Dr. Rios has a number of passions but one thing is certain, she has always been an advocate for the local church and a supporter of the people who lead in it. Since April 2008, Dr. Liz has served as Consulting Editor for Outreach Magazine, a national magazine for church leaders, pastors and planters. Dr. Rios serves as a board member of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition which is a national network of Hispanic evangelical congregations, leaders, and not-for-profits committed to Gospel-centered transformation in the work of justice and mercy. In addition, she is a senior consultant Freedom Road, LLC which coaches, consults, trains and designs experiences to help groups in multiple sectors do justice in just ways. Dr. Rios also serves on the Send Institute's Missiologists Council which is a think tank for evangelism and church planting. The council is composed of thought-leaders and practitioners committed to expand evangelism and church planting in North America. One recent product of the council's work was the Church Planting Manifesto.
To contribute to Latinx Pentecostal history, she researched and wrote a chapter for Latino Religions and Civic Activism called "The Women are Warriors" highlighting the many achievements of Latina Pentecostal women in the NYC social activist world. The chapter was reprinted in Azusa Street and Beyond 100 Years of Commentary on the Global/Pentecostal Charismatic Movement which was highlighted at the Azusa Street Centennial. Dr. Rios has also been a contributor for CALLED, a magazine for women in leadership. From 2005-2013 she informed and inspired women nationally as a regular columnist and Contributing Editor for PRISM magazine .
Dr. Rios has been in ministry for over 29 years including serving as a pastor for a total 15 years (11 as an Executive Pastor and 4 as a co-lead Pastor with her husband). She founded a non-traditional faith community and missional training center focused on biblical justice called The Passion Center. As a covocational minister, she's worked most of her life in nonprofits and in higher education. Her educational background consists of a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, a Master of Arts in Management with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management from the Regent University School of Business, an earned Doctorate in Education in Organizational Leadership/Adult Education from Nova Southeastern University and an earned Doctor of Ministry degree from Southeastern University where she is focusing her doctoral project on a civic advocacy and social justice church planter training program. She's done post- graduate work at Fordham University School of Religion, Indiana University Center of Philanthropy and the Blanton Peale Graduate Institute for Pastoral Counseling.
A born and bred New Yorker, Dr. Rios has two children, Samuel now in college and Daniel, her special needs angel. She's been married to Rev. Hiram Rios for 29 years and now lives in Miramar, Fl.
A visionary by creation with a big heart and understanding mind, Tim has proven to find opportunities where others find problems. Over the last 10 years Tim has pastored, grown, and started over 35 churches. These churches have launched in several states across America.
The experiential knowledge gained on that journey has proven to be significantly useful as it translates to project management and consulting for churches. Tim has a passion for meeting people where they are, identifying where they want to go, and then helping them get there. He’s married to Jeneva and they share 3 precious daughters together.
Tim’s ministry and family experience has helped to shape a firm that is built upon a family oriented foundation. Tim has traveled the country and various parts of the world consulting, mentoring, and coaching pastors and churches in some of the hardest to reach communities and environments. His personal mission is to inspire and motivate people to advance in whatever sphere they may be found.
Jeneva Wynn has 15 years of market place experience ranging from office to health administration. During her journey working in the market place she got saved and developed a heart for worship and a deep love for Jesus, and her life has never been the same.
After being saved from an abusive relationship, and a life that was leading to death, Jeneva began her journey in ministry. She has now been in ministry for 10 years along with her husband Timothy Wynn and has gained a wealth of experience with leading teams, training and coaching, worship ministry, and women in ministry. Jeneva has attended House of David School of Ministry, Berean School of the Bible, and to further her experience in leadership, she is now attending Southeastern University and is currently studying organizational leadership and human services. Her heart’s desire is to see women and families set free from bondage, poverty, and even be launched into the call that God has placed on their lives. She coaches and trains men and women to discover and embrace their God given identity, so that they can run with it, and be who he has made them to be. Her desire is to see communities transformed one person and family at a time, and is able to utilize her skills at Plant 4 Harvest to help those who need tools and strategies to make their God given dream a reality.
Pastor Troy Davis is a native of Wisconsin and has been married for 20 years to beautiful wife Danielle with whom they have a wonderful son.
Pastor Troy proud graduate of Harold Vincent High School located in Brown Deer WI. After receiving his high school diploma, he went on to receive his Associates degree from Suomi College now known as Finlandia University, located in Hancock Michigan. He finished is secular education at Concordia University, where achieved a Master’s in Public Administration. He also holds a degree in Christian education from Charles Mason Bible Institute.
Pastor Troy was raised in New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, where he became a junior deacon under Pastor R.L. Lathan. Here he would learn church protocol, church order, what it means to be a church family. While at Suomi College, Pastor Troy would give his life to Christ and start a campus ministry, where he was known as the “campus prophet”. Pastor Troy continued his spiritual journey and training under Apostle George Ramsey of Rose of Sharon Church of God in Christ, Apostle Michael Dudley of Capital Christian Center, and currently with Bishop Walter Harvey of Parklawn Assembly of God. Through his journey, Pastor Troy has learned team building, training leaders, how to engage your community, how to build relational partners, and building programs that work.
Pastor Troy has planted churches in Milwaukee Wisconsin and Atlanta Georgia, where he is currently pastoring. Pastor Troy lives by one simple rule, “I love people, I just happen to be a minister of God.”