Lead Pastor – Kelly Rhoades
Children’s Pastor- Bridget Rhoades
Kelly has been happily married to Bridget since June 2000 and they have 4 kids, Ryder, Reece, Rhett, & RyAnn (the 4 R’s). Kelly graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University majoring in Religion, Youth Ministry, and Christian Education and returned to earn a Master’s Degree in Counseling. He was ordained with the Evangelical Church Alliance in 2011. He loves Fly Fishing, gardening, sports of all kinds, and MMA.
Executive|Worship Pastor – Nathan Warson
Nathan and his wife Carrie have been married since 2000 and are still madly in love! They have two amazing boys. Nathan received a bachelor’s degree in Commercial Art from Southwest Baptist University and worked for the 15 years of his professional career in the Marine Industry. He recently has been given the opportunity to pursue ministry full time here at LifePoint. He loves spending time with his family, taking pictures, and playing music.
Productions Director|Executive Assistant- Graham Hutton
Graham is a graduate of Lebanon High School and College of the Ozarks, earning a B.A. in Mass Communications with an emphasis in electronic media production. He produces the weekly podcasts, and has been working with the visual presentation during the services since LifePoint’s foundation. He and Liz have been married since November 2007 and welcomed their first daughter, Lydia, in August 2011. In his free time, Graham enjoys watching almost any sport, and has been a professional wrestling fan all his life.
Assistant Pastor|Celebrate Recovery Director- Jeremy Roy
Jeremy and Melissa joined their families in marriage on September 17th, 2007 and together have 4 wonderful children. Jeremy acquired his High School diploma from Southern California Independent Educational Studies. He enjoys many sports, anything involving automobiles, and counseling those recovering through their hurts’ habits, and hang-ups. Jeremy is currently enrolled in the LifePoint Leadership Academy, and enjoys every opportunity he has been given to learn more about the life and times of Jesus Christ.
Connections Pastor- Alan Myers
Alan graduated high school in Lebanon in 1996. Married to his wife Linda in 2000 and blessed with 3 children in the years after. Alan has been a freelance graphic artist for 12 years and has done work for the Bone Collector, Duck Commander, Cryptzoic, Marvel and Upper Deck. In his spare time he enjoys reading, watching movies and spending time with his family.
Youth Pastor- Joel Simmonds
Joel is happily married to his wife, Starlene. Between the two of them they have 7 kids. Their house is hopping! He graduated from Mid-American Christian University in 2002 with a degree in Professional Ministries and was ordained with the Church of God (Anderson IN) in 2006. He has a passion to see students rise up and become an influence to their peers and live a life of faith. He enjoys reading, fly fishing, hiking, camping, spending time with the family and is trying to master the art of permaculture farming.
DownTown Campus Pastor- Matthew Johnson
Matthew married his beautiful bride, Naomi, on July 21st of 2015, and they have an amazing daughter, Krista. Matthew studied philosophy at the University of Georgia after graduating from South Gwinnett High School in Snellville, GA. Since then, he has worked extensively in the restaurant industry, retail, advertising, and he even pursued an acting career for a while. Matthew is passionate about discipleship, helping others find their part in God’s story. In his spare time Matthew enjoys reading, watching movies, hiking, and traveling – all with his family.