Our Staff

We are here to serve our Victory Life family and the Lubbock community however we can! Whether you have a prayer request, a loved one in the hospital, if you need someone to talk to, or any other need, please do not hesitate. We are here for you!

Senior Pastor
Shawn Brewer


Dr. Shawn Brewer came to serve Victory Life in July of 2016 after serving as lead pastor in Santa Fe, Texas and most recently in Eastland, Texas. He has earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Austin College in Sherman where he played both football and baseball. He is married to Lauri and they met while living in Fort Worth where he was working on his Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Pastor Shawn earned his Doctorate of Ministry also from Southwestern in December of 1996. They have three children, Cara (Brewer) Landers and son in law Matt and a grandson Wes, and two sons, Colton and Clay. Pastor Brewer loves to hunt, camp, watch all sports and play golf. He is an avid reader and loves people.




Heath was born and raised in Mesquite, TX and has lived in Sulphur Springs, TX for the past 21 years. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University, earned his M.B.A. from Texas A&M-Commerce, and recently completed his Master of Theological Studies degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. Heath served as Youth Pastor for FBC Sulphur Springs from May 2009 - October 2017. He married Karen in July 1989, and they have three girls; Grace, Rachel and Sarah. Heath loves to duck hunt and play golf in his spare time. 


Worship Pastor
Malissa Smith


Malissa has a passion for worship and a desire for the church to connect with God on a deeper level through the ministry of music. For the almost 20 years, Malissa has served in worship ministry through church, conferences, crusades and camps. A Plainview native, she graduated from Wayland Baptist University in 2007 with a BA in Mass Communications and is an Alumna of the Wayland International Choir. She and her husband Adam have been married for 10 years. They enjoy working on their farm & being in ministry together.


Collegiate Pastor
Ryan Wood


Ryan’s calling and passion is to equip a generation to take the gospel to every nation.  Ryan and Amy are parents to Olivia and Charlie.  He proudly graduated from Tarleton State University and has been studying to complete his Masters of Divinity.  The Wood family are proud to call Lubbock their home and love being Red Raider fans! Wreck'em & Guns Up!


Robert Cortez


Robert's desire is for everyone to realize their full potential in Christ! Robert and Patricia are proud parents to Caleb, Catalina, and Carisa.  Robert is a Lubbock native and Wayland Baptist University graduate.


Children's Pastor
Tedye Schuehler


Tedye has served as VLife Children’s Pastor since January of 2014.

Tedye and Tim have been married for 37 years and have two children, Jenna & Bren.  Jenna and her husband Blaine have two children, Blayne Pyper and Prescott Randles! Bren and Kim married in Christmas of 2017.

Tedye has served in children’s ministry since 1981 as a early childhood teacher, then center director before accepting the call to full-time ministry in 1990.  She has served at Indiana Avenue Church, Lubbock as well as FBC Allen, FBC Richardson before coming to VLife in 2014.  She knows that God has built her to do children’s and family ministry and finds great joy in serving children’s ministry.

In 2012, BaptistWay Press published Tedye’s book, KidsFaith, which is used to help children and their families have conversations about what is means to be a Christian.  

student & Recreations Pastor
Ryan Walker


Ryan grew up on the South Plains. He was saved at the age of 5 in Plainview, Texas and surrendered to the ministry when he was 20 years old. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Christian Ministry Degree from Wayland Baptist University. He has a passion for sports and recreation which translates into a desire to lead sports-based ministries. Ryan and his wife Hailey have been married since October 2015. Together, they have a passion to see lives changed through local and international missions.

media & technology director
spencer Wells


Associate Worship Pastor
Dallas Holston