Our founding and oversight pastors, Tony & Sheryll Ashmore are West Georgia natives. Tony and Sheryll moved to Mirror Lake in August, 2003, with the dream of building a church focused on two things: the simple gospel message of grace, and the power of an intimate relationship with a loving God. Starting with 25 people, the church has grown to over 1600 people. Tony and Sheryll strongly believe we are stronger and happier when we do life together. Even the tough times are better with Jesus and friends who will encourage us! Tony is a graduate of Mercer University, and he and Sheryll have doctorates from Jacksonville Theological Seminary. Both have served local churches in full-time ministry since 1989. They are passionate about people enjoying the rich and satisfying life found only in Jesus Christ. They have three adult children who married wonderful people and seven beautiful grandchildren.
Michael and Amy Adams are the Senior Pastors of LifeGate Church. They've been a part of LifeGate Church since it was planted in Villa Rica in 2004. They have a passion for the local church and believe it is the vehicle Jesus has chosen to make His name famous all over the world. Their heart is for every LifeGate member to experience the life Jesus has for them. Both Michael and Amy are graduates of Globe School Ministry and Michael is a graduate of Lee University.
Michael and Amy have two beautiful children and live in Villa Rica, GA.