ABOUT CHAMPIONS LIFE
Mission | To be a Beacon of hope, a compass to victory and a catalyst for change!
VISION | We exist to train believers to live victoriously through the Word of God
and the Power of the Holy Spirit
ANOINTED, BOLD, GOD-CENTERED and
VISIONARY are all terms used to describe
Pastor Deondrick G. Douglas. His passion for
ministry, love for God’s people and sensitivity to
the voice of God has allowed him to become an
anointed preacher, prolific teacher, and a
Pastor Douglas is the proud husband of First
Lady Kelli D. Douglas, M.A. and proud father of
sons Jacob and Channing. Lady Douglas
works diligently in the ministry and is the
epitome of the “helpmate” God calls the
Christian wife to be.
Pastor Douglas accepted the Lord as his
personal savior and heeded the call to ministry
at an early age. In his preteens, he was Praise
and Worship leader, youth minister, radio
broadcast host, and served in other numerous
Having been reared and educated in Manatee County, Florida, Pastor Douglas
furthered his education at Springfield College graduating with a Bachelor of Science
degree in Human Services. He then earned his Master of Arts in Counseling with an
emphasis in School Guidance and Counseling from Webster University. He also holds a Bachelors in Theology with plans to complete his PhD.
On September 5, 2004, God led Pastor back to Bradenton, Florida where he
established Empowerment Christian Center. With a desire to create and lead a more
kingdom minded culture he established Champions Life International Church located in
Ruskin, Florida in November 2011 and has seen tremendous change in the lives of
God’s people. Pastor Deon travels extensively as a keynote and conference speaker
bringing a word of transformation, empowerment and victory to all who experience his ministry.
Gifted, profound and powerfully anointed are a few characteristics to
describe Pastor Kelli D. Douglas. She is a woman born, preserved
and equipped for such a time as this! Being raised in Bradenton,
Florida, reared in the Manatee County School System and spiritually
taught in St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, she was given a
solid, sound and enriching upbringing by her parents and local
community members in both the faith-based and secular settings.
Under their tutelage Kelli ascended to leadership and excelled among her peers
academically and otherwise. Even during those years it was noticeable that she would
grow to do great things in life. As a young lady her gifts and talents were impossible to
ignore. She was extremely diverse as she played both the violin and basketball. She was skillfully athletic and starred as the point guard of the Southeast High School girls’ basketball team.
This talent paired with her academic achievements would lead her to receive a full scholarship
to attend and play basketball at the University of Central Florida.
Lady Kelli is educationally astute, having earned several degrees including a Bachelor
of Arts in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, a Master of Science in
Curriculum and Instruction from the University of South Florida and is currently
completing her doctorate in Psychology at Argosy University. She is currently an
educator with the School District of Manatee County serving the Exceptional Student
population. She has plan to also pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, on a journey to
become a Nurse Anesthetist.
She is married to Pastor Deondrick G. Douglas, her husband of 19 years and they both
travel nationally and internationally preaching and teaching the Word of God. Lady
Kelli is a prolific teacher of the holy writ and flows in the Five-Fold Office of the
Pastor/Teacher. In the ministry she serves full time as the Director of Youth and Children's
Ministries at Champion’s Life International Church in Ruskin, Florida. They have two
sons, Jacob Carrington and Channing Jovanni. She loves the Lord and is submitted to
HIS perfect will for her life! She is spirit-filled, anointed and passionate about changing
lives! She is a woman with a mission, a mantle and a mandate!