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Meet Our Leaders


Apostle Jeff & First Lady Denise Englehart

Apostle Jeff Englehart:
Lead Pastor

Serves as the Lead Pastor at Redeeming Love Christian Embassy and is the Presiding Bishop of Redeeming Love Ministries International. Jeff has an Apostolic gifting that promotes vision, excellence, and order in the lives of people as well as other ministries.  Jeff attended North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Jeff was licensed by the Assemblies of God and Ordained by Destiny Reformation International as an Apostle in 1999. He serves on several boards of International Ministries. He owns his own business called Master Design & Consulting. Jeff oversees the following areas of Ministry at the Embassy:

  • Lead Pastor

  • Business Administration

  • Embassy office staff

  • Executive Team

  • Fine Arts Department

  • Redeeming Love Ministries International   

First Lady Denise Englehart:

  • Teacher & Child Development

First Lady Denise Englehart serves as the Minister of Education and Child development at Redeeming Love Christian Embassy. Denise graduated from Southeastern University in Lakeland Florida and is a gifted Teacher.

Jeff and Denise have three daughters and one son, Skyelar, Taylor, Destiny, and Landon.

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Pastor A. James & Pastor Darlene Englehart

Pastor James and Pastor Darlene Englehart serve as the Pastors Emeritus of Redeeming Love Christian Embassy. Pastor was Licensed and Ordained with the Assemblies of God and Consecrated as a Bishop by Destiny Reformation International in 2000. Pastor attended North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Darlene attended Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri and was Ordained as a Teacher by Destiny Reformation International in 2000. Throughout the Englehart's 50+ years of Ministry, they have mentored and rose up Pastors, Teachers, Evangelists, Prophets and Apostles for the Kingdom of God. They have two sons, Jamie and Jeff; two daughters-in-law, Wendy and Denise; and six grandchildren, Brittany, Brandon, Skyelar, Taylor Destiny, and Landon. They oversee the following Ministries of the Embassy:

  • Mentoring

  • Hospital Care & Visitation

  • Pastoral Care

  • J.O.Y. Club 55+

  • Facility Cleaning Teams

  • Ground and Maintenance Teams

  • Counseling

  • Worship Center Pre Teams

  • Covenant Classes

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Pastor Rick & Elder Nikki Milks

Rick is an Associate Pastor with Redeeming Love Christian Embassy and his wife Nikki serves as an Elder.  Both are graduates and are affiliated with AFCM (Association of Faith Churches and Ministries).  Rick is also licensed as a Pastor through Redeeming Love Ministries International.  They have been married for 26 years and enjoy navigating through life together.  They also have three children - Rachael, Ryan, and Reanne.  Rick has oversight within Embassy Family Ministries and Nikki directs the Women’s ministry and Prayer Network.

  • Marriage Ministries

  • Usher & Security Teams


Children's Pastor Mikeal & Heidi Van Horn 

  • Embassy Nursery (ages Birth -3) 

  • Embassy Kids (ages 4-12)



Bob & Suzy Debo

Bob & Suzy walked into the Embassy in February of 1986 and they were instantly our Family!

They've been happily married since 1982, a union of God's planning after both suffered traumatic ends to their first marriages; Bob a divorce and Suzy a widow.

Bob and Suzy have two sons, both married who have blessed them with 8 wonderful grandchildren. 

They're both retired and enjoy time at Their cottage on a small quiet lake, or spending time supporting their grandchildren's activities.  Within the Embassy family Bob and Suzy help with Passion Play and funeral dinners, they support the Student Ministries, and try to help wherever the need arises.  


Joe & Dolores Ortega

Joe and Dolores (Dee) have been married for 36 years, they have two wonderful children Andrea and David. Dolores has had two years of Bible college with ISOM and one year with Jonathan Welton academy.


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Steve & Melissa Coleman

Steve Coleman and Melissa Coleman met in 1989 when they both worked at the Texan Restaurant.  They married in November 1990 and have been married 32 years.  They have two adult children, Haley and Joshua.  Steve graduated from John Glenn High School in 1987.  He started working at the Texan when he was 16 years old as a dishwasher and worked his way to General Manger.  He worked there 29 years until the owner decided to retire.  He currently works at Horizons Conference Center as a Banquet Manager.  Melissa graduated from Freeland High School and went on to graduate from Davenport University in 1990 with an Associate’s Degree.  She is employed at Dow Chemical and has worked there 18 years.  Steve and Melissa have been members of Redeeming Love Christian Embassy since 2002.



Tamara Clarke

Administrative Assistant

Tammy is a graduate of All Saints High School and has attended various colleges.  She is married with no children.  Her husband Daniel and her are an “eHarmony” success story.  They were matched in the Fall of 2003 and knew from the start they were destined to be together.  Daniel moved from West Virginia to Michigan in the summer of 2004 and in May 2005 they were married at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.  

Tammy has been serving in multiple ministries at Redeeming Love since 1986.  She started as volunteer office staff but became the Bookkeeper/Administrator a few short years later.  Along with her office duties, she volunteers as a member of the media team alongside her husband.  Tammy is also a member of the Executive Team.  In the thirty plus years she has been at Redeeming Love she has pretty much done it all. 

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