Axis Nation | 2019

Line Up


Pastors John and Leslie Siebeling are the founders and lead pastors of The Life Church, a thriving, multicultural body of believers committed to serving people, developing leaders and impacting generations. Their passion for building God’s House began early, faithfully volunteering in their local church as young people in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After serving for many years, John became the college pastor at his local church until he and Leslie moved to Kenya, Africa as missionaries. They’ve kept with them a passion for the next generation and have always had a vision to see young people leading in church and in their spheres of influence. The Axis Nation Youth Conference was birthed out of that desire and heart and Pastors John & Leslie continue to make room for young people in everything they do.

Pastor Dan Lord has a passion for raising up leaders in God’s house and his enthusiasm for the next generation is contagious. He began in ministry as a volunteer and full-time youth pastor for 13 years in St. Louis, MO. For the last 11 years he has continued to be involved in Axis Nation as a champion for the next generation while serving on the executive pastoral team here at The Life Church.

He enjoys being with his wife, Paige, and their five amazing children. Dan loves people, playing sports and eating sweets and good barbecue. He can’t wait to meet you!

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Parker VanBlaricom

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Nicole Lawless

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Hunter Hambrick

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Jesse Pritchett

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Alexis Caverly

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Andrew Atkinson

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Janice Babcock

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Katie Heeg


Robert is passionately in love with Jesus. For 10 years he has crisscrossed the globe, preaching the gospel and taking every opportunity to tell people about the love of Jesus Christ. He is a family man, husband to Taylor Madu, and father, to three beautiful kids. Robert presents the gospel in such a unique and dynamic way, that you’re leaning in, holding on to every word that is spoken, as he paints the beauty of the transforming, powerful, life-giving, word of God. Robert is compelled, to make aware to every individual that God is for them and that He has a specific plan and purpose for every life. In addition to his itinerant ministry he serves on the teaching team at Trinity Church in Cedar Hill, TX, a church that he has called home since the age of 3.He is a fashion fanatic, cheers loud for America’s team, the Dallas Cowboys, and enjoys watching movies in his man-cave!

Pastor Chad Veach is a leading voice to this generation, who travels both nationally and internationally.  He has devoted his life to loving God, loving people, building the local Church. Chad has authored the book, “Unreasonable Hope” and most recently "Faith Forward Future. After 15 years of ministry, Chad is now pioneering Zoe Church.  Chad and his wife Julia are serve as Lead Pastors of Zoe Church in Los Angeles, CA. They have four beautiful children: Georgia, Winston, Maverick & Clive.

Chris Durso and his wife, Yahris, are the youth pastors at Misfit NYC, where together with their team passionately lead the next generation of New York City every Friday night from Christ Tabernacle church in Queens, NY.

At Misfit NYC, they seek to make the truth of Jesus Chris famous, relevant, and attractive. Every Friday, their team of young people pursues this goal through their talents and gifting’s used in the countless ministry opportunities offered at Misfit NYC.

For the past three years, Misfit NYC has hosted Misfit The Conference throughout NYC. At conference, speakers, leaders, and Misfits from all over the world join the team for a weekend of growth, networking, and fun all in the name of Jesus, making him known. While Misfit The Conference is always a life changing experience for Misfits from all corners of the earth, at Misfit NYC, they don’t just exist for a conference once a year. They live and serve for every and any opportunity to reach the youth around them, especially on a Friday night.

Pastor Mayo Sowell is a Louisiana native that found his way to Alabama where God transformed his life and propelled him into his purpose. After beginning a relationship with Jesus and never looking back, Mayo found himself in Birmingham and planted at Church of the Highlands. He attended the church’s ministry college and is currently serving as an Associate Pastor. Mayo can often be found disciplining young leaders, digging deep into the Word of God, and, of course, doing his very best to become a scratch golfer. Passion is the name of the game for Mayo. Mayo has been married to his wife, Kai, for 5 years and they have a 15 month-old son who is fully living up to his name-Cannon.

Jordan is originally from Lancaster, Pa. In 2003 he began to feel a call to Church Leadership and moved to Oklahoma to attend Bible College. It was there that he met his wife, Courtney, who is originally from Canton, Ohio. They were married in 2006 and have two children, Sophia (8) and Judah (3). For the past eleven years, they have been honored to serve on staff at Faith Family Church in Canton, Ohio, under the leadership of Pastors Mike and Barb Cameneti.

Pastor Wayne, and his wife Claudene, are New York natives that love Westchester County. In fact, they met in Westchester County as teenagers! They’ve lived in Indianapolis and St. Louis serving in academic Christian ministry and as Creative Director for the youth division of a not-for-profit organization, but always kept a NY state of mind. In 2009 they came to the conclusion that they would return home to start a life-giving church in the county seat of Westchester, White Plains, where Wayne graduated from high school.

The Life Church Worship team is made up of musicians, singers and songwriters who serve at The Life Church, a thriving, multicultural church based out of Memphis, TN. Our aim is to honor God through our worship, lead people into His presence and to provide resources to local churches.