Pastors Billy & Mandy Holden
Pastors Billy and Mandy Holden met in bible college at Christ for the Nations in Dallas, Texas and were married in June, 2002. They have been serving together in ministry since! In 2010, along with their 2 kids at the time they moved to Lafayette, IN to plant a church! Since then they have a total of 5 kids, 2 (twins) of which they adopted out of foster care and continue to serve as senior pastors at Innovation Church in Lafayette. They have a huge heart for their community and serve local foster families through fostering, hosting foster agencies and through a foster closet ministry!
Pastor Bryan & Suzy Burden
Both Susie and I were born in Indiana, Susie, Culver and me, LaPorte. We have been happily married for over 30 years now.
After retiring from the Marines we moved back to Indiana and specifically to Purdue country to get more schooling and allow the kids to graduate from High School.
In 2014 we bought land in Belize to start a missions project. We now arrange for teams 1 or 2 times a year to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Life has given us 2 children, 4 grandchildren, and a plethora of friends and family here at Innovation and around the world.
I was born and raised in Indiana and moved to Lafayette to attend Purdue. I have called it home since and was blessed enough to meet my husband Kevin here. During the day I am the senior environmental health and safety leader at GE Aviation. I am also an instructor for Purdue Polytechnic and God has blessed me with a career that I am truly passionate about.
In my free time I volunteer at Franciscan Health in the ER, I am the chair of the United Way Emerging Leaders steering committee, and I enjoy traveling and eating new places.
Growing up I attended children’s church with friends and was a part of the fellowship of Christian athletes in middle school. In 2012 I moved to Cleveland Tennessee, and lived there for six years. During that time I found my way back to the Lord and was baptized on April 22, 2017.
We then found our way back to Lafayette in April 2018, and are so blessed to call Lafayette home. The Lord has blessed me with three children Olivia, Allison, and Elijah. I earned my bachelors of early childhood education from Liberty University in 2018, and have been serving the Lord at Steam Academy as a pre-kindergarten teacher.
I love serving the church community and showing children who God is. A call from the Lord led us to Innovation and we have been blessed to call it home.
Shane & Amanda Hudson
Shane and Amanda Hudson married in 2017. Their blended family consists 5 children; Maddie, Chris, Zach, Abby & Ella.
Amanda is the daughter of a Pentecostal pastor and fell in love with Jesus Christ at young age. Over the years she has served in youth ministry in many forms; from being youth pastor, to working in juvenile detention facilities, to youth bootcamps and now in a juvenile treatment facility.
Shane came to Christ later in life. He is dedicated to learning the Word of God and plugged into a “through the Bible” teaching church for 13 years.
Shane and Amanda found Innovation Church in 2018. Amanda currently serves as Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator. Shane is always supportive lending his wisdom and many handyman skills behind the scenes.