Chris Mathis is a voice to this generation preaching a message of life giving hope through Jesus. He desires to see people equipped in their right identity as a “beloved” son or daughter and out of that identity live the abundant life of peace Jesus spoke of. Chris Has a passion for church planting and oversees the Summit Church Movement, a grass roots church planting movement that he and his wife Nikki Mathis founded in 2009 in Florida.
Nikki Mathis is the founder & director of Summit Sounds, an international collective of worship leaders/artists from the many communities and campuses of The Summit Church. She gives her life to see people encounter the presence of God through worship. Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta (Canada), Nikki moved down into the U.S. where she met & married her husband, Chris Mathis. Together, they lead and oversee The Summit network of churches & ministries internationally. The also have 3 children (Micaiah, Judah, & Eden). Through Summit Sounds, Nikki desires to continue raising up & equipping worshippers around these Summit campuses to host God’s Presence and release sounds both written in authenticity and birthed from moments of worship.
Pastor T.J. Green is a husband to Rita, and father to Dax. Growing up a pastor’s kid and attending a word of faith bible school became heavily involved in running and teaching in supernatural schools and pouring into the next generation of revivalist, raising up young men and women to move in the power and love of God. Ministry trips throughout Canada, the United States, South America, Germany, and Jamaica have been tremendous highlights in his ministry. He is currently ordained and pastoring with the Summit Church. TJ has a passion to see people coming to Christ, operating in the prophetic, healing, signs and wonders and becoming totally on fire and possessed by the Holy Spirit. As a revivalist he has a great desire to see the generations trained up in the supernatural by knowing their identity in Christ.
Pastors Blake and Chelsea Perez are the East Location Campus Pastors of The Summit Church - Edmonton. They have a beautiful daughter named Addilynn, and together are valued pieces of our Summit Family. Over the years Pastors Blake & Chelsea have planted two Summit Churches in New Orleans, LA and Baton Rouge, LA. They burn to see the family of God awakened to lifestyles of revival and carry passion for lives of prayer & intimacy with God.
Pastors Jamie & Heather Paton serve on the teaching team of The Summit Church - Edmonton and have 5 children & 1 grandson. When Jamie was radically saved his heart instantly desired to unite believers to see revival sweep the nation of Canada. Along with his wife Heather, they began partnering their gift of faith with their heart for the nations by traveling to nations such as the US, Arctic, Rwanda, Uganda, and more ministering to youth, young adults and pastoral leadership training.
Jamie’s heart beats for the lost and leaders in the marketplace. He desires to see men and women equipped and released to use their gifts and talents to bring hope, healing & a moral shift to their spheres of influence. Heather carries many creative strategies to connect with those outside the walls of the church; ministering to inner city kids, running missional soccer and basketball leagues locally & overseas, developing sewing schools in Rwanda to break the cycle of poverty by equipping women with a business trade, partnering the gospel with student coaching in the arctic region schools, are examples of how she desires to engage cultures.
Carrying over 22 years in ministry, in 2009 The Lord called them to plant an inner city church in London, Ontario called The Sanctuary London where they were lead pastors for 10 years. Jamie & Heather together are now the directors of Hope Farms and lead a ministry called "Urban Drop” through The Summit Church. Being bi-vocational for many years has given them much vision for those working in societal spheres to be awakened to their vital role in societal reformation, and culture. We are very grateul they are a now an important piece of our leadership team here at The Summit Church - Edmonton!
Darius & Destiny McDonald serve on the teaching team of The Summit Church - Edmonton. They both formerly served at The Summit Church in Crestview, FL for close to 7 years. Darius gives his life to teaching and leading adults, young leaders & youth alike to live and grow as true disciples of Jesus Christ. To burn passionately for the things of God, carry a standard of holiness, and live a life of freedom, demonstrating the power & love of Jesus wherever they go. Along with serving at his home church, Darius also oversees the Student Ministries & Leaders for The Summit Global network of churches.
Destiny is a singer/songwriter for the Summit Sounds worship collective, and desires to see worshippers equipped with authenticity, power, and the anointing of The Spirit. That they would host atmospheres full of the presence of God, and see chains & bondages broken off of people, families, & communities. Darius & Destiny's truest desires are to see the fatherless become fathered, the unwanted become loved, the broken become healed, and the lost find their home. All through the love and the power of King Jesus.