Jake Ratliff

Worship & Middle and High School Minister

The man you see before you is Jake. No, he does not work for statefarm, but he does use their insurance. Jake was raised in the middle of Indiana (the flat lands) then moved to Kentucky and attended Kentucky Christian University. He is married to a wonderful woman named Lela. They have two beautiful daughters and a handsome son. Jake enjoys spending his time outdoors; hunting, fishing or taking photos. His favorite quote comes from the brilliant mind of Joe Dirt, "Lifes a garden, Dig it."


Rex McKinniss

Senior Minister

Rex grew up in a big family playing sports, camping, and living the small town dream. He moved to Kentucky for college, roomed with a guy named Jake Ratliff, and earned a B.A. in Bible & Ministry from Kentucky Christian University. Rex came to TCC in the summer of 2013 as our Youth & Children’s Minister. Seven years later, he began serving in his current role. He is married to Kimberly and they have two sons, Sawyer and Henry. In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors, playing guitar, working with his hands, and volunteering as a firefighter.


Lela Ratliff

Children’s Ministry Director

Tanner Bowles

Youth & Family Ministry Intern

Tanner hails from the Ironton area, has a passion for youth and family ministry, and is excited to spend these next 6 months gaining some experience and finishing up his schooling. He loves the music of 90’s country and sadly the Cincinnati Reds. He plans to graduate from Kentucky Christian University in the Spring of 2022.