Growing up in the Bronx in New York City, Tony was often surrounded by drugs and violence. After losing his father at the age of seven, he was raised by his single mother. As a teenager, he got involved with street activity. One day he was invited to an outreach where he heard about the gospel and the love of God. It was that night that he realized his life needed something different that the streets were not giving him. Tony put his trust in the Lord that night and gave his life to Jesus Christ. Tony later received the call to ministry and began to preach at the age of sixteen.
After graduating from bible college, Tony and Elisha served as associate pastors heading out the student ministries department for four years just outside Philadelphia. In 2004, Tony and Elisha started their evangelistic ministry traveling across the nation as the featured speaker at conferences, camps & conventions for the next seven years before being called to starting this work in Lewisburg, PA.
For over 20 years, Tony has been preaching about the life-changing message of hope, healing, forgiveness and purpose found in Jesus Christ alone. He speaks with a deep passion and conviction. Pastor Tony and Elisha are lead pastors of our thriving church and have two boys and a little girl. They started Freedom Life Church in 2011 with a handful of families and have watched many lives changed for God's glory.
Founder Mantour Ministries, AGUS Missionary Assoc.
Jamie, the Founder and Director of Mantour Ministries, is a graduate of the University of Valley Forge. He is also an ordained minister with the Penndel District of the Assemblies of God and an AG Associate Missionary with AG Missionary Church Developers, focusing on strengthening men and men's ministry.
Jamie’s passion is to help men overcome the pain of their past and reach their full potential as God’s men. “Years ago, while I was attending the University of Valley Forge, God gave me a deep desire inside to minister to men. My calling is to help men learn what it means to be a godly man and how to develop a deep, personal relationship with their Heavenly Father. We strive to challenge and encourage men to reach their full potential in God’s Kingdom.”
Along with planning Mantour Conferences, Jamie enjoys writing and speaking to men. He's had articles featured in Prodigal Magazine, New Man Magazine, and on the Assemblies of God Men’s Ministry Website. He's published four books, "Putting On Manhood", "Legacy: Living A Life That Last", "Get In The Game", "Invincible: Scaling The Mountains That Keep Us From Victory", and Whatever I Takes" and he is currently working on publishing his 5th book, "Burning Daylight".
Benjamin Grenier, is the Lead Pastor at REAL Church (formerly Full Gospel Assembly) in Brookhaven, PA for the past 7 years. Before that, he was a Children’s Pastor at Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Middletown, PA for 5 years. He is also PennDel School of Ministry(PDSOM) Site Coordinator of the Philadelphia Campus and also Faculty at PDSOM teaching Conflict Resolution. Hehas been able to serve the Great Philadelphia Area (GPA) Section of PennDel Ministry Network as an Assistant Presbytery of the Delco/Chester Country and presently the Secretary of GPA. He also serves as a Police Chaplain and a Fire Chaplain in some of his local departments and serve as Vice President of the County Chaplains the past 4 years. He graduated from University of Valley Forge in 2008 with a B.A. of Pastoral Ministry and has been Ordained for 6 years with PennDel District of the Assembly of God.
He is married to his best friend, Rackel, for 12 years. They have 3 energetic children Auraiya (9), Katiana (7), and Xavier (5).
Ben was raised in a Pastor’s home and is passionate about coming along side people who are pursuing their calling. His goal is to make a safe place to find that calling and do ministry. He has seen people hurt by the evils of this world and seek to help people heal. He is also passionate about being a R.E.A.L. Church which stands for Restoring, Empowering, Accepting, and Loving Church. REAL Church is a church that is very community involved, gospel focused, and welcoming hospitality church.
In his down time, Ben loves to garden, take care of his aquariums, watch Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, foraging, cooking, and listen to good audio books. His favorite Bible chapter is Romans 12, and it is his family creed that they try to live their life by.
Pastor Ben loves to see individuals and families transformed by the power of God's love and are ready to see the "Greater Things" in John 14:12 fulfilled in our church and community.