After graduating from Moody Bible Institute in 1978, Terry helped start Grace Fellowship Church in Johnson City, TN. He served on staff as Youth Minister for 16 years. During that time he conducted summer camps using rented facilities and eventually formed Doe River Gorge Christian Camp and Conference Center. Terry resigned from Grace Fellowship Church in December 1994 to assume full time duties at Doe River Gorge. Terry is married to Karen and they have three children: Kara (married to Mark Page), Danielle and Michael.
Camp photographer, videographer, and web site manager. After graduating from Cedarville College and Moody Aviation, he and his wife Hannah were missionaries in Amazonas, Brazil with the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism for 19 years. They have five children and sixteen grandchildren. Hannah helps in the office and with Adventure Quest videos and photography.
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Graduated from Wheaton College in 1987-Computer Science/Math. Worked for DuPont as a Systems Analyst until 1995. Manages computer and A/V systems and railroad operations. Wife Nancy also served on staff 1996-2000. Two children, Jon (2001) and Kate (2003). (more)
While at Moody Aviation 1986-1991 Jeff and Pam Smythe were youth ministry volunteers in the early days of Doe River Gorge. After serving five years with Mission Aviation Fellowship in Guatemala, Jeff and Pam joined the Doe River Gorge Staff. Jeff and Pam have four children. (more)SUPPORT the Smythes
David graduated from East Tennessee State University in August 2000 with a major in Accounting and a minor in Finance (B.B.A.). He spent eight of his growing up years serving with his family as missionaries in Amazonas, Brazil. David and his wife, Kristen met at age 4 and are now enjoying the experience of parenting seven children. He transitioned to his present position from serving as DRG business manager from 2000-2016.
After serving as a summer volunteer for nine years, Archie joined the full-time staff. He has a background in construction and owned a business for 23 years. He and his wife, Linda have a daughter, Hannah, and a son, Chris, and three grandchildren.
Graduated with degree in Business Admin. from Marshall University-1991, and bible courses through Moody Bible Institute. David and wife Samantha moved to East Tennessee in 2001 to train with Moody Aviation. They have two daughters, Micah and Hannah, and two sons, Joseph and Jesse. (more)family photo | SUPPORT the Legges | Newsletter
Originally from Boca Raton, FL, Lydia has lived in Tennessee for almost fourteen years. During her freshman year at Bryan College in Dayton, TN, she met Steven Irmeger, who had previously worked as a summer staff at Doe River Gorge. After earning a bachelor’s degree and graduating in 2014, she and Steven married and moved to Elizabethton.
Scott served as summer staff at Doe River Gorge from 2010-2015. After graduating from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Computer Science in 2013, he assisted in the development of the one-year internship program at DRG. His transition to business manager came over a period of time being mentored by previous DRG business manager, David Jensen.
Julia graduated from Toccoa Falls College with a degree in Outdoor Leadership & Education and a minor in Biblical Studies. She calls many places “home,” having experienced childhood as a missionary kid in West Africa and Minnesota, high school in Florida, college in Georgia, a summer in California, and most recently, life in northeast Tennessee. She spent a summer on staff before officially moving to TN a year later and transitioning into being full time at Doe River.
Laura served as summer staff at Doe River Gorge from 2006-2008 where she met her husband Matt. She earned a degree in Mass Communications from East Tennessee State University in 2009. After graduating she worked in retail management before coming to DRG as Registrar in 2012. Laura and Matt are parents of two little boys, Tripp and Beck. Laura is excited to be back as Registrar and a part of the Doe River Gorge family!