Rev. Dr. George R. Sinclair
Dr. George R. Sinclair, Jr. was installed as Pastor of Government Street Presbyterian Church on December 8, 2002. A North Carolina native, George earned his undergraduate degree in religion and philosophy from Highpoint University in 1975. He holds a master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry degrees from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Before coming to Mobile, George served Presbyterian churches in Warsaw, IL, Lenoir, NC, and LaGrange, GA. He and his wife, Paula, have a daughter, Meredith, who is an Assistant Professor at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, and a son, Sean, who is a Chef at the Royal Scam in Mobile, AL, and they have five grandchildren. George is the author Walking In Wonder: Resilience in Ministry and enjoys woodworking, hunting, fishing, sailing, and is an avid bike rider. Paula is employed at UMS Wright where she teaches 8th grade Algebra; she is also an ordained Deacon and Elder at GSPC The Sinclairs reside at 1105 Savannah Street in the Oakleigh Garden District of Mobile.
Director of Music and Fine Arts Ministries
Terry D Maddox, M.M.
Terry D. Maddox, M.M. is a native of Indiana. Terry received his Bachelor of Science degree in Music and Religion with an emphasis in organ performance from the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana. While studying there he also attended Harlaxton College of Grantham, England for a year. He received a full fellowship and assistantship from Loyola University of New Orleans, Louisiana, where he earned a Masters of Music in Choral Conducting. Terry has served as an educator for three private Christian school systems in the position of Director of Fine Arts for twelve years of his career. He currently is in his ninth year as Minister of Music and Fine Arts for Government Street Presbyterian Church in Mobile, Alabama. In this position he serves as organist, choir director and administrator of the music and fine arts ministry program of which the Mobile Community Chorus is a part. In the last year he has also started an Honors Choir for children from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Mobile and Baldwin Counties. Terry also serves as Music Director for Touro Synagogue of New Orleans, Artistic Director for the Eastern Shore Choral Society, Adjunct Professor for Spring Hill's College Choral Program and Music Education and organist for St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church.
Director of Children's Ministry
Shawn Walker began working at GSPC in June of 2011. She is a graduate of the University of South Alabama where she received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education in 1990. She has been certified to teach grades 1st – 6th. She attended Howard Community College in Maryland and received her certification in Early Childhood for preschool and Kindergarten in 1993. She has taught Kindergarten in Rhode Island, Maryland, Hawaii and Alabama. She is also employed at Melinda Leigh Performing Arts Center where she teaches all ages ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop. She is married to Samuel “Duke” Walker VII who is a retired Captain from the United States Coast Guard. He is currently working for Josten’s Inc. Shawn and her husband have three children.
Bonnie Johnston became employed at GSPC in August 2007. She grew up in Minnesota and graduated from Vennard College with majors in Bible and Music. She is married to Daryl Johnston who has served Methodist churches in Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas. She has three children and nine grandchildren.
Office / Property Manager
Lois McNorton, a native of Mobile, came to GSPC in August 2015. She has worked in church ministries all over the country with her husband Buddy since 2006. In 2015, Lois, Buddy & their 3 daughters moved back to Mobile to start Gospel Life Fellowship, a non denominational church.
Director of Hospitality
Barbara Yolanda Williams is a Retired (DOS) Director of Sales. Seasoned with 35 years of extensive knowledge & experience in the hospitality industry. Vocal Recording Artist, products available in amazon, cdbaby, youtube… Also a member of Nu Image Gospel Group sponsors of Youth On The Winning Side. Mother of six accomplished individuals. Attended S.D. Bishop State Jr. College. Past board member of the Mobile Convention and Visitors Bureau. A Southern girl in love with serving others!
Director of Food Services
Shelia Smith has been a part of the GSPC Family since 1986. She has a love for people and a passion for the ministry here at GSPC.
Marilyn Mills has worked at GSPC since 2011 and in the industry for 15 years. She has been married since 1999, has two daughters and 2 grandchildren. Marilyn enjoys working with others and has a desire to glorify the Lord in all she does.
Ben Purifoy began working at GSPC in 2006. He has a kind and willing heart and is a always ready to help wherever needed.