Under the leadership of Pastor Doriane and her brother Senior Pastor Daniel Parker, Kingdom Life Ministries has experienced dynamic growth and become a beacon of light in Grand Rapids. KLM is a multicultural, non-denominational ministry that preaches the powerful, uncompromised Word of God and brings dynamic conferences, praise & worship, drama, dance, mime and various community programs to the city.
Currently Pastor Doriane is training and mentoring many women. She is also the founder of the Deborah Project, a ministry to single mothers that equips and empowers women for the Kingdom. Pastor Doriane believes that God wants His people BETTER and not BITTER, no matter what life circumstances may be. She believes that the power of God can change lives and that effectual, fervent prayer can change communities, cities and even nations. She is a graduate of Trinity Bible College and Cornerstone University. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. Pastor Doriane cherishes her role as a wife and mother. She is married to Kenneth Sims and together they have 6 beautiful children, Danielle, Christopher, Charity, Judah, Chris and Gabrielle.
Liz (Shields) McKay: After a career as a professional model in Japan, Korea and Canada, Liz (Shields) McKay returned to Grand Rapids where she completed Chic School of Cosmetology, and worked as a stylist. After her marriage to Mike McKay and the birth of their daughter, Maddy, Liz' interest in Children's Ministry blossomed. She served several years as an assistant to the Children's Pastor. When Pastor moved on, Liz was brought on staff to oversee Children's Ministry. With a strong anointing for healing, and a passion to see children come into their destiny as part of God's Kingdom, Liz is motivated to equip both parents and Children's Ministry staff to touch children with the Father's love and draw them into intimacy with Him.
Pastor Denise Stevenson: Growing up in spanish harlem has given her the ability to be direct in a penetrating way. Combine that with the knowledge of God's truths and His LOVE...well, you'll just have to come to the and see for yourself. She has served in ordained ministry since 1991 and has always felt a call to hurting women. She was founder of the Tri-state Area Women’s Fellowship Bible Study, taught life skills workshops to pregnant and parenting teens in foster care, she served as the Pastor of Women’s Ministries for City Hope Ministries from this church planting restart through Fall 2011 and is currently a minister at Kingdom Life Ministries. Pastor D additionally serves as the Project Coordinator for Strong Beginnings, a Federally Funded Healthy Start program created to address health disparities, improve access to health care, and health education for those disproportionately affected and living in underserved areas. She is pursuing a Master’s degree in Ministry Leadership from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.
Because of Pastor Denise’s life-long commitment to service, in 2010 she was awarded Cornerstone University’s prestigious Woman of Influence award for her 20 plus years of outstanding community service and leadership. Pastor Denise is a firm believer that when you make yourself available to the Lord and allow Him to direct your path He will reward you openly for your faithfulness.