Meet Our Team


Shay & Bridgette Mann became pastor at The Life Church in October of 2013. Prior to this, they spent twenty years pursuing their passion of student ministry. Over a ten year span, Shay served as Director of Promotion, General Youth Secretary and General Youth President for the United Pentecostal Church International. This season of organizational leadership was proceeded by ten years in the trenches filling the role of Youth Pastor in Atlanta, GA and Texas City, TX.

Bridgette’s love and passion for people is undeniable and she is a perfect complement to her husband. Bridgette directs the “Ladies of Life” ministry and assists with numerous administrative and hosting functions. However, her primary ministry is praying with people; whether it’s on the streets, in their home or as they seek God around the altar.

The Mann’s are blessed with two beautiful daughters, Breleigh & Blair, and they love living in Texas and leading The Life Church!

Pastoral Team

Kris & Ashley Prince

Admin Pastor

Matthew & Athena Smith

NextGen Pastor

Dream Team Leadership

Krystin Poplawski

Music Director/Admin Assistant

Nathan Marlette

Band Director

Brandon & Stephanie Cremeans

Front Line Directors

Jacob & Renata Huggins

Kids Life Directors

Rachel Kniery

Nursery Director

Rosemary George

Singles Director & Serve Groups Director

Luke & Kayla Wheeler

Thrive (Young Adult) Directors

Nathan & Kalyn Marlette

Young Married Directors

Natasha Hancock

Production Director

Chris Dougherty

Audio/Lighting Director

Brian Wiechman

Media Director

Tony Brooks

Safety Team Director

Ethan Crossno

Video Director

Trey Moore

Life Groups Admin

Calvin Jenkins

Safety Team Director

Clayton & Jordyn Bridge

First Steps Directors

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