The Trulls came to Thorington Road in August of 2017. Michael is a native of Montgomery. Michael’s wife, Crysta works at Thorington Road as well as an administrative assistant. Michael and Crysta have 3 boys, Nathan, Timothy and Peter. Michael graduated at Samford University in Birmingham with a BA in. Michael later went to the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has a masters degree in divinity and a doctorate of ministry.
The Spivey family came to Thorington Road in September of 2011. Josh has a passion for family, ministry and music. Josh’s wife, Ashley is a 4th grade school teacher. Josh and Ashley have 2 children, Emma Grace and Brayden.
Josh attended Auburn University where he majored in Psychology with an emphasis in Music Education. Josh played in the Auburn University Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble and sang in the AU Concert Choir. Josh has a love and passion for music. “Music takes us to a place that no other communication can”, says Josh.
The emotion of music mixed with the truth of the Gospel makes our worship ministry great! It is a privilege to come before our Savior and worship Him corporately through music. Our corporate worship is an overflow of what the Lord has done and is doing in our lives.
The Ethridge’s came to Thorington Road in July of 2020. Tanner is an Abbeville native; Kimberly is a native of Troy. Tanner has worked in student ministry in different capacities since 2006 — whether in volunteer ministry, interim or part-time capacity, or in full-time ministry.
Tanner graduated with his bachelor’s degree from Liberty University, and has completed the Colson Center’s Fellowship Program. He enjoys anything outdoors, video games, sports, relaxing at home with his family, and all forms of food.
From Tanner: one of my favorite images in scripture lies in Isaiah 61 where God calls his people “oaks of righteousness, the plantings of the Lord.” As a student pastor, I believe it’s my calling to “water” our students — to provide them with the proper teaching of theology and doctrine; to give them opportunities to serve, fellowship, and have fun; and to work towards growing them into “oaks of righteousness.”