LEADERSHIP

PASTORAL/ELDER STAFF

Ameerah Lewis

Senior Associate Pastor

Ameerah Lewis serves as the Senior Associate Pastor here at Life Changers Church. A former high school teacher, she now devotes most of her time to teaching God’s transformational promises to His children, a calling she does not take lightly. Her passion is seeing people set free through the power of God’s Word, and His Holy Spirit. She enjoys planning transformational spiritual retreats that provide opportunities for people to encounter God for themselves.

Ameerah is also an author, and the founder of The Hem of His Garment Online, a web ministry that brings the hope and healing power of God to thousands of people across the globe. She is known for her special gift of breaking down the Word of God in a powerful and practical way.

Ameerah is a devoted wife to her husband, Deacon Emanuel, and the loving mother of three young children. Ameerah is a graduate of Xavier University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. Currently, she attends Oral Roberts University, where she is working on earning her Masters in Divinity. Presently, she serves as the Director of Christian Education here at Life Changers Church. She is a certified Biblical Counselor, skilled at using the healing power of God’s Word as an agent of restoration in the lives of the hurting. She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with her family.

Amanda Wilkes

Associate Pastor

Amanda Wilkes was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. Growing up in the foster care system, her story is a true testament to the success of adoption. She gave her life to Christ in 2009 and joined the ministry of Christ Image Church. She always knew she was called to be a leader in the world, and longed for the Spiritual guidance she needed. After being licensed as a Minister in 2010, she worked diligently overseeing various departments of the church.

After her Pastor unexpectedly passed away, Amanda became the Senior Pastor of Christ Image Church at the age of 25. She served the Over the Rhine community for several years with a continuous focus on Evangelism. God provided for her ministry to serve countless people each week with food, clothing, and personal resources while also assisting other ministries in doing the same.

In 2016, Amanda merged her ministry with Life Changers Church where she now serves as one of the Associate Pastors. Currently, she oversees the Youth Ministry and the Administrative Department. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies, with a concentration in Organizational Leadership. She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, Jason, and they are the proud owners of a kitten named Naomi.

Lawrence Floyd

 Associate Pastor

Lawrence Floyd gave his life to the Lord at the young age of 15. During his teenage years, he realized the Lord called him to Pastor and Shepard God’s people. Lawrence has served in various capacities within the local church, with his greatest passion being in the Worship Ministry.

Lawrence currently serves as an Associate Pastor for Life Changers Church, as well as the leader of our Prayer Ministry. He has a great love for people and a passion to see people receive inner healing through counseling. He desires to see people grow to fulfill their life’s call and vocation..

Lawrence received his undergraduate degree in Marketing. He also holds a Master’s degree in Human Service Counseling and Executive Leadership. .

Lawrence is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. He is married to his best friend and the love of his life, Alyssa. They have three children; Timothy, Charity, and Jonathan!

Stephen Burke

Elder

Stephen Burke was born and raised in Washington DC, but has called the Greater Cincinnati Area his home for over 21 years.  A graduate of Purdue University with a degree in engineering, he has worked at Procter and Gamble in several assignments on the supply/innovation side of the Company.  As a certified Project Management Professional, he continues to develop his skills and expertise to solve problems and bring diverse groups of people together to achieve common objectives, both inside and outside P&G.

Stephen has faithfully served the local churches to which the Lord has planted him since giving his life to Christ in 1994.  He has served Life Changers Church in many capacities since 2011. He currently serves as an Elder, a member of the Executive Leadership Team, and Treasurer of LCC’s Executive Board.  His passion is to undergird the Body of Christ while helping believers live like true believers, and enabling them to be all they can be in the Kingdom of God.

He also serves as President of the New Oaks Community Board of Directors non-profit entity:  the Father’s House, whose mission is to be a community and national resource center that supports foster children and their families.

Stephen has been happily married to his best friend, Marvina Burke, since 1999.  They currently reside in Mason, OH and are the proud parents of 4 wonderful children:  Aaron, Andrea, Stephanie, and David.

Terri Wheeler

Administrative Assistant to the Senior Pastors

Terri Wheeler serves as the Administrative Assistant to the Senior Pastors of Life Changers Church.  From overseeing weekly operations to managing the administrative functions for the church, week in and week out, Terri makes it happen for the families at Life Changers and in the surrounding community.

Originally, a native of San Francisco, CA, Terri has a contagious passion for advancing God’s Kingdom which is evident in how she loves God and serves His people. She has a passion for life and is excited to see what the next chapter holds in store for her family.

 Terri is happily married to her teenage sweetheart, Robert. They have two beautiful daughters, Akyli and Akyra, who are extremely talented and are the joys of their lives. In her spare time, Terri enjoys watching football (she is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan), etching and baking. She currently resides in Liberty Township, OH.

DEACONS

Emanuel Lewis

Deacon

Emanuel Lewis, originally a native of Philadelphia, PA, has worked in the Information Technology field for well over 15 years. As an original member of the church planting team of Life Changers, he has tirelessly and faithfully served the church in a number of areas over the years, but now serves in an executive capacity as a Deacon and Board Secretary here at Life Changers Church.

In his professional career, Emanuel currently serves as an Assistant Vice President, Sr. Learning Solutions and Technology Consultant for a major employer in the Greater Cincinnati area. Although excited about technology, his passion is working with people and using innovative solutions to help them to develop, overcome and achieve. The opportunity to share the gifts that he has been given with Life Changers Church and the Greater Cincinnati community, has allowed him to be a part of a team that helps impact people’s lives by leveraging emergent technologies.

Emanuel graduated from Xavier University in 2001 with a BSBA in Management Information Systems and in 2013 with his MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurial Studies from the University of Cincinnati. He also has a number of professional designations and certifications including: CompTia A+, UC Situational Leadership (2010), UC Excel (2009), and UC Managerial Assessment of Proficiency (MAP) in 2008.

Emanuel is married to the love of his life, Ameerah. They are the proud parents of three children and currently reside in Cincinnati, OH.

Marvina Burke

Deaconess

Marvina Burke serves as a Deacon, and is also on the Senior Leadership Team at Life Changers Church. With over 20 years of experience working with and ministering to children ages 0-5 years old, she currently teaches in our Kingdom Kids Preschool Class. She believes that impacting children for Jesus is the heart of God and you’re never too young to have an encounter with our Savior. Teaching the Word of God in a safe, fun, and interactive environment for all children to experience the love of God, brings her great joy.

Marvina also knows that developing relationships with the women of Life Changers is very important for growth and accountability in Christ. As a Women on the Rock team member, she’s had the privilege of assisting in the planning and execution of our women’s events and retreats that allow them to meet with God for the first time, or 50th time, and be a part of a sisterhood of love and encouragement in the faith.

Marvina is the devoted wife of Elder Stephen, and the loving mother of their four children – the youngest diagnosed with Autism. Marvina is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio with a Bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. Currently, she is a full-time Homemaker with plans of pursuing further education and training in Autism Family Support and Inclusion in ministry. She enjoys sewing, crafting, and all things creative and artsy. Presently, she resides with her family in Mason, OH.

Cheryl Colvin-Hayes

Deaconess

Cheryl Colvin-Hayes serves as a Deaconess, Director of Altar Ministry, and Teacher in the Kingdom Kids Ministry here at Life Changers Church. Cheryl is passionate about helping to bring healing and wholeness to others.

Cheryl holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Talladega College and Masters of Arts in Counseling from Jacksonville State University. She has also pursued advance studies in Counseling at the University of Maine and the University of Dayton. Cheryl is a proud and loving mother of three children and currently resides in the Tri-state area.

Robert Wheeler

Deacon

Robert Lemont Wheeler was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. He has lived in the West Chester/Liberty Township area for more than 15 years. He has been married to his best friend, Terri Wheeler, for over 20 years and they have two gorgeous daughters, Akyli-Brianna and Akyra-Brianne.

Robert and his family have been part of Life Changers Church from the very first Sunday of the doors opening. He has served as an Usher, on the Media Team, and is currently our Director of Operations. He is in charge of all things operational; he oversees our weekly setup and breakdown teams, opening and closing the building, and making sure everything is in place for all services and events.

Life Changers Church has been a pleasant, positive, and Spirit-filled place to call home for Robert and his family, and they are excited to be a part of such tremendous growth. In his free time, Robert likes to golf, go bowling, play cornhole, and just hang out with tasty food.

Aiasha Watley

Deaconess

Aiasha Watley gave her life to the Lord in May 1997. During this time of being a born-again believer in Christ, she began to seek after learning the things of God, and growing and developing spiritually. She started to walk in a direction that would cause her to see how she could help impact the people she encountered.

In February 2013, the Lord led Aiasha to Life Changers Church through her daughter who worked for Apostle Warren Curry while he was a manager at McDonalds Corporation. She has grown by leaps and bounds while developing her leadership skills, and now serves as the Director for the Next Steps Ministry. The love she has for people, and the feeling she gets when she is able to serve them in any capacity, is simply fulfilling. Her prayer is to always be able to be a blessing to the Kingdom of God, and be a worker to help build the vision that God has for His people.

Aiasha is the loving wife to Perry Watley Jr. and currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio. Together they have 6 adult children and 7 beautiful grandchildren.

DIRECTORS

Terrence and Ayanna Lewis

 Directors of Music Ministry

The Minstrel and the Psalmist, Terrence and Ayanna Lewis, also named “the dynamic duo” by others acquainted with their ministry, are the Worship Directors at Life Changers Church.  Over the years they both have been passionately sharing their musical gifts and talents with the body of Christ and ushering others into the presence of God.

Terrence is an accomplished Keyboardist/Producer and has worked on both Grammy and Stellar nominated projects. Ayanna is a spirited vocalist and recording artist, also known as Psalmoetry, and has ministered both locally and nationally taking part in Christian festivals, conferences, camp meetings and concert music tours.  Ayanna is also known for her gift of writing poetry, original songs, and sharing of Spoken Word.  She has several independent CD releases as well as nationally acclaimed jingle/commercial projects under her belt.

The Lewis’ make a great team and have been happily married for more than 20 years. They are also the proud parents of twin teenage daughters.

Nina Porter

Director of First Impressions

Nina Porter, born and raised in Ohio, has been a faithful member of LCCI for
over 7 years. She has served on several ministries over the years which includes, our
Kingdom Kids Ministry, Taste of the Nations, the Worship Team, Next Steps Ministry,
and the Impact Young Adults Ministry. She has always had a heart to serve in
whatever capacity is needed.  She loves to see people’s needs met through the love
of God and she believes that everyone can give something, even if it’s a “Smile”.  

As Director of our First Impressions Team, Nina loves greeting people with warmth and a smile. She believes that giving people a touch of humanity through God’s love makes a lasting First Impression. She has a natural gift and love for Home Decor, and she also serves as a Decor Coordinator for several of our annual church events.

Nina has 2 adult children and 2 grand daughters.  The other family member that she loves and cherishes is her little dog, Baxter.

Tiffani Curry

Director of Missions and S.O.L.O. Purpose 

Tiffani Curry was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio.  She serves in a variety of areas to support Life Changers Church to advance the Kingdom of God.

She is the leader of our Singles Ministry, Season of Living on Purpose (S.O.L.O.). Tiffani raised her only daughter as a single parent, so she understands the importance of teaching people how to live whole as a single individual in preparation for marriage. This small group gathers for ‘real talk’ discussions, outings, and ministry.

Tiffani is also our Mission’s Director and the coordinator for our annual “Taste of the Nations” event. This is a community outreach event to cultivate and celebrate ethnic diversity. By profession, she is an occupational therapist that has worked with diverse populations ranging from preschoolers to the geriatric population. She is a graduate of the University of Findlay and has been working in Occupational Therapy for over 25 years. Tiffani also has a wonderful grandson who holds a special piece of her heart.

Anuli Stokes

Director of Dance and Fine Arts

Anuli serves in her church as the Director of the Dance and Flag Ministry. She began dancing at 8years old and has been in love with it ever since. She has developed her dance gifting by taking classes in Ballet, as well as Modern, African, and Jazz dance. She has also deepened her ministry by attending several Biblical and Prophetic Dance classes. Currently, she is taking courses with the Eagles International Theological School of Dance.

As the Director of Life Changers Church’s Dance and Flag Ministry, Anuli not only leads a group of young ladies and men in understanding their dancing or flagging gifts, but also helps to challenge them in their spiritual growth.

Anuli is a 5th grade teacher in Cincinnati, Ohio and she teaches Kingdom Kids classes at Life Changers. She has a passion for teaching kids about the word of God and how they can use the gifts of the spirit, even as a child.

Anuli is happily married to her husband, Jelani, and together they have one son, Joshua.  Anuli has plans to continue her education in dance and other spiritual gifts and abilities.

Jason & Lavina Slaughter

Pastoral Care & Marriage Matters

Jason and Lavina Slaughter are dedicated, involved, and faithful members of Life Changers Church. Jason is currently serving as the director of Security and a member of the Worship Team. Lavina is a  part of the Next Steps Ministry, assisting with first time visitors and new members. She has also served as director of First Impression (ushers & greeters) and on the Praise Team.

Together they facilitate Life Changers Church’s marriage small group known as Marriage Matters. With the Word of God, they provide couples with the tools necessary to have a loving and healthy relationship, mending and reconciling their marital differences, while developing conflict resolution skills.

They also oversee the Pastoral Care Ministry, providing compassion to the sick and bereaved, visiting the hospitalized, and meeting a variety of needs within the congregation. The Slaughters look forward to many more years of marriage & ministry together that will impact lives by reaching the discouraged and suffering souls in the Kingdom.

Jason and Lavina currently reside in Maineville of Cincinnati, OH. They are the proud parents of three adult children; Tavare, Sade, and Darius and loving grandparents to two beautiful grandchildren; Geovonni and Sydni.

Marcus & Regina Steele

Directors of IMPACT Young Adult

Marcus and Regina Steele are a loving couple with a God given grace for individual and family development.  They currently serve as the Directors of Life Changers Church’s Young Adult Ministry, IMPACT, as well as on the Altar Team.

The Steeles have degrees and extensive training in Early Childhood and Family Development, Fatherhood initiatives, Financial Stewardship, and are currently pursuing degrees in Biblical Studies and Pastoral Care and Counseling. Sharing a heartfelt passion for evangelism and teaching small groups, the couple has a combined 30 years of experience in ministry. They have served in various capacities, and enjoy providing opportunities for discipleship,.

Marcus and Regina reside in Westerville, OH,  and are the proud parents of seven daughters and seven grandchildren.

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