Meet the Team - Antwan & Keona Gaines

Renew Church is blessed with some amazing Core Team members, and we’d like for you to have the opportunity to get to know them a little more. This week, check out our blog post from Renew’s own Antwan and Keona Gaines as they introduce themselves.

Gaines Family

Gaines Family
Gaines Family

Antwan and Keona understand what being broken is all about. With the help of Jesus and his unfailing love they’ve been walking in the fullness of reconciliation. Antwan and Keona know that God has called them to the Ministry of Reconciliation and believe that all broken marriages and families can be restored through Christ. They look forward to proclaiming the “Good News” to the great people of Los Angeles, so they can experience this freedom and be reconciled to our Savior Jesus Christ and the abundant life He has in store for them.

Antwan is a native of Tallahassee, Fl. He has served his country in the U.S. Army for more than 15 years, and is currently an Intelligence Analyst. He has lived in the DC Metro area for the past 8 years. He is honored to serve the kingdom for God through the vision of Renew Church and looks forward to many great signs and wonders that God will perform there.

Keona is an Educator with a Masters degree in Education Leadership and has worked with many students from infant to high school level for over 10 years. She also enjoys coaching and developing teachers. She has served as a United States Army Officer for 8 years, which includes time in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Keona is excited to see what God has planned for her family as they join the Renew family. She has a heightened sense of empathy and has a passion for serving others, writing, singing and leading others into God's presence, through praise and worship.

Antwan & Keona have been married since August of 2009. Together they have 5 “Perfect Children” (smile): Jacob, Dajha, Triniti, Makayla, and Shanya. They are a blended family, along with 29 million other Americans. They believe that through faith, all things are possible. Unity is a priority and they strive to exemplify God’s love and grace through words and actions. They call themselves the “Beacons of Light for Jesus Christ.”