Meet Our Team
Pastor Orlando Quintana
Pastor Orlando Quintana is the Interim Pastor 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 also 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 became Interim Pastor in May 2022. 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!