Gail Atkinson, Children’s Pastor
A native of Asheville, Gail enjoys spending time with her three precious grandchildren, Luke, Alexis, and Averi. She also enjoys the great outdoors of the mountains camping, hiking, and horseback riding with her family. Her husband Mark, is manager and operator of Luke Atkinson Furniture Company, a family owned business since 1955 in West Asheville. They have two sons, Seth his wife, Janette and Jonathan his wife, Chelsea.
After college, Gail taught in Christian Schools, for 14 years then later became a reading specialist for Buncombe County Schools where she taught and ministered to targeted at risk children and their families. She has served at Crossroads in Children’s Ministry since 1978 and is known for her captivating and inspiring messages that teach biblical truths and principles that nurture children in faith and core values laying a strong and firm foundation. The heart of her ministry is to minister God’s unconditional love, reaching every boy and girl possible with the salvation message of our Lord Jesus Christ, training them to be skillful in the Word of God, anointed and empowered by the Holy Spirit, then helping them find and develop their call and purpose in the Body of Christ becoming an effective witness in the world in which they live. Gail also serves in intercessory prayer and missions.