PASTOR KATHY - Co-lead Pastor
"The Spirit of the Lord is on me because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim release to the captives, recovering of sight to the blind, to deliver those who are crushed."(Luke 4:18)
Kathy was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on January 11, 1965. Although born in complicated circumstances, God called her into the ministry, through Word and song, from the very beginning. She began singing solos at the age of two, playing the piano at the age of nine, and playing and leading worship for the church at the age of 13. At the age of 16, she began evangelizing, speaking at many churches, especially to the youth. At the age of 23, she assumed the pastorate of the church she grew up in, after her aunt and founder of the church passed away, and continued there for 15 years. Unfortunately, marriage was going to be a problem, and, for 20 years, she found herself divorced twice. The pain was unbearable, especially after the first divorce. She hoped to be married for more than 50 years as her grandparents had been. Problems in her personal life led to a time out. The calling was still there, however, and always will be. She continued ministry via the Internet and personal contact, home Bible studies, occasional speaking engagements, and leading worship for various churches. Due to extreme emotional hurt from the marriages and other wounds from abusive people, she knew it would be a long time before she could commit to a full ministry again. Her son, Joshua, was the light in the darkness and she spent several years concentrating on raising him. God continued to encourage her through various people and situations, always assuring her that the call remained. In 2007, she met Randy. Since both of them had been around the block and knew the pain of failed relationships, they understood each other completely. God knew what He was doing. Randy had the same heartbeat for ministry, and together they knew they could accomplish everything God had called them to do, including helping others avoid the same mistakes they made regarding relationships. In May 2008, they married and continue to serve God with an emphasis on relationships and ministering to others through worship, prayer, counsel, and meeting tangible needs whenever possible. Kathy desires to be the hands and feet of Jesus, meeting needs and helping all who cross her path.