Our Staff

Senior Pastors

Founding Pastors Josh and Jenn McElwee met as teenagers and began serving in ministry and preaching the gospel as high school students. Joshua received ministerial training at Oral Roberts University and they were married in September 2003. They served in several pastoral positions including youth pastors, college pastors, and associate pastors on various church staffs including Word of Life Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, under Pastor Sam Carr. They have two beautiful children, McKinley and Dakotah, and believe that God has called them to Alexandria to be a part of the work and plan God has for this area.

Student Pastors

Brandon and Jamie Calhoun have a heart and desire to see young peoples’ lives forever changed for God’s glory. Brandon is a graduate of Word of Life School of Ministry and Jamie is a graduate of Louisiana College. After getting married in September of 2011, they moved from Shreveport, Louisiana, to be a part of what God wants to do in the city of Alexandria. They have three little girls, Ainsley, Nora, and Zoe.

Worship Pastor

Tina Welch has a heart to see God’s people experience His glory and be forever changed in His presence. Tina has led praise and worship for over twenty years, while also serving in full time ministry. She and her husband, Lynn, have spent time serving in both prison and hospital ministries. As the worship pastor of One Life Church, Tina strives to lead from a heart of worship and personal prayer.