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Hershel Adams, Lead Pastor

Pastor Hershel shares messages from God's word that are very insightful, practical and encouraging. You can sense his love and passion for people as he opens his heart every week to share God's word with us. He has a very dynamic and down to earth personality that motivates people to discover their own uniqueness and then to discover how God wants them to minister in this world. Pastor Hershel's hearts desire is to see every person experience fulfillment in life by understanding, accepting and achieving his or her God-given purpose.

Pastor Hershel is the founding and senior pastor of Sonlight Church. He was born in Rossville, Georgia, where he grew up and met his wife, Deena. They have been married since 1981 and have three married children, daughters Sheleena and Jenna, and son Jeremy, as well as five beautiful grandchildren.  He graduated from Liberty University with a Masters of Divinity and Florida Tech with his M.B.A.  


TJ Bodnar, Creative Arts / Media Pastor

TJ has lead worship for 17+ years and has been in vocational ministry since 2006.  He graduated from North Greenville University with a B.S., Interdisciplinary Studies in Music and Mass Communications.   TJ is excited to be a part of Sonlight Church and to see the vision of Sonlight lived out.  He is here to lead worship, work with dramas, help in all media outlets and marketing, but most of all he is here to be a part of a body of Christ that is looking to the future and fulfilling the Great Commission.  He is here to help.  If you need TJ, let him know.



 Bob Vogler,  Church Administrator

Bob became a part of the Sonlight team in March, 2007.  He grew up in New Jersey and joined the Navy in 1976 where he met his wonderful wife Susan.  Both Bob and Susan are retired Navy Nurses and have two terrific children, Becky and Robbie. With over 15 years of experience dealing with church administration and finances, Bob has been called to serve as a church administrator for Sonlight.  He believes in applying Biblical principles in handling the resources that God has provided Sonlight.

Deena Adams, Ministry Assistant

As the wife of our senior pastor, Deena has been involved in serving at Sonlight, either as a volunteer or paid staff member, since the church began in September 1999.  Deena’s God-given purpose is to be a help-mate to her husband Hershel and help him be successful in what God has called him to do.  She feels the best way to accomplish that purpose is by working alongside him in the daily ministry of the church as the ministry assistant to our staff.  Deena loves the local church and enjoys serving by leading the greeter ministry team and serving on our women's ministry team.