Meet Our Team
Pastor Jamie Morgan
Dr. Jamie Morgan is the Lead Pastor of Life Church. She became a follower of Christ at 26 years old and was miraculously delivered from alcohol, agoraphobia, fear, anxiety attacks, depression and nicotine. She came to Life Church in 2006 and pastoring is one of the greatest joys of her life.
Pastor Jamie has a genuine love for people and to encourage them to believe God BIG for every situation in their lives. She loves launching people in their destiny and is frequently heard saying, “Step out of the boat!” Her goal is that every person hears these words from their Savior, “Well done good and faithful servant!” Pastor Jamie is a strong leader and has a passion for leadership.
Pastor Jamie is the author of "The Life House of Prayer & The Story of 24/7 Prayer." She has been published in Charisma, The Christian Post, and The Pentecostal Evangel.
Pastor Jamie is married to Kurt, has one grown son, a lovely daughter-in-law, and two beautiful granddaughters. She and her husband love to try new restaurants (her favorite food is clams served any style), having fun with Dexter their Boston terrier, and completed her first 5K run. She is an avid reader, and a lifelong learner. She obtained her M.A. in Practical Theology from Oral Roberts University and received her doctorate from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. She is a member of America's National Prayer Committee and the Assemblies of God Prayer Committee.
Pastor Orlando Quintana
Assistant Pastor of Outreach
Pastor Orlando Quintana is one of the Assistant Pastors of Life Church. He became a follower of Christ at the age of 21 through a personal witnessing encounter and after watching a movie about Christ’s return. Jesus set him free from a long battle with deep depression, a hatred for life, and suicidal tendencies that began surfacing as early as childhood.
Pastor Orlando is in charge of Outreach. He is responsible for igniting a passion for souls at Life Church, teaching personal evangelism to the people of our church, keeping evangelism in the forefront, and for all of our church outreaches. Pastor Orlando has been attending Life Church since 2005 and joined the staff in 2012. He is frequently heard quoting the Scripture, “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” (Mark 8:36)
Pastor Orlando is married to Aida and has four beautiful children. He loves spending time playing the guitar, reading, and watching the fights. A little-known-fact about Pastor Orlando is that as a teenager he was a mean break dancer (back spinning and popping his specialty); a skill that he acquired while growing up in north Philadelphia.
Director of Spiritual Community
JoAnn Kates received Jesus as her Lord and Savior during a church service, at seven years old, when she began to comprehend the deep love that Jesus has for her. JoAnn was delivered from fear and being a self-proclaimed “worry wart.” She says, “I know that I know that I know that Jesus and I can handle anything together!” She is a woman of tenacious, mountain-moving faith who loves helping others walk by faith.
JoAnn has oversight of Spiritual Community at Life Church which includes our Life Groups, helping visitors connect to our church, membership, care and fellowship. She brings to this role 30+ years of ministry, administrative, and life experience.
JoAnn has four grown children and six adorable grandchildren. She loves reading, walking, and spending time with her family. An interesting fact about JoAnn, is that at the age of 16 she rode her first roller coaster, only to have the seat in front of her fall to the ground. Needless to say she never rode another roller coaster again!