Our Team


Lead Pastor | Ryan Burgess Ryan@ComeGather.com

Before coming to Fort Walton and serving as the Lead Pastor with The Gathering, Ryan has served in various ministerial positions in Texas. Most recently he has served as an associate pastor with a church plant in Fort Worth, TX. Ryan has a Master’s in Theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. For the past six years he has also ministered in Kenya, Africa alongside International Living Streams. In his free time Ryan enjoys exercising, playing sports, reading, and spending time with family and friends.





Children & Families | Lindsey Martin  Lindsey.Martin@ComeGather.com

Lindsey is originally from Mississippi but moved to Fort Walton Beach in 2012 when she married her husband Chris. Lindsey has served as a missionary in India and has been a teacher here in NWF. She has a Master’s of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Now, outside of leading the families of The Gathering, Lindsey spends her day with her daughter Ila who was born in 2014.  Lindsey loves sweet tea, games, people and Jesus. As a former kid herself, she is excited to serve at the Gathering and love on the future generations.





Administration and Assimilation | Cassandra Andrea  Cassandra.Andrea@ComeGather.com

Cassandra recently separated from the military with over four years experience as an Air Force Personnel Officer, serving customers in personnel, education, readiness, mortuary affairs, and event planning. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Human Resource Development & Business. Cassandra is happily married to Michael Andrea and in her free time enjoys dog training/sitting, gardening, and paddle boarding. She looks forward to serving our church body each week!





Worship | Sam Enriquez  Sam.Enriquez@ComeGather.com

Sam has served in various worship leading roles in Bible studies, youth and college groups, and church services before joining the Gathering’s church-plant team. Outside of studying music for a number of years, Sam holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Fine Arts in studio art from Pensacola Christian College in Pensacola, FL. Worshiping God, the original Creator, through the arts as a whole is one of Sam’s lifelong passions and callings.





Church Elders

Chris Martin | fervly@gmail.com

Todd McGinnis | toddm534@gmail.com