Social Media Director
Nick Hurst is a 24-year-old evangelist from Greenville, SC, and an online social media director with Leighton Ford Ministries. Nick is married to Chelsea, and they have a son, Hudson, and a golden retriever, Waldo. Nick is called to evangelistic ministry and travels to preach the gospel for churches, conferences, camps, and crusades worldwide. Nick and Chelsea both have the heart to reach their generation for the gospel and believe that there has never been a better time than now.
Donor Relations and Communications Coordinator
Sunny Lambeth Allen is a lifelong member of Myers Park Presbyterian Church with a passion for serving her community. Professionally, Sunny has worked in restaurant administration and marketing, operated her own gardening business, worked as a travel agent, and helped others achieve their goals as a certified personal trainer.
As a volunteer, Sunny has served on the board of Harvest Center, a Christ-centered non-profit serving the homeless, and volunteered with Women of Vision, Crisis Assistance Ministry, and Florence Crittenton Services.
Sunny and her husband, Dave, are proud parents of Chipper, who works in New York City, and Lambeth, who works in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Rhett Wilson, Sr., an award-winning freelance writer, ghostwriter, and editor, lives with his family in Lancaster, South Carolina. Rhett has pastored churches for more than twenty years, worked as Senior Writer for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and taught as an adjunct university professor. He and his wife Tracey have three children. The Wilsons like playing board games, making music, exploring waterfalls, and they look forward to March Madness every year. For Fun, Rhett reads legal thrillers, watches adventure movies, and listens to country and Broadway music.
Mentoring Communities Coordinator
Linda Ferster joined Leighton Ford Ministries in 2021 following more than 20 year as an aide to three consecutive Members of Congress, where she specialized in helping ordinary citizens resolve issues with the federal bureaucracy. Earlier in her career, Linda was an award-winning schoolteacher.
Along with her husband, Bob, a former Youth for Christ leader, Linda spent many years organizing, promoting, and managing Christian concerts, festivals, and evangelistic events around the Carolinas, including the popular SonFestival in Myrtle Beach.
Linda serves as LFM’s Mentoring Communities Coordinator and manages special events.
Mike Sweetland has worked as an accountant for one of the fastest-growing churches in America (McLean Bible Church), one of America’s fastest-growing consulting firms (TAG Consulting, where he worked with Kevin Ford), and several major federal government contractors.
Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Mike graduated from James Madison University. He now lives in the Atlanta area, where he serves full-time as an accountant for a major non-profit and provides volunteer leadership for David’s Hope, a non-profit supporting education, medical care, feeding, and orphan programs in Kenya.
Mike joined LFM part-time in 2021 and oversees accounting and compliance.
Tim Helms is an experienced pastor, evangelist, video producer, musician, and program director who uses his gifts to support several different ministries. Most summers, you can find Tim and his wife, Charity, leading worship and events for Christian camps, including the Joni & Friends camps for children with special needs.
Tim has served as Junior High Pastor, Student Pastor, Worship Pastor, and Lead Pastor at churches in North Carolina, Michigan, and Florida. He also owns a faith-focused video production company serving clients nationwide.
Tim Helms and Kevin Ford first met in youth group at Calvary Church in Charlotte. He produces video resources for Leighton Ford Ministries and manages the technology behind LFM’s Transforming Church Insight congregational survey.