Meet our Staff


Marvin & Leah Yoder - Senior Pastors

Marvin and Leah Yoder have been involved in ministry for a number of years. Marvin and Leah are both graduates of RHEMA Bible Training College in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. They have pastored several churches, both denominational and nondenominational. They have also traveled extensively for a number of years in the body of Christ, encouraging and motivating churches and business groups.

Marvin has also served at RHEMA Bible Training College where he served as an instructor and as the Dean of RHEMA. During that time, Marvin and Leah also served as Associate Pastors at RHEMA Bible Church. Marvin and Leah have three children, Christina Anne, Nichole Joy, and Audrey Danielle.


Rob & Sarah Betts - Associate Pastor & Music Ministers

Rob and Sarah Betts became the Music Ministers at LifePointe in 2010. Our Associate Pastor Rob, is a 2006 graduate of RHEMA Bible Training College. Since graduation they have served as pastors, music ministers and in Itinerant ministry for several years prior to moving to Mattoon to help with LifePointe Chruch.

The mellow, upbeat sound of the worship Sarah and Rob provide at LifePointe is appealing to a wide variety of people, and helps bring in the presence of God in a mighty way to minister to the people in the congregation.


Matt White - Youth Minister

Matt has been the Youth Pastor at LifePointe for both middle school and high school students since 2009. He is a 2005 graduate of RHEMA Bible Training College, and has also been involved in youth ministry with Teen Mania and with Safe House in Atlanta, GA.

Matt has a heart for youth to press in to hear from God, be impacted by the power of God, and become equipped them to make a difference in their generation!


Josh & Tamara White - Children’s Ministers

Josh and Tamara became the Children’s Ministers of elementary age children at LifePointe in 2010. They both graduated from RHEMA Bible Training College in 2007, and have been involved in children’s ministry since then as volunteers at RHEMA Bible Church in Broken Arrow, OK.

They provide a fun atmosphere for children to learn about the things of God, using a combination of both natural things and spiritual truths to help children grow in the knowledge of God and His plan for their lives.