LEADERSHIP | Life Changers Church



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 two 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 Mercurio

Associate Pastor

Amanda Mercurio 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 under the leadership of Apostle Eunique Collier. 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, and is working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies, with a concentration in Organizational Leadership. She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio. Amanda is the proud owner of a kitten named Naomi, and she will never ever turn down a cup of coffee….ever.

Kevin Eckhart

 Associate Pastor

Kevin Eckhart gave his life to the Lord in 1997 and joined a local church.  Shortly after the direction of his life would change when the Lord called him into full-time ministry.  It became a passion of his to fulfill the call the Lord placed in his life.  He served in the local church as a youth intern.  It was during this time the Lord birthed a passion in him to see the Gospel of Jesus shared all over the world.

Over the next 10 years, Kevin faithfully served the local church in a variety of capacities until 2012 when the Lord told Kevin and his family to leave everything and pursue their call to missions. Kevin and his wife Amie set their sights on North Africa. After becoming a Missionary with Assemblies of God World Missions, and fundraising to move to North Africa, God redirected Kevin’ path. Instead of moving to Africa, God instructed Pastor Kevin to focus on mobilizing African-American’s into missions.

Kevin serves as one of the Associate Pastors here at Life Changers Church. Currently, he serves on the teaching team as well as oversees the missions ministry. He is passionate about seeing the world impacted by the gospel of Jesus Christ. Kevin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

He is happily married to his best friend and love of his life Amie Eckhart. They are the proud parents of 4 children Micah, Joselyn, Tessa and Isaiah and currently reside in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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 has been happily married for the past 20 years 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.

Emanuel Lewis


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 two children and currently reside in Cincinnati, OH.


Stephen & Marvina Burke


Cheryl Hayes


Terrence & Ayanna Lewis

Directors of Music Ministries 

Aiasha Watley

Next Steps Director

Anuli Bell

Director of Dance & Fine Arts

Darrell & Valerie Brown

Directors of First Impressions

Tiffani Curry

Director of S.O.L.O. Singles Ministry

Marvin Bryce, Sr.

Director of Media & I.T.

Felix & Gabrielle Lukusa

Directors of Prayer & Intercession

Robert Wheeler

Operations & Logistics

Taja Sigmon

Administrative Assistant & Worship Service Coordinator


Jason & Lavina Slaughter

Pastoral Care & Marriage Matters

Marcy Clarke

Board of Directors

Marcus & Regina Steele

Directors of IMPACT Young Adult

Chalies Howard

Director of Kingdom Kids Children’s Ministries

Life Changers Church

Life Changers Church exists to inspire a generation to love God passionately, love people deeply while demonstrating His power bringing CHANGE to the world.

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