Mark Gallo



Senior Executive Director

My relationship with Jesus Christ is my first love and passion. Next, comes my ministry to my family and then to those who are struggling with strongholds and addictions. I am a Marine Corps Veteran and have been in the recovery ministry for 14 years. I am a graduate of Teen Challenge where I also served as both Executive Director and Regional Director, helping oversee four centers. I hold the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Urbana University. I have been married for 8 years and have three amazing daughters. My hobbies include preaching the Word, working out, running and fishing.

Juanell Gallo


Associate Pastor

I was raised in church and taught the word of God from a young age. But around 14, I rebelled against the truth. It began with an eating disorder, but evolved into meth & alcohol addiction. My life was a twisted wreck of lies, insecurities, and chaos. After years of addiction I was under bondage to demonic torment and felt completely hopeless and alone. 

In 2006, I had a radical encounter with God that I can only describe as life-changing. He began to heal and fill up every empty and broken place inside with His spirit. By His power He delivered me from demonic stronghold, and exchanged my brokenness and chaos for His wholeness and holiness. 

I began Life Changers with my husband in 2008, with the vision of seeing that same radical transformation take place in others. I consider myself truly blessed to serve the Lord and others in the ministry.

Adam Smith

Apostolic Trainer

"I stood in jail facing felony charges and asked God to take my addition away from me. The judge agreed too send me dot a rehabilitation center and sent me to Life Changers Outreach. The Lord used this place to radically change my life. After completing the program, I now get to minister and watch other lives be changed by God."

Vanessa Smith

Apostolic Trainer

" After graduating college, I married a guy who was an IV drug user and soon became heavily addicted. I became a slave to my addiction. I came into Life Changers Outreach so very broken; unable to even stand on my own two feet. I found everything that I had been looking for and His name is Jesus!"

Clinton NaQuin

Chief Administrator

"At 28, I was homeless and didn't know where my next meal would come from. Contemplating suicide, I was ready to give up and had no hope.I went to First United Methodist Church in Gatlinburg to get a meal and I heard Adam and Vanessa Smith give their testimony and speak about the work at Life Changers Outreach. I joined Life Changers in January of 2014 and about 4 months into the program, the Lord really got a hold of me. Through the teaching and the training, I know who I am in Christ and I no longer have a desire for drugs in my life. God has given me hope, a purpose and a future. Today I am blessed with a home, beautiful wife, and three children. I am now one of the chief administrators of the thirteen facilities of Life Changers. I give all the glory to God for working in my life through the love and training of this ministry." 

Ashley Naquin

Chief Administrator