David & Stephanie Morgan

Lead Pastor

I’m the lead pastor at United Church, which basically means, I have the best job ever! United is a place with amazing and passionate people who make my job an everyday joy and honor. I’m blessed to have an amazing team around me. I consider it a joy to lead this wonderful congregation and staff to make an immediate and eternal difference in Lawrenceburg and around the globe. Ministry is not what we do, it’s who we are! It comes from the heart. Love God – Love People, this has been woven into my DNA by two amazing parents who passionately modeled what it means to serve God and His people. Preaching, teaching, empowering and equipping leaders are just a fraction of the things I have the privilege to do as lead pastor of United Church.

God renewed my call to ministry in 1997, shortly thereafter I attended BRSM school of ministry and Southwestern Assembly of God University. I graduated from SAGU in 2005 and headed home to Lawrenceburg to serve as associate pastor. During my education journey God blessed me with the best educator a man could have, my wife, Stephanie. We have five amazing and fun children – Payton, Ben, Eli, Eden and Titus, 4 dogs, Duke, Rascal, Merle and Dolly. Life is busy and interesting to say the least, but I’m enjoying every minute of it. God is GOOD!

I enjoy coaching youth football, baseball and basketball, as well as, creek fishing and an occasional round of golf. I also play about every other sport under the sun, not always well, but hey, I try!

Tony & Patsy Morgan

Pastoral Care

United Church, formerly First Assembly of God, was founded in 1964. Tony and Patsy Morgan, along with their five children, moved to Lawrenceburg in 1979 to assume leadership of the congregation (of about 15 people). The church began to pray and seek the Lord. As a result, for the next thirty years the church experienced steady growth and many lives were changed. God blessed their home as well when their only daughter was born.

After thirty four years of ministry, Pastor Morgan retired as senior pastor and the mantle was passed to his youngest son, David. He continues to teach Bible study classes, leads and teaches our United School of Ministry interns, provides marriage counseling, and hosts a Life Group in his home.

Rusty Ayers

Executive Pastor

I’m blessed to be a part of Pastors, David and Stephanie Morgan, and of United Church in the summer of 2011! For many years I served in the office of an evangelist, traveling around the world spreading the message of a balanced life in Jesus. My education background is a bachelor’s degree in music and christian education, with majors in voice and bible, and the recipient of an honorary doctorate of divinity from the Evangel Association of Churches and Ministries. I now serve as the Executive Pastor and look forward to many years together!

Chris Powers

Worship Pastor

My love for music began at an early age, along with a love for the Lord, which has carried me through life. Coming from a family that has served the Lord in many different roles through my childhood, I was taught first hand what it meant to live a life laid down for Christ and for others. After graduating High School, I attended the Ramp School of Ministry in Hamilton, Al, studying Worship and serving anywhere I could for my time there. I get to serve as the worship and media pastor at United Church and Im honored to be apart of such an amazing church family. My wife, Ashten, and I have two beautiful children, Bryan and Amelia Joy.

Jeanne Modisett

Office Manager

I began working part-time at United Church in 2016 after retiring from sales. I graduated from Southern Bible College in 1973 and have taught at the church and on radio, filled in preaching under Pastor Tony, and led worship throughout my time at United.

Currently, I handle follow-up for our guests, help implement Growth Track classes, and keep up with volunteer lists for our Dream Teams. In addition, Im largely responsible for the distribution of benevolence funds and securing help for those in the community and church as needed.

Sheldon Tyree

Students Pastor

I grew up in Ohio under my father’s ministry where I learned from a early age what it means to surrender one’s life to love others and spread the gospel.

After graduating high school, I felt the same burning desire to go into ministry just like my father. After a year of praying, I was lead here to United Church in 2014 to enroll in the internship program. I completed the first two years of Berean School of Ministry in the program and served for 3 years. In 2017, my brother Spencer and I were hired on as staff pastors. 
In 2020, I accepted the role of becoming the new student pastor of Belong Student Ministries. I have a heart to reach every student through encountering God, real life discipleship, and consistent fellowship with one another.

Spencer Tyree

Young Adult Pastor

I grew up in ministry by watching my father, Mike Tyree, pastor churches for 20 years. My relationship with the Lord began early on by watching my dad love and serve others around him. I became passionate about seeing people’s lives transformed by the gospel.

After I graduated high school in 2014, I felt God call me to move to Lawrenceburg, along with my twin brother, Sheldon, to join the internship program at United Church. I served for two years while attending the Berea School of Ministry, and in 2017 was hired on as the Intern Director and Staff Pastor here at United. I am now serving as the Young Adults Pastor and Dream Team Coordinator.

“My desire is to partner alongside Jesus to equip and empower others to take their relationship with the Lord to the next level.”