Dedie Cooley is the mother of 14 yr. old Cherish and 12 yr. old Hunter. She graduated from Jackson College of Ministries in 1986 and became full-time music director in
Pasadena, TX. In 1990, she and her husband, Rev. Bret Cooley left to start a home missions church in Buford, Ga.
In 1994, Dedie accepted the Dean of Music
position at JCM where she served in that capacity until the spring of 1998. She and her husband went on to pastor Bryan United Pentecostal Church for 6
In 2005, the Cooleys moved to Lufkin, TX where her husband served as President of Texas Bible College until the spring of 2014. They are currently evangelizing while she continues to conduct clinics across our movement.
Brittani Scott is the wife of Ryan Scott and they currently pastor the Refuge Church of Seattle. Brittani has been a part of music minisry in the church since she was 13 and she continues to be involved in her church and at other churches and events in the U.S. Brittani is the All State Youth Choir director for the WA District UPCI and has worked with youth in music at several camps and youth conventions. She knows what a vital role music ministry played in her life as a young person and is passionate about investing in youth today.
Laird Sillimon is a native of New Orleans, LA. He is an ordained minister of the United Pentecostal Church International, and holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Howard University in Washington, D. C. and an Associates Degree in Christian Music (with a Theology emphasis) from Christian Life College in Stockton, CA. Where he was also an instructor. His song compositions have been recorded by multiple artists including, the Edwin & Walter Hawkins Music and Arts Seminar. He has co-produced music works along side of Kevin Bond of Bonded Music and Darin Atwater of the Soulful Symphony. He has most recently served as Associate Pastor and Music Department Chairman of Christian Life Ministry in Stockton, CA. where he produced three recording projects and led his music department to a first place regional win and national runner up in the Verizon HOW SWEET THE SOUND Gospel Music Competition. He is currently serving as Ministry Associate and Music Pastor at the Pentecostals of Alexandria in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Lana Lyman, Redmond, WA.
Lana Lyman is a Mississippi native with a BA in Music from Jackson College of Ministries. She has had a love for music her entire life, starting out as a small child in piano lessons and singing in her local church.
She married the love of her life in 2003 and moved to Washington.
She has had a burden for music ministry and it's leaders for over 13 years and started Elevate Music Workshop with the desire to help equip the churches in the northwest with the tools they need to minister each week.
Being involved in music ministry full time for 14 years and in music ministry overall for 22 years, she understands the challenge of leading week after week and balancing ministry, family, work and life in general.
Lana is the Minister of Music at Eastside Apostolic in Redmond, WA. She is wife to Tom Lyman, and homeschooling Mom to Carter and Shae' and Clark.
Vicki had the privilege of being "born and raised" in the church. She has been married for 29 years to Craig Warren and is a mother to 4 great children. They started the church in Renton 20 years ago with their 2 children in the basement of their rent home. She has served in many roles--most of them simultaneously: Sunday School Teacher, Youth Leader, Van Driver, ladies Ministry. Vicki is currently the Minister of Music at RAC where her husband pastors a great church.
Richard Aguire, MountLake Terrace, WA.
Richard has been playing bass since 1999 when he started playing for his youth choir. Richard was blessed to learn and grow under the instruction of Sis. Vicki Leonardson, the music director at Calvary Gospel Church, Madison, WI. From 2000-2010 and also played at Voces Unidas, a bilingual daughter work in 2002. Richard has been blessed to with the opportunity to play bass for Calvary Tabernacle Church in Mountlake Terrace since 2010.
Colton Duty, Little Rock, AR.
Colton began playing the guitar at the age of 13. He has toured on the Apostolics at Sea Gospel Cruise Ship and played for gospel recording artists Dorinda Clark-Cole, Kim Burrell, Zacardia Cortez and Torrey Dulaney.
Colton has played on 2 live albums and 8 studio albums.
He currently serves as Band Director at First United Pentecostal Church of North Little Rock, AR.
Cory Townley, Little Rock, AR
Cory has played drums for 26 years and has played for numerous camp meetings and conferences. He has played on 6 live recordings and 5 studio albums. Cory has been a clinician at NMMC, Elevate and Newsong Music Workshop.
He currently attends First Pentecostal Church of North Little Rock, AR.
Todd Welcher, Redmond, WA.
Todd Welcher graduated in 2012 from Indiana Bible College with a Bachelors of Biblical Studies, where he also met and married the love of his life Danielle. Todd has been involved in various ministries including Community Outreach, Campus Ministry, Sunday School and Children's Ministry for the last 10 years. From 2013-2015, he and his wife worked as staff in the children's ministry at Calvary Tabernacle, Indianapolis, IN. under the direction of Rev. Paul D. Mooney. Todd currently serves as the Student Pastor of Eastside Apostolic Church in Redmond, WA. Under the direction of Pastor Andrew Seagraves. He and his wife currently work with the students ages 18 and under in Bus Ministry, Sunday School, Kids Church and Youth Ministry.