Pastors Mike and Robin Thorpe

Robin and I met while attending Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1979. We graduated and came to Jacksonville to help Robinís parents in ministry.

Our heart is to minister in a way that instills hope, encouragement, strength and direction. We build up people by building a secure foundation from Godís Word--spirit, soul and body. Our emphasis is the importance of a thriving personal relationship with our heavenly Father, through receiving His gift to us of Jesus Christ. Learning how valuable we are to God, brings wholeness and helps us better relate to others.

Youth Pastors Mark and Christina Macedo

Mark began visiting AL in April of í95. He received Jesus when he was 19 years old and felt called to ministry. He attended Rhema Bible Training Ctr, graduating in 1999 when he joined our Servant Leadership Team. Mark has a passion for young people and a desire to see them grow and mature in God! Mark believes every young person has the potential for greatness! He ministers in a direct way that is relevant for issues facing todayís youth. Mark also helps with; hospitality and outreach, sound board tech, overhead tech, church calendar layouts, childrenís ministry, cleaning teams organization, grounds projects, administrative organization, follow-up ministry and hospital visitation. Worth mentioning, as well, Mark is a seriously dangerous adversary in our paintball wars!

Christina graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center in 2004, then returned and joined our ministry team. She works with Mark in youth ministry, Praise and Worship team leader, hospitality and outreach, bookkeeping, special events coordinator, childrenís ministry and various other areas. She is particularly gifted with detail work and organization. One of her greatest strengths includes a genuine love and acceptance of everyone she knows, seeing value and potential in others that they are often unaware of. She also enjoys finding fun and unusual activities for our church family to enjoy together.

Mark and Christina have a heart to build up others by reinforcing how God values everyone as unique individuals. They are both part of our strategic planning Dream Team.

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