Meet the TLC Leadership
Co-Pastors Tim & Beverly Buchholtz
Tim & Beverly have been residents of the Lloyd/Monticello area since moving from the Midwest in 1999. They have been sharing their anointing for Worship and traveling as evangelists since called into ministry in 1995. In 2001, they began planting Bible training centers throughout the southeast as Assemblies of God U.S. Missionaries with the Church Planting & Development department. A new chapter began in 2007 when they set out to launch a new church by pulling together and training a launch team for Transforming Life Church. "We knew everything God has had us do leading up to this assignment was to prepare us for planting and pastoring a church", states Tim. Tim & Beverly traveled in music ministry for a number of years and bring that love of praise and worship to TLC. "We believe as we bring people into the presence of God through worship, lives will be transformed", according to Beverly. They have two adult children, Jennifer and Benjamin, both gifted musically, living in the Tallahassee area.
Care Pastors Don & Carol Gerrell
Don and Carol have been in the ministry for nearly 40 years as presbyter, pastors, and teachers. You will never meet a more precious couple! Don serves as our associate pastor and leads our care ministry. Carol leads our Prayer Ministry including Altar Ministry. They have two adult children - Matthew who lives in the Orlando area with his wife and two children, and Jennifer who lives in Tallahassee with her husband and son.
Children's Ministries Directors Bryan & Heather Wilkinson
Bryan and Heather have been married for 17 years. They have three beautiful daughters, Gabrielle (10), Divine (5) and Joy (1).They met in Jacksonville where they attended Jacksonville University. Bryan and Heather chose to trust Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior in 1996. Upon graduating college, they both taught in Jacksonville for 7 years. They also ran an inner-city Children's ministry for 10 years, ministering to the needs of the families in Jacksonville. They moved to Monticello in 2007 to raise their children in the country. Heather is a full-time homemaker and she homeschools Gabrielle and Divine. Bryan teaches Physics and coaches soccer at Chiles High School in Tallahassee. "Our passion as leaders is to raise children to follow Christ and serve Him with all of their heart, mind, soul and strength."
Worship/Music Director Rebecca "Becca" Wood
Rebecca "Becca" is a native of Tallahassee. She and her husband, of 20 years, live in the Capitola/Lloyd area with their son Obie. She comes from a family blessed with musical talent as well as a Pentecostal heritage going back several generations. She has recorded two albums with local artists and has been ministering with Praise and Worship teams since 1997. Her desire is to unite the generations together and to experience the presence of God through uninhibited worship.
Student Pastor Elias Carmona
Elias grew up in LaBelle, a small town in south Florida, where he attended Life Ministries Church since the age of 14. He has sinced moved to Tallahassee to attend Florida State Univeristy where he graduated in August of 2015 with a major in Religion. Elias has passionately sought the Lord since he was 15. He has a vision to see the Church burn ablaze with God's Holy flame and was brought to Tallahassee in faith, believing that God will do, and continue to do the impossible. Eias is passionate about seeing people on fire for God and has a desire to cultivate that fire into an unstoppable momentum. Ever since 15 years old he has had a vision to see his generation and every generation whole heartily seeking the Lord. Ministering to youth is a God given passion and mission from the Lord. He believes that revival and awakening lie inside the spirit of this upcoming generation.
Articles & Resources for Church Workers
Starting a Greeter Program
Four years ago I accepted the challenge of evangelism chairperson for our church. One of the first programs the pastor and I developed was the Sunday morning greeter program.
Motivating the Right Person into the Right Ministry
One of the greatest challenges for most leaders is selecting and motivating the right people into the right ministry positions in hopes of minimizing turnover and frustration. Even in the smaller church with limited personnel, it is important to coordinate people and ministry as much as possible.
“I TRIED, BUT NO ONE EVER CALLED ME”
“I tried, but no one ever called me” are painful words for a leader who has much work to do and not enough people willing to do it. These words are painful for the person who wanted to contribute, but was never called. These are also painful words for a person who is committed to helping people connect and contribute in meaningful ways within the church.