Our Leadership Team

Brenda Rather

Brenda Rather

Director

Brenda Rather is founder of SSMA and its covering ministry, Alvin Healing Rooms. She discovered Jesus the healer as a child and pursues God’s ways of releasing His love, grace, compassion and healing through the gifts of the Spirit and authority of the believer. Her desire is to encourage others in their pursuit of understanding their identity as a son or daughter of God and operating in the gifts of the Spirit. She has 20 years of experience in full-time ministry and serves the faculty and students in the vision and direction of the school, in leadership and administrative duties.

Ann Stephens

Ann Stephens

Executive Assistant

Ann Stephens was raised in an atmosphere of revival and love for Jesus. She is a passionate advocate of the goodness and grace of God and the sonship of the believer. She is grounded in a lifestyle of resting in the power of God’s presence and disciples others as they grow in the revelation of the finished work of Jesus. She serves the body of Christ in several capacities including SSMA’s covering ministry, Alvin Healing Rooms. She taught high school and college classes in the public and private sectors for 30 years. Ann is assistant to the leadership team and financial director of SSMA.

J.J. McKinzie

J.J. McKinzie

Academic Director

J.J. McKinzie has over 25 years experience as a Christian apologist, teacher, instructor, consultant, and facilitator. He has a passion for sharing the Gospel of grace and is an avid, life-long learner and Truth seeker interested in a diverse number of topics related to science, history, apologetics, philosophy, creation, and their theological implications. J.J. has earned advanced degrees in Psychology, Business, Instructional Design, and Future Studies and is a graduate of Charis Bible College. He serves as lead instructor and coordinates the school’s LMS and facilitates weekly classes.

Angie Lynch

Angie Lynch

Pastoral Leader

Angie Lynch lives out of a lifetime passion for Jesus and a desire to serve God and his people. With over 25 years of experience in counseling and ministry and an academic background in psychology and counseling, she works with people in finding their true identity and purpose by deepening their relationship with God. Her heart is to see people live in God’s freedom by equipping, educating and empowering them to boldly live in their purpose. She is founder of Truth Driven Ministries in Pearland, TX where they see the gifts of the Spirit come alive in the body of Christ.