Business Manager & Communications Director
Wes is a former Paramedic/Firefighter and spent ten years working in oil and gas. He felt a calling to serve others again and began volunteering as the Sound Engineer and Technical Director at Athens First. That calling grew and he came on full time overseeing daily business and operations along with church communications. Wes owns and operates Gain Stage Productions, an Audio Video and Lighting company specializing in assisting churches with technical systems for worship. GSP also provides equipment and engineers for live events around the area. Wes has a daughter Lexi and son Shelby with his loving wife Krystle.
Modern Worship Leader
Beau returned to East Texas in 2009 after receiving his Bachelor of Music from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He has served in worship ministry in various capacities since 2001 and joined the staff at Athens First in 2021. He and his wife Ashley have 3 beautiful girls and just celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary.
Youth Director / Ark Campus Ministries
Ramon is from Dallas, TX. He met Cessilye, his wife in 1999 at UNT where he started his college career as a Jazz Studies major. After a fortunate series of events brought him to saving faith in Jesus, he found an insatiable desire to know Jesus and make him known in Urban contexts. As a result, he transferred to Dallas Baptist University where he graduated in 2005.
Ramon has a passion for comprehensive discipleship the witness of the church in the world and culturally informed ministry. He has spent the last few years working with high school boys and the adults, (mentors and parents) in their lives striving to demonstrate the relevance of God’s word to their life lives and their decisions.
He serves on our team as a youth director. His role is to come alongside and support parents in their ministry to their youth and come alongside those youth in their journey to follow Christ in the world.