Our Team

Kelly McAndrew

CHAIRMAN

Kelly McAndrew is the founder and Board Chairman for Soldiers For Faith Ministries. Kelly’s story takes you from his life as a High School dropout and life on the streets to becoming the CEO of successful Global Corporation. His ‘Radically Transformed Life’ testimony has blessed many across the country, recently airing nationally and internationally in an interview with Dr. James Dobson. Kelly and his wife Lisa have been married since 1984 and have two sons and two beautiful grandchildren.

Kelly McAndrew

CHAIRMAN

Kelly McAndrew is the founder and Board Chairman for Soldiers For Faith Ministries. Kelly’s story takes you from his life as a High School dropout and life on the streets to becoming the CEO of successful Global Corporation. His ‘Radically Transformed Life’ testimony has blessed many across the country, recently airing nationally and internationally in an interview with Dr. James Dobson. Kelly and his wife Lisa have been married since 1984 and have two sons and two beautiful grandchildren.

Matthew Maher

PRESIDENT

Matthew Maher is a graduate of Temple University, as well as a former professional soccer player. He is the author of the newly released book Imprisoned by Peace: a View Part, and U MAY B THE ONLY BIBLE SOMEBODY READS: R U LEGIBLE? He also serves as a Teaching Pastor at Coastal Christian Ocean City, where his mission is to instigate integrity, inspire conscience, and influence conduct in Christ. Matthew and his beautiful wife, Sarah, reside in Ocean City, NJ.

Dennis Call

Director of Operations (SFF West Coast)

Dennis Call a U.S. Army Ranger was led to Christ and discipled by our founder Kelly McAndrew in the late 1990s.  Dennis joined the Army as an infantry officer shortly after the 9/11 attacks on our country, serving fourteen years on active duty.  During his Army service, Dennis deployed for thirty-three months to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of the Global War on Terror.  Prior to joining the Army Dennis served as the Director of College Ministries at First Baptist Church in Texico, N.M. where he mentored students at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, N.M.  Dennis and his amazing wife Katie live in Colorado Springs, CO with their five children (four boys and one super sweet daughter).     

TJ Laury

VIDEOGRAPHER

TJ Laury is a graduate of Drexel University where he studied film and video production. TJ has worked on a number of faith based productions as well as on TV shows such as America’s Got Talent and American Idol. He has produced and directed two full length documentary films as well as a number of other short films. He has worked on 5 continents and desires to tell stories from unlikely places that bring glory to the most high God. He currently lives with his wife Sarah in Beesleys Point, NJ.

Sharon Schwertly

MEDIA PRODUCTION

Born and raised at the Jersey Shore, Sharon gave her life to Christ at an early age. God has gifted her with creative ability and passion to teach herself graphic and web design. Continuing to pursue her passion in creative media, Sharon joined the Soldiers for Faith team assisting in graphic and web design, and video media production.

Lynn Phillips

Secretary & Treasurer

Lynn is a born again Christian who has been married for 33 years to her husband Dave. Lynn has two grown daughters and three granddaughters. While Lynn grew up in the Catholic Church, she yearned for a “personal relationship with Jesus” and found that relationship in 2006 when she gave her life to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and was baptized into the Kingdom! Her passions are studying the Bible, her grand babies and serving others.

Rich Garza

Director of Discipleship

Rich Garza attended Temple University until the Philadelphia Eagles (NFL) signed him as a free agent. Rich later played for the Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Stars (USFL), and the San Antonio Gunslingers (USFL). During his third year in professional football, Rich surrendered his life to Jesus Christ, and during off seasons began speaking in schools, churches, and prisons around the country. Rich retired from professional football in 1986 and for the past fifteen seasons has been co-chaplain for the San Antonio Spurs (NBA). He has been married to his wife, Jan for 26 years and have four children.

Steve Rorabacher

Ministry Pastor & Mentor

After a typical secular start in life, Steve surrendered his life to Christ a month before graduating from high school.  He left engineering school at University of Michigan and transferred to Abilene Christian University where he earned BA and MA degrees in bible. Steve was a full-time gospel preacher in Ithaca, NY, Detroit, MI, and Zimbabwe, Africa. He currently serves as the Chaplain for AM Technical Solutions, an Austin-based engineering company. Steve and his wife, Gail, have four children, ten grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

Debbie Kay

Ministry Partner

Debbie Kay is a Christian author whose calling is to comfort people who are hurting.  As the mother of a special needs child and as someone with multiple autoimmune disorders, Debbie has learned how to research to find resources and answers to help cope with illness and disabilities. Debbie is certified in Grief Recovery and is trained as a Life Coach with specialties in Stress Management, Health and Wellness Coaching, Hope Coaching, Marriage Mentoring and Divorce Recovery.