Gus was born and raised in Georgia and became a Christ follower at a young age. He attended the University of Georgia, where he met his wife Nicole. Two years after they were married, they began working as youth leaders at Snellville UMC. It was during this time that they had two children, Bailey and Briana. Six years later, Gus received a calling into full-time youth ministry where he began a youth outreach ministry called Ignite & Explode at Snellville UMC.
This ministry further ignited the passion in Gus’ heart for this generation and led him to the position of youth pastor at The Vine. Over the past 4 years in the position of youth pastor, the Lord allowed Gus to use his strengths of leading relationally and shepherding people to draw out the best of students and leaders at HiDef. His passion for people, along with his strengths, is why Gus is a great fit for the role of Small Groups Pastor at The Vine Church.