Steve Bradshaw
Senior Pastor

Steve’s goal is to involve everyone in the church in ministry, providing opportunities to serve Jesus Christ through service to others, both in and outside the church. 

He and his wife, Mary Beth came to Lift Church in May, 2014, having served with The Assemblies of God in Michigan.  They have two grown children, Brianna. who moved to Venice with them, and Weston, who stayed in Michigan to continue his involvement in worship ministry.

In his “spare” time, Steve enjoys the beach, golfing, and movies.  He enjoys vacationing “anywhere tropical.” 

His favorite Bible verse is Psalm 37:4, “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

Micah Rickles
Student Ministries Pastor

Megan Rickles
Childrens' Ministries Pastor  

Since Micah and Megan came to Lift Church in August, 2014, children and student ministries have continued to develop and grow.  Micah teaches students that ministry is being available and obedient to God.  Under his leadership, the students are learning that they have an important role to play in this ministry and are taking ownership of it, serving Christ by serving others.

Megan loves watching children move closer to Jesus in a fun and exciting atmosphere! She and her team continue to bring Jesus to the next generation.

Micah and Megan have four sons, between the ages of five and 12.  Currently Megan serves as Children’s Ministry Director.  Together they like spending time at the beach.

Gil Cuadro
Associate Pastor


Joey Adams 
Connect Care Pastor

Gil is the anchor on the pastoral staff, having served Lift Church since 1999.  He and his wife, Cynthia, are involved in many, if not most, aspects of church life.  He is involved in church administration and any other aspect of the ministry, where needed, from weddings to funerals, preaching to painting.  He’s the church’s utility man.

 He came into full time ministry following a successful career in business, has been a deacon, youth leader and teacher.

“Everything in Excellence” is the way Gil believes we serve Jesus and the Lift Church family. 

Gil is an outdoorsman. He loves boating and camping, bicycling, cooking on a smoker, and photography. 

Joey (or Joseph) Adams is the Connect/Care Pillar leader and is responsible for the guests that come through the door and visiting those in need. He has an optimistic heart that always looks for the best in people and has a goal to make everyone feel like family when they walk through the doors of Lift Church.

Joey believes that there should be no one that feels left out or unwelcome at church. The verse that has helped shape Joey's ministry and personal life is 1 Corinthians 9:22 "To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some." 

Joey started attending Lift Church in 2011 after attending Cincinnati Christian Univeristy to pursue his degree in Ministerial Leadership. He received his Associates Degree through our Leadership program with Central Bible College and has recently received his Bachelors in Ministerial Leadership through Southeastern University. He joined our staff on September 6, 2015. 

Chad DeKatch
Creative Arts Pastor

Chad is responsible for all aspects of the worship ministry, music, drama, and performing arts.  Along with his wife, Amanda, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, they lead the congregation into the presence of the Lord. 

Chad believes his responsibility is to teach Christians to use their God given creative gifts to bring glory to Him, and to use those gifts as a weapon against the enemy.  One of his foundational verses is “For the Lord your God is living among you.  He is a mighty savior.  He will take delight in you with gladness.  With His love, He will calm all your fears.  He will rejoice over you with joyful songs” (Zeph. 3:17). 

Chad. Amanda, and their young son came to Lift Church in July, 2015.  He loves spending time in the outdoors surrounded by the majesty of God’s creation, especially the mountains of Colorado, the vast oceans, or just sitting around a camp fire. And he loves the beauty of Italy.  But most of all, Chad enjoys making his wife and son laugh.  To him, there are no sweeter sounds in the world.