MEET THE TEAM
Augustine loves God and loves people and knows firsthand the awesome and perfect love God has for everyone.
It has long been his mission to get the message of God's Tru Luv out to as many as possible. With a sincere and humble approach Augustine brings a style of ministry that is inspired by God's Love, God's Word and God's Spirit. His belief that, "everyone is someone in Christ" brings the understanding that we are all truly called to Love God the way He loves us and we are to express, share and demonstrate that Love to the world (John 13). As we together in unity make Jesus the center of our lives Augustine knows that the body of Christ will continue to stand and will fulfill the desire of God's Heart regardless of the times or condition of the world for however long God has us here. In every area of life God has influenced Augustine, and as he has stated "regardless if in my failures or triumphs I have always known, God is present and has a plan that is perfect just as He is perfect." Through this he has been fortunate to have been active in ministry for over 26 years serving passionately as a children's minister, youth minister, and as an assistant and senior Pastor, he has also been able to apply Christian values to his previous work field in social work at Adobe Mountain Juvenile Institution, Child Protective Services and the City of Phoenix. He has also loved helping coach little league at Clarendon and currently serves as a Men's Mentor for Choices Pregnancy Center. Augustine continues his biblical studies has acquired a certificate of completion in Biblical Counseling from Liberty University. Augustine is truly grateful for the honor of ministry and is thankful to all those to whom he has been fortunate enough to share his life in Christ with. He has been married to Patsy, his love for over 26 years and is blessed to be the father of three great kids.
Gospel Care Director
Patsy grew up surrounded in church life but honestly acknowledges that she really did not come to truly know Jesus until her twenties. As she has shared with so many, "by simply crying out to God, Jesus help me, I really want to know you", the Lord has set her on a path to receive a deep understanding of His Love, His Word and His Spirit and has become head over heels in Love with her Jesus (as she often refers Him) ever since. Through this closeness with God, her Father, Patsy has been able to reveal to others the Love that Christ has for them and the worthiness that each person has been given to draw close to Christ and love Him in return. Patsy has volunteered with the City of Phoenix Head Start Program, served as an officer of the PTO at Magnet Traditional School and currently works closely with Choices Pregnancy Center where she is able to shareGod's love by teaching parenting classes and serving as a Women's Peer Counselor. She truly has found the honor in living a life centered around Christ and knows that everything must flow out of the special relationship we are to embrace and cherish with Him. Patsy loves being married to her husband and best friend, Augustine for over 26 years and together the both have been blessed with the three great joys of her life, their three children, Briana, Arianna and Elijah.
Dario Estrada (D.J.)
Dario has faithfully been serving the Lord for over 19 years. Dario has a tremendous heart for men to take their place in the kingdom of God to be used to help mentor future generations. Dario has given himself completely to the ministry of Christ and loves serving God and His people. Dario also serves as a male mentor peer counselor for Choices Pregnancy Center and is currently teaching Fatherhood classes. He has been married for over 13 years to his wife Adrianna and they have two children, their daughter Ava & son Dario.
Jesus Estrada (Chuy)
Jesus has been serving the Lord for over 5 years. Jesus has a sincere and genuine love for God and desires to be used in anyway that he can he has a true servants heart. Jesus works with both men and young men at TLC and enjoys being a brother and friend to everyone. Jesus has been married to his wife Erika for over 3 years and is the father of three.
Adrianna has been serving the Lord since her youth. Adrianna is active in various parts of TLC ministry and truly loves seeing Christ formed in the lives of Women. Being filled with love and compassion she has a heart felt desire to see Women young and old completely fulfilled in their lives as wives, mothers, daughters, and even as friends. Adrianna has learned to balance the success of her career and home by placing Christ as the center of her life. She is happily married to her husband Dario and is currently enjoying being the mother to her two little miracle children.
Assistant Women's Director
Erika has been serving the Lord for over years 4 years. Her special approach to ministry truly demonstrates humility and grace. Erika's willingness to be a friend to anyone she encounters is truly a reflection of God's true love. Erika is never afraid to get her hands dirty to help build the kingdom of God. Erika is happily married to her husband Jesus and also assist's him in building their business and together with their children the simple love serving Christ.
Irvin and Xenia Adams
Irvin and Xenia are an exciting new and fresh young couple who love Jesus and young people. Both having been raised in completely different circumstances together they bring to youth ministry a message that is filled with love and passion. Irvin and Xenia desire to see youth build a true and genuine relationship with Jesus Christ through Gods Word followed by action this challenges youth to be uncompromising in their faith regardless of where they find themselves. Irvin and Xenia are happily married going on two years who look forward to eventually having children of their own.
Rick has been in the Lord for the majority of his life. Rick has a love in bringing the ministry of praise and worship to lift up the wonderful name of Jesus. He has a strong felt desire to see the body of Christ all come together and bring honor and Glory to God through music to each in their own special way. Rick believes through the ministry of praise and worship we can all proclaim our love and thankfulness to God in song. Rick also balances his family, ministry and career and is happily married to his wife Eunice where together they parent three beautiful children.
Elsa has been faithfully in love with the Lord over 35 years. Her heart for children is truly expressed in everything that she does. She brings the ability to serve children with patience and love. She also gives herself to the ministry as needed where she is able to encourage mother’s by using her special testimony of how the Lord answered her prayers of serving Christ together with all her family. Elsa is married to the love of her life Alex for over years and together they have three sons and seven grandchildren.
Assistant Kids Director
Briana has had the honor of being in Christ her entire life. She humbles herself in being real and genuine and treats all children as her own brothers and sisters. Briana has submitted herself under the leadership of the TLC ministry and enjoys seeing even the young draw closer to the Lord. Briana is the founder of The Faith Foundation Scholarship Fund is active in youth and young adult ministry. Briana is a graduate of Grand Canyon University where she earned her degree in education and is currently in her second year of teaching First Grade in the Alhambra School District.