Dr. Rodney Vickers came to Azalea Garden Church in August 2006 to serve as Executive Pastor. In 2011, Pastor Rodney was promoted to the position of Senior Pastor. In addition to his service at AGC, Rodney has also served as an evangelist, church planter, pastor, and hospice chaplain. He is an Ordained Bishop in the Church of God and both Rodney and Angela are graduates of Lee University. Rodney also holds a Master of Divinity from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry in Marriage and Family Therapy from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. For fun, Rodney enjoys playing basketball with his sons, watching John Wayne westerns, and pulling for the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rodney and Angela have been married for 22 years, and are the proud parents of two sons, Andrew and Will, and one Golden Retriever, Deacon.
For more than 40 years Aubrey Maye served with distinction as the Senior Pastor of Azalea Garden Church. Pastor Maye is an Ordained Bishop in the Church of God and both Aubrey and Marian are graduates of Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. Retiring from full-time pastoral ministry in 2011, Aubrey and Marian began serving AGC as Pastor Emeritus and Missions Pastor and as missions representatives for Virginia and Eastern North Carolina. They have been married for over 50 years and are the proud parents of three sons and daughters-in-love who have blessed them with five grandchildren.
Pastor Chris and Beth Darling joined the staff at Azalea Garden Church in February
of 2021. They bring with them 16 years of ministry experience in South Carolina
and Virginia. Chris holds a Master’s Degree in Church Music from Lee University
and his wife Beth holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Charleston Southern University. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health
Counseling at Regent University. They were married in 2003 and have two
beautiful daughters, Carrie and Hannah as well as a Boston Terrier named Albie.
In addition to music and ministry, Pastor Chris enjoys running and riding roller
coasters. He has completed two marathons as well as nine half marathons and has
ridden over 125 different roller coasters. This family loves leading other believers in worship. It is their desire that every worship experience at AGC would be one that enables the congregation to enter into the presence of the Lord and simply allow the Lord to have His way.
Daniel joined AGC in 2014. He was born and spent much of his life in Romania. He currently leads the young adult ministry at AGC by focusing on discipleship and expository Bible teaching. He desires that all young adults experience the transformative power of the Gospel and live victoriously through the Holy Spirit. He graduated from the College of the Ozarks and later obtained a Juris Doctorate from Regent University. In his free time, Daniel enjoys spending time with his family, reading, going to the beach and playing soccer. He is married to his beautiful wife, Sophia, and has a handsome little boy, Joseph.
Pastor Gladys Ashmore joined AGC in 2009. She currently serves as the Pastor of our Hispanic congregation, "Vino Nuevo". Prior to coming to Azalea Garden, Gladys served as a missionary to the Miskito Indians of Honduras. She previously served as pastor of both a bilingual church (Miskito and Spanish) and an English speaking congregation on her native island Roatan, as well as regional educational director and territorial educational director for the eastern territory of Honduras. Gladys is a graduate of the Central American Pentecostal Seminary with a Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Christian Ministries with orientation to Urban Ministries. She is an Ordained Minister of the Church of God and has been active in ministry since 1997.
Angela came to AGC in August 2006 when Rodney became the new Executive Pastor. She has been serving as the Worship & Arts Administrative Assistant since 2009. She also is responsible for other administrative duties that serve the entire church body. Prior to working at the church, Angela was a Branch Officer with a NC based bank as well as a Branch Manager for a local VB based bank. She is a graduate of Lee University and holds a BA in History. Angela is an active part of the music department. She also teaches the adult Wednesday night Bible study class as needed.
Monica & husband Calvin joined Azalea Garden Church in February 2004 with their 2 sons Miles and Corey. She is a graduate of James Madison University. Prior to becoming part of the AGC staff, Monica worked for 14 years in Human Resources and Payroll. She was an HRIS Analyst where she assisted in training and development of time clock and payroll systems. Monica joined the AGC staff in July 2007 as the church bookkeeper. Monica has served in our music ministry since 2006 and also helps to direct our annual Christmas musicals presented by our youth department.
Shaunna began working at CPA when they opened in September 2003. She became the assistant director in June 2007 and served as such since she took over as director in June 2018. She majored in early childhood education at Tidewater Community College and Old Dominion University. Shaunna has helped in the youth and children’s programs at AGC and loves to read, watch movies, cook and hang out with her family. She is a great asset to the children and parents of Centerville Preschool Academy as well as our church.