Pastor Jeff and Amy Gammon
Jeff’s Bio: Pastor Jeff Gammon grew up on the East Side of Indianapolis and graduated from Warren Central High School. He then attended Greenville College receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in pastoral ministry. Upon graduating Pastor Jeff assisted in a church plant in Greenwood Indiana before accepting an Associate Pastor position at the Olney Free Methodist Church in Illinois. After marrying his lovely wife Amy (Hosteter), pastor Jeff studied three years at Asbury Theological Seminary receiving a Master’s Degree of Divinity. Pastor Jeff served several years at the Light and Life Church in Avon, Indiana as well as serving at the Meadowood Free Methodist Church in Elkhart, Indiana. As of the summer of 2013 Pastor Jeff and Amy and their two children Bethany and Matthew have served six years in ministry at Open Door.
Amy’s Bio: Pastor Jeff’s wife, Amy, grew up in Frankfort, IN, and graduated from Clinton Central High School. She graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from Greenville College and taught several years in both public and private schools before marrying Jeff. Amy has been blessed to have had a teaching job in every city in which she and Jeff have pastored. She currently is in her 6th year of teaching 1st grade at Legacy Christian School in Noblesville. When Amy isn’t busy with school, church, or being mom to Bethany and Matthew, she enjoys cooking, reading, and playing the piano. Amy teaches Sunday school, Children’s Church, and the Wednesday night CLC kid’s program at Open Door Church.
Directors of Student Ministries - Bryan and Elizabeth Hartman
Bryan Hartman: Just as with Pastor Jeff, Bryan grew up on the east side of Indianapolis and attended Warren Central High School. After high school, Bryan attended Ball State University majoring in Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Shortly after College, Bryan began work for Blackburn Racing which has since become Performance Tire Service Company which is the service providers for Firestone Racing and the IndyCar Series. Bryan has served twenty three years at Performance Tire. Bryan became a Christian at the age of sixteen through the ministry of Young Life, and since then has served the Lord at various churches in areas such as music and worship, sound tech, children’s and youth ministry, and board administration. Bryan serves the Open Door Church as an assistant to Pastor Jeff. Bryan also serves on the Church Board of Administration and the church’s worship team. Bryan and Elizabeth were married in the spring of 2016!
Associate of Biblical Studies - Ed Amburgy
Ed Amburgy: I grew up and graduated from Beavercreek High School located in a suburb of Dayton, Ohio. After graduation, I spent four years in the United States Air Force. Most of my time was spent overseas in Okinawa, Korea, Thailand, and Viet Nam. After my discharge, I married a wonderful woman Vickie Swallow and we had two children. Jenny is a graduate of Ball State University and Mark is a graduate of Purdue University. Vickie has since passed on to be with the Lord. She was a great influence on my life and encouraged me to continue my education. I graduated with an Associate degree in Computer Science from Sinclair Community College and then went on to earn my BS degree from Wright State University. During this time I was Data Processing Manger for McCauley Accessory, a division of Cessna Aircraft Company and also earned my private pilot’s license which later included an instrument rating. I also volunteered as a command pilot for the Civil Air Patrol. In 1986 I accepted an IT Mangers position and relocated to Indianapolis. Here I earned my MBA from Butler University. For a couple of years I taught night school for Wesleyan University along with my day job. Most of the courses taught were Management and Computer Science. I have been teaching adult Sunday school and small group bible studies since 1984.
Open Door Church has numerous volunteers and workers fulfilling their spiritual gifts and talents. We are adamant in making our church environment safe for all who enter our doors. Our classrooms have doors with windows. Our classrooms are also equipped with video cameras to help ensure the safety of our children. Those who work with our children and youth must first complete a comprehensive background check. We are also very resolute in placing people to serve where they are spiritually gifted. We are eager to serve and glad for opportunities to show God’s love to others.
We are grateful to have a wonderful Church Board of Administration to serve the church and our pastor with the many ministries and important decisions in fulfilling our mission to “God and love as God loves!”
Below are the names and emails of our current Board of Administration.
Ed Amburgy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bryan Hartman (email@example.com)
Pastor Jeff Gammon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Doug Hall (email@example.com)
Randy Kern (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chuck Townsend (email@example.com)
David Woods (firstname.lastname@example.org)