"Leadership is the movement of people. Spiritual Leadership is the movement of people onto God's agenda." - Henry & Richard Blackaby
We follow the biblical leadership model of Elders & Deacons as prescribed within the books of Timothy, Acts and Titus. In light of this our leadership submits to the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. The leadership of Life Givers Church desire to devote themselves to prayer, the ministry of the Word and life on life discipleship. Our passion and goal is to EQUIP & EDIFY the Church for the work of the ministry until we are all fully formed into the image of Christ.
Dewayne faithfully serves the Life Givers family as the Lead Pastor. His ability to win and influence people has created a ministry culture of authenticity and transparency. With the gospel as a foundation for all things, unconditional love transcends his ability to move people from where they are, to where God wants them to be.
Dewayne also serves the culture as an educator, developer of people and theologian. He has been deeply entrenched in the Christian faith for over 32 years. He desperately loves JESUS; desires to see a healthy New Testament Church and is crazy about those who have yet to meet JESUS.
His 18 years of Christian ministry and educational experience consists of church planting, youth ministry, a pioneer for fresh ministry philosophies, life & leadership coaching, family & marriage counseling and leading people into the journey of living a life formed by the Gospel.
Dewayne is a Master Certified Life Coach, trained at the Center for Transformational Coaching in Tacoma, WA. He also earned his Master's in Christian Ministry Leadership from Faith Evangelical Seminary.
Wendy Jones serves the Life Givers family as the Executive Director of Ministries. Wendy loves and leads with a genuine desire to see people thrive. Her ministry experience entails a vast variety of things including; executive roles and church plant support, as well as outreach. Her hobbies include anything adventurous / outdoors with her husband of 10 years and their 3 children, ages 10, 8 and 6.
Kevin serves the Life Givers family as an Elder. He embodies the call of connecting and communicating with people. His natural ability in serving people is to bring them to life through encouragement. Kevin is considered a “spirit lifter”, lifting the hearts of others using motivation, optimism, and humor.
Kevin has been fulfilling his ministry assignment to preach the gospel since the age of 17. He has faithfully served in this assignment both in the church and the marketplace. Kevin has helped plant several churches over the years, and subsequently served as a ministry leader in many different capacities.
Kevin’s favorite past-time is watching and playing basketball. He’s also passionate about studying connection. Kevin deeply loves his two sons, ages 3 and 15.
Kamesia Gillespie serves the Life Givers family as Leadership Assistant. Kamesia impacts people through her organizational skills. Her skills help her get closer to people while also helping them get certain parts of their life organized. Kamesia's ministry experience entails missionary work, hospitality and children's ministry. Her hobbies include going to see musicals and all things of the arts. Kamesia has been married to her husband for 5 years and have 2 boys, ages 9 months and 2 years old.
Perry serves the Life Givers Church family as an Elder. His capacity to impact people flow from his gifting in public communication and personal life coaching. Perry is deeply committed to the spiritual development of those who desire to follow Jesus. Perry has been following Jesus since being baptized as a teenager. He’s been living faithfully on mission alongside of fellow Elders Dewayne and Kevin since 2011. His devotion to God’s mission is genuine and definitively expressed in his loyalty to the Body of Christ.
Perry is married to Jacinda, and they have three beautiful children (one is resting in the presence of God). He is passionate about leading and growing his business in people development and helping people turn tragedy into triumph, becoming the best version of themselves. Perry enjoys listening to music, playing sports and reading.