Tim & Jami Mills: Senior Pastor
Pastor Tim has been the Lead Pastor of LifeChurch Birmingham since October 2008. He, Jami, and their 3 children, Luke, Zack, and Maci, transitioned from Pastor Tim’s native Jacksonville, FL. Before moving back to Birmingham, they were serving in their 13th year of youth ministry. Their youth ministry had its beginnings right here in January 1995, at what was then Grayson Valley Assembly of God. When Pastor Tim arrived in 1995, he and Jami were engaged and were married later that year. LifeChurch represents many firsts for the Mills family. Their first youth ministry position was here; Luke, their first child, was born in Birmingham; and their return to LifeChurch is their first lead pastor position.
Brett Chandler: Minister of Administration
Brett Chandler has been the Minister of Administration at LifeChurch since July 1996. Brett worked previously at Compass Bank as a manager in Investment Accounting. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama and attended graduate school at Samford University. Married to Laura since 1991, the two of them serve LifeChurch with the help of their daughter Anna and son Carl. Brett is a sports enthusiast and his favorite hobby is golf. He loves Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream and cherry pie. He has 2 of man’s best friends – Kuddles, a miniature Schnauzer, and Baby Puppy, a Peek-a-Poo.
Gena White: Children’s Ministry Coordinator
Gena, her husband Roger and daughter, Rebecca, visited LifeChurch in 1999 and never left. Gena volunteered in Children’s Ministry for a number of years before joining the staff in 2009 as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator. Gena wants children to know, though they may be the smallest members of the church, God can use them to do big things. So through worship, teaching, and fun, Gena and her Children’s Ministry Team help children experience the love and power of God that will change their lives forever.
John Hires: Student Ministries Pastor
John, Joni, and their daughter Hannah Hires, were born in Jacksonville Florida, then followed God’s leading to move to Birmingham in 2012. John has been mentoring students since 2001 and is passionate about serving the body of Christ from the nursery to the nursing home. The Hires family loves working with students in every capacity from counseling and discipleship to summer camp and missions trips around the world. Pastor John Lived With Pastor Tim’s Parents in Jacksonville for nine months during some ministry training, and at the time had no idea that God was starting a connection that would lead them here to LifeChurch Birmingham.