Meet our leadership
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Seth Robertson - Lead Pastor
Seth Robertson has lived in Axton since he was 5 years old. "It's Home". He married Donna in 1999, they have 3 children, Kelsi, Coleman and Jaxon. He is somewhat of a radical for Christ. He enjoys living everyday as though it is an adventure.
"My God lives in the Stupid" - Pastor Seth
Adam Touchstone - Executive Pastor
Adam Touchstone has served in many areas of ministry. He is married to Brooke. They have two crumb-snatchers, Josiah and Ezra. He believes that empowering the church begins by empowering your family. He enjoys a good movie and time with his family, preferably at the beach.
"Be the change you want to see in the world!" - Adam Touchstone
Deanna Pate - Worship Director
Deanna Pate has been leading others in worship for 26 years. She has a passion for worshiping God and helping encourage others to be everything that they were created to be. Deanna is married to her husband of 11 years, Caleb Pate, and has been further blessed with two children: Aria and Aaron. In her time away from planning, or working with others in worship, Deanna loves to spend time with family and friends and absolutely LOVES musicals! She also enjoys photography, creating graphics and cooking!
"Worship is an act of war against the enemy of our hearts."
Luke Kanode - Creative Director
Luke Kanode has been serving in the church for 28 years. He has a passion for all things creative and helping encourage others to be everything that they were created to be. He is married to his wife, Nikki Kanode, and has been further blessed with four children: Nathaniel, Joshua, Isaiah, and Naomi. In his time away from creative he loves to spend time with family and friends. Luke loves being outdoors and working with his hands.
"Creative is cool... you should try it!" - Luke Kanode
Brooke Touchstone - Student Director
Brooke Touchstone began her ministry seven years ago with her husband Adam. They have two boys Josiah and Ezra that are full of life, always keeping them on their toes. She is passionate about reaching those that are hurt and broken and empowering students to be all they were created to be. She enjoys spending time with her boys and a good movie.
"Not today satan . . . Not today!" - Brooke Touchstone
Tosha Porter - Connections Director
Tosha Porter began her ministry 25 years ago along with her husband, Scott. They have three children Harley, Zach and Journey. As a family, they are passionate about reaching others for Christ. They have a heart for people and believe that everyone should experience the feeling of being a part of a family. They enjoy time with their kids and close friends.
"God is setting up divine appointments all of the time . . . Keep them" - Tosha Porter
Penny Manning - Kids/Outreach Director
Penny Manning began her ministry twenty years ago when she volunteered at a Christmas giveaway for needy children and it has grown from there. She is married to her husband Mike and has two sons: Johnathan and Justin. She believes in loving people where they are. That you love them on the sidewalk, feed them when they are hungry, and clothe them when they are cold. She believes that every moment is a opportunity to share Jesus. When she is not working or feeding babies she enjoys spending time with her family.
"Change happens when we plant seeds that the devil can't steal." - Penny Manning