Our Leadership

  • brady thornton

    Lead pastor

    Brady and his wife Heather met at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and married in 1999. Together they have 4 children: twins Colm and McKenna (20), Quinn (17), and Kendall (13). In 2007 the Thornton's were sent from LIFE Fellowship Westminster to begin a work in the Tri-Towns region.

  • Lonnie espinoza

    worship pastor

    Lonnie came to LIFE Fellowship Frederick in 2009 after having spent time serving the Lord as a missionary in Russia. He works tirelessly to create a unique and God-honoring worship service each Sunday morning using the wide array of musical talents within our congregation. Lonnie is much more than a worship leader, however, as he is often found organizing a variety of other church-wide activities that bless the entire body.

  • Doug & Stacey BAng

    youth pastor

    Doug joined LIFE Frederick in 2007. Stacey began attending with Doug during their courtship and officially became a member after their marriage in 2016. They have 9 years of combined service in youth and children’s ministries. Stacey is extremely passionate about helping young men and women align themselves with the word of God so that He may be their true love. Doug is excited to pass on what he has learned in his pursuit of Christ to the younger generation. Together they enjoy serving wherever and whenever needed.

  • tom nething


    Tom, his wife Kyla, and their twin daughters are faithful servants in a variety of roles. Tom serves as an Elder at LIFE Frederick, bringing many years of diverse ministry experience to the decision making processes of our church.

  • Benito Espinoza


    Benito, his wife Cori, and their four kids have been faithfully serving Life Fellowship for many years. Benito has served as our lead Youth Pastor in the past and has a passion for involving students in the church. His emphasis on student ministries brings a full family focus into the decision making process of our church.