MEET OUR PASTORS
Keith and Jawana Moyer have been happily married for almost 30 years and are proud parents of two wonderful children, Tristan and and Keianna who are both studying at the collegiate level. They firmly believe that their ministry starts first in their home, loving God first, then each other, followed by love and support for their children.
Minister Keith Moyer is a native of Axton, VA. Born and raised in the rural area, he lived there until high school and moved to Georgia to attend Devry Institute of Technology. There he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Technical Management. He is currently employed with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) working as an Airways Specialist.
Jawana was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. Yes, she’s a Georgia Peach! In her earlier years of education, she attended the City Schools of Decatur. After graduation, she attended Georgia State University where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. From there, she was accepted into Clark Atlanta University’s Education Program, where she obtained a Master’s Degree in Middle Grades Curriculum (concentrating in Mathematics) and graduated Magna Cum Laude. It is her desire to obtain a Doctoral Degree in Divinity. She taught for 20 years but completed that assignment upon answering the call to Co-Pastor.
The couple’s work at the Tabernacle of Refuge Ministries is distinguished in that they serve in many capacities of the ministry. Some of the areas they find most rewarding include their work with Sunday school, the youth, the men and women’s groups, the technology department and the music department, as well as ministry duties at large. They are also responsible for coordinating and implementing some of the major projects of the ministry such as the youth’s recycling project to promote a healthier environment, the overnight fun in the sun trips for the youth and church-wide Worship in Pink initiative to support finding a cure for Breast Cancer. They are also responsible for assisting in the implementation of the men, women, and leadership conferences. Their desire is to carry the Gospel abroad because they feel no distance is ever too great to reach out to the souls of men and women.
She, being raised in a single family environment and he, being raised in a low income household, did not realize that the Lord allowed their struggles and isolation as young people to prepare them for their walk into their purpose. God has given them both individual and collective testimonies that now serve to empower and uplift, edify and assist in breaking strongholds, generational cycles, and inner wounds to many.
They love the Lord and attribute their overall success to “selling out to Christ” during their teenage years. The couple has gained strength to handle the call to ministry through their uncompromising love for God and each other, spiritual maturity, perfecting praise and undying commitment to the people of God of whom they serve. They believe what they proclaim:
…that men who are bound shall be free
…that women who are in despair shall have hope
…that boys and girls with no future shall be saved
…and that all who desires can have God’s abundant life