Living Church is not about one person, it’s about a team. Every piece of the team is vital for the full vision to be accomplished. We all stand shoulder to shoulder as we strive to pursue everything God has for Living Church and it’s people.


Truston & Rachel Baba

Lead Pastors

Pastor Truston and his wife, Rachel, moved to Mansfield, TX to plant Living Church in 2010. Their heart is to point the way to the light of Christ’s love. They want to see people healed, delivered, and set free; finding the more that God has for their life. Truston is an energetic, bold speaker with a passion to show love and speak truth. Because of his great love for people, he never misses an opportunity to present the message of the Gospel.

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Whitney Barth

Executive Pastor

Whitney and her family moved to Mansfield in December of 2009.They have been a part of Living Church since it’s launch in 2010. Her commitment to love and serve all the people is evident as she works to propel the vision of LC forward. She has been involved in church ministry her entire life; feeling called to connect as many people as she can to Jesus and to one another. She loves any chance she has to speak life and confidence into others, whether corporately or one on one over a cup of coffee! She and her husband Aaron have two children, Easton and McKinley.

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Branden Scott

Associate Pastor of Worship & Production

Branden and and his wife Kelsey have had the joy of being a part of Living Church since its launch in 2010. Their heart is to see people participate in worship on a weekly basis and for them to experience life changing moments in the presence of God. Branden has a B.A. in Christian Studies and an M. Div. with an emphasis in Worship Leadership from Grand Canyon Theological Seminary.

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Timm Horton

Associate Pastor of Church Ministries

Timm and his family moved to Mansfield to help plant Living Church in 2010. Since that time, he has served in a variety of roles both in the church and in the workplace. His greatest passion is helping connect people to God, to others, and to their calling. His greatest joy is his family. He and his wife Bethany have two sons, Jude and Finn.

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Maximiliano Striplin

Youth Pastor

Maximiliano Striplin was born in Ecuador and moved to Oklahoma at the age of six. He attended SAGU and has his Bachelor’s degree in Church Leadership with a minor in Theology. After graduating he immediately joined the team and has been a part since 2016. Beyond just having a heart for people, Maximiliano is passionate about seeing the next generation step into all that God has for them and rallying behind the huge calling on their lives. Max’s heart is to always be learning and have a teachable spirit for the rest of his life.

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Amanda Stukey

Connections Director

Amanda and Jace Stukey became a part of Living Church in 2014. She is excited to be a part of the growth of Living Church and the life change that LC is creating in the community of Mansfield. She has a passion to connect and empower people to use their God-given talents to be a part of the body of Christ in order to further His kingdom.

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Bailey Griffin

Executive Admin

Bailey has been blessed with the opportunity to be a part of Living Church for the last 4 years. She is currently attending SAGU and pursuing a degree in Church Leadership. Her heart is to reach all the people, while drinking coffee and loving on her dog, Macy!

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Jen Dawson

Preschool Director

Jen moved to Mansfield in 2003 after separating from the Army. She is proud to be the preschool director for Living Church as children are her passion. She wants children to have a cornerstone of faith in God and a love of learning.

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Alex Rodriguez

Technical Director

Alex, along with his wife and 2 kids have been attending Living Church since 2014. He has been a part of Church media for over 10 years and is excited to be a part of what God is doing at Living Church. He strives to live a God centered life and desires to serve others.

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Mat Ortiz

Youth Band Coordinator

Mat is from Austin Texas and has been apart of living church for over a year now.
He has been playing music since he was seven years old. Mat is happy to be in a place where he can lead young musicians to where they need to be both spiritually, and with the gifts God has given them.

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Diana Perez

Youth Vocal Coordinator

Diana is originally from the Houston area but is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Social Work at Southwestern Assemblies of God University. She has now been apart of Living Church for over a year now, which she found through SAGU. Her heart is grounded in music and has been blessed to have found a home like Living Church where she can pursue Christ and her passion for worship. She enjoys guiding vocalists in the right direction and leading young people to seek and experience the presence of God.

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