Tony, above all, loves the Lord and seeks to serve His church. In 2006 he married Julie and in December of 2009 Julie and Tony were overwhelmed with the blessing of a new baby girl, Olive. Just a few years later the Minell family welcomed the birth of their youngest daughter, Sula. In May of 2014 and August of 2016, the Minell family welcomed the additions of George Anthony and Lewis Schaeffer. Julie, Olive, Sula, George and Lewis are constant reminders of the Lord’s grace in Tony’s life. He graduated from Trinity International University with a degree in Biblical Studies and went on to graduate from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a Master’s Degree in Divinity. Prior to coming to New Life Christian Community Tony was ministering at Indian Hill Bible Church where he served as Worship and Youth Pastor. He has also served at Christian Liberty Academy as an administrator in the role of Chaplain while teaching various high school classes including New Testament, Old Testament, Systematic Theology and Greek Grammar. Tony enjoys spending time with his wife and family and his larger church family here in Osceola! He is an aspiring photographer and savors a good cup of coffee.