Spiritual Formation

Throughout the year, we have many great opportunities to connect with other growing believers and become equipped to discover and fulfill your God-given destiny.

Meet The Facilitators

Spiritual Formation

Brian Clark

Brian Clark has been an elder at CLC for over 5 years and has a deep passion for authentic, Christ-centered relationships that have impact. He has been married to his wife, Alonna, for 10 years and they have two beautiful daughters, Paisley and Adelaide. Together they enjoy opening their home and ministering to couples to live their marriages to the fullest potential. They also have been doing a Young Men’s and Women’s Encounter ministry under the CLC covering.

Freddy George

Freddy George and his wife, Marion, have been a part of CLC for 23 years. They have served the CLC community in a variety of ways over the years. Freddy recently retired from the Springdale Public Schools after 45 years of service. During those 45 years, Freddy served in several positions including Director of Operations and Maintenance. Upon retiring he held the position of Master Technician Specialist 1st class.  Freddy and Marion have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. This year they celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary. 

Class: Sharper Than A Two-Edged Sword: Part 2

Grant Roe

Grant serves as the College and Young Adults Pastor at Christian Life Cathedral. He is married to Afsaneh and they have an 8 month old son named Simeon. Before coming on staff, he worked for a leadership development company while finishing his MBA. He has a passion to equip young people with the ability to utilize their talents to advance the Kingdom of God.

Class: Discover Your Design. Discover Your Destiny.

Inger Nelson

Inger Nelson is an Arkansas native who has resided in Northwest Arkansas for 34 years. She has been happily married to her husband, Tyler, for 28 of those years. Their adult daughters and recent son-in-love are true blessings from God. Inger is a clinical social worker who has enjoyed employment in many venues.  Her most recent professional endeavor is to serve the Body of Christ in the role of a private practice practitioner.

Jocelyn Davis

Jocelyn and her husband, Jesse, along with their two children, Taylor and Jesse III, moved to Northwest Arkansas in July 2012. Prior to moving here, Jesse and Jocelyn were active members at St. Paul M.B.C in Bay, Arkansas, and served in various capacities for more than 17 years. The Lord revealed to Jocelyn her love for teaching 13 years ago, at which time, she became passionate about educating children with special needs. For the last 3 years, she has expounded on her call to educate by using her administrative gifting to train other educators. The gift of teaching did not stop in the classroom, but has also been used to bring light to God’s Word through multiple Bible studies, mentoring and counseling.

John Garrett Whiteside

John Garrett is a small business owner, husband and father of two beautiful girls. He enjoys connecting and walking alongside others. He is a certified facilitator and trainer of Laurie Beth Jones' Personality Elements Profile. Authenticity, transparency and generosity are his core values.

Class: The Story

Kyle Atkins

Kyle Atkins and his wife, Katie, have been a part of the CLC community for nine years. Kyle has a passion for strengthening communities and helping others develop their gifts. The Atkins’ founded a non-profit in 2014 called Lead For One that works primarily with children and teenagers to teach them leadership principles through service activities, both locally and globally. In 2016, Katie and Kyle began fostering and became a temporary home for children in need of a place to stay until they can be safely reunited with their family. Kyle is currently a Realtor and entrepreneur. He enjoys helping investors build a foundation for their future.

Les and Vicky Garrett

Les and Vicky knew after one visit to CLC several years ago that God wanted them to become apart of a church that teaches and practices "the love of God." Les retired a few years ago after owning a tire business for 38 years. Vicky is also retired after working 25 years in the Rogers school district. Together they enjoy outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, hiking and biking. Spending time with their blended family, which includes 4 grown children and 3 grandchildren, is especially sweet! Since 1988, Les has been a Bible teacher in many areas. Les and Vicky's passion can be summed up in Psalm 109:27 "and let them know that this is Your hand; you Lord, have done it."

Class: Hebrews Chapters 1-6

Mike and Lori Fisk

Mike and Lori Fisk have been a part of the CLC family for over a decade. Mike has served in various capacities, including his most recent area of service as an Elder at CLC.  Professionally, Mike has worked in the software industry for the past 20 years as an engineer, product manager, and innovator. Lori has been the Early Childhood Pastor at CLC for 12 years.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development and Education.  Mike and Lori have been married for 22 years and they have five beautiful children.

Rachel Collins

Rachel Collins is a mother, grandmother, author and passionate advocate for God's Word. For more than a decade, Rachel has used her God-given gifts to minister to hundreds of children as a children's minister, as well as lead chapel and Bible clubs in various schools.

Rachel lives and works in Springdale, AR.  She is blessed to have two of her daughters and their families living in the NWA area. However, a part of her heart resides in Kentucky where her oldest daughter and family live.

At church or on the job, Rachel's heart beats for the things of God and for today's women and the challenges they face. She mentors many women throughout the Northwest Arkansas community in an effort to help them find greater security in their identity in Christ, have more open communication with God, and never settle for less than all God has for them.

Reggie James

Reginald James is a 1997 graduate of the University of Arkansas with a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics. He completed a M.S. in Education in 2004 from Bethel College in McKenzie, Tennessee. Reginald is a pianist and organist, and enjoys playing a wide variety of music from jazz and country to R&B, but his passion is church music. In 2007, he joined the Christian Life Cathedral staff in Fayetteville, AR as the Worship and Arts Pastor. During the last decade Reginald has been actively involved in music production, and has arranged, recorded and produced several projects for individuals all across the country. Reginald finds fulfillment in helping other churches and musicians achieve their ministry goals and visions. 

Stephanie Hinsey

Stephanie has been happily married for 15 years to Simeon Hinsey and they have two very energetic boys. She has been in education for 17 years, the past nine as an Assistant Principal at an elementary school. Stephanie considers being a wife, mother and assistant principal her ministry and mission field.

Class: W Study: The Journey to the Inner Chamber

Stephen Ussery

Stephen Ussery moved to NWA in 2005 and has been attending Christian Life Cathedral since that time. He graduated from Christ for the Nations in Dallas, TX in 1980. He served on the board of Foundations International Ministries and taught Old Testament classes, which he loved doing. He has a heart for missions and has been to South Africa twice, as well as Canada and Mexico. He has 6 children and works at Springdale High School as the Technology Manager. He has been involved with Spark Jr. for 10 years and with the Celebrate Recovery Prayer Team. Stephen is known for having a passion for prayer.

Steve Dixon

Steve Dixon began his ministry in 1972 as an evangelist traveling extensively throughout the United States and many foreign countries conducting crusades. Steve is the founding pastor of Christian Life Cathedral in Fayetteville, Arkansas. CLC is a growing, thriving church body concerned with the hurts of our world. There is a philosophy and an attitude of ministry that the Dixons have that is most timely for this generation – a visible compassion for people and a positive message of restoration and hope for the hurting.