OUR STAFF

Though we rely heavily on volunteers and those who serve, we have a great staff team here

at True Life Church to ensure vital ministries and daily operations happen every week.

  • JOSHUA SMITH

    LEAD PASTOR


                

    Pastor Josh leads True Life Church and oversees its leadership teams, organizational processes and overall vision. He also gives the message most Sundays and plays in the worship band.


    Fun fact: Josh enjoys playing Xbox and is a songwriter with some original songs under contract in Nashville.

  • KERRI BASISTA

    ADMINISTRATOR


    Kerri takes care of all of our financial and administrative book-keeping, as well as makes sure our essential operations run smoothly.


    Fun fact: Kerri works behind the scenes with her husband at The Bearded Chef, as well as homeschools their 4 kids... wow!

  • KRISTIN REUNES

    CHILDREN & FAMILY DIRECTOR

    Kristin oversees our Children's ministries, as well as beginning to work with the families in our church to create important faith-based relationships and opportunities to help them grow with Christ together.


    Fun fact: Kristin manages PlanetKid here in Melbourne and loves magical unicorns.

  • RACHEL BOWMAN

    WORSHIP DIRECTOR

    Rachel works behind the scenes and from the platform on Sundays to help our worship teams give their best to God every week. If you'd like to become involved in worship, she's the one to ask!


    Fun fact: Rachel is a public school music teacher here in Brevard county, and also loves magical unicorns. What's going on here?

  • BRANDON BASISTA

    YOUNG ADULTS DIRECTOR

    Brandon leads our newly-revamped Young Adult ministry, walking alongside our post-high-school through 30-somethings on their faith journey. 


    Fun fact: Brandon is the chef and owner of his award-winning food truck "The Bearded Chef!"

  • ZACK DYESS

    SENIOR HIGH & STUDENTS DIRECTOR

    Zack works with all of our students and oversees the UTH ministry, while also teaching our Senior High age students on Sunday evenings. 


    Fun fact: Zack kills it at his job. Literally. He's an awesome pest control guy here in Melbourne.

  • BEN BOWMAN

    JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS DIRECTOR

    Ben is our Junior High Students Director, working alongside Zack to help the next generation know Jesus! He will also be leading the new UTH band on Sunday afternoons!


    Fun fact: Ben loves Notre Dame football and makes things sparkly shiny awesome working for Jacobs Pressure Cleaning.

  • PAMELA KING

    ELEMENTARY TEACHER

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  • BETHANY DECATUR

    PRESCHOOL TEACHER

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  • SHANNON REINKING-HURD

    PRESCHOOL TEACHER

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SERVANT LEADERSHIP

True Life Church is an Elder-led church with a voting membership body.

Servant leaders called Pillars help lead us forward for Jesus in key areas of our church. 


ELDERS:

Ralph Bush

Travis Dixon

Dave Fuqua

Cameron Gandy

Richard King

Ryan Oberle

Preston Phillips

Joshua Smith


PILLAR LEADERS:

Pamela King - Prayer

Jenny Dixon - Groups

Carla Etherton - Missions

Vicki Huffman - Events

Stefani Bush - H.O.P.E. Team

Signe Avento - Hospitality