We have an amazing leadership team who is committed to serving the people who come weekly to Spirit Life Church. We would love to get to know you so don't hesitate to say hello to any member of our staff when you visit.
E John & Nikita Citizen
Senior Pastor Team @ Spirit Life Church
John Citizen is a man with a servant's heart who, after 17 years as a youth pastor, became the senior pastor of Spirit Life Church. Pastor John and Nikita both love to fellowship with the families of the church. Their convicting messages create an infectious love for Christ. John and Nikita both have a deep desire to spread joy throughout the community. You will see them regularly hosting Atlanta Live, on TV57. On an average week, John delivers three to four sermons to various students in the local school system. They currently live in Douglasville, GA and have three children, Nicholas, Jovan and Brooklynne.
Daniel & Ledia Wiley
Executive Pastor Team @ Spirit Life Church
Daniel and Ledia are both graduates of RHEMA Bible College in Broken Arrow, OK. They both possess an infections kindness and love to serve the families of Spirit Life Church. Daniel and Ledia began their work in ministry serving as children's ministers for 12 years. In 2016 they took on their current role as Executive Pastors at Spirit Life Church. This couple are responsible for managing our staff as well as most of the week-to-week operations of the church. Daniel's leadership experience at Chick-fil-A and Apple uniquely qualify him to bring dynamic leadership to our ministry. They currently live in Winston, GA and have three children, Laurie, Isaac, and Jonah.
Office Manager @ Spirit Life Church
Sandy and her husband Josh are deeply involved in the ministry here at Spirit Life. Sandy manages our church office and is always glad to answer questions and point people in the right direction. Sandy and Josh also lead up our Overcomers ministry here at Spirit Life. They live in Douglasville, GA and have four beautiful children, Kevin, Lucy, Emma, and Michael.
Worship Minister @ Spirit Life Church
Morey Gannaway and his wife Brenda have been a joyful part of Spirit Life Church for years. Morey and Brenda both have years of experience in music. Morey leads our worship team while playing skillfully on the piano. He has a heart for worship. He believes strongly in being led by the Holy Spirit to take a journey each week, leading people to encounter God through music. Brenda sings on our praise team, works with the children in music, and also teaches piano.
Nicholas & Victoria Citizen
Children's Pastor Team @ Spirit Life Church
Nicholas and Victoria bring a lot of excitement and energy into what they do. They lead the Children's department at Spirit Life Church. They both enjoy serving the families of the church by ministering to children. Nicholas and Victoria joined the staff as our Children's Pastors in 2018. They live in Douglasville, GA and have two amazing boys, Stryker and Aiden.
Ryan & Toi Epperson
Youth Pastor Team @ Spirit Life Church
Ryan and Toi Epperson have been at Spirit Life since 2014. They have served in many different ministry roles and bring a lot of experience to our leadership team. Ryan and Toi are both passionate about raising up a generation of youth who are anointed by God to change the world around them. They work with our middle and high school students each week and teach them powerful truths from God's Word and help them understand how to use those truths in their everyday lives. Ryan and Toi live in Dallas, GA. They have one amazing little boy named Liam.