Meet Our Staff

Teddy Ward, Pastor

Teddy came to MABC in December of 2018! He began his preaching ministry at the age of 14 at MABC, and now has been preaching over 50 years! Teddy married Charlotte Vinson of Slocomb in 1973. Together they have 3 sons, 3 daughters-in-law, and 5 gradnchildren! He is a 1972 graduate of Geneva High School, 1977 graduate of the University of Mobile, and 1980 graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary! We are glad that Teddy has come home to MABC!

Ryan Gant, Minister of Music & Family Outreach

Ryan serves as our Minister of Music & Family Outreach at MABC. Ryan is married to his bride of 5 years, Kayla, and together they have a son, Logan. They have been a part of the Maple Avenue family since March of 2017! He received his Bachelors degree in 2014 and his Masters degree in 2018, both from the Baptist College of Florida. Ryan is passionate about leading God's people into stronger relationships with Jesus, and deeper understanding of true worship. In his spare time, he enjoys watching all sorts of sports, running, traveling, and spending time with his family.

Michael Herrera, Minister to Youth & College

Michael has served Maple Avenue for over five years in various capacities. He graduated from the Baptist College of Florida with a Bachelors degree, and is currently pursuing a Masters degree from Southern Seminary. He is married to a wonderful lady named Bailey. Together they welcomed their son Jude to the world in November of 2018. They also have two puppies-Enzo and Lulu. Michael was born on December 19th, 1987 in Atlanta, GA. Michael has a love for fun and games, but his true love, apart from his wife, is being a good Bible teacher. He loves teaching God’s word in a way that is interesting and impactful. His greatest focus is gospel-centered preaching and teaching.

Nancy Williford, Administrative Assistant to the Pastor

Nancy came to the Maple Avenue family in 2006. She is married to Tommy Williford. She and Tommy have been married for 34 years. They have two grown sons, Matthew (and his wife Catherine) and Joshua. She has been a resident of Geneva since 1975.