Tim Farrell | Tracey Farrell
Lead Pastor | Table Director
Pastor Tim and Tracey, along with their kids Chatham and Molly, have served together in full-time ministry for the past 25 years and have called Central Florida their home for the past 10. They love Florida, but their sports ties still lie in New England. They both have M.Div. & MA in Counseling degrees (from Asbury Seminary) and Tim completed his DMin. in 2005. The Farrell’s love to be outside fishing, trail riding on mountain bikes, and relaxing at the beach. They also enjoy spending time with family and friends, sharing good food. The Farrells’ love LifeSong and are passionate about seeing people become more like Jesus Christ through surrender, prayer, and growth in Christian community.
Gabe and Mary, along with their three kids, Collin, Oliver, & Elsie, are incredibly blessed to be a part of the LifeSong family. Gabe has been in full-time ministry since 2012, serving as Student Director, Worship Director, and sometimes both. Gabe is incredibly passionate about creating authenticity in worship, connecting the beauty of music with the movement of the Holy Spirit. In every ministry context, this love of worship has extended into his work with students, as much of his own growth and relationship is rooted in worship. Both Gabe and Mary have music-related Bachelors degrees from Valparaiso University in Indiana, and love getting to utilize their gifts to help others encounter Jesus through their passion for music.
Jeff graduated from UCF in 2015 (Charge On!) with a B.S. in Social Science Education and began investing in the lives of students as a middle school history teacher. After a year, he felt the frightening yet unmistakable pull of God into vocational ministry and joined the team at EPIC Youth Orlando while also starting to pursue his Masters of Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is a huge nerd (Star Wars, Marvel, you name it), sports fan (once upon a time fantasy football champ), aspiring writer, and wannabe chef. Jeff loves preaching and has a sincere heart for creating space for students to encounter the love of Christ. He feels so honored to be joining the LifeSong Church community!”
Sprouts Nursery & Rooted Kids Ministry Director
Mary grew up in Bluffton, Ohio and gave her life to Jesus at a young age. She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Joey, since 2008 and they have since welcomed two boys, Jax and Jett into their family. Mary graduated from Liberty University with a degree in Psychology with a Specialization in Christian Counseling and has over ten years experience working with children. The Cherry’s moved to Orlando in April 2019 and have been attending LifeSong ever since. Mary is known for her enthusiasm and positivity and it is her mission to spread the love of the Lord wherever she goes. She is passionate about reaching the next generation for Christ and providing a fun and safe place for kids to grow in their faith. Mary enjoys traveling, family walks, playing games, football (Go Blue!), and all things food – baking, cooking and especially eating!
LifeSong Preschool Director
Nicole is married to her high school sweetheart, Dirk, and mom to Elise and Emma. She is a graduate of Florida Southern College with a Masters in Education and 12 years of experience in the field. She has been a part of the LifeSong Church family for the past 8 years actively serving in a variety of ways. Nicole is a self-proclaimed foodie who loves trying new recipes and restaurants and enjoys being on the go, including bike rides with her girls, walks with their family dog, Sadie, taking in movies, plays, and shows, and cruising with her family. She is passionate about building relationships, serving others, and counts it a privilege to help our little ones learn, grow, and seek a relationship with the Lord.
LifeSong Preschool Assistant Director
Allie has been an active part of the LifeSong Church family for the past 5 years. She’s served in Kid’s Ministry, hospitality, and at the preschool as a volunteer and teacher. She’s been married to her husband for 17 years and they are the proud parents of 3 amazing kids. Allie grew up in Pennsylvania and earned her Bachelor’s degree in communications, with a concentration in psychology and speech, from Cedar Crest College. The Jessums relocated to Orlando in 2006, and they love all of the sports and outdoor adventure this area has to offer. Allie’s family has personally experienced the incredible preschool program at LifeSong and she looks forward to contributing to the legacy of loving and supporting our students and families through this important ministry!
Darlene is wife to Darren and mom of two teenage boys. She is a graduate of UCF (Go Knights!) and has a Masters in Business Administration from FIT. Darlene took over as the Financial Administrator in the fall of 2017 and is busy keeping the rest of us financially grounded. She spends a lot of time on the soccer field watching her boys play and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
The Table Assistant Manager
Kristin joined the team to help manage our newest space, The Table. She has been a part of LifeSong for many years, and is a joy to serve with. Kristin is the point person for all Table reservations and also works with DUO58 as a Manager.
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Solimar is a Masters Level Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in the state of Florida, and will be offering her services through our partnership with HeartPeace. Her experience includes areas of depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual abuse, grief and loss, divorce, infidelity, and life transitions. Her passion is that you don’t have to do life alone, and would be honored to come alongside you to work towards a renewed sense of purpose and hope.