LEADERSHIP

        The Reverend Jonathan Hemphill is the founder and senior pastor of Another Level Ministries. Jonathan grew up in Southern California. He came to know the Lord through his mother, who even though she did not attend church regularly, sent him and his siblings to church. His mother eventually came to know the Lord as a result of his relationship with Christ. During Pastor Jonathan’s teenage years, he fell away making inappropriate choices for his life. Through adolescence and his early twenties he experimented
with clubs and promiscuity. However, Jonathan felt the hand of God tug at his heart and lead him to a new path. As with anything, when Jesus is put aside, life has a way of steering you back to your first love. Through trials and waywardness, Jonathan came to know that “for Christ we live and for Christ we die.”
       It was in 2003 when Jonathan received his calling to ordained ministry. His educational pursuits led him to study at The Southern California School of Ministry to further pursue a degree from The King’s College and Seminary in Theology with an emphasis in Biblical Counseling.Over the last eight years, God has done amazing things through Pastor Jonathan’s ministry, in and beyond the church walls. Lives have been saved, relationships have been restored, the Truth has been preached, and God’s
presence has been felt. In the words of Jonathan, “I was born to help shape people’s lives toward Christ. My purpose and destiny is tied to those who need to know that God has more for each individual. Like John the Baptist, ‘I am the voice crying out for such a time as this.’” Jonathan’s ministry extends the scope of ministry to real people, with real needs, met by real Jesus, with
real answers. He is frequently sought after for his leadership development and training. God is grooming him to be a brilliant pastoral figure for this generation.
        Jonathan offers youth and young adults principles that can be applied through Biblical instruction with practical application. He has served in various roles throughout his tenure in Christian ministry.

Angela Hemphill serves as our Executive Ministry Assistant. She has served in ministry for many years. Her roles have included youth minister, Sunday school teacher, church treasurer, deacon, young adult coordinator and praise team member. She loves the Lord and enjoys serving Gods
people! She is excited about being here at Another Level and is anxious to see what amazing things God has in store for this ministry. Angela’s role in our ministry is to give insight and provide leadership to our Ministry Teams. She is directly responsible for our King’s Kids Ministry which is our children Kindergarten to 5th Grade. Angela holds a Masters of Social Work (MSW)
from Azusa Pacific University and is a proud and active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

A member of Another Level Ministries since 2012. As a devoted mother and servant she strives to keep Christ first in her life. She is passionate about her co-chair position in our middle school ministry, UP. She is dedicated to serving in her church to the glory of God. Her purpose in life is to help others to mend broken relationships, mostly through a loving and compassionate presence and constant intercessory prayers. Her focus is to stay prayerful that God will continue to mold and transform her into the servant He intends her to be, however, painful and uncomfortable the process may be.

Tyra Dennis, born and raised in Los Angeles, California, has always been drawn to the stage by her talents: singing, composing music, playing the piano (as well as 11 other various instruments), acting and writing. At a young age, she started her music ministry in the baptist church singing in the children's choir and slowly grew to direct them as a young teen. She eventually grew in her gift and started to compose and score theater shows that were biblically based with an organization named CBG Arts (Chosen By God Arts) under the direction of Brandon Rainey. She has spent most of her adult years composing and teaching music to students of all ages.

Looking to add singers to her music database, she came across Another Level Ministries where she was called to become their worship leader. Never in a million years did she think that this was where she needed to be but she enjoys every moment of it. She was the music director for the 2017 ELCA Western States Youth Gathering (Cal Lutheran; Thousand Oaks, CA) and the Housebound Leader for the 2018 ELCA National Youth Gathering (Houston, TX). The singer, songwriter and musician has accomplished so much for her young age but her greatest accomplishment has been answering the call that God has placed on her life. 

FreXinet Johnson has been attending Another Level Ministries since our very first service and has been a member since 2015. Not only is she the administrative assistant but she is the co-director of our high school ministry Elevate, and the director of our performing arts ministry, Higher. When she is not serving at church, she works with #OperationFeedEveryone of which she is the co-founder. This is a ministry her good friend started in effort to feed hungry people in the downtown Los Angeles area. She has also founded her own organization, Performing to Save Lives (PTSL), which exists as a platform for youth to develop and showcase their talents rooted in the performing arts and hip hop culture. FreXinet is passionate about the youth and the quality of their lives, and is willing to serve them in any capacity. She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.