Meet the Team

God has blessed Elkhart Life with an incredible team of leaders and staff members. These men and women love God and love His church, and have dedicated their lives to growing the Kingdom of God.

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Mark & Marci Johnson
Senior Pastor
 
Mark Johnson has been in ministry since 1982, upon graduating from ABI in St. Paul, MN. He has served as pastoral Assistant and assistant pastor for 10 years in Bloomington, IN and Plymouth, IN. He also served as a missionary assistant for a year with his wife Marci and son Isaac. Titus was born while they were in Hong Kong. He returned home and was elected pastor in LaPorte, IN, where his third son, Joshua was born, and he served for 8 years. In 2000, Pastor Johnson was elected to serve as pastor of Life Tabernacle Church in Elkhart, IN.  He also served concurrently as Youth Secretary, Sunday School Secretary and Director, and is currently serving as the Secretary/Treasurer for the Indiana District UPCI. Apart from this, Pastor Johnson has also traveled and taught in Bible colleges and preached crusades in Africa and South America. He has recently received his master’s degree at UGST in St. Louis, MO.
Marci graduated from ABI in St. Paul in 1981 and married Mark that summer. She has served in a variety of roles in every place Pastor Johnson has served.  She was the Ladies Ministries Secretary of the Indiana District for more than 10 years and enjoyed working with a great team of ministers wives. She is most proud of her three sons. She enjoys spending time with her 4 granddaughters and 1 grandson. 
Isaac & Liz Johnson
Assistant Pastor
 
Isaac and Liz provide a wide variety of help in the ministries of Life Tabernacle. Isaac graduated from IBC with a Theological Degree. He has served as the youth pastor for over 7 years. He has also served as the Hyphen, (Young adults from 18-25), director for the Indiana District UPCI for over 5 years. 
Liz has been very effective leading our worship teams and music ministry. Together they have three wonderful little girls, Elianna, Emelyn and Evette and one son Rye.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Landon & Christa White
Student Pastors
 
Landon graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a Bachelor’s in Secondary Education in December of 2014. He and Christa married in February 2015 and have been serving in ministry together since. Landon served as a youth pastor at his father’s church for four years. Christa grew up watching her parents foster a very successful youth ministry at the church they attended.
Landon & Christa have also served for three months and Associates in Missions in Zambia, Africa through the United Pentecostal Church International.
They desire to reach this generation with the love of Jesus.  They strongly believe that the generation not changed by this world will be the generation that changes the world, and have the urgency to teach about walking in the fullness of the Word of God.
 
 
 
Nathan and Melissa Huff
Sunday School Director
 
Nathan is a  life long Life Tabernacle Member. He has served faithfully in a variety of roles in the church and is currently the Sunday School Director along with his wife Melissa.  Elkhart Life Sunday School has individual classes for children on Sunday morning at 10am.
 
Chris and Shaterah Cummins
Wednesday Night Kids Praise
Chris and Shaterah spent seven years starting a church in SOuthern Indiana. They have recently moved back to northern Indiana, and are now serving children. They lead a dynamic group on Wednesday night for kids ages 4-12,