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Tracy Alligood Hopkins

Preschool Ministry Leader

"My favorite thing about getting to work with these children is the pure love and joy they have. My whole family has been blessed by serving in this way. I am very humbled by this opportunity, and I pray that I would love and teach them well."

Engaging our youngest Bible scholars with puppets, songs, and crafts, Tracy Alligood makes learning the truth of who God is, and who we are in Him, so much fun.  

As the Gateway Beginners Ministry Leader, Tracy teaches, chooses curriculum, and organizes volunteers. Getting to know the children and their parents is a responsibility she takes a great deal of joy in.

Tracy is the mother of four beautiful children.  When asked about her free time, Tracy says, “I love children, animals, cooking, food, people, gathering around food, my Jesus, my family.”


Tracy is a fan of listening to inspirational speakers, her favorite being Beth Moore, as well as musicians, Nicole Nordeman and Christy Nockels, among others.

In addition to being working with our wee ones, Tracy teaches special education at J.W. Wiseman Elementary in Portland, Tennessee.