4100 King Springs Road SE | Smyrna, GA 30082

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Our Team

Pastor Shell and Missy Osbon Lead Pastor

Shell has been married to Missy since 1986 and they reside in Marietta, GA. They have one son (SJ), one daughter-in-love (Tina), two grandsons (Cooper & Maddox), one granddaughter (Hudsyn Jo) and one daughter (Summer Joy). In addition to his family life and pastoral duties, Shell has been privileged to serve the following organizations in various roles: Georgia District of the Assemblies of God, Beulah Heights University, Smyrna Public Safety Foundation, SuperSmyrna, First Priority Ministries, Steering Committee for the City of Smyrna’s Vision for the Community, Smyrna Citizen Corp Council as well as chaplain for the Smyrna Fire Department and the Smyrna Police Department.

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Pastor Dyke and Glenda VerkerkSenior Associate Pastor

Dyke and Glenda met at Southwestern Assemblies of God University and were married in 1974. They are blessed with a daughter, Lindsey, a son, Landon and his wife Ali, and six awesome grand kids, Halle, Keenon, Anchour, Harbour, Ledgen and Staton. Full-time ministry has been their life since 1980. Dyke’s calling, to provide ministry support to the lead pastor, has provided him an array of ministry experience including music ministry, youth ministry, and business administration. Dyke currently serves as Senior Associate Pastor, giving oversight to various areas including pastoral care ministries, facilities management, and financial office administration.

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SJ and Tina Osbon Media Director

SJ leads the Media Ministries here at Life Church. These college sweethearts married in 2012. Having lived in Smyrna since their wedding, SJ and Tina have a true heart for this city and how God is using Life Church to impact more than just the people who fill the church building each week. They enjoy spending their spare time camping, cheering on their favorite teams (the Atlanta Braves, LSU Tigers, and New Orleans Saints), chasing their two adorable sons, Cooper & Maddox, and pampering their precious daughter, Hudsyn Jo!

Pastor Christian and Amanda Salzillo Family Ministries Executive Pastor

Christian and Amanda met in Griffin, Georgia, and were married in 2003. They are the parents to five kids – Noah, Caleb, Abigail, Elizabeth and Shiloh. Christian attended South Atlanta Master’s Commission and later graduated from Southeastern University. Christian first joined the team in 2011, serving as our Pastor of Student Ministries. After a transition in 2016, he began leading our Discipleship and Outreach ministries. Now he also oversees our missions ministry, which includes over 75 missionaries, and he is our Sunday morning worship leader.

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Milton and Holly Thorogood Receptionist & Administrative Assistant

Holly Thorogood is an administrative assistant & the receptionist at Life Church Smyrna. She has been a member of the administrative team for 11 years. Holly has been married to Milton for 37 years and they have loved being members of the Life Church family since 1988. Milton serves as head usher and as a member of the official board. They have two amazing adult children, Charles who lives in Warner Robins, GA and Heather who resides in Oklahoma City, OK. Both Charles & Heather have continued to be actively involved in serving the Lord in their respective churches.

Pastor Gary and Summer Tunis Young Adult and Youth Pastor

Gary and Summer Tunis serve as the Young Adult and Youth Directors at Life Church. They have two beautiful girls, Kennedy and Laiden. Gary is pursuing his ministry credentials through Pathways and Summer is finishing up her elementary education degree at Kennesaw State University. The Tunis family has a heart for reaching the broken, especially students and young adults They desire to do all that God has for their family and are willing to go wherever He may send. Their lives serve as living reminders that God chases those of us who wander away.

Pastor Memo and Tori Garcia  Kid’s Life Pastor and Little Life Director

Memo and Tori met at their home church in Griffin, Georgia. They have now been married since September of 2020. They both were called to full-time ministry at a young age. The Garcia’s love to love on those who desire it the most. They want to reach the unreachable and minister God’s amazing love to everyone.

Daryl and Pastor Kim Gramling Connections Ministry Pastor

Kim and Daryl have been married for 27 years and have two adult children, Katie and Wesley. Kim obtained degrees in psychology and education, utilizing what she learned primarily in home-educating her children and supporting other homeschool families through various leadership roles. In 2019, she began preparation for ministry at KINEO Ministry Training Center. She serves as our Connections Ministry Director, helping our church family grow in connection with one another and with God. She is passionate about equipping others to know God’s Word so they become more firmly rooted in their faith and confidently share it with others.

Pastor Jemar and Natalie Carcellar Stewardship Pastor