Deante & Arnalesa Lavender

Lead Pastors

Pastor Deante Lavender feels that he is called to motivate, uplift, and elevate the spirit and mind of anyone who listens. In every interaction, conversation, speech, or sermon his goal is to tell the truth in a way that people can understand the will of God.

Pastor Arnalesa Lavender's speaking and preaching ability spans and connects across generations and she has been given the gift to connect with the hearts of those who hear her messages.  She operates in the gift of faith, her wisdom is beyond her years and anyone who sits to hear her speak will hear God’s heart flow from her lips.

They have two beautiful children: Liana Grace and Deante Jr.

Together,  Pastors Lav and Lesa believes that the spirit of God is not limited to the church. They believe that strong Christians are needed in the corporate world, the judicial system, Hollywood, and beyond. They are doing their best to spread the message of Jesus Christ to their sphere of influence and then the world.

Bianca Hicks

Chief Ministry Officer

Bianca has had a heart for ministry at The Remedy Church since its foundation. She believes we have an opportunity and responsibility to accurately show people who Jesus is by how we love, serve, and care. Bianca is committed to cultivating a loving and dynamic experience where people encounter and come to know who Christ is through His people. As Chief Ministry Officer, Bianca brings together the unique giftings of each ministry leader to see and meet the needs of those we’ve been called to serve. Being part of ministry is a rewarding way to get connected at The Remedy Church and Bianca invites you to be part of the Remedy Experience. 

Jeremy Walker

Director of Worship

Jeremy has served in music ministry for over 15 years as an instrumentalist and vocalist. He also serves as a professional background vocalist and gospel artist. Jeremy oversees the worship team, sound team, and choir. His passion is creating and cultivating a culture of worship that leads the people of God into healing and deliverance. Jeremy believes that if we can all worship together with one accord, we can shift our perspective, grow our faith, and strengthen each other.

Brittany Young

Director of Remedy Kids

Minister Brittany has been teaching children's ministry for 8 years and has over 15 years of experience working with children. Brittany is currently working as a  Lead Preschool teacher at Head Start. She is a proud graduate of The University of Akron with an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development and Bachelors in Child and Family Development. She  believes children can have their own personal relationship with Christ no matter what age they are. Our motto in Remedy Kids is to learn about Christ while having fun!

Maya Sparks

Director Of Divergent (Teen Ministry)

Maya has a huge love for the teens and believes that helping them grow their relationship with Christ is most important.  She looks forward to building deeper connections with the teens and wants to be someone that they can lean on during these very important and transformative years. She believes that with a solid foundation and proper support, teenagers are able to know and reflect Christ in their daily lives. Maya wants the teens to embrace the fact that they  are called to be different.  Divergent is built on Deuteronomy 14:2 , "You have been set apart as holy to the LORD your God, as he has chosen you from all the nations of the earth to be his own special treasure." 

CJ Owensby

Director Of Remnant (Young Adult Ministry)

CJ Owensby feels that he is called to young adults around the globe and has a mission to spread the gospel, build strong community, and train up young adults in the word of God! CJ has been serving in ministry with young adults for 3 years and helped create and cultivate Remnant Young Adult Ministry at The Remedy Church. CJ believes that: “No matter how young you are, no matter what mistakes you’ve made, if you keep the will of God at the forefront of your life, anything is possible!

Ricardo Spencer

Director of Education

Rico has a heart and passion to help people understand the word of God, how they can apply the Word and to see them grow in their faith. He oversees and directs all aspects of Christian Education for adults, youth ministries and children’s ministries. Bro. Rico manages the development and growth of the Christian Education area by critiquing and evaluating all educational materials to make sure that we have the best curriculums to engage the body of Christ! He has been a teacher of the Word for 8 years and will continue to teach until he's called home.  Ephesians 4:11-12 says it best..."Now these are the gist Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers.  Their responsibility is to equip God's people to do His work and build up the church, the body of Christ."