We have an amazing leadership team who is committed to serving each person and family involved in 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. John and Nikita both have a deep desire to spread joy throughout the community. You will see them regularly hosting Atlanta Live, on TV57. Pastors John and Nikita minister during the week throughout the community at schools, jails, and local community events. They currently live in Douglasville, GA and have two sons (Nicholas & Jovan), one daughter (Brooklynne), two daughter-in-laws (Victoria & Wynter), and two grandchildren (Stryker & Aiden).
Daniel & Ledia Wiley
Executive Pastor Team @ Spirit Life Church
Daniel and Ledia are 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. In 2016 they took on their current role as our Executive Pastors. Daniel manages our ministry leaders 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. Ledia leads our Care Team ensuring our focus never gets off the people God has called us to minister to. 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 as years of experience in office management, budgeting, and growing businesses. 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 Ganaway 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 and takes our church on 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.
Ryan & Toi Epperson
Young Adult Pastor Team @ Spirit Life Church
Ryan and Toi Epperson have been at Spirit Life since 2014. They have served in a variety of different ministry roles and bring a lot of experience to our leadership team. Ryan and Toi are both passionate about influencing a generation to seek God and His anointing on their lives. They coordinate ministry events for our young adults (ages 18-29). Ryan and Toi live in Dallas, GA. They have one amazing little boy named Liam.
Nicholas & Victoria Citizen
Student Pastor Team @ Spirit Life Church
Nicholas and Victoria bring a lot of positive energy into what they do. They lead the student ministries at Spirit Life Church. This includes Nursery, Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and High School departments. They work with an amazing team of volunteers to ensure all our students get the attention they need to have a great experience each week. They both enjoy serving the families of the church and bring an attitude of excitement into everything they do. Nicholas and Victoria joined the staff in 2018. They live in Douglasville, GA and have two amazing boys, Stryker and Aiden.