Staff & Leaders

Lead Pastor – Donnie Johnson

donnie Hi, I’m Donnie Johnson, the senior pastor at Liferoads Church. My wife, Pam and I moved to Spokane in the summer of 2002 to be a part of the original core team of Liferoads. I became the senior pastor of Liferoads in February 2009.

My prayer for the people of Liferoads is that they would grow closer and closer to Jesus Christ and love him with all their hearts, minds, souls, and strength and love their neighbors as themselves and that Liferoads Church would be a light in our community that reaches our city for Jesus.

One of my favorite passages of Scripture:
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. — 2 Corinthians 5:17-20

Worship Pastor – Matt Opland

mattHi, I’m Matt Opland, the worship Pastor at Liferoads. I grew up in Spokane and have been around music all my life. In 2003 I married my best friend, Kristin, and the two of us have been leading worship at Liferoads since its beginning.

Kristin and I believe that music is a gift from God and can express our hearts to Him in a way nothing else can. We pray that Liferoads is a place where people not only feel God in real ways, but also are inspired to take Him beyond the walls of the church. When that happens, worship becomes more than just music, it becomes a lifestyle.

Favorite Verse: Never be lacking in passion, but keep you Spiritual zeal serving the Lord. — Romans 12:11