T.J. Helling has been serving as shepherd of The Porch since April of 2015. Having grown up in Inola, Oklahoma, he deeply cares about the people of this small, rural community where The Porch meets in various locations all throughout the week. He especially loves serving the people of Inola, and also feels called to serve other people all around the globe. He believes in the Global Church and desires others to come to an understanding of who Jesus is and what He calls us to as His Church. He has been given the incredible opportunity to be The Church in the Inola public school system where he teaches a Bible class in the junior high and high school and acts as the fourth grade science and social studies teacher. T.J.’s favorite part of all of this full life is spending time with his favorite ministry partners: his (amazing, stunning, radical, incredible, basically insert any fancy adjective here) wife, Polly, and his four children, Anna Jo, Caleb, Isabelle, and Titus.
Koty Koster has been the Youth minister of The Porch since June 2015. Koty is from Oologah Oklahoma and a graduate from Oklahoma Baptist University where he played four years of football and studied Sports Ministry. He currently lives in Inola Oklahoma where he works bi-vocation in the public school system. His passions are missions and discipleship.
Tim is married to his wife Kristi. They have two boys, Aidan and Kainan. Tim has been involved in kids ministry for the past 8 years. His desire is to help kids have fun, laugh and most of all learn a foundation that will last them a lifetime.