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Pastors & Staff

Joey Elsky

Lead Pastor

Pastor Joey Elsky, originally from Odenville, Alabama, moved with his faithful wife Melanie Elsky to Prattville, Alabama in the mid 90s to follow the calling that God put in their hearts to minister to the area.  Pastor Joey has since helped plant many churches while also building  a church with thousands of members. In 2012, Pastor Joey and Melanie stepped away from ministry because although the church was thriving, the family was severely struggling. Between 2012 and 2016, God was faithful in restoring the Elsky family to a place much better than they could have imagined. With God's restoration came the opportunity to step back into ministry with Real Life Church, and Pastor Joey and Melanie are once again working toward the calling that God put on their hearts.

Jon Vancoille

Associate Pastor

Pastor Jon Vancoille, from Prattville, Alabama, has been serving in ministry for over eight years. He was not raised in church but always felt a call to ministry with every church he visited. Pastor Jon  began obeying his calling to minister with running production for children’s ministry, and eventually, God opened the door for him to teach and lead in children’s ministry. In 2015, Pastor Jon and his wife began serving at Real Life Church by building and leading the children's ministry. In 2020, Pastor Jon stepped out of children's ministry and began fulfilling the Associate Pastor role at RLC. He loves serving in church and feels his and his family's lives have been blessed by it.

Lakesha Vancoille

Executive Administrator

Lakesha Vancoille, from Eclectic, Alabama is the Executive Administer here at Real Life Church. She started serving in ministry eight years ago as a children's ministry worship leader, and since then, she has also served as part of the main worship team and as the children's team administrator. In 2019, Lakesha took a step of faith by joining the staff at Real Life Church as the Executive Administrator and working full-time in ministry. The moment she joined the RLC Staff, amazing changes started taking place. She has a heart for serving people, and in her own words, " [She] loves to Invest, Invite, and Involve people in our ministry!"

Gregg Zachary

Kidz Pastor

Pastor Gregg Zachary, from Elmore, Alabama, has served in ministry for over thirty years. He began serving as a youth pastor and singles pastor, but eventually, Pastor Zach found his calling as a children's pastor. He believes that children are not the church of tomorrow but rather the church of today. In 2020, he and his wife began looking for a place to minister that was closer to their son, and God opened the door for them at Real Life Church. Pastor Zach does an amazing job creating an environment for the kids at RLC where they can have fun and connect with God.

Cory Beck

Youth Pastor

Pastor Cory Beck, from Luverne, Alabama, grew up under Pastor Joey's ministry from the age of twelve. Pastor Cory has been serving in ministry since he was a young adult.  He has served from the parking lot team to the children's team and has a great attitude and loves talking to and encouraging people. In early 2021, he joined the Real Life Church family  as our youth pastor. Pastor Cory has a passion for God’s Word and seeing people come into a true relationship with Jesus, and he loves getting to share his passion throughout the week by ministering to the students at RLC.

Lee Rone

Head of Production

Lee Rone, from Montgomery, Alabama, comes from a family of ministers. Through friends and family, he began attending Real Life Church. Shortly after, Lee realized God called him to serve within the church. With a Bachelor's degree in Music Production, he knew he could help run the sound production. Lee felt that God showed him a path to use his talents that led him to discover a new career in ministry at RLC. He not only serves because he enjoys it but also because it helps create an atmosphere for people to better receive God's Word.

Kirsten Elsky

Multi-media Manager

Kirsten Elsky, from Prattville, Alabama, is the Multi-Media Manager at Real Life Church. She has been serving in ministry for seven years and loves every minute of it. Kirsten began serving in the children's ministry; later, she served as the interim youth pastor for a little over a year. In the summer of  2020, she became part of the RLC staff as an administrative intern under Lakesha Vancoille. Through hard work and initiative, Kirsten now works as the Multi-Media Manager for the RLC Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Website, and App.