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MEET OUR TEAM

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Pastor Lindsay Holloway, CNP

Executive Director/Co-Founder

Lindsay Holloway lived a life of addiction and incarceration for years. Since being set free from these life-controlling issues, she is driven to shine a light to lead people to Jesus’ transformative love. She has been sharing her testimony and serving in ministry for over 10 years in jails, prisons, schools, recovery programs, and churches. One of her passions is to remove barriers for those coming out of incarceration to have a real second chance. She serves as an advocacy speaker for criminal justice reform policies in multiple nonprofit organizations. She founded TILM in 2016. She lives in Baxter, TN with her husband, Derek, and daughter, Elizabeth. ​ Lindsay is currently completing her Bachelor of Organizational Leadership with Tennessee Technological University and holds her Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) industry certification through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. ​ She is actively involved on several reentry boards and committees including those which advise the TN Dept of Corrections (TDOC) on reentry matters and best practices.

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Rev. Derek Holloway

Co-Founder/Spiritual Director

Derek Holloway is an ordained and licensed minister. Because God set him free from a life of addiction and incarceration over 16 years ago, he loves sharing the Word of God through preaching, teaching, and in music. He plays music at churches, prisons, and events. He has also written and recorded his own southern rock Christian music. Derek is the owner of One Son's Carpentry and Woodworking. His business is a ministry too, as it has helped prodigal children learn a trade and more about Jesus. Derek is married to Lindsay Holloway.

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Rev. Rob Frazier, MBA, MPS, CNP

Director of Development

Rob is a native of Middle Tennessee and has lived in this area his whole life. He is a nonprofit leadership expert specializing in the development and growth of faith-based nonprofits.

As a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God through the TN Ministry Network and graduate of the Tennessee School of Ministry (T-SOM), he also serves as the lead pastor of MercyPoint Assembly of God in Jamestown, TN.

 

In addition to his  work with TILM, Rob is the CEO of the Signature Media Group, a business consulting and marketing agency. As the former media strategist for Power of Putnam, our county's antidrug coalition, he contributes his expertise to community well-being by leveraging his work at the intersection of preventionist and recovery specialist. 

Rob actively participates in various committees and proudly represents the faith-based sector for Jackson County, TN. In this role, he facilitates ongoing discussions on recovery and prevention within the faith-based community of Gainesboro, TN.

 

Having experienced a radical deliverance from addiction through the Adult & Teen Challenge program, Rob is on a mission to extend the same freedom to others struggling with life-controlling issues.

In 2023, he achieved his BS in Organizational Leadership from Tennessee Technological University, specializing in nonprofit leadership. Building on this foundation, he completed his Master's of Strategic Leadership (MPS)  from the Tennessee Technological University College of Graduate Studies, earning a graduate certificate en route. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Western Governor's University and is currently working on his PhD in Organization and Management from Liberty University. 

 

Rob's commitment to excellence is reflected in his industry certifications, including Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and Certified Nonprofit Executive (CNE) through the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives.

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Niki Payne, A.A.S.

Program Director

Niki has lived in the Upper Cumberland since 1987. First moving to Sparta then Cookeville. She is originally from San Diego California. She moved to TN in hopes of giving her children a better life. During this time, she battled a 28 year addiction and was not able to gain her sobriety until 1999 when she was introduced to Jesus at the Cookeville Rescue Mission. Ms Payne quickly learned the value of helping others walk, often run out of the very darkness she lived in. Niki has been working for over 20 years assisting others to find their own recovery and introducing them to Jesus through her actions. She is trained in many areas of recovery and mental health. Program development/work is a gifting she excels in. Niki lives in Monterey TN with her husband Jon and grandson Quincye. 

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Tina Ledbetter, CPRS

Senior House Manager II

Tina Ledbetter is from Middle Tennessee and loves her family. She has 3 wonderful children, Alesha, Mackenzie and Lane, as well, she is mother in-law to beautiful Haley. She is also a grandmother to beautiful Alyssa who is the apple of Tina’s eye. She is a firm believer in Jesus Christ and His redemptive power to change lives. In her testimony God is the main Character meeting her right where she was when she came to believe in someone greater than herself. Tina states she believes God does miracles every day as she has seen it first hand in her employment in the ministry at This Is Living Ministries. She loves watching God change lives daily. Tina has worked in a local mental health facility since gaining her own recovery journey and has done well. She is a great example of what happens when we answer the call of God.

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Kendra Martin, CPRS

House Manager II

Kendra is an overcomer of years of severe depression and addiction. She spent many years battling thoughts and attempts of suicide, feeling totally helpless and completely hopeless, which she tried to numb with the use of drugs. She found recovery and reconnected with Jesus in 2019 when her lawyer sent her to a faith-based treatment center. There she discovered her calling and purpose. After finding the hope and peace that can only be found in Christ, sobriety and joy seemed to come easy. That is something she feels the need to share with anyone who will listen. She plans to spend the rest of her life sharing this hope with anyone who is struggling with addiction or mental health. Kendra is a living example that there is life after the darkness of addiction and depression and that God loves to give us life abundantly!

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Kerri  Matthews, M.S.

House Manager I

Kerri is a native of the Upper Cumberland. She was born and raised in Jamestown, TN and has called Cookeville and Baxter home since she started college at 17 years old. Kerri is a mother of three young children-Addison, Audrey, and Carter-and her children are her favorite ministry.

 

Kerri’s work experience is centered around health education, community outreach, and collective impact, and she is very passionate about holistic approaches to physical, mental, and emotional health. She holds a Masters in Training and Development from East Tennessee State University, and works in leadership with our local Department of Health.  

 

Kerri is no stranger to mental health challenges. She has lived a life driven by deep depression, life controlling anxiety, and a spirit of unworthiness that dictated every thought, belief, and action for many years. Kerri has witnessed first-hand how God can (and will!) continuously intervene when you are open enough to receive it. Kerri’s favorite thing in the world is to help others realize their worth as a child of God and just be present with others as they navigate their emotions and allow God’s peace to speak into their storms.

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Jennifer Brown

House Manager I

Born and raised in Cookeville, Tennessee to a loving Christian family, Jennifer has a passion for seeing women reach their potential through Jesus Christ. 

She is a graduate of LifeChangers Outreach and a heart for ministry. 

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Rose Spagnola

Board Treasurer

Rose is the owner of two businesses, Alvina Business Services, a full-service bookkeeping practice, and Emerald Rose Productions, aka: The Drone Lady, a commercial videography/photography business in Cookeville. She has served on numerous boards throughout the years as well as helped several non-profits and churches with their books. Rose and her husband were specialized foster parents for 11 years and helped raise over 55 children during that time. They have 4 grown children and 6 grandchildren. Both Rose and her husband are also actively involved in jail ministry through Life Church.

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Leslie Scott

Board Member

Leslie Scott is a middle Tennessee native, military spouse, and mother of two adult children. She works as real estate broker with the Realty Firm in Cookeville, Tennessee. 

Leslie has held many volunteer positions including teaching children in Sunday school, jail ministry, and military family readiness. In addition to her expertise, Leslie brings to our ministry an amazing heart and we see fruit in our ladies as a result of her selflessness to serve. 

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Cathie Oakley

Board Member

Bio Coming Soon!

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Ghost Holloway

Chief Executive Good Boy

Ghost Holloway is an integral part of our ministry, serving in the capacity of Chief Executive Good Boy.  His roles include teaching our staff how to properly pose for staff photos. His hobbies include playing with his ball relentlessly. 

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Willie Holloway

Chief Executive Good Boy

Willie James Holloway is an integral part of our ministry, serving in the capacity of Chief Executive Good Boy. His roles include teaching our staff how to properly pose for staff photos. He enjoys going outside wearing his power vest. 

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