Dr. Mike Webster is the founder and CEO of Spirit and Word Ministries and LifeCoach Communications, Inc. Past experience includes serving as the Lead Pastor of Believers’ Chapel in Cicero, NY and as the Founder and Director of Believers’ School of Ministry in Cicero, NY. Mike is also President Emeritus of Elim Bible Institute in Lima, NY. He has taught and ministered at conferences, workshops, Bible schools, and seminars throughout the US, across Canada and in several other nations. Mike holds the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. Mike and Donna, his wife of 47 years, are currently enjoying the adventure of grandparenting.


Jim Synakowski serves as the Utica Campus Pastor of Redeemer Church. He is a graduate of Regent University with Master’s degrees in Education and Practical Theology. Before pastoring at Redeemer, Jim taught 10 years at the Loudonville Christian school near Albany, NY. Jim and his wife Lindsay have been married for ten years and have two wonderful, energetic children. Their family’s passion is to live out, by God’s grace, 2 Corinthians 4:5, “For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.”

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