Many people work hard to make the St. Louis Dream Center a healing place for a hurting world. Here is the Dream Center’s Senior Leadership team.
Dave & Joyce Meyer - Founders
Joyce Meyer is one of the world’s leading practical Bible teachers and a New York Times bestselling author. Her books have helped millions of people find hope and restoration through Jesus Christ. Through Joyce Meyer Ministries, she teaches on hundreds of subjects, has authored over 80 books, and conducts close to 15 conferences each year.
For more than 20 years, Joyce and her husband, Dave, have ministered to the city of St. Louis. In 2000, they increased their outreach efforts when they founded the St. Louis Dream Center.
Dave and Joyce speak at the Dream Center several times a year during Sunday worship services. They continue to encourage the people of St. Louis to believe in God and to believe in themselves. Their message of hope brings life and healing to thousands of people every week.
David & Shelly Meyer - Co-Founders
David and Shelly Meyer are committed to seeing the Gospel of Jesus Christ reach every corner of the world. This commitment begins in their own backyard.
In 2000, David and Shelly co-founded the St. Louis Dream Center with David’s parents, Dave and Joyce Meyer. They continue to provide leadership and vision to the work of the St. Louis Dream Center.
“God has put Joyce Meyer Ministries in a position that allows us to do incredible things around the world. We consider this not only a great privilege, but also a big responsibility. It is my personal pledge to you that Joyce Meyer Ministries will continue to do all that we can to invest into those outreaches that we believe have the greatest impact on the kingdom. We are always looking for more creative ways to reach people. Every day, people are dying without Jesus. I can assure you that because of your support today there are a lot more who know and serve Him.” – David Meyer
Alex Bryant - Director of St. Louis Dream Center
Alex has a calling on his life to lift his voice for the Lord! Whether it’s through preaching the gospel or singing of the goodness of the Lord, Alex wants to spread the good news of Christ that has the power to change lives. He feels compelled to reach young people for Christ and help them make life-changing choices that will offer eternally satisfying consequences.
Alex is a 1995 graduate of Evangel University where he was a 4-year football letterman. Along with his wife, Angela, Alex served as Residence Hall Director at Evangel University. Spending time living among the students gave Alex a fresh insight into their perspective and the challenges facing them today. Humor and a direct (in-your-face) approach are Alex’s secret weapons in reaching out to today’s youth. In return he earns their trust, respect and the opportunity to speak into their lives.
Alex loves to spend time with his wife and their 5 beautiful children.
Jeff & Jami Allensworth - Senior Pastors
Pastors Jeff and Jami Allensworth have been serving at the Dream Center since May 2001. And their passion to help people continues to grow more and more each year. Before coming to the Dream Center, Jeff and Jami served as associate pastors and children’s pastors in Illinois for more than 10 years.
Jeff got his start at the Dream Center as the Special Events Coordinator. He then became Children’s Department Manager and eventually Associate Pastor. When he and Jami became Senior Pastors in January 2006, their love for people made them a natural fit for the new role. Jami also oversees the outreach arm of the ministry.
Jeff and Jami have two beautiful daughters, Ashton (who is married to Andrew Wheeler) and Kyli. They love just being at home and spending time with their family.
Rick Washington - Associate Pastor
Rick Washington is a native of St. Louis. He and his wife, Helen, have been members at the Dream Center since April 2001. They have been married for more than 30 years.
Rick began his service at the Dream Center in 2003. After serving as Youth Pastor for three years, he stepped into the role of Associate Pastor in 2006.
Rick’s passion is seeing people set free from sin, sickness, and poverty as they realize who they are in Christ. One of his favorite scriptures is:
And He said to them, be careful what you are hearing. The measure [of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure [of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you – and more [besides] will be given to you who hear.” Mark 4:24 (AMP):
Aubrey Wright - Pastoral Care Pastor
Aubrey Wright, oversees the pastoral care ministry at the Dream Center, and his wonderful wife (Vanetta) has served by his side faithfully since they came on board in 2005. They have been married for 31 years, and have two sons and two precious grandsons. Aubrey loves spending quality time with his family and is passionate about empowering a generation of youth to be solid disciples for Jesus Christ. His favorite scripture is:
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is no other commandment greater than these.Mark 12:30–31 (KJV)
Robert Liddell - Youth Pastor
Robert (Rob) Liddell is the director of 4U Youth Ministries at the St. Louis Dream Center. He is a native of St. Louis and currently lives in Florissant, MO, with his wife, Dionne, and their three children, Aniyah, Cameron, and Mckenzie.
Pastor Rob has a heart to see today’s youth set free from sin and come to know Christ in a personal way. Rob loves the outdoors and enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, and creative writing.
Jacque DeShetler - Worship Pastor
Pastor Jacque DeShetler has been leading worship, writing songs, and recording music for many years. She has served in multiple capacities, from leading a congregation of more than 3,000 members as Worship Pastor to teaching and preaching in churches, at conferences, and in prisons nationally and internationally.
Now at home at the St. Louis Dream Center, Pastor Jacque enjoys “domestic bliss” with a fantastic vocal team, a dynamic group of musicians, and a congregation that centers on worship.
She is the mother of two incredible children, has four golden retrievers, and lives in extreme wedded bliss to her husband, Steve, who is the Art Director of Broadcast for Joyce Meyer Ministries. Her favorite word is Bliss, which means, “Ecstasy in salvation … spiritual joy … a state of happiness.”
Kendrick Haynes - Genesis Men’s Home Director
Pastor Kendrick has served in ministry for many years. In 2012, he and his wife Shari were supernaturally transferred to the St Louis area. Here at the Dream Center, Pastor Kendrick is passionate about seeing men’s lives radically changed by the power of Jesus Christ. Through faith based coaching, counseling, and curriculum men are being transformed and hope begins anew. Pastor Kendrick knows that one life transformed can result in a family transformed. One family transformed can result in a community transformed. One community transformed can result in a city transformed. In Christ, he believes together we are better, and together we can transform the world. His favorite scripture is:
Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. II Corinthians 5:17
Samuel Robinowich - Hand of Hope Internship Coordinator
Samuel Robinowich was born and raised in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. He was called into ministry at age fifteen and has led students in various capacities for the past eight years. In the past year, he has graduated from The Highlands College, served as the youth pastor at Church of The Highlands (Woodlawn Campus), and functioned as the Teams Pastor at the Atlanta Dream Center.
If Samuel picked two things he is most passionate about in the Kingdom it would be apostleship and servant leadership. He gets to practice this everyday here at the Dream Center, raising up pastors and leaders to be the church.
Samuel loves the outdoors and is a competitive long-distance runner. He ran his first marathon in 2012 and is training to finish his second this year. His pride and joy is his cat Sophie, he has another one named Donavan. His favorite scripture is:
And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. Luke 2:52