Our Leadership


Our Presbytery is a team comprised of ordained pastors and licensed ministers who are responsible for the care, the guiding, and the leading of our Kingdom Life community.

Lead Pastor


Pastor Marco is the man God has called to lead us forward into our future. Faithful in service and leadership for nearly three decades, always culturally relevant, personally encouraging, and intentional with every step, he has displayed the unique leadership that is needed to build on an already solid foundation.

Balancing strategy and logic with faith and obedience, he has navigated Kingdom Life through some of the most turbulent times of world history. Leading with love displayed through grace, Pastor Marco has grown from big brother to father figure.
Minister Lauren’s drive is evident not only as a character trait but as a divine gift. Licensed in 2018, she paired her heart for women with a desire to see their success, and has become an example of how to balance faith, family, and femininity. Her passionate preaching encourages listeners to be real with themselves and with God, while her bold approach reminds us that God loves all of us, no matter who or where we are.

Be shepherds of God’s flock

 that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you but being examples to the flock. // 1st Peter 5:2-3

Meet our team.


Associate Pastor
Caring, compassionate, selfless, approachable, and loving, these are just a few words that describe Pastor Mike. Maybe your first introduction to him was while he led our children's ministry, maybe it was as a young couple preparing for marriage, maybe it was in a personal counseling session, or maybe it was from the pulpit but wherever you’ve met Pastor Mike you have experienced some of the best parts of our ministry personified.

Ordained in 1996, Pastor Mike has served Kingdom Life leading from not only his heart, but from the heart of God. Sharing messages of hope and unity, he uncovers scripture to the hearers with the knowledge of a scholar and the heart of a shepherd.

Scott Marlow

Associate Pastor
Ordained in 2002, Pastor Scott is a man who leads from his heart, serving wherever the need is. He has led our youth ministry, cared for our children and the volunteers who serve them, mentored men in our men's ministry, even manned the grill during cookouts. Not just in the public eye but along with countless personal interactions, he has been a standard of consistency in faith, integrity, and character.  

On Sundays he can be found greeting you before you walk through our doors, so be sure to give him a smile, a thumbs up, or a wave and let him know how much you appreciate his dedication and service to you, his church family.

Dave Thomas

Associate Pastor
Since his ordination in 2005, Pastor Dave has been a model of Kingdom living. Starting with his marriage and fatherhood, then to the areas of leadership he has presided over: Choir Director for both youth and adults, as well as overseeing the Men's Ministry.
His gift for loving and serving God's people is most evident during hospital visits, while officiating funerals, and joining couples in marriage. No matter the situation you can count on Pastor Dave to show up with an encouraging word and a joyful spirit.

Manny Cintron

From his first introduction to Kingdom Life, to the unbelievable way he merged the church he was pastoring and joined with us, to leading an area of ministry that has been a personal passion well before the opportunity presented itself. There have been many roads that Minister Manny has traveled, and we are glad that all of them brought him here.

Licensed in 2005, Minister Manny serves as the man behind the scenes for all our productions. If you've ever streamed a service live, listened to our podcast, or marveled at the lights, camera, and the action in person, it was Minister Manny and his team that have brought what you see to life.

Jason Thomas

Since joining Kingdom Life as a teenager, Minister Jason has been an integral part of our Praise & Worship Team. Whether arranging sets or writing original music, he and his team have been consistent in providing an environment where all people can experience the presence of God.
From his licensing in 2015 we have had the pleasure of watching Minister Jason's preaching gift grow. Inspired by personal experiences and rooted in scripture, he uses a conversational style to challenge and provoke all hearers to discover the Holy Spirit for themselves and the evidence of His fruit.

Lee Avellanet

Originally known for being the little boy with the red hair and the big Bible, Minister Lee is now known for being the big guy with the red beard and the Bible in large print. As part of our church from the age of five he has quite literally grown from the potential of the "next generation" into a part of our leadership team today.

Licensed in 2016, Minister Lee has developed a teaching style all his own, using the historical context of the scripture with modern day wit to pique the interest of the first-time hearer, while still challenging the mature believer with its application.

Brandon Kellum

Leading from the heart of a servant, Minister Brandon has been a constant for years with our children, youth, and young adults. Today he leads a vibrant prayer ministry while discipling those newest to the faith.  
Upon his licensing in 2018, Minister Brandon  has continued to grow, teaching with humor and cultural relevance to meet the hearer where they are. Bringing truth to culture whenever the opportunity presents itself.

Sandy Vargas

There are only a handful people who have been with our ministry from its beginning 30 years ago. Fewer still is the number of people who made that commitment as a teen and are now raising their teens within this very ministry – Minister Sandy is one of the few.

Licensed in 2018, Minister Sandy brings forth her passion for worship and her desire to equip teens for the world that awaits them. Using media, pop culture, current events, music, games, gatherings, conversations, texts, basically any means necessary, she shares the heart of scripture. Nurturing when needed, correcting when it's called for, but always in love.

TJ Niglio

A passion for truth, Minister TJ, is an example of what Jesus told us when He commissioned us to go into all the world and make disciples. Brilliantly TJ has used his character and discipline to lead both in our church and on the job.
In 2018 Minister TJ was licensed and set apart for ministry. Blending facts and figures with faith, he introduces the Gospel through logic and reason, never backing down from the tough questions while keeping a compassionate heart toward the hearer.