COUNCIL



  • GLENN & AMI SHAFFER

    COUNCIL & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


    Glenn and Ami Shaffer serve as overseers of a pastoral team of elder/pastors at DestinyLife Church, Claremore and Owasso, Ok, where they have served for nearly 40 years. Glenn serves as Executive Director of ATI and travels frequently throughout the United States and abroad.


    Glenn has a Masters of Ministry degree in leadership studies from Southwestern Christian University, Bethany, Oklahoma and has authored multiple books.


    Ami is active in leadership in the local church and is a favored speaker. She is an attorney and holds her Jurist Doctorate from the University of Tulsa.


  • DICK & OPAL CHAPMAN

    COUNCIL & ASSISTANT DIRECTOR


    Dick and Opal Chapman serve as Senior Pastors of Altus Christian Fellowship in Altus, Oklahoma. Beginning with just their family in 1991, the Chapman's planted this new church with a vision to touch the entire area. Now ACF is a growing and thriving congregation with more than 200 in attendance.


    They have recently acquired several down town buildings including a theater plaza that they renovated and turned into an attractive worship center. The Chapman's have a vision to establish a strong regional church in the southwestern portion of Oklahoma. 


  • JERRY & TERESA VAUGHN

    COUNCIL & INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR


    Jerry and Teresa Vaughn have been married for 34 years and have lived and ministered extensively in Central and South America for 26 years. They are the founders of Living Word International, an apostolic ministry dedicated to planting cell churches and leadership training schools in the nations, forming disciples and leadership development with the purpose of increasing godly influence and transformation in every area of society. Thus the vision of "Leaders cultivating leaders to impact generations and society with the righteousness of God" is making a difference in people's lives.


    They have been involved in leadership training and church development in Venezuela, Panama, France, Germany, Argentina, Chile, Philippines, and the United States. Further commitments are planned for several other countries in Central and South America, and around the globe.


    The Vaughn's and their teams are diligently working to reach the harvest and instill a Biblical Worldview in the thousands of individual lives that they minister to yearly. They are committed to equipping Christians to restore Biblical foundation in their lives, families, communities, and nations with the transforming power of the Gospel.


VALUES


  • RELATIONSHIPS


    We value biblical relationships and desire to be a relational based ministry.

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  • GOVERNMENT


    We value and desire to model a New Testament church government, as seen in the Book of Acts and throughout Paul the apostle's epistles.

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  • BUILDING GENERATIONALLY


    We value believers of all ages yet have a special desire to effect future generations of leaders.

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  • LOCAL CHURCH


    We value the importance of the local autonomous church and desire to plant and/or "adopt" churches nationally and internationally. We see the purpose of Christ today is to build His church by establishing strong, vibrant, and healthy local churches. We see each local church submitted to spiritual authority in an apostolic network, but autonomous under the official authority of the local team of elders.

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  • ACCOUNTABILITY


    We value biblical accountability, both among the individual members of the team and their respective churches. We believe that in order to maintain purity in life and doctrine there must be a healthy respect for others. A test of fellowship helps to maintain that balance.

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  • TEAMS


    We value team ministry and desire to promote apostolic and prophetic teams, both domestic and foreign. We practice team ministry in the local church with the senior pastor serving together with a team of elders. This is a balance between co-equality and singular leadership. We practice a lead pastor among elders.

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