Brent Gambrell- President
Email Brent Brent Gambrell is the president of Brent Gambrell Ministries, a non-profit ministry based in Nashville, TN. Since 1990, Brent has been traveling full-time, ministering to students, singles groups, and churches around the world. At one time, Brent lived a life of self-indulgence. He consumed drugs and alcohol and loved the party scene. His sinful lifestyle made way for him to manage a stripper service that covered the state of Florida. (We’re not talking wallpaper… people were taking off their clothes!) But the wealth and power could not buy Brent happiness. He came to the end of his “self” and turned to Christ, committing his life to serve Jesus. Brent spent seven years on staff at a local church before traveling with a professional Christian comedy/drama team for many years. Brent is humbled by the opportunities God gives to allow him to speak to thousands of people each year around the world. Brent’s passion for Christ and the message of the Gospel intensifies with each passing day on this remarkable journey. Brent’s life is a testimony of what God can do in a life that is surrendered. It is in our weakness that He is strong. Embracing this truth, Brent travels the country telling people about the transforming truths of the Bible. He believes when people are taught the acceptance of Christ, their identity and freedom in Him, they respond by following Jesus, not simply out of duty but out of pure joy. His philosophy -People will never change their behavior until they change their minds first.
Misty Sena- Executive Director
Email Misty Misty first began going to Haiti with BGM in the spring of 2004 and continued to return with us annually. After being offered a job as our Missions Director during the summer of 2011, her and her husband Tim relocated from Fort Sumner, NM to Nashville. Her passion for Ministry and International Missions began after her first trip to Haiti in 2004, where she fell in love with the people and a nation. This passion carried on into five years of collegiate Ministry work at Eastern New Mexico University where her continued work Internationally showed her more where her heart would be planted, Haiti. Misty has now transitioned into our Executive Director of the ministry. Misty loves spending time with her hubby, loving on her TWIN boys, playing with her pups, spending time in nature, running, photography, creating art, gardening and volunteering. Misty and her husband Tim live in Flagstaff, AZ where she works remotely.
Kelly Mills- Marketing and Social M. Manager
Email Kelly Kelly began her journey with BGM in December 2003, when she volunteered to help her friend, Brent, execute his dream of having a student conference. Thus, Terra Nova was birthed. What started as just innocently volunteering, then turned into being offered the Asst. Director position for Terra Nova, then she eventually become the Director of Terra Nova. That was such a great ministry to be apart of; so many students lives were changed. During that time we also began to see God moving us and directing us to become more involved in Haiti. So, Finally - kicking and screaming - I went to Haiti in the summer of 2007, and that is when my life forever changed. This country that I was so fearful of - quickly became the place that my heart was planted. Everything about it was beautiful, heartbreaking, joyful, and unpredictable. This was the place the Lord allowed me to witness His miracles; miracles that I was blinded to see in my everyday life, but THANKFULLY the Lord removed the blinders and allowed me to not just see the miracles He did in Haiti, but to be aware of the miracles he does for us daily. in 2011 the Lord gave me the opportunity to do Girls Ministry FULL TIME, so, I stepped away from BGM in April of 2011. But, only in the MIRACULOUS way God does something… He provided the opportunity for me to come back and work with A Door To Hope, in October 2014, as the Marketing and Advocate Director. It is so great to be back and be apart of this ministry. It was like coming ‘home’, but it was also wonderful to see how God had completely directed and changed the ministry into what it is today… truly this ministry is A DOOR TO HOPE - Hope for Haiti and Hope to see peoples lives forever changed thru the Gospel. I am grateful to be apart of this ministry and for my Husband and two children to all go visit Haiti with me again… Soon.
Lisa Gillespie- Office Manager
Email Lisa Having been a founding member of Images Creative Group, the springboard for BGM and A Door to Hope, Lisa is thrilled to once again be working with Brent and the rest of the ministry team. Lisa received her BFA in Performance Theater from the University of Mississippi where she was also an active and award-winning member of the Ole Miss Forensics team (Speech and Interp events, not CSI stuff). She has spent the past 14 years teaching high school in Nashville and is excited about starting a new venture. For the past three years, she has also had the opportunity to script, direct and produce the Drama Team for the North Carolina Baptist Convention’s summer youth camp program in Fort Caswell, North Carolina – BeDoTell! Lisa enjoys coffee, a Route 44 Coke Zero with regular cherry syrup, and performing in musicals and plays. Her pageant platform is the eradication of plaque, wax build up and annoying static cling.