Our Pastors

After more than a decade leading students in local churches, Pastors Mykal and Amanda landed at Celebration Church in Jacksonville Florida. It was this experience in a “life giving” church that forever changed their hearts and approach toward ministry. In 2010 they began the process of training and building relationships with The Association of Related Churches (ARC), and on February 12th, 2012, alongside the first 50 Dream Team members, they founded True Life Church. Today True Life continues to grow and reach lost people in our region under their leadership and with God’s guidance.


Mykal Smith : Lead Pastor

Mykal Smith

Lead Pastor

Amanda Smith : Co-Pastor

Amanda Smith


Perry Mears : Pastoral Care

Perry Mears

Pastoral Care


Believers who invest their hearts, time, families, and finances in the building of a local church deserve to have confidence in church leadership. People are looking for leaders who conduct themselves with integrity and respect when making decisions that affect their lives.

Guided by Pastors

The Pastoral staff team is led by the Senior Pastor. This team oversees the day-to-day ministry and operations of the church. These staff pastors serve the congregation and are responsible for the development of the spiritual life of the church. The Senior Pastor Leadership Team members serve as Staff Elders.

Senior Pastors

  • Mykal and Amanda Smith

Protected by Trustees

The Trustees are members of the congregation who oversee the finances and direct the provision of the facilities needed by the church. They provide counsel to the Senior Pastor Leadership team regarding the major financial commitments of the church. The Trustees serve as Non-staff Elders.

True Life Trustees

  • Jonathan Moritz
  • Jason Rust

Strengthened by Overseers

The Overseers are pastors of nationally respected congregations and ministries who love True Life Church and are willing to provide spiritual protection to the church. They may be called in to help in accountability matters relating to the Senior Pastor if requested by the Pastors or Trustees. The Overseers serve as Apostolic Elders.



  • Pastor David Branker – One Hope, Florida
  • Pastor Shane Ogle – Great Lakes Church, Michigan
  • Pastor Sam Masteller – Freedom Life Christian Center, Pennsylvania
  • Pastor Steve Harvell – Love of Christ Church, Delaware
  • Pastor Chris Brooks – Celebration Church, Florida
  • Pastor Cory Hardesty – Church of the Highlands, Alabama
  • Pastor Waylon Sears – Victory Church, Arizona