Joe Williams is the Pulpit Minister for the Pulaski Street Church of Christ.
Joe, his wife, Sara, and their son, Spencer, moved to Lawrenceburg to begin their work with us in the summer of 2011. The Williams family came to Lawrenceburg from the Spring Valley Church of Christ in Tuscumbia, AL.
Joe is a Tennessee native, originally from the Chattanooga area. He was born on March 13, 1977. While attending college in Cookeville, TN, Joe met Sara Spence, and they married in 2001.
In 2004, Joe became a Christian. By 2007, he was preaching regularly. He graduated from the Nashville School of Preaching in 2008 and earned a Bachelor's degree in Bible from Heritage Christian University in 2010. Joe is continuing his education and is currently working toward a Master of Ministry degree from Freed-Hardeman University. Joe enjoys family time, reading, and playing golf.
Sara was born on November 1, 1980, in Cookeville, TN. She is now a stay-at-home mom. Sara enjoys scrapbooking, reading, spending time with her family, and getting deals with her coupons.
Joe and Sara have a son, Spencer, and a daughter, Chloe. Spencer was born in Sheffield, AL, on May 14, 2010. He is an active three-year-old in terms of interests - eating, sleeping, and playing. He has always been a very happy child, full of smiles. Also born in Sheffield, AL, Chloe arrived on Decmember 17, 2012, weighing 10 lbs.!
Joe and Sara are excited about the opportunity to make an impact with their work at Pulaski Street. Joe has said, "My goal, as well as my wife's, is to do our part to cause growth to the body. As a preacher, my goal is to preach the truth in love in order to save the lost and edify the saved. As a minister, my goal is to speak words of comfort, encouragement, and admonishment in an effort to bring and keep myself and others close to God. As a Christian, my goal is to be an example for others, that they might see Christ living in me. My wife and I are excited about the work the Lord can do through the body of Christ at Pulaski Street."
The Williams family's new address is 233 W. Laurel Drive, Lawrenceburg.
Jeremy Gargis is the Youth Minister for the Pulaski Street Church of Christ. He and his wife, Katie, are happy to be living in Lawrenceburg, TN, doing the work of the Lord.
Jeremy, son of Howell and Laura Gargis, was born on April 16, 1984 in Florence, AL, and was raised in the north Alabama area. His family are members of the New Hope Church of Christ, where his father presently serves as elder. Jeremy attended Mars Hill Bible School in Florence, AL throughout his youth and graduated from high school there. Jeremy graduated from Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, TN, in December 2006 with a B.S. in Biblical Studies.
Katie, daughter of Brian and Mary Ann Lindsay, was born on February 15, 1986 in Belleville, IL. The family later moved to Alabama, and Katie grew up in the Huntsville area, attending the Madison Church of Christ. Katie graduated from Freed-Hardeman University in 2008 with a B.S. in Elementary Education and is now delighted to be a kindergarten teacher. Katie also teaches an elementary age Bible class at Pulaski Street and capably assists Jeremy in his youth ministry.
Jeremy and Katie have a daughter, Penelope Ann, born July 24, 2012 in Lawrenceburg, TN.
Since graduating from Freed-Hardeman, Jeremy has been working with us full-time here at Pulaski Street. His solid Bible knowledge enables him to teach our young people and to preach to the congregation on designated Sundays. He loves to sing, regularly leads our singing, and teaches a New Songs class every other Wednesday evening. In his free time, Jeremy enjoys hunting, fishing, and sports.
Jeremy and Katie are a dedicated couple who sincerely care about helping young people become Christians and helping young Christians grow in their faith.
The elders appreciate our support for Joe and Jeremy and their families as they work with us and the Lawrence County community.