Keith and Sheila are serving as Lead Pastors of Life Church. They have three children who are all grown and each uniquely following the call of God on their lives. For the last 24 years, they have been actively involved in pastoral ministry. Eighteen of the those years were spent serving as youth pastors and investing in the next generation. Throughout their years of ministry, it has been their passion to be a "Church Without Walls." In Keith's spare time, he loves golfing, hunting, fishing, softball, spending time with his family, and watching his son play baseball. His wife, Sheila, teaches middle school math. She loves investing in students and women. She enjoys teaching, reading, shopping, fitness, baseball and spending time with her family. Keith graduated from Southeastern University with a B.A. in Pastoral Ministries. Sheila graduated from Southeastern University with a B.A. in Education.
Student & Outreach Pastor
David Freeland graduated from Bethel College where he currently serves on the Board of Directors, and he recently received his Masters from Liberty University. He was blessed to serve Pastor Keith Frix once before, and it was during that time under his leadership, that God called David to the missions field. For 6 years, David served as Youth Alive Missionary in the Potomoc Ministry Network - his heart is passionate about seeing students coming to know Christ.
David is blessed to be married to his beautiful wife, Jillian and they have four precious girls, Neveah, Lailah, Bella, and Ezra. If you can't catch Dave at home, he is probably on the basketball court.
Kid's Ministry Pastor
Trish is a graduate of Southeastern University of the Assemblies of God. She has worked in many different areas of kids ministry for almost 35 years. Her desire is to teach children the love of God and what that means to them in their lives now and in their future as they grow into adults. She believes that a child is never too young to learn the principles of God; they just need to be taught on their level of learning.
Her husband, Kevin, is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. He is currently the Executive Director of Springville Camp and Conference Center. They have two daughters and a son-in-law who are active in various church ministries.
Trish is also a Realtor with Realty Plus, Inc. and a member of the staff at Springville Camp and Conference Center.
From the time Jillian was a little girl, she was leading people in worship through dance. As she grew, she desired to see people enter into God's presence and this passion propelled the call. Since then she attended classes at Bethel College, was been mentored by wonderful leaders, and continues to offer her whole self as a sacrifice to the Lord.
Jillian is married to David, who keeps her laughing, and together they have 4 precious daughters. Her full time job is momma - homeschool momma! Jillian also has a passion to serve her community through serving moms as they prepare for childbirth and early motherhood. She does this as a doula and childbirth educator with Alabama Births.
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Life Church Internship
Kylee Christopher graduated from Coosa Christian high school. She led a bible study on her campus and was honored as Campus Missionary of the year in 2018. She currently attends Gadsden State Community College and will be transferring to Jacksonville State University to get her bachelor's degree in History. She has attended Life Church as a student and has always felt a call to ministry from a young age. Her heart is for youth and to help them reach their fullest potential in Christ. She is excited to be interning at Life Church and grow in her giftings as God propels her towards her calling.