FOUNDING PASTORS

Pastor Ty and Lou Ann Jones have been the pastors of Arena of Life from the church’s beginning in 1997. God has given them a vision and a tremendous passion to reach the Western world and others with the Gospel in a way that is simple to understand and a practical style during each week’s service. Pastor Ty and Lou Ann are following the call that God has placed on their lives to reach the lost and equip believers to live a full and abundant life in Jesus Christ.

SENIOR PASTORS

Pastors Travis and Brandi Bennett have been on staff since 2005. They lead the youth group GRIT together for 13 years, Pastor Brandi has been the office manager for the past 15 years and Pastor Travis was the worship leader for 13 as well. In 2015, Pastor Travis came on full time as the associate Pastor of the church until in July of 2019, they were both placed into the position as lead Pastors, taking the reins from their leaders and parents Ty and LouAnn Jones. The Bennett’s have 3 kids, Addison Anson and Atlee that they enjoy every moment they can with these blessings.  

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PASTOR ROBERT NEWMAN

Pastor Robert Newman is the Associate Pastor of Arena of Life. He has been serving in this area since December 31st of 2010. He and his wife Cindy serve at Arena of Life with a deep love for God and His Church.

YOUTH PASTOR

Shannon and Carrie Underkoffler met at AOL Church, serving as youth leaders. In 2017 they married and then in 2018 Shannon began his journey as the Youth Pastor. They have a daughter, Avery, and a passion to love people, serve people and save people.

HEIDI DEVENEY

Heidi DeVeney moved to amarillo and started attending AOL in 2012. She joined our staff in August of 2014. She is our secretary, and assistant to Pastor Ty Jones, Heidi is married to Doug and has 5 boys

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PASTOR BETH – WORSHIP

Pastor Beth Quinones recently joined Arena Of Life after being a member of the worship team at Powerhouse Church in Orlando, FL, where her husband John Quinones and 4 sons attended for the past five years. She learned her first guitar chords and a love for worship from her grandmother when she was still too little to hold a guitar on her one. Today her hearts desire is to see a church that, in unity, continually seeks to be in God’s presence by living a life of worship.