Marcus & Sandra McKay

Sr. Pastors

Marcus and Sandra have served as senior pastors of Triumphantlife since November of 2010. 

As a lead pastor, Marcus oversees church ministry and discipleship programs.  He is assisted by Sandra, the pastoral staff, and the church council.  He preaches each Sunday morning in the evangelistic service and often teaches in Wednesday discipleship classes.

Marcus also serves as the Divisional Superintendent for Pastoral Care in New Mexico and El Paso for the Mid-South District of the Foursquare Church.

Marcus and Sandra have previously served as senior pastors of Word of Life Church,  vice president and board members of Speed the Harvest International, and as missionaries in the country of Mexico. As missionaries, they assisted in planting churches, rehabilitation centers, and ISOM schools, and in establishing Joseph’s Store House, a program that provided food, medical supplies, and clothing for hundreds of families each month.

In addition to his lifelong work in the ministry, Marcus has also served as the Corporate Credit Manager for Perfection Hy-Test Corporation, Vice President of Lending for El Paso Bell Federal Credit Union, and Director of the Small Business Development Center for New Mexico State University Alamogordo.

Pastors and Staff

Triumphantlife's pastoral staff and teams are comprised of a diverse group of dedicated men and women, wholly committed to the work of the Great Commission and the disciplines of the Christian life.

  • Associate Pastor of English Ministries

    Rick Denman

    Rick is the Associate Pastor of Triumphantlife, who oversees church business administration as well as adult education.  He was born and lived in Mexico where his parents were missionaries for the Presbyterian Church.  Rick moved to Las Cruces in 1973 to attend New Mexico State University. He worked at White Sands Missile Range for 37 years as an instrumentation developer and test data collection manager.  He co-pastored an independent Charismatic church for twenty years while working at White Sands.  Rick is an ordained minister of the Foursquare Church.

  • Assistant pastor

    Michael Cramer

    Michael is the pastor of our Young Adult's (20's-30's) through the Christ Culture - Christian Life Sessions Young Adults Bible Study held on Thursday evenings. He also serves as Triumphantlife's Assistant Pastor with a focus on our new Video Arts/Marketing programs as well as serving Triumphantlife's special events and daily administrative needs. Michael, an ordained minister of the Foursquare Church, has been working in ministry for the last twelve years and graduated from The King’s Seminary & University with a BA in Christian Ministries in 2015.

  • Pastor of Outreach

    Willie Dunn

    Willie oversees Triumphantlife's outreach ministries which include church participation with local organizations such as Desert Peaks, KAIROS Prison Ministries, and The Las Cruces Gospel Rescue Mission.  He also oversees church programs that include The Military Ministry support and the Emergency E-Mail Prayer Network. Willie retired from the U.S. Army, he is a graduate of the Sergeants Major Academy, and holds B.S. degree in Sociology/Business.  He also has the distinction of being an ordained minister with the Foursquare Church. He has previously served as a Children’s Sunday School Teacher, Sunday School Director, Church Board Member, and Minister of Education.

  • Minister of foreign missions

    Jessica Nichols

    Jessica oversees international missions programs. Jessica has been an active missionary for many years and has ministered in China, India, Iraq and many other nations. The call of God on her life allows her to expose the local church to what God is doing around the world and to build enthusiasm for the support of international mission work.  Jessica is an ordained minister and has been married to Mike Nichols for over thirty-nine years.  Together, they have two children and two grandchildren.

  • Minister of personal evangelism

    Bob Street

    Bob oversees pastoral care for church membership and guests.  His ministry includes welcoming guests and members to church, making hospital visits, receiving prayer requests, and making pastoral calls. Bob has been working in ministry for more than twenty-six years. He has served as a Deacon, a Trustee, and Director of Street Evangelism just to name a few. Bob teaches the truth of the gospel on a one on one bases introducing the love and friendship of Jesus Christ.

  • minister of Women's Programs

    Riki colburn

    Riki serves as both the minister of women's ministries and as women and couples counselor.  She is currently pursuing a  BS in Religion with a minor in Christian Counseling with Liberty University.  She previously served as the Director of Women’s Ministries at New Hope Leeward Christian Fellowship Foursquare Church Hawaii,  Area President for Italy Spain and Portugal as part of the Protestant Women of the Chapel, a military ministry to women, and as Director of Religious Education in Naples Italy. also a military ministry.  Her passions include helping women find liberty in Christ through discipleship and counseling and to see them blossom through leadership development.

  • minister of men's programs

    Mike Nichols 

    Mike leads men's programs which has an active and full calendar of activities designed for the Christian man, to strengthen them and to bring them closer together in friendship. Mike invites men to come join the "Band of Brothers" every second Saturday at the Triumphantlife campus at 8:30 AM for a fellowship breakfast, or any other Saturday at 8:30 AM for breakfast at Corner Bakery on Lohman. 

  • Minister of Children’s & Youth Programs

    Amanda Horton

    Amanda oversees Kid's Life and Tru/You/th.   She has over ten years experience in children's ministry and is currently in the Foursquare licensing program.  Amanda is a high school English teacher and holds a BA in Secondary Education and K-12 Special Education.  She and her husband, Lance, have been married for over six years and are proud parents of a little girl.  Together, they enjoy working in the church and spending time with family.

  • Interim Praise and Worship Leader

    Jahmal Lovato currently serves as our Interim Praise and Worship Leader. Jahmal, along with his wife Amarissa, and their entire team of dedicated musicians & singers, are deeply committed to ushering in a joyous, anointed musical worship experience for all on Sunday mornings and Wednesday night services. This unique couple, born blind, inspire those around them, with their God given talents, their humor, and their faith-inspired positivity.