Founders


Dr. Paul Brady

Founder / President

Dr. Paul Brady, along with his wife Karen, are the Founding and Senior Pastors of Living River Ministries. Dr. Brady ministers globally with a strong apostolic, prophetic anointing, delivering a timely and practical word that transforms lives and brings change. Prayer is a strong focal point of his ministry as he mobilizes, empowers, and equips believers to become potent, strategic representatives of Jesus Christ who know how to release Heaven on earth in every situation. In May 2017, Dr. Brady received his Doctor of Ministry degree from School of Bible Theology Seminary and University.

Karen Brady

Vice President

Along with being a strong, godly wife and mother, Pastor Karen ministers from a deep passion to see people truly grasp the life-transforming truths of Kingdom living practically in their everyday lives. She teaches and exhorts from the Word of God in the power of the Holy Spirit and from a rock-solid, personal revelation of the victory believers possess in Jesus Christ. in May 2017, Karen received her Masters in Ministry degree from School of Bible Theology Seminary and University. Dr. Brady and Karen are parents of Joshua and Jeremia.

Administration


Dr. Harvey Grahame-Smith

Dean

Harvey has had a long-term interest in teaching and seeing people enabled and equipped. He was involved in medical training during his time as both a hospital and a family doctor. Since leaving the medical field in 1996, Dr. Harvey has had extensive experience in ministry, including assisting in the Audio-Visual Department, facilitating many aspects of church life, organizing Christian meetings and crusades in Europe and Africa, overseeing church and ministry administration, coordinating and teaching in Bible school, serving on the management board of a homeless hostel and a dry-house facility, and operating as Principal of Living Rivers Christian School. Harvey and his wife, Shirley, have two children, Timothy and Sarah.

Pastor Shellie Love

Director

In addition to her role as part of the LRMC pastoral staff, Shellie Love is also the MCTC Director. She is the mother of two and has a heart for the world. And Shellie has one speed — "mach“ Fueled by a fire to see others fully engaged in their relationship with their Heavenly Father, she has devoted her life to pursue that goal. Shellie has more than 20 years of ministry experience, ministering both within the local church and around the world. Her bold, straightforward teaching style, which challenges people and moves them to action, is clear and concise. And when coupled with her humorous delivery and her genuine love for people, Shellie inspires a positive response from her audience. In May 2017, Shellie received her Masters of Christian Education degree from School of Bible Theology Seminary and University.

Instructors


Pastor Jake Merrick

Instructor

Jake has pursued a call to preach and teach since the age of 15. He received his undergraduate degree at Dallas Baptist University and his Masters of Divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, From 2011-2015, he taught as a professor of theology at Southwestern Christian University, Currently Jake is part of the LRMC pastoral staff. The husband of Nicole and father of Emilia and Adilynn. In addition to working inside the church, Jake owns True Cross Training, where he helps people understand the inseparable and seamless connection between spirit, soul, and body.

Dr. James Tan

Instructor

Dr. James Tan is a visionary leader. Presenting keen scriptural insight, he seeks to empower believers to pursue a living relationship with the Father through the reality of the Person of the Holy Spirit. Through international outreaches, Dr. Tan mentors and oversees a growing number of churches and ministries, providing counsel and inspiration. Besides planting and building churches, he coordinates a variety of humanitarian outreaches. Recognizing the need for believers to feed from both the Word and the Spirit of God in the local church, he seeks to emphasize “living theology” — the careful study and exposition of the Bible in a Spirit-filled environment. Dr. Tan and his wife Deborah have two sons, Ethan and Tristan.

Alex Garcia

Instructor

Alex came into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ in January 1985 and was baptized in the Holy Spirit two days later. In that same eventful year, he married his wife Karen. Alex and Karen share a passion for missions and for working with the Lord in the facilitation of this last great outpouring of His Spirit to all nations. Alex has trained at the University of Montana, Shiloh Training Institute, Victory World Missions Training Center, and Domata School of Missions.

Ross Haldy

Instructor

Ross Haldy, a graduate of MCTC, desires to see people empowered and functioning in their rightful place according to God's plan for their lives. Ross has been actively involved in pastoral ministry for nearly 20 years, overseeing youth, young adults, and men, as well as teaching a weekly discipleship training class. He is married to Brenda and is a father of two and grandfather of four.

Staff


Sofia Vasquez

Staff Member

Sofia has grown up in the ministry all her life, and her heart is to help others achieve their goals. She has traveled to several countries on mission trips for many years. She graduated from Victory Christian School in 2012 and pursued her passion for music at Victory Christian Bible College. After graduating from Bible college in 2014, she began her undergraduate studies in business and Administration in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Sofia is involved in the LRMC worship team and Audio-Visual Department, She joined the MCTC administration team while still a student and graduated with her Associates degree in May 2017.

Kyle Olphert

Staff Member

Kyle Olphert is a member of the MCTC team who works with the faculty and students to help provide excellence in the operation of MCTC functions. It is Kyle's belief that the right platform and atmosphere must be set in the classroom so that every student who comes through MCTC will receive the greatest opportunity to go deeper in his or her relationship with God. Kyle has been with Living Rivers Ministries since 2016, providing support to the Audio-Visual Department, He is a graduate of Victory Bible College and a firm believer in the principle that we should never stop learning. 

Andrew Acevedo

Staff Member

Andrew Acevedo was born again at a very young age. Although he faced many challenges, he refused to become a statistic. At the age of 19, Andrew chose to commit his life fully to ministering to the Church. Since then he has worked at igniting, empowering, and equipping the Body of Christ for more than 10 years. His passion is to see every believer free, filled, equipped, and activated in their God-given destiny. Currently Andrew is heavily involved in the ministry and helps at Millennial Tulsa - the area of ministry that he believes all Christians are called to in one aspect or another. Andrew is a graduate of both Victory Bible College and MCTC.

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