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 has 4 kids and homeschools... Wait, what?!

  • BEN BOWMAN

    WORSHIP LEADER

    Ben leads our worship band in weekly rehearsals and our church on Sunday morning worship experiences. 


    Fun fact: Ben is the manager at Nature's Table and loves Notre Dame football.

  • KRISTIN REUNES

    CHILDREN'S DIRECTOR

    Kristin leads our children's ministry through 6th grade, coordinates lessons, volunteers and schedules so that our kids have fun while learning about Jesus.


    Fun fact: Kristin manages PlanetKid here in Melbourne and does a lot more here than this ^.

  • RACHEL BOWMAN

    CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

    Rachel works specifically with our nursery through kindergarten ages under the children's director, making sure our space is safe and inviting for our little ones.


    Fun fact: Rachel is now a public school music teacher here in Brevard county!

  • BRANDON BASISTA

    STUDENT DIRECTOR

    Brandon leads our student ministry from 6th to 12th grade - encompassing Junior and Senior high - to a closer walk with Christ and community through discussion, fun and youth trips.


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

  • ZACK DYESS

    JUNIOR HIGH STUDENT DIRECTOR

    Zack works with our students, usually with our Junior high age under the student director. He also leads lessons and keeps the community and communication going with our kids through Discord.


    Fun fact: Zack works with a local beverage distributor, so if you've ever bought a soda literally anywhere, you know who to thank as to how it got there.

OUR LEADERSHIP

Here at True Life Church, we are led by Elders and we operate around 6 Pillars: Worship, Ministry, Missions, Fellowship, Discipleship and Evangelism. Servant leaders fill all of these roles. 


ELDERS:

Ralph Bush

Travis Dixon

Jay Etherton

Dave Fuqua

Cameron Gandy

Richard King

Ryan Oberle

Preston Phillips

Joshua Smith


PILLAR LEADERS:

Pamela King - Worship

Jenny Dixon - Ministry

Carla Etherton - Missions

Vicki Huffman - Fellowship

TBD - Discipleship

Mary Merry - Evangelism