Meet the Board

Stan Vickers

Stan Vickers has carried the title of pastor, teacher, marriage counselor, computer programmer, entrepreneur, and even farmer. However, his most honored titles are husband and father. He and his wife Janet live in Kentucky and have been married for 28 years. They have two adult daughters and one son-in-law. Stan has a passion for the Word of God and consistently applies that truth to every aspect of his personal and professional life. He believes the best way to lead a family or a business is, as Christ; with sacrifice, gentleness, patience, and love. Those who know him would say he is a man of integrity, even in the midst of trying emotional times. He values a simple, quiet life and his favorite things are spending time with his wife, hiking, kayaking, and reading. He is a gifted teacher and enjoys helping others apply truth to their own lives. He looks forward to grandchildren one day as well as hosting/mentoring people on his porch with a good cup of coffee and the cherished familial title “Papa Vickers”.

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Amy Bilsland

Amy Bilsland is the oldest of three girls and grew up in a pastor’s home in Missouri until she moved away for college.   She was baptized in the Holy Spirit at the age of 12 at a Southern Missouri Kids Camp and was crowned an Honor Star that following year.  Amy has always had a call to serve in any capacity but loves pouring into this generation. She is an ordained minister and currently serves as the Family Life Ministries Pastor in Macon, GA.  She has also served as the Children’s and Youth Pastor at previous churches and has worked as the Director of an Early Childhood Center and as the After School Director.  She is currently serving in the role of the Georgia District Girls Ministries Director for the Assemblies of God.  She met her husband, Steve while in college and they have three beautiful children, all of which are so unique crazy fun, and boldly love Jesus. Amy is passionate about life, loving others, and believes that our authenticity and consistency honor God and inspire people.  Some of Amy’s passions in life are discipleship and helping others achieve their potential for a Kingdom purpose. A few of her favorite things are good coffee, home, and foreign missions, her four-legged hairy kids, and most importantly, her family! 

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Rick Winchester

Richard "Rick" Winchester is a native of Monroe, North Carolina. Rick has served his country, community, and Christian community in several capacities over his life. Rick entered the Army Reserve in 1980 and has served his country and the Army in various capacities. He completed his BA from Pfeiffer University of NC and in that time served as a Pastor of a 4 point church charge for the United Methodist Church. In 1994 he enrolled at Asbury Theological Seminary of Kentucky. While completing his seminary education he entered into the U.S. Army Chaplain Candidate Program where he served as a chaplain. He served at two additional churches as Associate Pastor and Senior Pastor for United Methodist Church. He returned to active duty in 2001and has been deployed several times. His service record includes several awards and commendations. He retired as an Army Chaplain in 2020.

He is married to his childhood sweetheart Lesa, and they have two children and 5 grandkids who call him Pawpaw. Rick and Lesa and their 2 fur babies live in NC.

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