It takes special people to take a journey to a God-inspired destiny when you have a crude map, a basic compass, and a lot of faith
That's our journey, and that's how we roll.
Our Lead Pastor...
John and Susan Utley are the lead pastors of Radiant Life. They both orginate from Arkansas. Their ministry has taken them to Israel, Mexico, Ecuador, Japan, Chile, Venzuela, Honduras. They have ministered in person or via the Internet (Radiant Word) to people in over 35 states and every continent. John earned his degree in Church Ministries from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. He has served churches in Arkansas and Indiana. John loves writing and recently published his first book, "When God Says Nothing". He has written several articles printed in national and regional publications; he has ministered on radio and television. John and Susan recently celebrated their 29th Wedding anniversary and have been in ministry together since 1985. John serves on the board of the Northern Indiana Teen Challenge Center. He has led seventeen overseas short term missions teams. Radiant Life was launched from a geniune desire to see people come to Christ and reach their fullest potential in Him.
Susan earned her Master's Degree from the University of Central Arkansas. She now serves as Chair of the FACS department at Concord High School and as an adjunct professor of Early Childhood Education for Ivy Tech Community College, South Bend, IN. She has traveled overseas on education grants with Toyota and in ministry. John and Susan's daughter, Joanna, recently married Bobby Fredere and they serve on staff at Cornerstone Assembly of God in Nashville, TN. Their oldest son,Jonathan serves graduated from Southwestern with a degree in Digital Media and leads the digital media department at Cornerstone. Joshua is completing his college degree at Southwestern. John and Susan reside in Osceola, Indiana.
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Janell serves as the Associate Pastor at Radiant Life. Janell grew up in Elkhart, Indiana. She was saved at the age of five, filled with the Holy Spirit at the age of 14, and called into ministry at the age of 16. After her calling in ministry, she began to preach in her local church and in the Elkhart area. After graduating from High School she attended Central Bible College where she graduated with a B.A. in Bible in 1997. She was also licensed with the Assemblies of God in 1997. Over the last 12 years she has served as a children’s/youth pastor in Indiana and Wisconsin. Currently she is working in the local schools as a substitute teacher.
Patrick serves as our Youth Leader. His passion for youth and desire to see youth grow up to be godly men and women is contagious.
In 2014, Patrick and Janell married, in 2016, the adopted their daughter Jayla...they are happy people.
Matt and Jennifer serve as Worship Pastors at Radiant Life. Matt grew up in Indiana, while he graduated from Penn High School. He attended Indiana University of South Bend until he accepted a position working for State Farm Insurance. He currently works there as a fully licensed representative to sell insurance. Matt and his wife Jen were married in 2007 and have a daughter, Caroline. They live in Mishawaka, Indiana.
Stephanie has always enjoyed working with kids and serves as children's pastor at Radiant Life. Always a Texan, moved to Indiana at 6 1/2 and grew up in Middlebury. She went to college in Springfield, Missouri, at Central Bible College, and graduated with a degree in Missions. For 10 years she lived near Gurnee, Illinois, five of which she spent as a children's pastor. She also works virtually for a benefits company where she has just been for 10 years. She is excited about being here, and loves the children and families of Radiant Life.
David and Alicia serve as the young adult leaders at Radiant Life.