Pastor Allen Thompson
Pastor Allen is 42 years old and is a native of Winnsboro, SC. He is a graduate of Fairfield Central High School. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Christian Ministry from Holmes Bible College. He, also, earned a Master Ministry degree in Christian Leadership from Southwestern Christian University.
Allen is an ordained minister in the South Carolina Conference of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. He has been in Pastoral Ministry for 19 years. He has served the following churches: Terry Creek PHC (’01-’04), Life Springs Worship Center (Associate Pastor-Youth/Children ’04-’08), Johnsonville PHC (’08-’18) and Life Springs Worship Center (’18-present).
He is married to Crystal Thompson of Camden, SC. The Thompsons have two children, Devin (16) and Cassie (7). The Thompsons reside in the Crescent Ridge Community of Lexington.
Pastors Gary and Carolyn Heuer
Pastoral Care Pastors
Gary and Carolyn Heuer have been involved in numerous aspects of Christian ministry for over 50 years. They currently serve together as our Pastoral Care Pastors and OASIS 55+ Directors.
Through the years they have been pastors, conference speakers, music directors, as well as other singing and evangelistic ministries at several churches. The ministries they have led or directed through the years include small groups, seniors, singles, Christian education, youth, altar and hospitality.
Their heart for missions has enabled them to lead or be a part of around 20 missions’ trips around the word. In 2010 they fulfilled a dream and went with a team to Israel.
Gary and Carolyn have been married for 48 blessed years. They have two daughters, two son-in-laws, and two grandchildren. Some of their greatest joys come from being with their family and especially their grandchildren. They love to travel, minister, sing, teach, and bring encouragement to those who are in need.
One of their mottos and verses of inspiration is found in Proverbs 20:24: “Man’s steps are ordered by the Lord!” (Amplified Bible)
Jim Cooke has been a part of this body of believers since 1993 at our mother church, the West Columbia PH church. He has served Life Springs in many roles over the past 20 years, including teacher, Director of Life Studies small groups, board member, deacon, elder, choir member, back up worship leader, and part of the 180 Street Ministry.
He and his wife Katie have been married for over 25 years and we have two children, Caleb and Zoe.
Pastor Aaron Granade
Aaron Granade, a product of effective children’s ministry himself, has been ministering to children for over twenty years. He has a passion for turning kids ministry in the Bible Belt on its head, and building a generation of spiritual giants that aren’t boxed in by racism, poverty, and other cultural challenges.
He received his local church minister’s certificate from the International Pentecostal Holiness Church in 2016.