OUR TEAM


  • Andy pauwels - lead Pastor

    Andy Pauwels has served the Gulf Coast family since 2004. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Florida Christian College and a Master of Strategic Ministry from Johnson University.  As an avid sports fan, Andy watches sports, coaches his kids sports, and attends any kind of sports. One of his life goals is to live long enough to watch the Dallas Cowboys win another Super Bowl! Andy loves to travel, fly, and to create new experiences for his family. Married to his wife for 17 years, Andy and Camille enjoy their three incredible kids. 

  • Will GRover - next gen pastor

    Will recently graduated from Cincinnati Christian University in 2017 with a degree in Urban and Intercultural Studies. Him and his wife, Michaela, have been married a year and consider themselves experts in the topic of marriage. His hobbies include, trying to look older (some think he’s still in high school), playing sports, and traveling. His dream is to one day live overseas as a church planter working with an unreached people group, or to become professionally sponsored as a spike ball player. If you don’t know spike ball, you need to look it up.  

  • Andrew williams - worship & creative arts pastor

    Andrew Williams joined the Gulf Coast staff in 2019. Being a native Floridian, Andrew was born and raised in Jacksonville. Andrew enjoys apologetics and is passionate about the Bible and its history. He and his wife, Melissa, have been married for 7 years and have a lively son, Samuel. In his spare time, you will find Andrew hanging out with his family, watching football (Gators and Patriots only), or fishing.

  • Ashley Rayls - Campus coordinator

    Ashley Rayls joined our staff in the summer of 2017. While she's lived in Florida for 7 years, she's originally a Hoosier by birth. Married for 12 years, she and her husband Josh, have two amazing kids. When she's not working, Ashley loves to travel, go to the beach, and watch HGTV. One of her goals in life is to travel with her family to every state in the USA before her kids turn 18.  She never turns down a good deal or anything with peanut butter in it. 

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