Our Staff

Click on the links below for information about the staff of Rainsville First Family.

David Cofield

Pastor

Pastor David joined the staff of Rainsville First Family in July of 2015.  David is a native of Boaz, AL, and he has been preaching since the age of eleven and pastoring since the age of eighteen.

He has pastored churches in Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana.  


David and his wife, Roxanne, are the parents of two adult sons, Keith and Kevin.  Kevin is married to Brooke.  They have six beautiful grandchildren, Cayden O'Neal (02.02.2010), Brooklyn Jane (11.20.2010), Mason Jett (03.14.2013), Abigail Jane (03.21.2014), Baylor Alexander (08.27.2014), and Mary Ellis (11.09.2017).  


David is a graduate of Samford University (Bachelor, 1983) and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div., 1987)

Pastor David's Links

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Keith Beatty

Music/Missions/Media Pastor

Pastor Keith joined the staff of Rainsville First Family in February of 2014.  He is a native of McDonough, GA, and he has been serving in ministry since the age of sixteen.  Since 2006, Keith has been blessed to serve churches in Georgia and Alabama.


Prior to serving in fulltime ministry, Keith owned a financial services company headquartered in Atlanta, GA.  Following a mission trip to Haiti, he surrendered his life to ministry and has been serving in a full-time capacity since that time.


In addition to serving us at Rainsville First Family in music, missions, and media, Keith also serves

as the President of the Board of Directors for The Hope Project International, an international missions organization serving developing nations in Central America.  The Hope Project is headquarted in Concord, NC, and, in Central America, it operates out of the city of Matagalpa, Nicaragua.   

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Pastor Zac Gardner

Student Pastor

Pastor Zac, pictured here with his wife, Anna, is a native of Dekalb County, AL.  Zac joined the staff of Rainsville First Family in August of 2017 as our part-time Student Pastor, and he was called by the church into full-time ministry in February of 2019. 


After graduating from Crossville High School, Zac obtained and Associates in Applied Science, and in 2014, he enrolled in the Pharmacy program at Samford University to pursue a Doctorate of Pharmacy.  After completing one year of pharmacy school, he experienced God's calling into ministry while on a mission trip to Honduras.  


Zac has served on a mid-term mission trip to Honduras, and he has led a short-term mission team.  In addition to mission work, he has led young adult home groups in weekly Bible study for several years.  Zac is currently enrolled at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, pursuing a Master of Divinity degree specializing in Christian Theology. 


Zac and Anna were married on June 10, 2017.

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Whitney Traylor

Children's Minister

Whitney joined the staff of Rainsville First Family in 2014.  She believes that children should be taught the truth about God's Word from an early age, and she strives to provide a learning environment to do just that.


Growing up in Rainsville, Whitney is a product of the Children and Student Ministries of Rainsville First Family.  She is dedicated to helping the children of our church learn and grow in the love of Christ.


As an organizer, Whitney plans activities that children learn from and enjoy.  She also serves in other areas of ministry at Rainsville whenever possible.

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