MARY BETH BRADSHAW
Director of People Development
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.”
STUDENT MINISTRIES PASTOR
CHILDRENS' MINISTRIES PASTOR
The Rickles family loves Jesus, having fun, eating good food, and enjoying the outdoors. Micah and Megan, along with their four sons, have been a part of Lift Church since 2014. Micah is involved with leading our church’s systems development, teaching team, and directing our student ministry. His contribution to our team continues to grow our church in leadership and effectiveness. Megan gives leadership to our Lift Kidz Children’s Ministry. 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..
CONNECT CARE PASTOR
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 University 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.
Justin and Nikki moved to Venice, FL in March of 2018 to answer the call to ministry at Lift Church. Justin’s passion is worshipping the Lord and loving people. He is our Arts pastor here and leads our praise and worship ministry. Nikki serves as an administrative assistant to our pastoral staff in the office and works together with Justin on various arts department projects. They also have a sweet one- year- old daughter named Shiloh. Together they love to spend time as a family going to the beach, watching movies, and going to Disney World! Some of their favorite verses are: Proverbs 3: 5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths.” And Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future”.