The TLC leadership team is composed of passionate servant leaders, who are committed to motivating and empowering others to succeed.  We work diligently to build strong individuals and teams who work together for the common goal of “Equipping Christians and Building Leaders”.  We humbly accept the responsibility of being image bearers of Christ and are focused on creating disciples, who fulfill their individual and Kingdom purpose.


Apostle Buddy Crum


Dr. Mary Crum


Prophet Catherine Sykes


Pastor Samuel Giles

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Pastor Alex Jackson


Pastor Charles Fraley


Prophet Pat Fraley


Dr. Sharon Richardson


Pastor Ayanna Giles


Elder James Fields


Dr. Hope Eady

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Dr. Buddy holds unique insights and strategies into church and business, seeing the two married to fulfill God’s Kingdom principles today. He brings a diverse and rich background in administration, finance and spiritual truths to any church, corporation or conference to which he ministers or consults. He is active in ministering prophetically and enjoys the laying on of hands to impart God’s gifts for your church, business or city.

Dr. Buddy serves as Co-Pastor of Life Center Ministries, along with his wife, Dr. Mary Crum. He is ordained through Christian International (CI) Ministries and actively serves as an Executive Board Member with Christian International Business Network and Christian International Board of Governors under Bishop Bill Hamon. He has authored several books: Spiritual Principles of Money, Pressing on With Joy, Turning Your Regrets Into Remembrances, and Future is Now – Breaking the Status Quo and several other publications that are used by similar churches.

Dr. Buddy received his degree of Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Christian International and earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biblical Economics from Logos College and School of Theology.

As a prophet Dr. Mary has released timely prophetic/apostolic words over leaders, churches, conferences, cities, regions and nations. Dr. Mary’s gifting transcends cultural and ethnic barriers enabling her to minister with authority and power, demonstrate miracles and break down strongholds to release others into new levels of their call and destiny. Ministering nationally and internationally, Dr. Mary’s prophetic ministry has literally impacted thousands around the globe.

God has given Dr. Mary a dynamic and unique anointing to activate Christians into hearing the voice of the Lord, prophesying in a flow and advancing in the prophetic. In her workshops, schools and Prophetic Boot Camps, all who are present are challenged, empowered, and inspired to hear and do what God says you can do. Dr. Mary brings challenge, wisdom, purpose, humor, and creative ways to activate believers. Dr. Mary is known as a pioneer in prophetic activation.

Dr. Mary’s call is to “reproduce reproducers who reproduce reproducers”. She is internationally recognized as anointed to activate Christians into their spiritual gifts and callings and to raise up ministry teams. Although based in Atlanta, Georgia, she has trained and mentored thousands of ministers and ministry teams throughout the nation and the world. Many ministers and ministry teams raised up under her mentoring and training are now mentoring and training others, reproducing what they have learned, and are traveling throughout the world ministering and training the Body of Christ.

Dr. Mary’s passion is for you to have the opportunity to be challenged to discover your spiritual gifts, have them activated and fully functioning effectively with wisdom, maturity and demonstration as you fulfill your purpose and destiny for the advancement of God’s Kingdom.

Dr. Mary Crum founded the Life Center Ministries in 1985 which includes Apostolic/Prophetic Church and Training Center. She serves as co-Senior Leaders with husband, Senior Leader Apostle Buddy Crum.

Dr. Mary and Dr. Buddy Crum met at the University of Georgia and have been happily married since 1959. Both received their ministerial education and ordination through Christian International. They have three children, Paul Crum and wife Holly, grandsons Will, Caleb and Joel; Wildes Crumm and grandsons Kenneth and Johnathan; and daughter Catherine Sykes. Dr. Mary and Dr. Buddy currently reside in Cumming, Georgia.

Dr. Mary Crum received her Doctorate of Religious Philosophy (Pastoral Theology) from Logos College and School of Theology. She is actively involved with Christian International, serving on its Board of Governors, the Board of Directors, and as a Member of Christian International Network of Prophetic Ministries and Churches.

Prophet Catherine Sykes has traveled both nationally and internationally ministering prophetically, teaching, training and activating Christians into the gifts of the Holy Spirit under the covering of Life Center Ministries. Catherine is an ordained Prophet holding leadership positions with Life Center Ministries which include serving as its Director of Ministry as well as an Elder at Life Center Family Church. She also has direct responsibility for the development of training programs provided through the ministry, all conferences and oversight all of Life Center’s Ministry Teams.

She has ministered and trained Christian leaders throughout the U.S. as well as in South Africa, China, the Philippines, Canada, Israel, Bulgaria, Ukraine, England and Cuba. As Director of Ministry she oversees the Life Center Introductory and Advanced Schools for Prophetic Training; The School of Miracles; Schools of Apostolic Training; Sound of Fire Training Workshops; Leadership Equipping Series; School of Government and other training schools and workshops designed to equip, heal and mature the Body of Christ. Catherine operates in a charged prophetic flow, teaching and activation anointing, and possesses a real sensitivity to the Holy Spirit.

In addition to her ministry responsibilities, Catherine is also an accomplished entrepreneur, starting and operating several businesses on Kingdom principles.

Pastor Samuel Giles is a dynamic leader who God is raising to be a voice of clarity and strength to advance His kingdom. As an anointed prophet with a pastoral heart, God has uniquely crafted Pastor Samuel to equip, develop, and empower His people to walk in the fullness of their identity in Christ.

Pastor Samuel demonstrates a keen awareness of people’s needs and has a desire to help them find their purpose, gifting, function, and usefulness in the Body of Christ.

As a seeker of truth, his insatiable thirst for knowledge has made him a proven source of wisdom and counsel to many in ministry and business.

Pastor Samuel is passionate about the Word of God and ministers it with revelatory insight to unlock spiritual truths that challenges mindsets and releases strategies that bring about hope, deliverance, and transformation. His passion to see the people of God made whole is displayed in every aspect of his ministry.

He boldly endeavors to demonstrate the supernatural power of God to destroy every limitation of the enemy off of the lives of God’s people.

Pastor Samuel has held many leadership positions in the Body of Christ and has held positions on the Life Center staff as the former Director of Finance and Director of Operations. He has served as a team leader on several ministry teams including the prophetic teams, miracle teams, missions teams, and supernatural healing and deliverance teams. Currently, he serves as a leader in the Leadership Develop Program.

He is a devoted husband to his wife, Pastor Ayanna Giles, who co-labors with him in life and ministry.

As Executive Director of Leadership Development at The Life Center Church, Pastor Alex Jackson focuses on seeing the people of God equipped and empowered to impact their world through discipleship training and leadership development. He has served in ministry for over 31 years and has previously served as a Children’s Ministry Teacher, Youth Leader, Adult Bible Teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, Staff Elder, Operations Officer, and Christian Education Director, as well as a Pastor.

He demonstrates a keen awareness of people’s needs and has a desire to help people to find their purpose, gifting, function, and usefulness in the Body of Christ. Pastor Alex enjoys bringing to light the hidden leadership potential in every believer and activating people into using that gift to the glory of God. He has been used to establish Christian Education departments and ministry teams, as well as to develop many leaders and leadership teams over his years in ministry.

Equipped with a powerful prophetic anointing, Pastor Alex has been used to encourage many over the years to find and appreciate their place in the Kingdom of God. He provides wise counsel with Christ-centered biblically based principles for everyday life and teaches passionately, openly and honestly, sharing from his successes and failures. His greatest passion is to see people fulfill their God given purpose and reach their destiny through transformation resulting from a sincere relationship with Jesus Christ.

Pastor Alex believes firmly that families are the foundation of The Life Center and that building strong new families and strengthening existing ones is critical to expanding the Kingdom of God.

Pastor Alex and his wife Casey have enjoyed a rich and fulfilling marriage for over 53 years.

Pastor Charles Fraley has been a member of TLC for 30 years and is an ardent encourager with a servant’s heart. His passion is for men to know their Lord and Savior so deeply that they might encourage others to grasp the treasures that our Father intended for them. He loves challenging men to reach the fullness of all that God has placed inside of them and to become men who lead in all area of their lives.

He was a teacher for 33 years and has worked with men of all ages – as a high school athletic coach, as a men’s Bible study leader, as a youth director, and various other positions. Pastor Charles has served at TLC as an Usher/Gate Keeper and is currently responsible for developing and leading the Men’s Fellowship. The emphasis of the Men’s Fellowship is on study and application of the Word to issues that men face, getting real and becoming vulnerable with each other and God, accountability, and ministering to one another, and others through prayer and using the various gifts God has given to each one.

Pastor Charles also ministers on TLC’s prophetic ministry team and serves as an Elder along with his wife, Prophet Patricia Fraley.

In this, love is perfected with us so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment, for we are as He is in this world. 1 John 4:1

God has given Prophet Patricia (Pat) Fraley a passion for teaching and activating the saints to boldly operate with excellence in their spiritual gifting and calling in all areas of life. She emphasizes an understanding of the authority and power given the saints by the Holy Spirit. She has taught, trained and ministered nationally and internationally and has a heart to see the Body of Christ operate in unity and demonstrating an undeniable Kingdom influence.

Prophet Pat has been training and activating in the prophetic for over 30 years. She is currently the Director of Prophetic Training at LCM., responsible for developing and maturing the leaders and members of Life Center’s prophetic teams. Additional responsibilities within LCM include developing teaching, training, and team materials for the prophetic; teaching, training and activating the saints through Life Center’s Introductory and Advanced Schools for Prophetic Training; and monthly preaching and teaching on Friday evening prophetic services. Prophet Pat is an Elder along with her husband Pastor Charles Fraley at Life Center Family Church, she serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Life Center Ministries and is a member of Life Center Ministries Executive Leadership Committee. Prophet Pat also travels and is sought after to provide teaching, training, and activating in the prophetic at conferences and workshops, and to assist in developing prophetic teams within other churches and ministries.

Dr. Sharon R. Richardson, Director of the Supernatural Healing and Deliverance Ministry team (SH&D), received a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from World Vision Bible College; Gainesville GA in 1998. Received her Master’s in Christian Counseling (2016) and Doctorate Degree in Christian Leadership and Management (2018) from Kingdom Covenant Leadership Institute; Miami FL. She has completed Elijah House Training and is a certified Restoring the Foundations Healing House Minister.

As SH&D Director, Dr. Richardson leads the ministry school, the ministry team, SH&D conferences, and workshops at Life Center Ministries. She also serves as an Elder and a Council Member of the Leadership Development Program.

Dr. Richardson is registered through the Georgia Courts Registrar as a Mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. She has a 32-year career at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta GA. As a member of Toastmasters International, she launched the CDC Roybal Toastmaster Corporate Club, where she served as President and Secretary.

Dr. Richardson’s Purpose Statement:

To provide a place for you to receive PEACE so that WISDOM is present; To DEVELOP FAITH and HOPE; to DEMONSTRATE your full POTENTIAL; to experience IMPARTATION for TRANSFORMATION and REDEEMING your IDENTITY through DIGNITY, HONOR, and COMPASSION for VICTORY and SUCCESS.

Ayanna is a native of Brooklyn, New York and lived in a couple of places before moving to Atlanta in 2007. She married a really handsome and an all-around awesome fellow in 2008. In 2011, she and that awesome fellow joined Life Center taking advantage of the trainings offered. Driven by her passion for seeing lives transformed by the love and power of Jesus Christ, she’s worn many hats over the years serving in ministry. Even with her no-nonsense approach to the things of Lord, she is silly, loves to laugh, and likes burning calories while laughing. One of her fondest memories is serving inmates (not as an inmate – being incarcerated is not part of the testimony) and their families in several capacities at the Fairfax County Detention Center and Pre-Release Center for many years. This has stirred her love even more for the rejected, downcast, and forgotten.

She attended school for a number of years earning everything from a Kindergarten certificate to a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from The University of Cincinnati. Just when she thought she was finished with school, she went back to earn a Paralegal certificate from Emory University. Ayanna began working in the investment management industry while in high school, but after receiving her undergraduate degree in Administration of Justice with a concentration in Spanish from George Mason University, she chose a career in the legal field working as a Patent Prosecution Legal Assistant. It wasn’t until she moved to Atlanta that she returned to the investment management industry. Since 2010, she has been a Securities and Corporate Paralegal for the same boutique law firm in Midtown.

In her not-so-often down times she enjoys watching THE Ohio State University Buckeyes play football during football season, reading, traveling, going on missions’ assignments abroad, learning to speak other languages, and spending time with cool people especially with, you guessed it, that awesome fellow. He comes 2nd to spending time with the Lord though :-)

“Don’t be so serious ALL of the time. God doesn’t mind His children laughing and having acceptable fun. Let the church say, ‘Go Buckeyes!!!!’ “

Dr. Hope Eady is an anointed prophet, teacher, writer and motivational speaker who God has charged with preaching, teaching, and prophesying to the Body Christ. In her over 20 years of ministry, Dr. Hope has trained prophets, leaders, and teachers to hear the voice of God and to relay the heart of God to His people.

She is known for her dynamic and pragmatic ability to both equip and mobilize Kingdom leaders and warriors by providing spiritual tools, prophetic revelation, ministry training, and practical resources. Dr. Hope ministers foundational, biblically-based teaching that supports a powerful prophetic ministry.

She is the author of Revelations of the Father, a book which recounts 12 divine visions from the Lord and what He revealed about Himself in each one. This book has led many people into a place of greater intimacy and enabled them to embrace God as a loving and faithful Father.

She serves as the founder of Elijah Company Prophetic School as well as Hope International Ministries, an outreach ministry that carries forth a God-ordained mandate to preach the gospel, heal the wounded and broken-hearted, and bring liberty to those who are bound. As a speaker, she is creative, insightful and moves in revelatory knowledge of the Word of God.

She is a member of The Life Center Church in Dunwoody, Georgia under the leadership of senior leaders, Drs. Buddy & Mary Crum, where she serves as an ordained Prophet and Teacher. She also serves as the Director of Education and Training, on the Leadership Development Program Council and on the Executive Leadership Committee.

For 17 years, she was a member of University Ministries International under the pastorate of Bishop J.L. and Pastor Edna Brown, where she ministered on the Prophetic Team and served as the Church Administrator, the Director of the Christian Education Department, and the Director of the Singles’ Ministry.