Meet our Leaders

Pastor Jeff Godsey, President /

For over 30 years Jeff has ministered to people through music and teaching. At 14 he was asked to lead the worship team and choir for First Church of the Nazarene in Augusta, GA.

Later he was able to sing with Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith on Christian campuses in Nashville. He attended Trevecca Nazarene College (now University) in Nashville but graduated from Vanderbilt University.

After college he focused on his main field of study, which was Sports Medicine, and became a nationally recognized speaker in the health club industry. But he never forgot his roots and continued to work with churches, youth groups, Bill Gothard’s Institute on Basic Youth Conflicts, and Campus Crusade for Christ.

In 2007 Jeff and his wife, Lisa, founded Operation Turn-Around Ministries in Greenville, SC.

In 2009 he was asked to be on the Advisory Counsel for Living Truth an organization to help organize small groups out of indigenous ministries in persecuted countries like Pakistan, and India, and parts of Africa. Later that year he joined the National Association of Christian Ministers. 

Jeff and Lisa developed a homeless response team called HRT Upstate. HRT Upstate fed more than 3000 meals per quarter to the homeless and shut-ins. It closed in 2015. 

During his affiliation with the National Association of Christian Ministers he counseled and prayed with ministers via the prayer line and was directly responsible for ordaining and credentialing ministers. 

In 2016 Jeff was asked to join in the creation of the International Christian Ministers Association and to hold the position of President of the organization.  

Pastor Lisa Godsey, Co-President, Director of Homeless Ministries /


Lisa Godsey has always had a heart to help those in need.  At an early age she was active in her church.

In 1999 Lisa and Jeff began their journey of life together.  They helped many homeless men and women get off the streets.  Many which they brought into their home to live with them until they were ready to move on.

Lisa played an integral part of Operation Turn-Around and HRT Upstate (two ministries formed by the Godsey’s).

In 2014 Lisa accepted the call and became an ordained minister working side-by-side with Jeff in ministry. 

Lisa is also the ICMA's Director of Homeless Ministries.  She has a heart for the disenfranchised and outcasts of society and feels that God has called her to homeless ministry. 

Our Advisory team

Brother Ed Kies

Ed is a powerful Man-of-God who is an effective speaker, evangelist and youth pastor.  He has been on numerous mission trips around the world and most recently to India. 

Pastor Tammy Vivat

Tammy is the ICMA's Intercessory Team Lead. She is a woman filled with enthusiasm for helping others.  She, and her team are praying for our ministers and ministries around the clock. We are thrilled to have her on our team.

Pastor Tim Slutter

Tim is a pastor with a heart to help others.  He entered ministry after working as a school teacher for special needs children.  He ministers in multiple locations in Pennsylvania. He has developed several programs for children in developing nations to raise capital through arts and crafts.

Pastor Chris Andrews

The ICMA is happy to have Chris Andrews back on board working with our Advisory Team.  Chris  will be teaching classes online twice a week. Welcome Chris!

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