Glenn Shaffer presently serves as overseer at DestinyLife Church, a multi-campus congregation in Claremore and Owasso, Oklahoma. The Shaffers have led the church for the past 41 years. Glenn is director of Apostolic Teams International, a family of churches and ministries. He has authored several books including Apostolic Government in the 21st Century, used as a guide by churches and networks. His discipleship material contained in two volumes, Christianity 101 and Discipleship 201 have been translated into several languages and are used internationally. His latest book, Israel and the Kingdom, Victorious Eschatology, presents a partial-preterist view of last things and brings an understanding to the Church of Christ’s present reign. Glenn attended Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, TX, and graduated with his bachelor’s degree 1978. After many years of pastoring he finished his Masters of Ministry at Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, OK in 2000, and took leveling classes for pre-doctoral work at Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK, in 2002. His wife Ami is a practicing attorney and shares various ministerial responsibilities. The Shaffers have been married for 48 years and are blessed with grown children and grandchildren.
Glenn & Ami Shaffer
Hello, we are Jerry and Teresa Vaughn. Wow, we are in our 47th year of marriage and 43rd year in world missions! We have been friends with our ATI team members for 46 years and have been working together for 37 of those years. That’s amazing…still great friends – living life and working together for Father God’s purpose! Teresa and I love the nations. We have a God-given passion for the nations. As ATI Missions Leaders, the call of God has taken us into Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and across the USA. Our passion is to build a family of relationships rather than an organizational structure. We envision authentic Christianity as being expressed through effective discipleship within communities of believers who are fulfilling their God-given destiny under the loving Lordship of Jesus Christ, where the kingdom of God is expanded through multiplication - “disciples making disciples”, “leaders cultivating leaders”, and “healthy father/son mentoring relationships” - which transforms the family, the church, society and generations. You may ask, “What does that look like in everyday life?” We believe the Kingdom of God is built relationally, not organizationally. Relationships take TIME. Relationships are developed over time and through divine alignment. Just like in a family, a son or daughter recognizes their father through time and awareness, rather than just through an organizational position or title. Therefore, our passion and focus are on long-term relationships through serving, encouraging, teaching, mentoring, and strengthening leaders and local churches by preparing every member to be a minister and helping them embrace and live in the purpose for which they are created and called. Another strong, passionate dream of our hearts is to see young men and women awakened to the call of God upon their lives. Far too many knowingly or unknowingly resist any call to “ministry” due to misconceptions and traditional definitions of what it means to function as “pastor, etc.” The many young adults around the world whom the Lord has placed in our lives are being helped to develop a Biblical perspective of the call of God so that their lives may be brought out of obscurity and into fulfillment and significance.
Jerry & Teresa Vaughn
Jonathan has labored vocationally in the Local Church for nearly 25 years. He has worked in multiple areas and with multiple age groups during that time, giving him a true love for the entire Body of Christ. Training and imparting into others has been a consistent theme throughout Jonathan’s life and ministry. In 1998, Jonathan graduated from Emmanuel College with a BA Degree in Biblical Studies, with a minor in Youth Ministry. He went on to obtain his Master of Ministry Degree in Leadership from Southwestern Christian University. Jonathan and his wife of 20 years Elishya, have been a part of the pastoral team of DestinyLife church, located in Claremore/Owasso Oklahoma since 2015. They have two wonderful teenage daughters, Jenna and Avah. Jonathan brings to ATI a passion for equipping the Body of Christ. He believes that we are called to encourage, teach and lead people of all ages into all God has called them to be and do for His Kingdom.
Jonathan & Elishya Cook
Kendrick and Elizabeth Oakley are the founders of Real Life Church that has since merged w/ DestinyLife Church in Claremore, OK. They are currently part of the pastoral team at DestinyLife & serve in many capacities. They have been married since 2010 and have 4 sons. Their driving passion is to equip God’s people to impact their world for Jesus. They carry a two-fold passion for equipping the church and impacting the culture.
Kendrick & Elizabeth Oakley
Ron and Erin Jones are the founding pastors of Coastal Chapel. They have four beautiful children; Everett, Stella Mae, Grayson, and Amelia. Ron and Erin lead the Church with leadership, vision, and guidance. They are passionate about creating a healthy Church culture where people can feel safe to open up their lives and reach their full potential.