Jake Ratliff

Worship & Young Adults' 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."


jakeratlifftcc@gmail.com

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, working with his hands, and volunteering as a firefighter.


rexmckinniss@gmail.com

T.J. Layne

Youth & Children’s Minister

TJ is a KCU alum who started serving at TCC at the end of 2020. Fun fact, this is TJ’s second time serving here. He did an internship with us before finishing up his schooling. He is married to Shelby and they have two dogs. He enjoys playing guitar, the movies of Marvel, and traveling. 


tjlayne@kcu.edu