MEET THE LEADERS

CARRINGTON ADKINS

Pastoral Team

Carrington Adkins has served in ministry for nearly three decades. A ‘jack-of-all-trades,’ his areas of leadership experience includes church-planting, worship, missionary projects, and travel photography.

In college, Carrington had a spiritual encounter with God while pursuing a degree in Accounting at North Carolina State University. Thereafter, he attended the Leadership Training School under his spiritual father and Chief Prelate over Fellowship of International Churches, Bishop Wellington Boone. Carrington’s training emphases were apologetics, biblical business principles, and servant leadership with the goal of using education to develop spiritual influencers in education, business, law, civil government, and entertainment.

Ordained into ministry afterward, Carrington went on to assist with church plants in Raleigh, NC, Nashville, TN, and Atlanta, GA, including his own a 30-member home church. He then was appointed Director over Wellington Boone Ministries where he served in full-time ministry for nearly four years.  In this role, Carrington traveled the country and shared his testimony to over 30,000 people. His most recent global outreach project is in Germany with plans to expand to other countries in Europe and Africa.

Carrington also travels abroad to shoot photography. His work has been featured by Dateline NBC, Sysco Corporation and other major corporations. 

Making a home in Washington, DC and connecting with Kingdom Life Ministries has provided Carrington a Kingdom-focused local home church. There, he exercises years of foundation-setting as an elder, while serving as a worship leader, beside Carmela, his college sweetheart and wife of 27 years.  Together, they have one son and one granddaughter.

JASON KING

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Jason has served as an elder at New Life Christian Center in Celina, OH since 2002 and as a youth pastor since 1997. Jason received his B.S. in Secondary Education from Bowling Green State University.  After teaching high school math for 7 years Jason moved into the full time ministry in 2003. 

In 2009 Jason was elected to serve as the Celina City Council President, and currently still serves in that position.  He also has enjoyed the challenge of coaching wrestling over the past 2 decades and is currently the varsity assistant coach at Celina High School.

Jason is the son of Gary and Paulette King.  Although he was reared in a godly home, he began to run from God his senior year of high school.  While reluctantly traveling on a mission trip to Central America with ATM short term missions, God radically turned him around and set him on fire with a passion for the Kingdom of God.  This “Damascus Road” experience on the mission field birthed a desire in him to reach the nations.  He has ministered in such countries as Belize, Guatemala, Haiti, Peru, Brazil, Guyana, England, and Wales on numerous trips since the early 90’s.

Called to be an apostle and teacher, Jason works to replant and build churches abroad.  Today he serves as the Administrative Director for Apostolic Team Ministries (ATM).  His passion for discipleship and leadership training has been a major focus of his ministry.

 

Jason married his high school sweetheart Joèl in 1996.  They have been blessed with four beautiful children (Joshua , Jaden,  Aliyah, and Aaren).  

PETE NORMAN

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Pete Norman has enjoyed a two decade long career in politics.  In the summer of 2015, despite having a successful career, beautiful family and commitment to his local church, Pete found himself searching for more. An unexpected phone call from his childhood pastor led him to a Kingdom Quake Conference in Toledo, Ohio that would dramatically change the course of his life.

 

During the conference, Pete had a powerful encounter with the Holy Spirit through a minister he had never met. Shortly thereafter, Pete invited that minister to Washington, D.C. to speak to congressional staff, lobbyists, and campaign strategists about living a life of purpose in the Kingdom of God. Since that first meeting in January 2016, the two have become powerful ministry partners, and have been teaching in boardrooms across the city every two weeks. That ministry, known as Work is Worship, continues to grow and has led to the launch of a new church plant, Kingdom Life Ministries, which held their first service on October 14, 2018. 

 

Raised in Swanton, Ohio, Pete has lived in the DC area since 2001.  He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Adrian College (Michigan) and a J.D. from The University of Toledo College of Law. Pete also serves as a Director of Kingdom Leadership International.  He is married to Michelle, his bride and ministry partner, and has three boys, Isaac, Cole, and Eli.

HG STRICKLAND

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HG Strickland was born in Defiance, Ohio.  As a young man, HG knew God called him to ministry and he began obeying that call in the pulpit before the age of ten. Since then, he’s planted churches, launched ministries, and has raised up leaders across denominational lines. In fulfilling that call, God has taken him far beyond traditional ministry and church leadership to lead charities, foundations, businesses, and even train government leaders on Capitol Hill to operate in their identity and purpose.  

 

HG also travels throughout the world teaching “Work Is Worship” and training people to live a life of purpose in the Kingdom of God. This revelation empowers people to incorporate their spiritual life into everyday life and to serve God where He places them – at work, at school, at home, and not only at church.  While speaking at a Kingdom Quake conference in Toledo, Ohio, HG ministered to a lobbyist. That encounter would prove to be a divine appointment and led to an invitation to Washington, D.C. in January 2016. That lobbyist became a powerful ministry partner, and since then the two have been teaching in boardrooms across Washington, D.C. every two weeks. As the ministry continued to increase, it became apparent God was doing something more. Kingdom Life Ministries held their first service as a new church plant on October 14, 2018.

 

HG has a Doctor of Ministry from Vision Christian Bible College & Seminary, where he serves on the national board, is the International Director, co-chairs the Department of Ministry, and is a mentoring professor in the Master and Doctoral Programs. He is a Director of Apostolic Team Ministries International and is a founding director of Kingdom Leadership International. HG is married to the love of his life and ministry partner, Chaley and together they have two boys, Tristan and Gavin.