The life on life model that propelled Perimeter church discipleship is applicable in every church across the globe. Now, that’s our mission.
At Perimeter Church, life-on-life missional discipleship is the way that we are developing spiritual maturity in the lives of our people. For years, Perimeter was recognized for growth and innovation, but we realized that there was something missing – taking people to a level of maturity in their faith.
The church realized that life-on-life missional discipleship had been at the core of our leadership development, but it was not the culture of the church. It was not a movement. As we began to apply the principles of Jesus’s model of discipleship to shape the culture of discipleship in the church, we saw a new level of spiritual depth develop amongst our people.
Life on Life Ministries was founded out of Perimeter to help other churches follow Jesus’ model of discipleship in their church.
We are a ministry of a local church, designed specifically to help other churches.
Where We Work
WE PARTNER WITH CHURCHES AROUND THE WORLD
We work with local churches around the world to develop Life on Life hubs that can provide training for other churches in their region. This allows us to offer our relational training process outside of Atlanta. We are seeing discipleship movements ignite and hubs develop in Brazil, South Africa, Poland, Singapore, Manilla, Ireland, Australia, the Middle East, and Asia.
President of Life on Life Ministries
Randy Pope is the founding pastor of Perimeter Church in Johns Creek, Georgia. After 42 years of leading Perimeter Church, in September 2019, he moved into the role of full-time Assistant Pastor of Perimeter Church and President of Life on Life Ministries. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a major in math and Reformed Theological Seminary.
His personal passion and commitment is to make and train disciples of Christ. He just finished his 53rd consecutive year discipling a few men. He founded Life on Life Ministries, an organization committed to establishing life-on-life missional discipleship in churches worldwide. In addition to training church leaders throughout the world, he has been a guest lecturer at numerous universities and graduate schools. He has written books specifically for pastors and leaders, The Intentional Church and Insourcing. He has also written a book for singles, Finding Your Million Dollar Mate. He has developed resources used around the world that include: The Journey, a gospel-centered resource for discipleship and Express Your Faith, a relational way to help others investigate Christ. He has also developed resources for those exploring Christianity that include Life Issues and Next Steps booklets.
Randy and Carol have four grown children and fifteen grandchildren.
Director of Life on Life Ministries
Bill Wood has been on staff at Perimeter Church for 18 years and was involved in the early formation of Life on Life Ministries. He has recently transitioned from Perimeter’s Executive Leadership Team and is now the Director of Life on Life Ministries and Global Outreach. Prior to joining Perimeter Church, Bill held executive-level positions in financial and technology corporations in a career spanning almost 50 years.
He joined the US Air Force at the age of 17 and during his enlistment he heard a clear presentation of the gospel for the first time and his life was transformed. In his new-found faith, he was introduced to discipleship as a few men discipled him. From those early days as a new Christian, he knew he would do for other men, what these men had done for him. That commitment to disciple men has remained from his time at the University of Tennessee and throughout his business career. In his present role, he encourages leaders around the world as they embrace a vision of discipleship for themselves and their churches.
Bill lives in Johns Creek, GA with his wife, Debby. They have three married adult children and four grandsons. When Bill isn’t reading a book, he enjoys walking and working on projects around his home and for his children. His grandsons represent a great opportunity to invest his life in a third generation of family. He and Debby continue to invest their lives in men and women. Bill has taken Psalms 92:12, 14 as his challenge for this stage of his life, to be fruitful, even in old age.
Director of International Training and Leader Development
Bryan has been on staff at Perimeter Church for the last 8 years. Before coming to Atlanta, Bryan pioneered university ministry and helped plant a church in Brisbane, Australia. At the core of his ministry for the last 30 years has been the discipling of young leaders and equipping others to do the same in the lives of others. Bryan spearheads the leadership development of our international partners who are now empowered to give away Life on Life Missional Discipleship.
Bryan graduated from Samford University and Birmingham Theological Seminary. He is also a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF). Bryan and his wife, Jackie, have 3 children. When not engaged in training and coaching, Bryan enjoys beekeeping, tennis, and whatever his kids are doing.
Director of US Training and Leader Development
Ryan is the Pastor of Discipleship at Perimeter Church and the Director of US Training for Life on Life Ministries. He has been discipling men for over 15 years and has a passion to see men grow towards maturity in all areas of their lives as they more deeply grasp the reality of the gospel. Ryan spends most of his time training and coaching leaders at Perimeter and pastors throughout the US and Asia to become lifelong disciple makers.
Ryan is a graduate of Georgia Southern University and Covenant Theological Seminary. He is a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and is an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation (ICF). Ryan and his wife Marianne have a shared passion for discipleship. They have a daughter, a son, and the best dog in the world. Aside from the day to day responsibilities Ryan enjoys karate, extremely amateur DIY-ing, and the occasional leisurely round of disc golf.
Men's Discipleship Director
Caleb is the Director of Men’s Discipleship at Perimeter Church and the Atlanta Clinic Director for Life on Life Ministries. He has been discipling men for over 12 years and has a passion to see true, lasting transformation take place in the lives of people. He loves exploring the intricate ways in which the gospel applies to any and every situation of life, and to every aspect of human experience. He spends much of his time investing in and equipping Men’s Discipleship leaders at Perimeter Church, coaching pastors domestically, and in Southeast Asia. Caleb is a graduate of the University of North Georgia and is currently pursuing a dual Master’s degree program at RTS Atlanta (Biblical Studies) and RTS Charlotte (Christian Counseling). He is a Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and is completing his associate level coach certification with the International Coach Federation (ICF). He is married to Katie and they have two sons. Outside of work, Caleb enjoys being a self-proclaimed “foodie,” reading, watching the Braves and Georgia Tech sports, working on home projects, and enjoying any activity with his wife and kids.
US Training Coordinator
Sabina serves as the Life on Life Coordinator and US Training Coordinator. She was born and raised in Germany and came to the US in 1992. She joined the staff of Perimeter Church in May of 2002. She has worked in several different industries to obtain 30 plus years of administrative and operations experience. She enjoys living a healthy and active life.
Digital Resources Manager
Frances has been on staff since 1996 and serves as the Digital Resources Manager for Perimeter Church and Life on Life. The favorite part of her job is getting to use her love of technology and arts to help people around the world engage in discipleship. Frances has guided girls and women in discipleship as long as she can remember. She has also had the privilege of coaching at our Life on Life workshops, helping other churches as they begin their own life-on-life missional discipleship movement. She is thrilled to witness God’s kingdom expanding through this initiative.
Frances is a graduate of Agnes Scott College where she has a degree in mathematics and music and is currently pursuing an M. Div. from Metro Atlanta Seminary. She and her husband, Kurt, have two grown daughters. Some of her favorite things to do are spending time with family, traveling, pickleball, quilting, and all kinds of crafts.
International Liaison and Events Director
Director of Women's Discipleship
Kelli has been discipling women for over 20 years and has a passion to see women’s hearts and lives transformed as women are reminded of God’s unconditional love through His Word. She spends much of her time investing in and equipping Women’s Discipleship leaders at Perimeter Church. Kelli is a graduate of the Georgia Southern University. She was on staff with Campus Outreach after college for 2 years, a church-planters wife for 9 years and has been on staff at Perimeter in her current role for 9 years. She is married to Matthew and they have four children. Three daughters 12, 18, 19 and a son who is 15. Outside of work, Kelli loves going to her kid’s activities, coaching her daughter’s lacrosse team, and exercising with friends, neighbors and those she disciples. Being with my family, friends, and the community where I live brings me great joy!
Director of Women's Ministry
Marketing and Development Director
Greg is an Associate Staff member of the Life on Life Ministries at Perimeter Church. He helps with training, equipping, and coaching Life on Life movement leaders and their teams. He is also the Director of Disciple-Making at Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, IL where he leads a growing Life on Life Missional Discipleship movement. Greg’s passion for disciple-making runs deep and springs out of over 20 years of full-time ministry in which the Lord has again and again shown him the purpose and privilege of going and making disciples.
Greg has a B.A. in Youth Ministry and a M.A. in Spiritual Formation and Discipleship from Moody Theological Seminary. He is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF). Greg is on the board of Camp of Champions USA and the Spiritual Anchor for the Peoria Convene Group made up of Christian business owners. His wife, Trinity is a professional counselor and the mother of their four children. Greg enjoys driveway basketball with the family and corn on the cob because that is all they have in the Midwest.
Partner Development, Trainer and Coach
As a PCA teaching elder, Scott has served the congregation at Covenant Life Church (Sarasota, Florida) since 2006 and as the Pastor of Discipleship and Mission since 2011. Scott joined the Life on Life team full-time in 2022. Scott and his wife, Janna, have five children: Michael, Levi, Grace, Hope and John Luke. He is passionate about making mature and equipped followers of Jesus as fueled by the gospel through the model and tools of Life on Life Missional Discipleship. Scott enjoys playing golf, fishing, watching the Pittsburgh professional sports teams and most passionately enjoying Janna and their children.
Pastor at Large
Bill is the Pastor at Large for Life on Life Ministries. He has been an ordained teaching elder for over 35 years serving churches in New Jersey, Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama. In his various pastorates, he has sought to inspire God’s people to greater passion for local and world evangelization. Bill feels strongly that we are called to make disciples locally and around the world. He has been married to Carroll for over 40 years and they have three children and seven grandchildren. He loves spending time with his family. He enjoys good books and working in his yard. When he feels like he doesn’t have enough frustration in his life, he plays golf. He is also fond of sitting in a deer stand in the middle of the woods.
Digital Systems Manager
Zach serves as the Digital Systems Coordinator for Life on Life and Global Outreach at Perimeter Church. He is passionate about using his gifts in technology and design to serve the mission of making disciples of all nations. Zach also leads a high school discipleship group at Perimeter.
Campus Outreach and discipleship made a huge impact on Zach during his time at Young Harris College. After graduating, Zach served on staff with Campus Outreach Atlanta discipling men at Kennesaw State University and resourcing the Atlanta region in the office. Outside of work, Zach enjoys CrossFit, ultimate frisbee, rock climbing, and board games.
Bobby is a graduate of the University of Virginia and attended Reformed Theological Seminary following. He is a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). Bobby and his wife Borami have a shared passion for the Gospel and seeing healthy people and healthy marriages. They have 3 daughters whose middle names are faith, hope and love. They are hoping the youngest doesn’t let the “greatest of these” distinction go to her head. Aside from the day to day responsibilities Bobby enjoys movies, all things craft coffee, and the occasional round of golf with good friends.