ATI COUNCIL



  • GLENN & AMI SHAFFER

    COUNCIL & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


    Glenn Shaffer presently serves as overseer at DestinyLife Church, a multi-campus congregation in Claremore and Owasso, Oklahoma. The Shaffers have led the church for the past 41 years. Glenn is director of Apostolic Teams International, a family of churches and ministries. He has authored several books including Apostolic Government in the 21st Century, used as a guide by churches and networks. His discipleship material contained in two volumes, Christianity 101 and Discipleship 201 have been translated into several languages and are used internationally. His latest book, Israel and the Kingdom, Victorious Eschatology,  presents a partial-preterist view of last things and brings an understanding to the Church of Christ’s present reign.


    Glenn attended Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, TX, and graduated with his bachelor’s degree 1978. After many years of pastoring he finished his Masters of Ministry at Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, OK in 2000, and took leveling classes for pre-doctoral work at Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK, in 2002.

     

    His wife Ami is a practicing attorney and shares various ministerial responsibilities. The Shaffers have been married for 48 years and are blessed with grown children and grandchildren.


  • 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. 


    The Vaughn's and their teams are diligently working to reach the harvest and instill a Biblical Worldview in the many 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.

  • jonathan & elishya cook

    Jonathan has labored vocationally in the Local Church for nearly 25 years. He has worked in multiple areas and with multiple age groups during that time, giving him a true love for the entire Body of Christ. Training and imparting into others has been a consistent theme throughout Jonathan’s life and ministry. 

    In 1998, Jonathan graduated from Emmanuel College with a BA Degree in Biblical Studies, with a minor in Youth Ministry. He went on to obtain his Master of Ministry Degree in Leadership from Southwestern Christian University. 

    Jonathan and his wife of 20 years Elishya, have been a part of the pastoral team of DestinyLife church, located in Claremore/Owasso Oklahoma since 2015. They have two wonderful teenage daughters, Jenna and Avah.

    Jonathan brings to ATI a passion for equipping the Body of Christ. He believes that we are called to encourage, teach and lead people of all ages into all God has called them to be and do for His Kingdom. 

  • Kendrick & elizabeth oakley

    Kendrick and Elizabeth Oakley are the founders and lead pastors

    of Real Life Church based in Claremore, Oklahoma. They have been married since 2010 and have 4 sons. 

    Their driving passion is to equip God’s people to impact their world for Jesus. 

    They carry a two-fold passion for equipping the church and impacting the culture. 



  • ron & erin jones

    Ron and Erin Jones are the founding pastors of Coastal Chapel.  They have four beautiful children; Everett, Stella Mae, Grayson, and Amelia.  Ron and Erin lead the Church with leadership, vision, and guidance.  They are passionate about creating a healthy Church culture where people can feel safe to open up their lives and reach their full potential.



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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