Jeff has been the Lead Pastor of Oconee Heights Baptist Church since February 2024. Jeff received a Master of Divinity degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in 2013. He has
previously served as Youth Pastor, Minister of Evangelism, Chaplain, Senior Adult Pastor and
Lead Pastor. Jeff and his wife, Karolyn, have been married since 1991. They have four adult children, two sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law, and two grandsons. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys restoring antique cars, camping and hiking, and spending time with his family.
When you call Oconee Heights, Teresa is the one who will answer the cell phone. She graduated from Athens Tech in marketing management and became a church member (with Joe, her husband) in 2013. Along with her regular office duties, she helps maintain the church website and social media. She also helps with most fellowship and outreach events and keeps up with the church calendar. Teresa and Joe love serving their church in any way that brings glory to God. At home, they both answer to the high expectations and demands of their dog, Maggie Mae.
Andrea has a background in working with youth groups and elementary-aged kids in church. She loves to teach the kids and has a good time making learning about Jesus fun, while doing her best to lead them to Him. Her main responsibility is to coordinate all OHBC children’s and youth volunteers, assuring they have the materials needed to effectively teach Jesus. She joined the OHBC staff in June 2023 after volunteering since attending in 2019. She is in charge of all of the children’s activities (Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights), along with all of their extra activities such as Easter Egg hunts, Fall festivals, etc. She has been married to her husband, Kenny since 2018 and they have two energetic kids.