Meet Our Pastors

Sandra Roach, Senior Pastor

Sandra answered the call to full-time ministry in 1987 by accepting the dual positions of Youth Director and Christian Outreach Center Director at Washington Pike United Methodist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee, while pursuing a degree in Religious Studies from the University of Tennessee. In 1995, God called Sandra to minister His word to women by establishing "Women in the Word Ministries, Inc.," a 501(c)3 non-profit ministry. Combining her gifts and her love for women who were hurting, she delighted to minister the message of hope found in Jesus Christ. In 1999, the name was changed to "Life Changers, Inc." as the boundaries of ministry changed from women to the entire family. In leading retreats, conferences, bible studies and one-on-one discipleship, God enabled Sandra to fulfill the call He placed on her life. Sandra was ordained as a minister of the gospel in February, 2003 by Faith Christian Fellowship International Church, Inc.

In June, 2004 Sandra and her husband, Steve, answered God's call to start a church in Sevier County, the central point of years of ministry. The first service of "Life Changers Fellowship" was held in their former location on September 26, 2004, with thirty-six people present. In 2012 the church bought eleven acres in Pigeon Forge, moved into its new campus and became "Life Changers International." Pastor Sandra has been happily married for 42 years to Steve, who serves as the church administrator. They have three children; Shelley, Timothy and his wife, Holly, and Zachary and his wife, Amanda - all active in the ministry. Their first grandchild, Baylee, was born in May, 2014, followed by Teagan in October, 2014 and Millie in February, 2016. 

 

Steve Roach, Administrative Pastor

A 1974 graduate of the University of Tennessee, Steve received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration as an accounting major. His experience in church finance dates back to 1985. Steve has served on numerous boards and finance committees of non-profit organizations. He retired after 25 years of service from Knoxville Utilities Board in 2008, where he served as Cash Manager. Steve earned the professional designation of Certified Public Finance Administrator. Serving LCI as church administrator is an answer to prayer and complements his wife's pastoral calling. Steve was licensed as a minister in May, 2015 by Faith Christian Fellowship International Church, Inc.

 

 

Tony Roberts, Associate Pastor‚Äč

Tony answered the call to ministry in 2007 when he began leading youth ministries, evangelism and mission trips. His love for Jesus and for people would stir in him the passion for the lost.  In 2009 God had put in him the call to preach. Tony answered that call. He would receive his local pastor license and first appointment in the United Methodist Church. Tony would pastor at Bethel United Methodist Church in Kodak, Tennessee for six years while receiving his Bachelor's in Religious Education and ordination in May, 2015 from Evangelical Bible College and Seminary.

Pastor Tony visited Life Changers International in August, 2015 and knew in his heart that God was calling him to be a part of the family at LCI. He was drawn to God's presence and LCI's love for the lost. Tony accepted the position of Associate Pastor in January, 2016 and was ordained by Faith Christian Fellowship International in August, 2016. He has been married for 20 years to Mandy and they have four children - Cole, Cade, Colin & Caley.