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Randy Johnson
Founder / President
 
Many years ago Randy Johnson stood at an alter and felt the call of God to do more than occupy a pew. He had spent years as a successful small business owner, but knew that there was a higher calling. Weeks after standing in the alter at his local church and making this statement, “Here I am Lord if you can use me, use me”, devastating tornados struck Moore OK. Randy found himself coordinating an effort to go and help those affected by this tragedy. With an assembled crew, some borrowed trucks and trailers, and a determined spirit, they embarked on a journey that developed into what is now known as Gods Pit Crew. Over the years God has allowed GPC to grow into one of the most organized and efficient teams in the world of benevolence and disaster relief. One of the greatest joys Randy and Terri have in the opportunity to share about what God has done in their lives and in the ministries of Gods Pit Crew thru speaking engagements.
 
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Terri Johnson
Co-Founder / President
 

More info coming soon.

Email Terri Here.

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Rhonda Zola
VIce President of Advancement Operations

Rhonda grew up in the Lead Mines community in Austinville, Virginia and after graduating from Fort Chiswell High School in 1989 she immediately began working at Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc.  In 1992, Lowe’s transferred Rhonda to the Martinsville area where she still resides.  After working for several years as a Credit Manager, she was promoted to a District Human Resources Manager and began working at the Lowe’s district office in Roanoke.  After 15 years, she retired from Lowe’s to spend more time with her family.  After taking a year off, she began working at Mercy Crossing in the office and in the Christian Academy.  In 2008 God’s Pit Crew offered her the Administrative Director position.  Rhonda is a graduate of the Duke University Non-Profit Management Program.  She enjoys helping others and has traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti twice on a missions trip with God’s Pit Crew.  Rhonda has been happily married to her husband Tim since 2000 and has one son, four stepchildren and two grandchildren.  She loves cooking, singing and being outdoors.
Tim Case
Vice President of Business Operations 
 
Tim is a native of Danville, Virginia. He grew up in his family-owned automobile business established in 1928. Immediately upon graduation, he opened his own business at 18 years of age; an automotive detail shop. Four years later he joined his family dealership full-time until 2004. He then acquired the position of Church Business Administrator in his home church. While on staff he had the opportunity to travel with God’s Pit Crew to Gulfport, Mississippi and then later took a group from his church to Louisiana during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It was during this time God called him into a new chapter in his life. He accepted the opportunity to join God’s Pit Crew as Business Manager. Tim has an extensive background and strong skill-set in business, finance and technology. He is an active member in his church and community serving in numerous positions. Tim is a graduate of the National Association of Church Business Administration and the Duke University Non-Profit Management program.  He resides in Danville with his wife Jan and enjoys classic cars, tractors, golf and the beach. 

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Shane Brogden
Marketing Director
 
Shane was born and raised in South Boston, Virginia, and is a 2014 graduate of Averett University. He received his bachelor of arts degree in Communication Studies and Journalism with a minor in Theatre Arts. At Averett, Shane was the co-editor in chief and design editor for their student news publication, The Chanticleer. He was also a student ambassador, Vice President of the Averett Theatre Players, Averett Student Government Association senator and was the 2014 recipient of the Averett University Unsung Hero award. Shane began working for God’s Pit Crew as the Promotions and Media Coordinator for GPC in September 2014. He  knew God’s Pit Crew was the right fit for him when Randy told him during his interview that they were not just hiring a person for the job, but they were hiring a family member. In his spare time, Shane enjoys photography,  and serves as a Board Member of the Halifax County Little Theatre Board of Directors. Shane resides in the heart of Downtown Danville’s River District  with his cats, Charlie and Oliver.
 
Nathan Burnett
Vice President of Ministry Operations
 
Nathan Burnett was born and raised in the mountains of Wythe County, Virginia. He graduated from Fort Chiswell High School in 1976 and landed his first job with a construction company that was building I-77. Nathan held various jobs which led to a 25-year management position with the Virginia Department of Transportation. When tornadoes ripped through the town of Pulaski in 2011, God’s Pit Crew was on the scene to help with tree cutting and debris removal. It was here, as God’s Pit Crew volunteers, that Nathan and his wife, Julie, first met. They recognized that God was using GPC in a huge way. After the Pulaski experience, Nathan and Julie spearheaded a 5K Run in Fries, Virginia, to raise money for GPC, a ministry for which they are both passionate. God has given them many opportunities to serve Him by cutting trees, tarping damaged homes, rebuilding homes for those who have lost everything, and helping missionaries in Haiti. Nathan and July have been instrumental in developing the Blessing Bucket ministry and the “Phil and Phil’us” mascots. Nathan and Julie have four children and seven grandchildren. Nathan said, “The biggest and best day of my life occurred over 27 years ago when I received Jesus as my Lord and Savior.” Nathan gives God all the praise and glory for this opportunity to serve Him.
 

Jan Case
Director of Development 

Jan was born and raised in Danville, Virginia. She was blessed to have parents that instilled in her from an early age the understanding of service and compassion to others. Jan holds a degree in Marketing with a concentration in Electronic Commerce, is a graduate of the Duke Nonprofit Management Program and has developed a strong skill-set in the business world. This includes a successful career in the banking industry for 24 years with a local, community bank, having served in various roles.
She is passionate about helping people and developing meaningful relationships. It is her desire that God uses her in this season of life to establish new relationships and strengthen existing partnerships with our amazing supporters. Jan is a true foodie and loves to try new recipes and cooking techniques, gardening, being outdoors and all things that involve hospitality. She is active in her church and has a heart for young women’s ministry. She has been happily married to her best friend, Tim Case, for over 20 years.
 

Kathy Ross
Administrative Director

Kathy Ross was born and raised in the northern panhandle of West Virginia.  After retiring from Weirton Steel Corporation as Executive Secretary to the President and CEO, Kathy moved to Danville in 2002 with her husband and youngest son. Kathy holds an A.A. in Liberal Arts from West Virginia Northern Community College and a B.A. in English from Averett University.  In partnership with Good News Jail and Prison Ministry, she created and facilitated the E.D.I.T. (Every Day In Transition) creative writing group and conducted weekly writing sessions at the Danville Women’s Jail Annex from 2012 through 2015.  She now serves that ministry by grading inmates’ Bible studies. Kathy and her husband, Ron, have four children, five grandchildren, two cats, and a dog.  Kathy enjoys being with family, and in her spare time she likes to read, bake, and do needlework. She believes that employment at God’s Pit Crew is an opportunity to respond to God’s call to serve others.  She hopes to be an asset to GPC and to reflect the Lord’s love to those in need.

Scott Seamster
Product Value Director
Scott’s career has provided much experience in the manufacturing and construction sectors.  He has worked as construction superintendent on projects from coast to coast and as a commercial construction estimator. He considers himself to be a life-long student and enjoys reading and writing. Scott also enjoys being in nature and gardening. He and his wife, Cindy’s home is often filled with friends and family.

Tammy Jo Hale
Facilities Manager

Tammy Jo grew up in Franklin County, Virginia.  After graduation from Franklin County High School in 1982, she fell in love with woodworking when she learned cabinet making and fine furniture building.  For a time, she worked as a handyman’s helper and then she became the “handy(wo)man.” Tammy was saved as a child and rededicated her life to the Lord in 2010 and says of her experience, “God turned my life right side up.  He took my old life, only to give me one, bigger and better than I could have ever imagined.”

In 2013, while listening to Spirit FM, she learned about an upcoming God’s Pit Crew (GPC) rebuild.  She knew that her skills matched the need and her heart matched the cause but, God’s Pit Crew is in Danville, Virginia and the rebuild was in Moore, Oklahoma and Tammy had no connection or acquaintances in those places.  Not even knowing where she would eat or sleep, she stepped out of her comfort zone, took a huge leap of faith, and signed up to go “BACK FOR MOORE” with the group.  Tammy continued to volunteer on builds and local events over the next few years until the Lord opened the door for her to be hired, by GPC, as the facilities manager.  In the summer of 2016 Tammy pulled up her Franklin County roots and moved to the Danville area to fill the position.  She says she is honored to wear the RED SHIRT for the Glory of God.  “He gave me a HUGE family with whom I love to share my life.”

 

Julie Burnett
Blessing Bucket Program Director

Julie was born at the Great Lakes Naval Station in Illinois. From there she moved many times up and down the eastern seaboard as she followed in the footsteps of her father and uncles and joined the Navy in 1988. After serving her four-year tour of duty, she graduated from the University of North Florida with a BA in special education. She later went on to receive her Masters in Speech and Language Pathology and practiced in her field for 14 years. Julie served as GPC’s volunteer Blessing Bucket Coordinator and assisted with all of the large-scale blessing bucket drives and assemblies. Julie and her husband, Nathan, served as God’s Pit Crew volunteers for seven years before coming to Danville to take full-time positions. She is now on staff as the Blessing Bucket Program Director. Julie is excited to be part of growing the Blessing Bucket program and watching to see how God will use it to further His kingdom! Julie and Nathan love spending time with their four children, their spouses, and their eight grandchildren whom they adore! Julie loves getting together with family, cooking for others, landscaping and gardening, and spending time outdoors.

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Volunteer Transportation Manager
Ricky Hyler
 
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Volunteer Distribution Center Manager
David Willis