Cliff Branam is the founder and Executive Director of Springs of Life. Cliff's passion for meeting the physical and spiritual needs of the community has been seen through his involvement with Seeds of Hope food pantry. Cliff also serves on the advisory board for Campbell County Enhancement Fund, TCAT and Jellico Housing Authority. His involvement with community development efforts are ongoing as he demonstrates and an overall commitment to seeing restoration within rural East Tennessee and Kentucky. Cliff's involvement with Seeds of Hope led to the birth of the Springs of Life Recovery Center, which was fueled by a passion to serve the less fortunate children of his community. In addition, Cliff knows all too well the impact addiction can have on a young person's life and is committed to helping prevent addiction as well as serving the needs of those caught in its grip.
Stephen L. Meeks from 1982-1995 was a missionary in Kenya, East Africa. In 1999 he founded GoodSoil Ministries, inc. GoodSoil is a non-profit established to encourage, equip, and serve missions and missionaries. He received his undergraduate degree in religion from Harding University and holds a Masters degree in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling from Cornerstone University. Stephen is a Certified Temperament Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor with the National Christian Counselors Association. He and his wife, Donna, have five children and three grandchildren.
Allen McClary is president and CEO of UBank in Jellico, Tennessee. Allen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1982. He also graduated from the LSU Graduate School of Banking in 1990. Allen currently serves on the boards of Jellico Community Hospital, Dayspring Family Health Centers, Seeds of Hope Food Pantry and Springs of Life Recovery Center. Allen also served on the Jellico City Council for 11 years and the Jellico Planning Commission for 3 years. He also previously served on the board of the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce. Allen has seen first-hand the destructive nature of drug addiction in the Jellico community and is passionate in assisting Springs of Life in providing a forum where the power of Jesus Christ can change lives.
Steve Christian is the founder and president of Seeds of Hope food pantry in Jellico, TN. Steve is also known for sharing his testimony of God's power and love to those in spiritual need and can be seen daily meeting many other needs in the community.
Derek Brown is the founder of Christ in Action, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the community's physical and spiritual needs. Derek has also served for 10 years on the board of the local Celebrate Recovery as well as serving as the ministry leader.