Our Team


Our Awesome Team

Our Awesome Team

Thrive launched in September of 2013! Our ministry leaders reflect a new church that is just getting started. Here’s how we roll:

Michael Brown, our Lead Minister, leads our team. He is accountable to a management team made up of leaders in three organizations that helped Thrive launch! In the future, we will establish elders in the church. Those guys will be around to pray for people, help lead, to teach people about Jesus. They will also be diligent about keeping Thrive healthy as we continue to move towards our vision.

Our amazing Creative Arts team works hard to help everyone Sunday morning be inspired by God, discover God and experience God. Meg Brown leads the creative arts team and Vince leads the worship team.

Our awesome Next Gen teams focus on babies through high school. We are thankful for all they do to help our kids get to know God and who God says they are.

Thrive has a few more great teams that help Thrive every week. There is always room on a team for people who want to serve!

Check out the team and then come on Sunday morning to see what Thrive is all about.

 

Vince Lichlyter

Vince Lichlyter

Worship Leader

Vince Lichlyter (former frontman for Jonah 33) is the husband of Amber Lichlyter and the father of four. Vince has a passion to help you experience God through worship.

He has had special features on About.com and MTV.com, as well as others. If you are looking to be moved and inspired, then this 5 song EP is the remedy. Helium Revisited is available on iTunes and can be found on Spotify.

 

Megan Brown

Megan Brown

Creative Director

Meg Brown is a graduate of Ozark Christian College. The most important thing that happened on campus? She met Michael and fell in love instantly. (Ok maybe not instantly!) She is the mother of three boys. Let that soak in. Ezra is 3, Elliott is 7, and Titus is 11. In her free time she freelances as a social media manager for a couple of clients and serves as a volunteer creative director for Thrive. She helps make sure what we do on Sunday mornings helps you encounter Jesus.

Meg is always getting people together to have fun. It might be a Coffee and Cupcakes, a Gevalia party, or just going out for a girls night.

 

Michael Brown

Michael Brown

Lead Minister

Michael Brown is a husband, father, church planter, entrepreneur, and leadership practitioner.

Michael has served churches in areas of student ministry, small groups and administrative ministry after graduating from Ozark Christian College in Joplin, MO. Michael has extensive experience coaching, training, facilitating, and developing leadership programs for some of the world’s largest organizations and best-known brands. He holds a Masters degree in Strategic Communication and Leadership from Seton Hall University and most recently started Thrive Christian Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He’s certified in the SDI assessment. He also serves as an adjunct instructor at the University of Arkansas and Ozark Christian College. In his spare time, he makes divots in fairways, tries to fly fish, mountain bikes and coaches his kids’ U8 and U12 world championship soccer teams. Okay, they might not be world champions yet.