Senior Leadership Team

Our leadership team works together to keep our congregation unified and pursuing God’s heart for direction in every season. 


Pastor Joe

Joe was born in Elkton, Maryland. As the son of an army officer, Joe spent most of his childhood years living in Germany, Hawaii and Kentucky. Following two tours of duty in Vietnam, Joe earned his degree as a Certified Financial Planner. He started his own insurance agency and later became President of a brokerage firm focusing on investments, retirement and estate planning.

Joe accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior after viewing the Billy Graham film, “A Thief in the Night.” In 1995, he was ordained and served as the lead pastor of Faith Full Gospel Church. Drawing upon his training and background in the financial services industry, Joe developed and taught a practical, Bible-based seminar on “Managing God’s Resources” to churches in the Columbia and Howard County area and has counseled hundreds of individuals on getting and staying out of debt. Beginning in 2005, he served as the Business Manager and Pastor of Evangelism at Heritage Community Church in Severn.

In August 2011, Joe birthed Spirit and Life Fellowship which began as a small group of believers meeting in homes and in December 2012 moved to its current location at 6851 Oak Hall Lane in Columbia, Maryland. As a pastor, he is committed to “equipping the saints for the work of ministry” (Ephesians 4:12), guiding individuals to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, operating in the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and teaching others how to live a victorious, Spirit-led life. His heart’s desire is to reach the Columbia, Howard County and surrounding areas with the message of the Gospel


Pastors Jon and Krista

Welcome to Spirit and Life!  Our passion is to connect every person we come in contact with to the heart of God.  We will never be satisfied with simply telling you about God, we want every person who comes through our door to experience His love in a way that is life changing!  We have both been forever changed by encountering the presence of God in such a deep and intimate way and it is our desire to promote and grow that type of relationship in each and every person in our congregation.  With love as our foundation we are here to challenge you to drink deep.  

“In this hour of all-but-universal darkness one cheering gleam appears: within the fold of conservative Christianity there are to be found increasing numbers of persons whose religious lives are marked by a growing hunger after God Himself. They are eager for spiritual realities and will not be put off with words, nor will they be content with correct `interpretations’ of truth. They are athirst for God, and they will not be satisfied till they have drunk deep at the Fountain of Living Water.”
– A.W. Tozer

Pastor Sean (Junjie) Song

Sean (Junjie) Song received the Lord in 2002. His wife Ruth received the Lord in 2003 and they got married in 2006. They were both born in China and came to the United States for graduate studies. They have been preaching the gospel to overseas Chinese students and scholars but in 2016 there was a turn in their spiritual lives. They both got baptized in the Holy Spirit and witnessed a miracle healing. Now they are ready to be witnesses for both the Word of God and the supernatural ministry of Jesus Christ. Sean has finished the Christian Healing Certification Program (CHCP, except Deliverance level 4) and Christian Prophetic Certification Program by Global Awakening. He is currently a Pre-Doctoral student at United Theological Seminary (UTS) and he plans to attend Randy Clark Scholars Doctoral Program (a joint program between UTS and Global Awakening). Sean also has a special burden for his home country China. His vision is to preach the gospel, heal the sick, cast out demons, and equip the saints and build up the body of Christ.