Ministry Team

Dr. Ronald D. Rhea – Bishop

It is my pleasure to lead such great people. Dr. Ronald D. Rhea is the Founder and Bishop of Life Springs Church. Dr. Rhea earned his two B.A. degrees in Marketing and Business Management from St. Edward’s University. He earned a Master of Divinity and Doctorate of Ministry in Leadership from Vision University. Dr. Rhea has faithfully served the Life Springs congregation since 1982 and was ordained as the Senior Pastor in 1996. He now holds office as Bishop.

Dr. Rhea is prominently known nationally and internationally as a gifted, motivational speaker/teacher, and travels frequently throughout the country and around the world participating in seminars and conferences. He has had the privilege of speaking to and on behalf of churches, ministries, and Para-church ministries in the United States, China, Ghana, Nigeria and Mexico, and currently serves on the board of directors for many evangelistic ministries, non-profit and religious organizations across the United States. He is also a member and lecturer on the “God’s Money Man” team. Also, Dr. Rhea created the ministry within Life Springs called “Go Ye into All the World” that touches nations around the globe to come out of the mindset of poverty. Bishop Rhea also writes a blog called “Medicine for the Soul” that minister’s to hundreds of blog members. Also, he is a featured writer with an e-magazine that penetrates 50 nations and expanding. In addition, he is an author of several books that can be purchased on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles. Texas Governor, State Representatives, and State Senators have sought out his advice on family values that matter to make Texas a better state.  More importantly, he is a fervent follower and disciple of Jesus Christ.

One of Dr. Rhea’s greatest passions is to do all he can to help prepare people for life so that they might fulfill the Great Commission of Christ. He desires to see as many people as possible receive proper discipleship so that they can grow in maturity according to Biblical principles and reach their full potential for leadership within the church, business and their homes.

David Joiner –  Pastor of Ministries

It is my pleasure to serve under the leadership of Dr. Ronald Rhea. We joined LifeSprings Christian Church in 1999 and I now serve as Pastor of Ministries. Time flies when you are having fun. My wife Laurie and I served as the Youth Pastors for about nine years and this is a time I will never forget. Now as Pastor God has continued to keep the passion for youth alive in our hearts. This makes perfect sense to me since He has such a passion for them.

I meet with individuals or couples as needed and do my part to speak truth into their lives. Prior to becoming Pastor in 2010 I served as a Travis County Deputy for 20 years. During this time of service I really came to understand how insufficient the law is at changing lives, providing hope for the future, and helping people change their lifestyles. For this reason I currently serve as a Crisis Intervention Team volunteer for Williamson County where I am able to provide practical help and encouragement to those in need. We also have a Crisis Ministry at Life Springs that equips the saints to handle crisis situations and encourages those currently in a crisis that there is hope and healing in Jesus Christ.

God has placed such an excitement in my heart I truly have a tough time containing it. I believe I am to deliver whatever I do with excitement and joy, and with the help of His phenomenal power I will do so. I am so honored that the Lord has called me to be a Pastor and I will not let Him down. I know you are called to serve Him also, come and visit and see if this is where you are called!


Our Team

LifeSprings is a great church to call home; We are building strong families and equipping members to bring God’s love to each other and to our communities. I am excited to be a part of LifeSprings and the great things God is doing!

The mandate of the church is the “Great Commission”. Preparation of the saints and providing a structure and mechanism to fulfill this commission is the goal of Life Springs. Being a praying, worshiping, and Bible believing church will prepare the way to equip us to fulfill this great challenge. All of LifeSprings’ activities directly or indirectly will serve to accomplish this command.

One of the foundational goals at Life Springs is to provide discipleship in which the saints grow in maturity according to Biblical principles and that each person is nurtured to his full potential for leadership within the church, the community, the nation and the world.


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