Jared Parker - Senior Minister

Scott Witt - Senior Minister - Gateway Christian Church

Jared is a 2005 graduate of Ozark Christian College with a degree in Biblical Literature. Jared is originally from Oklahoma and moved to Clarksville to become the Senior Minister at Gateway Christian Church.

Jared and his wife, Laura, were married in 2004 and have three kids together. He has served in various ministry roles for nearly 15 years, but more than anything enjoys preaching and teaching the word of God. Jared was drawn to Gateway because of the strong sense of family and a leadership that is committed to growing disciples of Jesus. When he is not playing catch with his kids or watching movies with his wife, Jared enjoys playing music, camping and hiking, reading a good book, and spending time with people.


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Ben Jones - Student/Associate Minister

Ben graduated from Ozark Christian College with a Bachelor’s in Theology – New Testament and a Bachelor’s in Christian Ministry – Preaching. Ben felt the call to ministry when he was a junior in high school. It was under the influence of his youth minister, as well as the influence of the scriptures, that Ben felt called. Ben considers Ezekiel 2:1-8 to be a central text in his calling for ministry. Ben has previously served as Youth Minister at Community Christian Church of Nevada, MO, where he was youth minister for three years. 

Ben grew up going to church, after his father, Brady, became a Christian when Ben was only two years old. Ben’s earliest memories are of Sunday school. When Ben was in middle school and high school, he spent some time running away from God, but found Him again when he began a mentoring relationship with his youth minister, Steve. It is because of the influence of this relationship that Ben wants to minister to teens, with the hope that they wouldn’t run away during this formative time in their life, but that their relationship with Christ would thrive. 

Ben would love to get to know your teen! He, and the church, are excited to offer youth group on Wednesday nights from 6-8 PM. Ben is also always planning events, and is excited to get every teen in the church involved in youth group activities. 


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Michelle Randall - Children's Minister

Michelle grew up in the mitten state of Michigan, in the small town of Midland.  She grew up going to church and has always had great joy in serving God’s people through a variety of ministries.  

In college she studied Early Childhood Development at Delta Community College where she earned her Associates Degree. 

Michelle and husband, Tom, married in 2007 and have two sons.  They served together in youth, small group, and marriage ministries.  They moved to Tennessee in spring 2012 for Tom’s job and started attending Gateway Christian Church that fall.  She and Tom were drawn to Gateway for these reasons: strong Biblical teachings, engaging worship, and a loving family atmosphere.  Michelle will foster growth, joy and hope in God’s word through the Kidzone program. 

Please contact Michelle if you would like to be involved in the children’s program or have any questions.


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Kai Jorgensen - Worship Minister

Lynn Witt - Worship Minister - Gateway Christian Church - Clarksville, TN

Kai Jorgensen is a recent honors graduate of Oklahoma Christian University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education.  He has performance and rehearsal experience with both traditional and contemporary music on multiple instruments including saxophone, clarinet, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, piano, trombone, euphonium, and vocal.  A notable personal achievement for Kai is writing, recording, and producing a full-length original music album in 2018.

Kai has been an active member of Skyline Church, New Hope Church of Christ and Central Church of Christ in Oklahoma.  He has been involved in worship ministry, from being part of an a cappella praise team to leading congregational worship in both a cappella and instrumental services.  He has also worked as a youth intern and helped with communion and shut-in services.


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Gateway Christian Church • 781 Windermere Dr., Clarksville, TN 37043 • 931.368.0515