NEXTGEN STAFF

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PASTORS STEPHAN & MICHILIENE LORENZ

Lead NEXTGEN Pastors

Stephan and Michiliene Lorenz met while at Brownsville Revival School of Ministry and both graduated in 2001 with degrees in Practical Ministry. 
Both Stephan & Michiliene’s passion is to see teenagers & young adults come to grow and mature in Christ and be the men and women of God that they are called to be. Through discipleship and mentoring, they want to raise up a generation who will be totally committed to God and who will live their lives worthy of the calling they’ve received. “As we pour out into young people, they will, in turn, pour out to those around them and be the igniting force to set this world ablaze for Jesus!”

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PASTOR TONY GROSSE

NEXTGEN Pastor

Pastor Tony is one of the regular speakers at 5979 and also leads the Youth Welcome Team. He is married to his wife Sabrina. They actually grew up together at 5979 and then dated in college. They are passionate about helping teenagers develop and pursue a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ and impact their world with the gospel.

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PASTOR DANIEL RIDORE

NEXTGEN Pastor

Pastor Daniel is one of the regular speakers at 5979 and helps with 5979's social media as well as sermon media. He is married to his amazing wife Erin. He is from New Jersey but attended a bible college here in Georgia.  He is passionate about young people finding who they are in Christ as well as walking in confidence in that identity.  He also is passionate about showing that Christianity isn't boring through music, art, and sharing his life with others.

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PASTOR AARON LEONARDY

NEXTGEN Worship Pastor

Aaron Leonardy is the Worship Pastor here at 5979.  He graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in Organizational Communication. He also serves in our College & Career Ministry, Underground. Aaron has a passionate heart for worship and relationship with Jesus. One of his greatest desires is seeing young adults fulfill their calling in Christ and doing everything in his power to help. He also loves cars & fortnite.

 

Oh and... we call him “Leo.”

 
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PASTOR JEREMY SKEETE

NEXTGEN Pastor

Pastor Jeremy is a familiar face around here at 5979 and Liberty Church. Jeremy attended 5979 as a student and then served on staff for a number of years. Jeremy and Crystal met, were married and started their family here at Liberty Church. Jeremy strives to connect with young people on a real level. It is through that connection, that he hopes to help students realize their full potential as sons and daughters of God. Jeremy's life has been marked by the words: Connect, Grow and Reach; together with his wife, Crystal and daughters, Paislie and Addison and son TJ he hopes to help young people do just that.

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DR. LORENA DASILVA

Ladies Minister

Lorena is a family chiropractor with a heart to serve her community. She has been a member of Liberty Church for twelve years with her husband, Marcelo, and their two children, Joshua and Kyle.  She has been serving at 5979 ever since her two boys transitioned into youth three years ago.Her personal mission is to build relationships based on trust. She is passionate in mentoring others to become a better version of themselves through Christ. Her goal is to help our youth build lasting relationships with like-minded and God-fearing individuals.

 

UG STAFF

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PASTORS FRED &
VANESSA SOWEMIMO

UG Lead Team

Fred and Vanessa met while at their Reach Chiropractic appointments back in 2017 and the rest is history. This couple is all about diving deeper into the Word of God and sharing their passionate perspectives on Jesus with those around them. They’ve been Home Group leaders, UG staff and are both part of the Worship team. As Assistant Pastors for the Sunday Six service, they truly believe that building strong relationships and taking care of our people is one of God’s way of showing us how well we can love one another in order to help develop His kingdom here on Earth while we wait for Jesus. They are so excited for all the wonderful things that The Underground Young Adults Ministry is going to launch in this new season!

 

LIBERTY KIDS STAFF

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CRISSY MCGUIRE

Liberty KIDS Minister

Crissy McGuire is one of our Liberty KIDS Ministers here at Liberty Church. She was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana but attended Emmanual College, here in Georgia, where she met her loving husband Thaddeus. Crissy is a veteran middle school teacher who is excited to see her passion for both coaching and teaching come together in a Christ-centered environment. Being a mother of three, what she loves most is seeing young children experience christ in their own unique way. Watching them grow more in love with Jesus, as they experience life at various stages, has been a joy to witness.