Mike and Kelly McClung, Senior Elders
Mike has strong prophetic gifting, and also a call and anointing to teach and exhort the Body of Christ. Mike’s mission is to unveil the knowledge of God in order that transforming grace will be released to bring reformation to the church and to rebuild, restore, and advance the kingdom of God. Revelatory teaching on the Bride and Bridegroom paradigm, the Kingdom of God, as well as teaching that unlocks the beauty of the corporate nature of the Body of Christ, are at the heart of his ministry. He has done extensive research and teaching on the Tabernacle of David, the Song of Songs, intimacy with God, and maturity in Christ (Eph. 4:11-16). Mike is the senior pastor of Lionheart Fellowship and the Director of Lionheart Restoration Ministries. Mike has also been involved in Native American reconciliation initiatives and forums, and Apostolic and Prophetic Summits both in the U.S. and abroad. His calling to intercede in order to “open up” ancient wells has led him to occasional travel and teaching both in the U.S. and overseas. Mike has one daughter, Hannah, a son-in-law, Jeremy and two grandsons, Malachi and Tobi.
Kelly’s calling is to help raise up a generation of fearless lovers of Jesus Christ. Along with helping her husband, Mike, to plant and pastor Lionheart Fellowship, Kelly is a Registered Nurse. She has a BA in Religious Studies and a BSN in Nursing, both from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
Ben and Jodie Brown, Elders
Ben and Jodie Brown serve as elders at Lionheart Fellowship. Ben is a part of the Lionheart Worship Team as a guitar player and singer/song writer. He is also gifted teacher both to Lionheart as a whole, and the Men’s Ministry, which he leads. Jodie is a trained dancer with over 20 years experience and uses her gifting and skill to worship the Lord and to teach others how to engage God through dance. Ben and Jodie have a passion for God and to see His purposes fulfilled in the earth as well as a heart for God’s people and to see them rightly related to the Good Shepherd. They have been married for 18 years and have four children: Caleb, Abigail, Ellena and Gabriel.
Jan Strous, Elder
Jan’s passionate desire is to see God’s people awakened by His Spirit, through His word, to His presence. She serves as an elder, Single Women’s Pastor, revelatory teacher, and intercessor for Lionheart Fellowship. In the secular marketplace, Jan developed training materials and taught for the Air Force, the Department of Defense, the Pentagon, the Department of Energy, and the Centers for Disease Control. Jan has led women’s ministries, and has taught at regional conferences, retreats, and gatherings at several churches and ministries throughout the years. She is a certified Precept Upon Precept instructor (Kay Arthur) and holds a M.S. in Educational Psychology. Jan has two children, Stacy and Stephen, and seven grandchildren.
David and Morgan Townsend, Elders
David and Morgan love the Lord and strive to put Him at the center of everything they do. David is a pastor and the administrator at Lionheart. He often teaches and leads prayer meetings about local and national issues on a weekly basis. Morgan serves the Lionheart body in different ways from helping to train the children to intercession. David and Morgan share a shepherd’s heart for God’s people, that the Father would have many sons and daughters that reflect Christ, and that the glory of the Lord would rise in our area. The Townsends have been married seven years and have three children, Luke, Anna and Samuel.