Pastor Steve Coker
In addition to founding and directing Light Shine Ministries’ existing program, Steve is serving in his fifth year as a Pastor in the San Antonio area. His God given vision and passion, along with the pastoral gifts of discernment and compassion are the necessary components for success in the role of Spiritual Leader. Steve’s education and training in Psychology and Pastoral Care allow him to embrace the human condition. Steve is a trained Stephen Ministry leader and a Chaplain in The Order of St. Luke the Physician. In addition to holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, Steve currently attends the Course of Study School at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas each summer.
As the co-founder of Men of Light – 4th Quarter for Life (4Q4L) Ministries, Steve has been successful in turning God given dreams into reality. With over 20 years experience in Sales and Sales Management, Steve has been a positive leader and trainer in the business community. As a student of personal development and success motivation, Steve has the ability to help others discern their gifts and talents and to put those gifts to work in their lives through the exercising of their faith.
Above all, Steve is a dedicated Christian husband of 24 years to his wife Joni, a loving father of two teenage sons, John Wylie and Kyle, and a faithful servant of Jesus Christ, answering the call to serve God and all of His people.
Jerry Godwin – Director of Conferencing
Jerry is a co-founder of Men of Light – 4th Quarter for Life (4Q4L) Ministries. Since becoming active in a local church, God has led Jerry on a path of leadership that started with Sunday School and progressed to committee chairs, men’s small group studies, weekend retreats, formation of men’s groups, Lay Leader of the church and most importantly the Godly leader to his wife Diane and children Taylor and Hannah. Jerry is also a certified Lay Speaker and a member of the Praise and Worship team at his church.
It was these foundational steps that led Jerry to answer God’s call to start a ministry that would bring men to Jesus Christ and hold them accountable to one another in Christian action and service to our Lord.
Jerry also integrates this Godly passion in his business as owner/consultant for Godwin Consultants, Inc. He successfully utilizes his Christian faith and degrees in Business Administration/Finance and Masters in Business Administration to delivering enterprise-wide projects on schedule and within budget, streamlining business processes and developing strategic direction for businesses.
Jerry’s passion is worshiping with his family, in his church, in his work, as a coach of his children’s sports teams, and now leading men in worship celebrating Christ’s impact in his life.
Tim Lucas – Director of Marketing
Tim embodies the tenants of the Men of Light Ministry throughout his daily life. Tim’s position of Director of Strategy and Marketing is a natural extension of his daily walk with Jesus Christ. Through his experiential involvement, Tim filled the void in his own local church and community by spearheading the formation and growth of a men’s ministry. Through this gathering of men, Tim introduced the core tenants of Men of Light Ministry and the call for men to become spiritual leaders of their family, their church and their community. His efforts have put in place a sustainable outreach to the community at large through weekly classes emphasizing curriculum for men, monthly gatherings held outside of church to promote Christian living in an everyday world, and numerous fundraising events to further the men’s ministry.
Tim is a multi-award winning and highly recognized State Farm Insurance agent. He has 28 years experience with the company and operates his successful agency in the heart of the community where he is instilling change in the way men manage and lead their lives.
Tim’s extremely active volunteer work has included not only numerous positions at his local church, where he is the current Lay Leader, but key positions in the community as well. During his tenure as vice president and president of the Bulverde Youth Soccer Association, Tim was instrumental in the creation of a non profit multi-sport facility. Tim also continues to be an active booster club member at Smithson Valley High School.
Tim received his Fine Arts degree in 1982 from Texas Christian University and has also served on the Clark Society Board and the San Antonio TCU Alumni chapter board.
Tim has been married to his wife Julie for 23 years and resides in Bulverde, TX where they raise their beautiful children Garrett and Shannen.
Wilson Tyler – Worship Leader
Wilson’s position as Worship Leader for Men of Light is a natural extension of his passion in life; worshipping God and bringing others to Jesus Christ through song and word. Wilson uses his God given talent of singing as his vehicle for witnessing to others. Whether it is as the Worship Leader of the SonRise Praise Band, a lead in a musical production or a worship leader at spiritual retreats, Wilson leads through the joy of the Lord. He credits his seemingly effortless singing and preaching as answering God’s call on his life.
Wilson is a CPA and is currently a Consumer Lending Executive at a Fortune 200 Financial Services company. Wilson received a Accounting degree from Texas Tech University and a Masters degree in Business Administration from The University of the Incarnate Word, graduating with distinction.
Wilson is very active in his home church where he is currently the Director of the Upward Basketball Program and has served on numerous boards and committees.
Wilson has been married to his beautiful wife Donnette for 19 years and has two children; Tori and Noah. He is excited about the opportunity to lead men in worship through music, building stronger communities and families through Jesus Christ.
Ron Thompson – Music Leader
If music is a portal to the soul, well here you will view a Godly man. A master musician and an accomplished lead guitarist, Ron conveys his passion for the Lord through melodic styling and smokin’ hot riffs. As a boy with visions of a career on the PGA Tour, he instead turned to a calling on his hobby of playing guitar. Little did he know that was God plucking at his heartstrings to lead others to Him through music.
Ron honed his skills through his drive for excellence and is comfortable in all styles of music; from country to fusion-jazz. Whether he is recording in the studio, teaching young people, leading the praise band, or gigging profession- ally, it’s always about the Lord. His gift of encouragement is the catalyst for others to achieve the excellence that God has for their lives.
Ron is currently the Son Rise Praise Band director his local church and has held that staff position since 2003. He is also the Offices Services Coordinator for the law firm of Pritchard, Hawkins, McFarland, & Young in San Antonio, TX.
Ron is the proud father to his 20-year-old daughter, Savannah and a recent newlywed. He and his wife Heather live in Boerne, Texas where they praise the many blessings God has bestowed on their lives.