our pastors

Juan & Ana Saa

Pastor Juan Saa and his wife Ana have been serving LifeWay Church since its very inception back in the year 2000. Juan began his ministry at the church as the worship leader and later accepted God's calling to serve as the Senior pastor in 2004. Native missionaries from Colombia South America, Juan and Ana's passion for God's work, His word, prayer, and people is not only evident in their ministry, but in every area of their lives. They have been married for 25 years and currently live in Derry NH with their four children Emily (23), Natalia (21), Manuela (18), and Juan Esteban or 'J' (11). 

e-mail: jsaa@lifewaychurch.net

ministry director

Jen Gage

Jen ensures that ministry leaders at LifeWay have the tools, training, and information they need in order to serve God's people effectively. Her hunger for God's presence and longing to see Christ's purposes fulfilled in others is a contagious and refreshing source of inspiration. She and her husband Dan currently reside in Derry NH.

email: jgage@lifewaychurch.net


Trish Ayers

Trish Ayers brings the truth of God's word with great creativity and love to our children week after week. She invests diligently in every volunteer of our PowerKidz, team making sure all kids–nursery through 5th grade–receive excellent Christian education and experience the presence of God through prayer, music, Bible lessons, crafts, and interactive activities. Trish and her husband Brad live in Chichester NH.

email: powerkidz@lifewaychurch.net


Emil & Allison Benitez

Emil and Allison love to make all those coming to LifeWay feel right at home. Their warm personality and attention to details help our Reception Life Team foster a loving atmosphere conducive to a transforming encounter with God for all who come to our church. They currently in Sandown, NH with their two children Jackson and Grady.

e-mail Emil: ebenitez@lifewaychurch.net

e-mail Allison: abenitez@lifewaychurch.net


Mike Riley

Mike has been instrumental in helping us live-stream our services every Sunday on our YouTube channel and lay out the first seeds of our video production ministry. His faithful service to God's house has been a blessing to many. Mike and his wife Ellen live in Derry, NH.

email: video@lifewaychurch.net

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listening team

Our Listening Team does a lot of listening. Gifted to pray and intercede for our church, these servants take time to listen to God and discern the heartbeat of our church's spiritual, emotional, and physical needs. As watchmen on the wall, they stand in the gap for the well being of the body of Christ.  

  • trish ayers





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power kidz TEAM

  • Melanie PENA