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Our Staff

CG Coats



Pastor Charles "CG" Coats has been working in ministry since 2003. He graduated from Eastern University in 2005 with a degree in Youth Ministry, received a Masters of Divinity from Palmer Seminary, and was ordained as a pastor of the American Baptist Churches in 2012. He has served as a youth pastor, college pastor, and lead pastor at numerous churches. CG loves playing guitar, reading comic books, and playing video and board games with his family: his wife, Liz, and their two sons, Owen and Logan.

Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Chris Moody

Audio Technician


Chris Moody serves as our Audio Technician. Chris was born and raised in Norristown, PA, where he regularly attended Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church as a child with his grandmother. Chris graduated from Norristown Area High School and studied music at William Paterson University of New Jersey where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music Studies with a concentration in Audio Engineering. Chris works full-time as a professional driver holding a CDL Class A license. His hobbies include playing guitar, writing music, and anything related to health and fitness.

Sarah Vanderslice

Children's Director


Sarah Vanderslice serves as our Children's Director and has over twenty years of experience working with children and youth ministries. She is passionate about helping kids of all ages and abilities learn about the never-ending love of Jesus Christ in fun and engaging ways. Her goal is to help every child feel loved, safe, and accepted within both our local church and the larger Family of God. In her free time, she loves to paint with acrylics, read, and go on adventures with her husband and two amazing kids.  Sarah also serves as a vocalist in FBCN's praise band.

Carol Tracy

Administrative Assistant


Carol Tracy serves as our Administrative Assistant. She enjoys updating and decorating her condo and finds satisfaction in doing as much of the work herself as her skill level permits. While her paint brushes are drying, Carol enjoys jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, walking, and reading. Carol also enjoys spending time with her family who live in the area.

Tuesday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Isaac McKnight

Website & Social Media Manager


Isaac McKnight serves as our Website & Social Media Manager. Isaac is an Upper Merion High School senior and plans to study data science at Drexel University starting this fall. He enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time outdoors.

Rob McKnight

Video Technician


Rob McKnight serves as our Video Technician and assists the Pastor, Music Minister, and Worship Committee as part of the A/V Team. He and his wife, Yvonne, have two boys, Isaac and Aaron, who also have roles on the A/V Team. Rob works full time as a billing auditor for an international security company and enjoys spending time with his family.

Luis "Monty" Montanez

Youth Director


Luis Montanez serves as our Youth Director. Monty is an Army veteran and is currently attending Villanova University, getting a degree in Visual Communications with a minor in Theology. His passions are photography, videography, and telling stories through a creative lens. His goal is to teach the Word of God to the youth and equip them with the message of Love, Hope, and Salvation.

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