Leadership Team

Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed. Proverbs 15:22

Chris Tarver

Founder and Executive Director

Chris is an enthusiastic, energetic, passionate, follower of Jesus. Chris has worked with students since 1980 in teaching and presenting the gospel. He says he “feels God’s pleasure” when teaching and encouraging others.

The passion for reaching students, for making a difference in the lives of others has led to the development of Camp Amplify. We every child is valued by God and we want to love them unconditionally. We do this through overnight camps where we love, feed, and use activities to equip them with life skills, and share Jesus with them. We wish for the aroma of Jesus to come from everything we do and further believe that if we change student’s environment God can change their heart!

While obtaining a B/A from the University of Tennessee Chris worked in Young Life Ministries. Also while in college Chris taught in Sunday School classes, and even substitute taught in public schools. Chris coached his boy’s teams in youth sports growing up, he owns and has owned several businesses, Chris volunteers as a Chaplain working with the football team at largest high school in the Southeast.

Chris is recognized as an endorsed Chaplain with the North American Mission Board, is a certified Team member with the John Maxwell Organization as well as a Habitudes Facilitator with Growing Leaders.

Lisa Tarver

Director of Operations

Lisa works full-time for a large suburban school district, and she and Chris, have been married for 35 years. They have 2 children, and 4 grandchildren. Lisa grew up in a small, rural county in East Tennessee and grew up faithfully attending a small Southern Baptist Church at which she accepted Christ at a young age. Lisa graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a B.A. in Psychology and has a passion for genealogy.

Greg Garvin


Greg is a financial advisor with Advisory South located In Johns Creek, Georgia.  His practice specializes in assisting pre-retirees in developing the optimum plan to finish strong with their financial goals.  Greg has worked his entire professional career – 45 years – in investment management and banking.  Prior positions were held at American Century Investments, South Trust Bank, Fidelity Bank, and C & S Bank.

Greg attended Georgia State University where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration.  He and his wife, Angela, are both native Atlantans.  They currently reside in the Suwanee area where they raised their 3 grown sons.  Now they get to reap the reward for their labor by enjoying their 5 grandchildren.

Greg also volunteers to share his financial expertise through a church financial mentoring program.  He has taught Financial Peace University small groups as well.  He and Angela also share Godly principles while they advise engaged couples prior to their wedding.  They are active at Sugar Hill Church.

When Greg is not serving, you will find him on the golf course, on a pickleball court, or riding off on his motorcycle.

Advisory Board

Kendall Carter

Board Member

Kendall is a data privacy attorney by trade, and is an active member of the Bar in Texas and Georgia.

As a litigator, he handled thousands of cases to final disposition throughout the United States, Latin America, & Europe.

As corporate counsel, he guides companies through the advertising industry and other business sectors.

Further, Kendall is an adherent to the Ben Hogan school of swing thought and, by natural extension, is a proponent of accurate wedge play through residential neighborhoods. He occasionally aspires to a career in turf management.

Lynn Chapman

Board Member

Lynn Chapman is Branch Manager and AVP at Renasant Bank in Dacula GA. She has been in banking for 47 years. Lynn currently serves on the Board of the Dacula Business Association and also is a Board Member for The Women of Community Impact. Lynn has been involved in home builds with Habitat for Humanity. She and her husband Marty live in Auburn GA and are long time active members of Union Grove Baptist Church. Lynn has served in many capacities most recently as Finance Committee Chairman. Lynn and Marty are sports enthusiasts and enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Mitch Chapman

Board Member

Mitch Chapman is vice president with Northeast Georgia Bank in Braselton, GA. He has been in banking for the past 22 years. In addition to serving on Camp Amplify’s Advisory Board, he currently serves on the Braselton Downtown Development Authority and is a member of the Braselton Rotary Club. Prior to joining Camp Amplify’s board, he served on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Jackson County Board of Directors for 10 years.

Mitch is a UGA graduate and received his MBA from Brenau University. He and his wife Julie live in the Buford area and are active members of First Baptist Buford. Julie is a teacher at Chestnut Mountain Elementary School in Hall County. Mitch and Julie enjoy spending time with their 4 wonderful children and are avid UGA football fans.

Angela Garvin

Board Member

Angela has actively been involved in the ministry of Camp Amplify since its inception.  She herself gave her heart to Jesus as a young child while attending a Christian summer camp.

She knows firsthand the impact Camp Amplify can have on the lives of children today and throughout eternity.  She is honored to contribute to the ministry of Camp Amplify through event planning, fundraising, teaching, and partner support. 

Angela is also on the Board of Directors of Real Life Impact Ministries who also evangelizes and loves on children.  She is a previous educator who feels called to share Jesus with elementary-aged children.  She has taught Bible lessons from stage to hundreds of children for almost 20 years.  She continues to do so through Good News Clubs in the local public school and neighborhood Bible clubs.  She also serves as a full-time volunteer with Operation Christmas Child who purposes to evangelize children across the globe one shoebox at a time.

Angela has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Samford University.  She is currently pursuing publication with her 12 children’s books wanting her written word to also touch young children for eternity.

Angela and Greg have been married for 36 years and they enjoy serving this fine ministry together for the glory of God!

Lyndsey Langley

Board Member

Lyndsey always had a God ordained gifting to serve and care for children. This led her to pursue her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from North Georgia College. In college, she worked at YMCA summer camps with underprivileged children. Upon graduating, she spent a year teaching Georgia Pre-K followed by some time as a preschool director at 12Stone Church. When her children approached school age, Lyndsey took the opportunity to stay home full time and homeschool her children.

The vision and heart of Camp Amplify spoke to Lyndsey and her husband, and—after one of their fantastic events—they prayerfully began supporting the organization. They involve their children by reading update letters about the camp and posting pictures around their home to remind them to pray for the children, counselors and leaders. In her spare time, Lyndsey enjoys traveling with her family, having game nights with friends and volunteering at her daughters’ school. Lyndsey resides in Jefferson with her husband of 15 years and their four children.

Marvin M. Wyatt, Jr.

Board Member, Emeritus (1947-2023)

Marvin Wyatt was born in Dublin, GA and moved to the metro Atlanta area to attend Georgia Tech in 1967.  He was married to Nancy Wyatt for 32 years and has two grown children.  Nancy passed away in 2003.  He is currently married to Sue for the past 15 years.

Upon college graduation Marvin enlisted in Officer Candidate School with the U. S. Army.  He retired from the military after twenty years of service in 1990 at the rank of Lt Col..

Upon graduation from Georgia Tech, Marvin was employed by Atlanta Gas Light Company.  After serving the company for 29 years, he retired from the company in 1998 as the Vice President of Operations Support.  Marvin also served as Director of Operations of the Atlanta Botanical Garden between 2000 and 2002.  Marvin’s last employment  was with the Gwinnett County Public Schools system where he served as an  Area Manager, responsible for the facility management of over 5,000,000 square feet of schools and other buildings.  He retired from Gwinnett County Schools in 2017 and has remained retired to this date.

Marvin is active in many community organizations including:

  • Senior Gwinnett Leadership, Board of Directors Member and Co-chair Steering Committee
  • Chateau Elan Military Support Foundation, Board of Directors Member
  • Watermarke Homeowners Associations, Board of Directors Member
  • Braselton Citizenship Academy
  • Mountain Park First Baptist Church, Deacon and Chair of Missions Committee
  • Mission Moldova, President

 Marvin was raised in a Christian home and spent the majority of his early years in church activities and services.  He gave his life to Jesus at the age of ten during a summer revival at Marie Baptist Church in his home town of Dublin, Georgia.