Meet the Staff

 

Bo GILLOOLY | Executive Director

Bo, our Executive Director, graduated from Clemson University in 2003 with a B.S. in Business Management. While at Clemson, Bo was active in a variety of organizations, notably leading Bible studies in his fraternity and serving as Sports Editor of the Clemson University newspaper. During his senior year, he felt a call to enter into full-time Christian ministry and thus took a job as Business Manager of Eagle Rock. After three years of successful management of Eagle Rock’s programming and finances, Bo was promoted to Executive Director in early 2007. Aside from his duties at Eagle Rock, Bo enjoys following Clemson football and traveling to Christian Camping conferences across the nation. Bo was married to Amanda Baker on October 28 2006, and they currently reside in Maryville with their two children, Caroline and Jack.

 

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Lon GILLOOLY | Administrator

Lon, our Administrator and Spiritual Director, received his B.A. in Philosophy and Religion from the University of Central Florida and has been in ministry for 35 years. He studied and trained at Dr. Solomon’s Grace Fellowship International and attended Dr. Larry Crabb’s Institute of Biblical Counseling. He has served on the pastoral staffs of The Messenger, a private Christian counseling ministry, and All Saints Episcopal Church of Winter Park. Lon is a co-founder of the House of Hope, a home for runaway and throw-away teenage girls in Orlando. After volunteering for many years with Fellowship of Christians in Action (the Lynx ministry), God gave Lon a vision for Eagle Rock in 1991. In addition to his job as Administrator and Spiritual Director of Eagle Rock, Lon works with mentally handicapped adults in Maryville, TN and co-teaches the Sojourner Sunday School class at Fairview United Methodist Church. Lon counsels teenagers and young adults and mentors married couples as a part of his ministry at Eagle Rock. In his spare time, Lon enjoys his season tickets, cheering the UT Volunteers at Thompson-Boling arena.

 

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Bebe GILLOOLY | Guest Relations

Bebe was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. After graduating from Lake Highland Preparatory School, she majored and received a degree in Elementary Education from Clemson University. Her duties at Eagle Rock include booking all retreats, supervising the food service, and being a retreat speaker. Bebe can be found each week teaching a multi-denominational women’s Bible study, as well as leading her co-ed adult Sunday School class at Fairview United Methodist Church in Maryville. Bebe and husband, Lon do couple’s spiritual mentoring weekly, also. After retiring from coaching the Heritage High School Girls’ Tennis team, she enjoys playing team tennis at Knoxville Racquet Club. Lon and Bebe have been married since 1977, and have 4 wonderful children(Jon, Bo, Bethany, Anna), 1 beautiful daughter-in law(Amanda) and best of all, 2 beautiful grandchildren, Caroline and Jack. In her spare time, Bebe can be found playing tennis, cheering on Clemson and University of Tennessee football and basketball teams, and fighting the urge to buy her grandchildren everything on the shelf at Toys R Us.

 

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Adam GARRISON | Program Director

Adam (“Boom”), our Program Director, graduated from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in 2010 with a B.S. in Outdoor Recreation. While at UTC, Adam was very active in The House campus ministry where he served as a student leader and also helped lead worship on Tuesday nights. Adam’s other passion while in college was playing Ultimate Frisbee with his college team and he still plays today with his club team based out of Chattanooga. Adam visited ERC for the first time in 2002 as a camper and worked on summer staff from 2008-2011 before being promoted to Facilities Director in early 2012. After successful run of stewardship of all Eagle Rock’s facilities, Adam was promoted to Program Director in late 2014. Adam has a strong passion for serving youth and pouring into their lives. He is an avid fan of LSU and has a dog named Cannon.

 

 

 

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Kyle JACKSON | Facilities Director

Kyle, our Facilities Director, graduated from the University of Auburn in 2016 with a B.S. in Actuarial Science. Kyle was always involved in Christian ministry, interning at a church in 2014, helping out with different youth retreats, and working as an Eagle Rock summer staff in 2015. During his last year of school, Kyle felt called to come to Eagle Rock and serve in full time ministry. Kyle’s passions include serving people, building relationships, sports, and the Auburn Tigers. Kyle got engaged to Jessica Kneeland in early February 2016, and they plan on being married in the fall of 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Amanda GILLOOLY | Special Projects

Amanda, originally from Clinton, TN, studied Art and Business Management at Maryville College. After graduating, Amanda followed God’s leading to join an international missions group, Youth With a Mission (YWAM). With YWAM, Amanda traveled to New Zealand, French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, Australia, and Brazil to serve and share God’s word. Once back in the United States, she married her long-time sweetheart, Bo Gillooly, and now serves as Special Projects Coordinator for Eagle Rock. In this role, Amanda heads up a variety of administrative and creative projects around campus. Her newest venture is exploring what the Lord is doing through the creative arts at Eagle Rock. Amanda brings with her not only her artistic training, but her professional experience from many area non-profits including East Tennessee Foundation, Maryville College and Leadership Blount. Bo and Amanda attend Calvary Chapel of Knoxville and have two sweet babies, Caroline and Jack.

 

 

 

 

 

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Paul DOERNER | Intern

Paul is from the Sacramento, California area. At the age of 21, he came back to Jesus and started reading his Bible where in the first two chapters of Genesis, the Lord revealed to him that He still heals today. After receiving a personal healing, and then seeing three people get healed that he prayed for, he decided that he would dedicate his life to ministry. He studied three years with Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry (BSSM) and was on the ministry team for the Bethel Healing Rooms. He moved for his 3rd Year BSSM Internship to Madrid, Spain, where he served as a missionary to a ministry school that filmed and documented God’s supernatural power. There in Spain, God told him to move to Tennessee to work for Eagle Rock. Paul enjoys going to coffee shops, visiting old Cathedrals, looking at Spanish architecture and playing his banjo. He is slowly acclimating to the South, mainly, by way of watching college football with his girlfriend Anna. He is a revivalist, passionate about sharing the Gospel, and the goodness of God to all.