Bishop Tommy McGhee is the Executive Director of Discipleship Ministries and serves as Secretary for the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. His vision for Discipleship Ministries is to identify the best discipleship resources available to help put them in the hands of local church leaders where discipleship happens.
Bishop McGhee served as Superintendent of the Cornerstone Conference (Western North Carolina) from June 1994 until July 2012. Prior to being Superintendent, he served as the Evangelism & World Missions Director of the Western North Carolina Conference for six years and as a pastor in the conference for twelve years. He joined the Western North Carolina Conference while attending Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Georgia. He graduated from Emmanuel College with a B.S. in Religious Studies; and later from Southwestern Christian University Graduate School (Bethany, Oklahoma) with a Master of Ministry Degree in Church Growth & Church Planting.
Bishop McGhee is married to Elizabeth Frye McGhee and they live in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. They have two grown children – Jennifer (Fort Worth, TX) and Jason (Greensboro,NC). Jason and his wife, Mandy, have one daughter, Audrey, who is the delight of her grandparents!
Kaleigh Hamilton is a designer, bibliophile, and visionary living in the heart of Oklahoma. She graduated from Southwestern Christian University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Leadership. With over a decade of experience, Kaleigh’s areas of interests include creative marketing, leadership development, and digital design. Kaleigh loves iced coffee, Jane Austen, and the color pink.
Sarah was born and raised in Central Oregon and lived there until 2019, serving in her local church as a service manager and head youth leader. She currently lives in Oklahoma with her husband and two dogs and serves in her local church, The Bridge Bricktown, as First Impressions, as well as on the Creative Team. Sarah loves getting to explore new areas whether that be a new trail or a new shop in the city. She loves getting to know someone new over a lovely cup of coffee or tea, will never turn down a chance to go thrifting, and laughing and having fun with new and old friends.
Luke was born and raised in North Carolina. His family attended North Pointe Church for many and served heavily in both youth and music ministries. Luke was an annual participant in Fine Arts and, from there, was called to Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, OK. He was a member of the SCU One Voice team and had the privilege of traveling to Youth Camps across the country each summer. Luke graduated from SCU with a bachelor’s degree in Christian Leadership. Luke loves music, his family, and traveling.
Rev. W. A. Mills, Jr. served for 33 years as a pastor in the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, including 12 years in North Carolina and 21 years in Buena Vista, Virginia. W. A. has preached in camp meetings, revivals, men's conferences, and pastors' conferences within and outside the IPHC. He is a member of the Appalachian Conference, where he served one term as an executive council member.
Having served 12 years on the General Men’s Ministries Board, W. A. was appointed General Director of Men’s Ministries in February 2018, assuming office on July 1, 2018. His passion is to call men into authentic manhood on their journey of becoming like Jesus, men who, in the words of Robert Lewis, “reject passivity, accept responsibility, lead courageously, and invest eternally.” W. A. serves as the IPHC Representative with the Religious Alliance Against Pornography (RAAP) and is chairman of the Board of Trustees of Holmes Bible College in Greenville, SC.
Widowed in April of 2016, W. A. is the proud father of three young adult children, Rachel, married to David Wilson, William Albert Mills, III, affectionately known as Tré, and Hannah Nicole Mills. W. A. is the grandfather of two exceptional grandchildren, Gabriel David Wilson and Calla Ruth Wilson.
In the providence of God, W. A. met, courted, and married a beautiful widow, Tammy, the love of his life. W. A. and Tammy are excited about all the Father has in store for them, believing the best is yet to come.
Whitney Davis is a wife, mom, writer, encourager, gatherer, and visionary. She currently resides in North Carolina. She worked for 12 years as a Labor & Delivery and Mother/Baby nurse before transitioning to full-time ministry to women. Whitney is married to Brad, who has been an IPHC minister for 25 years. They have a blended family of five children- Carmen, Evelyn, Sullivan, Ellington, and Deacon.Whitney has a passion to inspire and support women on the journey of becoming more like Jesus. She believes Women’s Ministries is the arm of the church uniquely positioned to equip women for the work of discipleship.Whitney loves having coffee with friends, reading, traveling, rocking on her front porch, and spending time with family.
Student Ministries Advisory Team
Rev. Stephen Jones currently serves as the Pastor of Student Ministries at Whitnel Pentecostal Holiness Church in Lenoir, NC. In 2002, Stephen earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Christian Ministries from Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, GA. In 2008, he completed a Master’s of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. Since 2002, Stephen’s full-time ministry to teenagers has spanned two IPHC Conferences, three IPHC churches, and numerous IPHC summer camps. Stephen currently occupies the Leadership and Skill Development Portfolio under the Student Ministries Advisory Team. His areas of expertise and responsibilities include:
– Leading, teaching, structuring and programming for leadership and ministry-skill development.
– Advising the team about current developments, resources, and trends related to leadership and ministry-skill development, especially as they relate to youth leaders and youth ministry.
– Serving as a resource for other leaders, especially in the area of leadership and developing leaders.
Meredith Light is originally from Southwest Kansas, but after graduating from Southwestern Christian University in 2017, she decided to officially call Oklahoma her home. She currently serves in a dual role within Discipleship Ministries as the National Director for Girls’ Ministries and Student Ministries Specialist. Meredith is passionate about gender-specific ministry and believes that strong, genuine relationships with Christlike women are the foundation for raising godly girls. Meredith loves spending time with her family and friends, singing, making others laugh, and scoping out the best bargains at local garage sales.
Josh Lafferty serves as the worship pastor and youth pastor at Bethany Church in Quitman, Mississippi. In addition, Josh is a 7th grade social studies teacher and a coach at Quitman Jr. High School. Josh is currently assisting as co-pastor of a ministry project called The Well, which is centered on the pursuit of revival in the city of Meridian, Mississippi. Josh currently occupies the Bi-Vocational/Volunteer Portfolio under the Student Ministries Advisory Team. Josh’s areas of expertise and responsibilities include:
– Experience and expertise as a bi-vocational or volunteer youth leader.
– Advising the team about current developments, resources, and trends related to bi-vocational and volunteer youth ministry leaders.
– Serving as a resource and an advocate for bi-vocational and volunteer youth ministry leaders.
Josh Kestner is the newest member of the SMAT. He currently serves as the Student Ministry Pastor at CLI Church in Salem, VA. He has been in full-time ministry with college, high school, and middle school students for the past five years. He also is a football coach at Andrew Lewis Middle School in Salem. Josh is a graduate of Virginia Tech and has a Master’s degree in Youth and Family Ministry/Counseling from Denver Seminary.
IPHC Kids' Ministries
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Tiffany considers herself to be an integrator dedicated to carrying out the vision of the Church. As a 4th generation IPHC minister, she appreciates our history while pushing toward the future. After graduating from Emmanuel College, she felt God calling her into full-time ministry. She has served as the children and youth pastor in the local church. Tiffany currently serves as the Conference Children’s Pastor on the NC Conference DM Council and on the Leadership Council at her local church in Garner, NC.
Tiffany loves to travel with her sweetheart, Christopher, and their two beautiful girls, Sadie Grace and Nina Kate. Lately, if she’s not taking a trip or hosting an event, she’s planning a trip or event.
David Moore has served as the National Commander of the Royal Rangers for the International Pentecostal Holiness Church since October 1998. Before coming to the national office in 1993, he worked in the Global Ministries Center accounting office. Commander Moore has been actively involved in a local outpost since 1985. He currently serves as the Senior Commander for his local church and works on a weekly basis with the Ranger Kids outpost.
Meredith Light is originally from Southwest Kansas, but after graduating from Southwestern Christian University in 2017, she decided to officially call Oklahoma her home. She currently serves in a dual role within Discipleship Ministries as the National Coordinator for Girls’ Ministries and Student Ministries Specialist. Meredith is passionate about gender-specific ministry and believes that strong, genuine relationships with Christlike women are the foundation for raising godly girls. Meredith loves spending time with her family and friends, singing, making others laugh, and scoping out the best bargains at local garage sales.