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The ChurchGear Team

Here at ChurchGear, we are a motley crew of current and former worship leaders who have banded together to serve the Church in a unique way. We try not to take ourselves too seriously but we do love what we get to do by helping churches sell their used music, sound and A/V gear and supporting missionaries all over the globe. Here’s a quick bio about each of our goofy staff members.

Toby Walters
Owner & Saint of Sarcasm​

Toby Walters

Owner & Saint of Sarcasm

Toby is our fearless leader and captain of sarcastic, comic relief. He’s been leading worship and selling gear for over 20 years. He has a wife who loves him with the fiery passion of a million suns (and is also currently rolling her eyes) and two kids that Toby is trying his darndest to develop a love and passion for music and the church…or at the very least, turn off the light when they leave a room! Toby has a strong passion for the church and worship/tech staff members. He wants to save you from that scary closet full of old gear that haunts the back hallways of every church in America!

Blake Hodges​

Brand Defender & Ninja Skillmaster​

Blake oversees all of our branding, marketing, and content but has hidden ninja skills ready to burst on the scene at any sign of danger. He is married to a woman roughly 78 times out his league and raises an army of cats. Blake’s best friend since 5th grade is a worship pastor so he’s literally been raised to love and serve worship & tech staff. When he isn’t doing our branding, he is calculating the gas and time it’ll take to get across the country to church staff conferences, worship conferences, FILO, etc! We can’t get him on a plane!

Blake Hodges​
Brand Defender & Ninja Skillmaster​
Brian Cigainero​
Lead Gear Guru & Whittling Woodsman​

Brian Cigainero​

Lead Gear Guru & Whittling Woodsman​

Brian is in charge of each and every piece of gear that comes through the door. His motto is “Raise up a piece of gear in the way it should go and when it is old, it will not depart from it.” He has a family with a beautiful wife and a whole lotta kids…so many that we’ve lost count! Brian has been a church tech director, Christian radio producer, and touring sound engineer for over 20 years. You will find him either at his tech bench with a mysterious piece of gear or sitting on his porch with sweet tea and whittling with his knife.

Jeff Gill​

Finances/Operations & Professional Pacer

Jeff oversees everything that the rest of us don’t understand. We charge into battle without any preparation and Jeff pulls us back in and fixes all the details. He met his wife in their church youth group and the Lord blessed their family with…girls! How about a boy? Nope, just more girls! Jeff has been involved with church worship ministry and business since he was a kid. When you can’t find him, be assured that he is pacing in his office, solving the next big problem, and listening to 90’s grunge rock.

Jeff Gill​
Finances/Operations & Professional Pacer
Chris Rowell​
Gear Guru & Alaskan Wilderness Guide

Chris Rowell​

Gear Guru & Alaskan Wilderness Guide

Chris hails from the Alaskan wilderness…or at least a neighborhood in a suburb of a city that is within a short drive of some Alaska wilderness. He is a PK (pastor’s kid…uh oh) and was raised in the church with a passion for music. Chris is the oil that keeps the engine running in our warehouse. From testing, repairs, packing, and shipping gear to fixing everything that breaks around the shop. Not to mention, having to deal with the daily jokes about being a pastor’s kid!

Sara Day​

Communications & Company Mom​

Sara keeps everything flowing that relates to human interaction. She keeps the rest of us from burning down the house…as any good mom would do. She has been supporting the dreams of her rapper (yes, rapper!) husband and 3 amazing kids for 25 years. Sara worked on a church staff overseeing communications of all ministries. She makes sure that all of our customers feel like they matter…because you do! When the rest of us start acting too immature, she is the adult in the room. On the rare occasion, she joins in with the nonsense, we are all in trouble.

Sara Day​
Communications & Company Mom​
Riley Rager​
Gear Guru & Mustached Magician​

Riley Rager​

Gear Guru & Mustached Magician​

Riley was hired at ChurchGear to meet our “mustache quota”.  He wears it like a young Burt Reynolds and wows our clients with amazing mustache tricks!  Riley hails from PA and has a love for music and the church.  He plays drums and guitar and will rock your face off if the situation calls for it.  Riley handles all sorts of testing gear, photos and travel at ChurchGear.  In his off hours, he is desperately trying to convince beautiful, young Maddy that he is worthy of marriage. Look at the mustache…how could she say “no”!?!?

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What is "Certified Church Owned" Gear?

You can now purchase Certified Church Owned gear exclusively at churchgear.com. When a piece of gear receives our CCO badge it is a very special item. It is sourced from a single owner church. It’s gear that’s never toured or been used outdoors. It’s been kept in a climate controlled environment and used for only a few hours each week. Most pieces have received regular servicing by church tech directors. Each piece of CCO gear is fully tested and approved by ChurchGear techs and comes with our exclusive 6-month warranty for churches. Never before has there been a more trustworthy option for churches to buy pre-owned gear.

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