Carl Dennis | Senior Pastor & Elder
After 40 plus years of ministry and numerous mentors over the course of my life, to me, servitude is one of the most important words in the English language. Ruth, my wife of forty years, and I are humbled to be asked to serve the people of LifeSpring Bible Church along with the rest of the leadership team.
I was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, but moved our family of five to Alaska in 1989. I have been a Christian since I was eighteen and I will turn sixty years old this year. Ruth and I are very excited about what God wants to accomplish in our city.
It is our most sincere prayer that God will continue to reveal himself in a special way in our services, and that he will grow the fellowship as he sees fit.
Yves Pickering | Production Manager & Elder
I was born in Port-au-Prince Haiti, raised in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Boston Ma. My wife Octavia and I have been married for 31 years. I am an Air Force veteran living in Alaska for 25 years. After 10 years as an Airforce NCO, I worked for Honeywell, Johnson Controls and as a construction quality controls inspector for Ameresco Inc. I work as a Building Automation / electronic controls technician working for the State of Alaska at the Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl. Airport and currently provide building automation consultation and design services to the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.
I have known Jesus Christ as my Lord and savior for over 10 years and continue to grow closer to Him as He stretches me out of my comfort zone. Octavia and I attended and served at Change Point for 5 years. When the campus at Bartlett was opened, we were compelled and drawn to the serve Christ in a part of town we have did not reside in. We call Lifespring our home church and its members our family.
Mike Tucker | Guest Services Director & Elder
Mike Tucker was born and raised in Anchorage and graduated from West High School in 1972. He entered the Southern Alaska Carpentry Apprenticeship Program in 1974 and has been a member of Local 1281 for 42 years. After retiring in 2008 he has continued to help train Alaska’s future construction workforce as an Instructor with Alaska Works Partnership.
Mike and Jacque have been married for 33 years and together have raised 3 children. After more than 20 years of attending Change Point, we have become part of the Life Spring Bible Church family. They have served in several ministries and continue to seek God’s direction for their lives.
Amanda Elliot | Student Ministry Director
I was an Alaskan living in Missouri until 2015. I packed my car and drove up to live the life I was destined to live. I spend my days hiking with my dog, Vinnie. I am always looking for a new adventure and traveling this world. I work with kids from hard places at a residential treatment facility here in Anchorage. I have a passion for children and adults who have had a rough start to life. My heart is to hold their hope until they can hold it for themselves. We are all learning and growing and adventuring into kinship of the Father together; whatever our pasts have brought. God continues to invite me into areas to grow deeper into intimacy with Him and I am excited to walk with our students as we all dance with the Father.
Michelle Day | Children Ministry Director
I am a lifelong Alaskan, I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. I have been attending LifeSpring for five years now. While growing up attending church, it has been this last five years that I have truly understood what it means to be a genuine follower of Christ. I should not be but I am amazed at His abounding love and patience in my life. I have the privilege of serving in Children’s Church. My vision is that Children’s Church explodes with children, excitement and life change. I look forward to meeting you and your children down in Children’s Church.
Jacque Tucker | Nursery Director
I have lived in Alaska for 50 years, I came to Alaska with my parents through the military. My husband is Mike Tucker, we have been married for 36 years and we have three grown children. I currently serve as the lead in the nursery for Lifespring Bible Church.
I have been involved in children’s ministry for 25 years. I have served in nursery, toddlers and preschool. It is my desire that the children have a fun, safe experience. I look forward to meeting you and spending time with your little ones.