LEAD ERSHIP TEAM
Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that
we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ.
We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the
ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.
LEAD PASTOR RANDY BROOKS
As the primary teaching pastor, Pastor Randy has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture. He has served at GraceLife Church for 16 years. He and his wife have one child, Aaron Brooks. Pastor Brooks has been in full-time ministry for over 31 years. One of his greatest passions is seeing souls added to God’s kingdom.
WORSHIP PASTOR DAVID PHILLIPS
The Bible has a lot to say about music, and Pastor David’s role is to lead the church’s worship of God in a way that matches the character of God. He has served at GraceLife Church for 8 years. He and his wife have six children, one son-in-law, and one dog named buddy. Pastor David has been in full-time ministry for 18 years. One of his greatest passions is helping others come to a greater understanding of the role that true worship plays in the health of their relationship with Jesus Christ.
CHILDREN’S PASTOR SYLVIA PHILLIPS
Sylvia accepted Christ as her personal Savior at age 7 and has been serving in Children’s Ministries since she was 14 years old. She has ministered at GraceLife Church as Children’s Pastor for 8 years. Salvation Station Children’s Ministry’s theme verse is Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Sylvia is passionate about teaching children Biblical truth, emphasizing the authority of God’s Word and creating memories of a life we love at church!! She is married to Music & Worship Arts Pastor David Phillips and is the mother of six beautiful children.
YOUTH PASTOR AARON BROOKS
Pastor Aaron’s main responsibility is teaching and leading the Youth & College Ministries of our church. He is our newest staff member but he has hit the ground running. One of Pastor Aaron’s greatest passions is singing and being active in Crossfit.
FAMILES PASTOR JASON KIMBELL
Pastor Jason has served on staff at Grace Life Church for the past eight years and is currently the Family Pastor. He married the love of his life & they have four beautiful children, two sets of twins! Pastor Jason graduated from Southeastern University with a Bachelors in Pastoral Ministries, minoring in Youth Ministry. He has his Master’s in Pastoral Counseling. One of his greatest passions is encouraging families to put Jesus Christ as the center of their marriages and homes and grow together through fellowship, worship, and discipleship.
MISSIONS PASTOR DARRELL BELYEU
Darrell has been active in GraceLife Church since 2003 and came on staff in March of 2015. He and his wife Sarah have one beautiful daughter, Eleanor. As Missions Pastor, Darrell works to make sure that GraceLife Church is taking the gospel into our community and into the world.
PASTOR OF CONNECTIONS JERI LANGSTON
Jeri Langston serves as the Pastor of Connections and assists with pastoral care at Marietta Church of God. She is also the president/founder/visionary of Father’s Heart Ministries. She is an ordained minister through World Christian Outreach Ministries. She and her husband, Bobby have been a part of GraceLife Church for the past six years and she has been a staff member for three years. They have been married for fifty six years, have four children, ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Jeri’s desire is to see the broken hearted healed and to help newcomers feel welcomed and to get them connected through First Impressions.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT MELINDA HELMS
Melinda has been a part of GraceLife Church since her childhood. Her family has been members of the Church since the early Austin Avenue days. After many years of being a classroom teacher, she decided that she would like to use her talents in a different way. Melinda has been he Church secretary and Pastor Brook’s Administrative Assistant for the past six years. She can also be found on Sundays teaching our Pre-K and Kindergarten children at “Castle Corners” during morning worship.
MINISTRIES DIRECTOR MICHAEL TATE
Pastor Mike and his wife Evelyn have served GL since 2005. Mike and Evelyn coordinate the Young@Heart Seasoned Seniors group and Evelyn is involved in the choir and the Prayer Team Ministry. Mike is the Facility Manager and is also in charge of Adult Ministries. Mike and Evelyn have served the Lord since teenagers and are passionate about preparing our church to become Soldiers of the Cross and to be ready to meet the Lord when he returns.
OFFICE MANAGER OLETA HERRON
Oleta comes to us with 40+ years of experience as a Senior Administrative Assistant. Added to that, she is a long-time member of this local congregation. Having been raised at GraceLife Church, she has a keen insight to the many programs, classes, activities, etc. that are offered for all age groups. Her role is to oversee the running of the office and to assist with all ministries and staff within the church as needed. She is also very active in the choir, School of the Bible, and is the Executive Director of Joseph’s Storehouse, our on-site food pantry. She is married to Ed Herron and has two daughters, 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.