Pastor Brad and Connie dream of helping establish healthy churches around the world! Brad graduated from Christ for the Nations, Dallas, TX, in 1999 with an Associate's Degree in Practical Theology. He also earned an Associates Degree in Christian Ministry from Vision International College, Romona, CA, in 2009. After graduating from CFNI the Bess family moved to Las Cruces, NM, where God opened a door for them to serve Las Cruces First Assembly of God. In nine years as an Associate Pastor Brad was blessed to minister in many capacities. He served in the daycare, youth ministry, Master's Commission and as the Director of Adult Ministries. Connie has been involved every step of the way and has ministered as Brad's Administrative Assistant for the past 10 years. God has prepared Brad and Connie for their current assignment: Pastoring Life Point Church in the beautiful Tri-Cities of Northeast TN. The Bess family loves God and His people! Brad loves to teach and preach God's word and watch God change lives! He and Connie have been married twenty-two years and have three sons: Bronson, Bryce and Brady. They love football and cheering for the Vols! They also enjoy good movies, yard and garden work, spending time with their children and driving through the East Tennessee mountains admiring God's handiwork!
Brad & Connie Bess-Founding Pastor
Mike & Tammy Robbins- Student Ministries Directors
Mike joined the LifePoint team in May 2017 as the student ministries pastor, after having spent 21 years in youth and Fine Arts ministry. Mike is passionate about helping students make decisions and develop habits that lead to lifelong commitments to Jesus. he married his high school sweetheart in 1991 and they recently celebrated their 26th anniversary. they have a son, Matthew and daughter Emily. Matthew is a college student who enjoys all kinds of sports. Emily is a sophomore in high school and loves to sing. mike enjoys exercise, reading and spending time with family and friends. Their favorite family getaway is spending a week at the beach.
Bryce Bess- Children's Church Director & Associate
Bryce has been with Life Point since its beginning. He began volunteering in children's ministry at a very young age, beginning at First Assembly of God Church in Las Cruces, NM. He enjoys teaching on fun, engaging, and relevant topics and series on Sunday mornings to make it fun for children to be involved. He developed and implemented a Junior Staff mentoring program for children after 5th grade, as the transition period before youth begins. He is enrolled in continuing education and is preparing to be licensed with the Assemblies of God. He accepted the position as Children's Pastor and Associate Pastor in January 2019. Bryce is a newlywed, recently marrying his wife, Cortney, in November 2018. Cortney is very involved in the Ladies of Lifepoint women’s ministry. Bryce and Cortney enjoy traveling, basketball and football games, and spending time with family and friends. They are very passionate about serving the Kingdom of God together.
Patricia Hayes serves as our Children's Ministries Assistant.
See oversees the volunteers from Birth - 5th Grade classes. She schedules volunteers on a rotating schedule to provide the best care and teaching for the children. She coordinates childcare for events and makes sure that all volunteers are screened and have a current background check. She orders materials and curriculum for the teachers and students. She assists the Wednesday night club leaders with badges and material needed for the boys and girls ministries. She assists Bryce with the children and is always willing to help whenever needed.