Meet the Staff
Donovan Stewart
Senior Pastor
Pastor Donovan was raised in Parkersburg WV. He attended Marshall University in Huntington WV for college. In 2000 he moved to Lexington to enter the Lexington Police Department Training Academy. Pastor Donovan worked 5 ½ years on patrol in downtown Lexington, KY and was then appointed to serve as the full time Department Police Chaplain in July of 2006. Pastor Donovan has completed Bible College and Seminary work through Liberty University, Andersonville Theological Seminary and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Pastor Donovan has had the privilege of serving various local churches in numerous leadership capacities over his many years of ministry. He is now excited and grateful to plant and pastor The Mission Church of Lexington. Pastor Donovan has a wonderful wife and 2 amazing children..
Jeffery Honchell
Worship Pastor
“Praise The Lord! Sing to Him a new song, And His praise in the assembly of saints” Psalm 149:1 I believe God planted the desire to sing joyful praises in all of our hearts… but I think I went back for a second helping when He was handing out the desire for joyful praise and worship. I just love lifting praises to our Lord Jesus Christ in song. I’ve been told I often have a big smile on my face when I am leading in worship but I don’t think I can sing praises about God or to God without getting excited. I have been blessed to serve in ministry for over 30 years; as a Worship Leader for Adult, Youth and Children’s ministries, as a guitar player, vocalist, actor in dramatic productions, Vacation Bible School leader, and even as a teacher of Evangelism and Discipleship. As much as I love music my greatest joys have come from the times I have been privileged to be a part of leading someone to a relationship with Christ as Lord of their life. There is nothing like seeing a life changed by coming to know Christ as Savior and Lord. Along my journey God equipped me with Godly parents to guide and support me and later with my Godly wife, Pamula to encourage and love me through life’s challenges. If this wasn’t enough, God blessed me even further with a loving church family at The Mission Church of Lexington. No matter where you are in your “journey” I know you’ll find The Mission Church is a place where you can become valuable part of God’s family and take your next spiritual step of obedience in following God’s plan for your life. I look forward to seeing you here.
Randall Combs
Mission Students Pastor/Church Planter Intern
Pastor Randall was raised in Beattyville, KY. He attended Eastern Kentucky University majoring in Police Administration. Pastor Randall also served 6 years in the U.S. Army as a Military Police Officer. In 2005, Randall and his family moved to Lexington to enter the Lexington Police Department’s training academy. From there, he served 7 years on patrol and 3 years as a detective. In 2015, Randall was promoted to Sergeant and now serves in the agency’s Traffic Section. Pastor Randall also attended Asbury University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Leadership & Ministry in 2014 and is currently attending Liberty University’s School of Divinity working toward completing his Master’s degree in Biblical Exposition. Pastor Randall has had the privilege of serving other local churches in both a student pastor and campus pastor role. Pastor Randall has a wonderful wife who serves as a school nurse in Woodford County and three awesome children. Pastor Randall’s mission statement is from 2nd Peter 3:18 “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.”
Becky Stewart
Administrative Assistant
Becky Stewart has served in many areas in church ministry for over 20 years. She has worked in Children’s and Youth ministry, Worship Ministry, as an Administrative Assistant, and in Graphic & Technology. She has a Bachelors of Arts in Education from Marshall University. She has been a school teacher for 9 years and is currently a 1st and 2nd Grade Aide at Trinity Christian Academy. Becky came to know the Lord as her personal Savior when she was five years old and has loved God and served Him ever since. Becky’s life verse is: Psalm 28:7, “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise Him.
Cheryl Walker
Mission Kids Director
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