ABOUT JIMMY LUNSFORD
MINISTRY ROLE: Lead Pastor
MY FAMILY: I am married to my beautiful bride Amanda and we have three kids (Addy Grace, Asa, Asher). We also have two dogs.
I'VE BEEN AT CHURCH ALIVE SINCE... I've been back at CA since 2017. Previously I served as youth pastor for 4 1/2 years (2003-2008).
GO TO COFFEE ORDER: Medium Roast Guatemala coffee, vanilla, and creme.
FAVORITE SCRIPTURE: Jeremiah 29:11
FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Love the Beach!
DREAM VACATION DESTINATION: Dream vacation would be a private island with all inclusive food, beaches, and pools.
PEOPLE THAT INSPIRE ME: Parents, Friends, Strangers
FAVORITE GAS STATION SNACK: Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos and 32oz Sweet Tea
HIDDEN TALENT: Catching stack of quarters off of my elbow.
FAVORITE MOVIE: Hardball
BIGGEST FEAR: Living without purpose or value in this life
FAVORITE SINGER AND/OR BAND: Maverick City, Elevation, Bethel
LEAST FAVORITE THING TO DO: Go Running
ONE THING MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT ME: I'm a pallet pusher...Haha
WHAT MAKES ME LAUGH: Adam Sandler, Kevin Hart, and Kevin James Movies
Pastor Jimmy came to Church Alive from Southeastern University and became the youth pastor in 2003. The church was still within the first few years of launching when Jimmy married his wife Amanda of now eighteen years. In 2008, Jimmy and Amanda relocated to Alabama, their home state, where they served as youth pastors for ten years. In 2017, Pastor Jimmy returned to Church Alive to serve as the Executive Pastor. In addition to his executive role, he launched Alive Leadership College and oversaw the men’s ministry. Jimmy earned a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. Amanda is a registered nurse and works full-time as a school nurse in the local public schools.
Jimmy and Amanda have always strived to lead as servant leaders. You will often find them serving in local outreach, leading small groups, greeting newcomers, or promoting missions. Amanda serves in the women’s ministry and can often be seen serving in kids ministry alongside their three kids, Addy Grace, Asa, and Asher. They are passionate about helping people discover and walk out their God-given purpose. Their heart is to lead an authentic and active church outside the walls of a building while intentionally pointing people to Jesus.