Aaron Wallace serves as the lead pastor of Reliance Community Church. Aaron has one desire, to passionately pursue the Lord. He is a true shepherd of his flock! Aaron believes strongly that the church is the people and that our calling is to “do life together” in Jesus. He has a strong commitment to see communities transformed by hope, love, and life that comes from a relationship with Christ. “From pastoral care to counseling, hospital visits and weddings pastor Aaron is a servant leader who puts his church family first. He can be found playing games with kids at VBS and setting up chairs for Sunday morning.”
Aaron’s passion for communicating the gospel shines through his teaching every Sunday as his enthusiastic delivery keeps his listeners engaged. Aaron loves people and wants everyone to understand their value and identity in Christ. God has BIG dreams for every person and that dream is to share Jesus to a world hungry for truth and ripe for the harvest!
Matt Lowry serves as the Worship and youth pastor of Reliance Community Church. He has a passion to see a generation pursue Jesus with a relentless hunger and love for the truth. Matt’s desire is to equip students in their kingdom purpose through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Matt grew up in the foothills of Ft. Collins, Colorado. He learned to love all mountain sports and you may say he has an obsession with fly fishing. Matt is one of those “creative” types as he loves photography, video, and graphic design.
Matt fell in love with his middle school sweet heart and now wife of 14 years, Darcie. They have three amazing kids-Caleb, Paige, and Titus.
Matt has served in full time pastoral ministry for the past 13 years. Ten of those faithfully serving at Asbury United Methodist Church in Wichita Kansas as the worship and youth pastor, before helping launch the Reliance Community family.
Ryan Wallace serves as the business and community life pastor of Reliance Community Church. Ryan joined the RCC staff in August of 2017. He has a passion for equipping, teaching, and leading others into a deeper relationship with Jesus. Ryan and Brie have a heart to see believers come to a full realization of their "sonship" in the Father which in turn increases intimacy with Jesus!
They are also passionate about the call to increase prayer and worship in the city. In addition to serving at Reliance, they serve in an ministry called Disciple Nations which is committed to "spreading the supremacy of Christ in the earth by igniting movements of disciple-making and prayer."
Tara Wells serves as the Family Life and Children's Pastor at Reliance Community Church and has shepherded this flock since 2012. Tara’s family has also accepted the role of serving the local church alongside her! In addition to serving at Reliance, Tara and her husband Jason are partnered with a ministry called Disciple Nations. They have a heart to equip elementary-aged student leaders, teaching them to have faith that they are mountain movers, demonstrating servant leadership, and evangelizing in their homes, schools, and communities. They believe the Lord is doing a new thing in the hearts of children's ministers across this city and look forward to partnering with those discipling children, seeing student leadership rise up, and for students to begin to set the example "In speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity" for young believers across Wichita and the world! Tara has a heart for seeing children begin to walk in the fullness of Christ by partnering with parents to lay a firm foundation in the Word, helping students and children develop their prayer lives, and truly know and be known by the Lord.
They believe the Lord is doing a new thing in the hearts of children's ministers across this city and look forward to partnering with those discipling children, seeing student leadership rise up, and for students to begin to set the example "In speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity" for young believers across Wichita and the world! Tara has a heart for seeing children begin to walk in the fullness of Christ by partnering with parents to lay a firm foundation in the Word, helping students and children develop their prayer lives, and truly know and be known by the Lord.
Jacob Hall serves as our "Next Generation" pastor. Jacob works and disciples our youth as well as over sees the young adult ministry. He and his wife Jordan have been a part of this family for many years and have given countless hours in laboring for the advancement of God’s kingdom. Both of them are talented musicians who absolutely love to worship Jesus! After high school they attended the Desperation Leadership Academy in Colorado Springs at Newlife Church where they studied classes on the place of prayer ministry, teaching ministry, and music ministry. Jacob and Jordan’s heart is simply to encourage believers in their intimacy with Jesus, empower them in creativity in their God-given gifts, and to grow in love beyond all worldly limitations.
Paige leads the Preschool and Mom’s Day Out ministry by strongly believing that we are here on Earth to make disciples who make disciples and promotes through the preschool that if you train a child up the way they shall go, that when they are old they will not depart from it. This is what she feels called to do and loves doing it.
Paige White serves as our preschool director. She was born and raised in Wichita, KS. Paige met her husband in middle school but they did not begin a relationship until Paige was in College at Southwestern University. Since then they have married and have two beautiful children. In Paige’s free time she enjoys baking, target shooting, going to the lake and spending time with friends and family.
Paige has the desire to love on children and their families in many different capacities. She has had a heart for serving people since her early childhood. Growing up she attended church pretty regularly but her relationship with God really took off when she attended high school church camps and went on a missions trip to Juarez, Mexico to build a house for a family that was homeless. Since then, her life experiences have really given her a heart for Jesus and provided her with her testimony. Last May, she left her teaching career with the Wichita Public School system because she felt called to ministry and wanted to be able to openly talk to children about God’s love for them. Since she became the Preschool Director at Reliance, she has been rapidly growing our Preschool and Mom’s Day Out Ministry.