Michael & Stephanie Courtney Senior Pastor
In November 2016, Pastor Michael C. Courtney II and Stephanie Z. Courtney were elected by the church to be the Senior Pastor of Life Change Baptist Church. Stephanie and Mike were both born in Odessa Tx and are graduates of Permian High School. They have been married since July 1986 and have three children; Chelsea, Ashlea, and Dustin. After high school Michael served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force and served in Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring freedom in Afghanistan. While in the military Michael surrendered to God's call on his life and full time ministry in April 2003. Michael was licensed and ordained in Nov 2003 at Southside Baptist Church Lakeland, Ga. Michael and Stephanie have been serving at Life Change Baptist Church since August 2008. Stephanie is now the Children's Director at Life Change. They are grateful to be part of such an amazing staff and church family and are passionate about teaching the love, hope, joy, peace, and salvation of Jesus Christ. E-mail Michael or Stephanie.