Jason Julian was born in Knoxville TN. He went to college at the University of Tennessee where he played football and lettered 4 years. Jason moved to St. Louis in 1996 and got his Master’s Degree from Covenant Seminary. After years of struggle and searching, God led him to begin Urban K-Life in 2005. Jason has 3 children, Joshua (19), Isaiah (17), and Genesis (15).
Julius Sims was born and raised in McKenzie, Tennessee within a household whose parents were both teachers during and after segregation. After completing high school, a 4-yr athletic scholarship was received to attend Virginia State University. In January of 1979, he accepted employment as a teacher and sports coach within the School District of University City and retired from that position in 2010. Presently he serves serves as CEO of Stability Enterprises, LLC. He is the husband to Cathy Sims & the father of 2 sons. For over 26 years he has served as Sr. Pastor of the Word of Life Christian Church.
James L. Treadway is a relationship manager at Urban K LIFE known for his passion to impact his generation with godly principles and real-life testimonies. Treadway inspires the young people to live in purpose while helping mature their relationship with Jesus Christ. His mission is to empower, inspire and educate others to be who God created them to be. During his free time, he enjoys making music, playing sports and game nights with his family.
Lianna Doty is a relationship manager at Urban KLife who is known for her passion to see young people pursuing their purpose in Jesus Christ. She is the middle child of seven kids and graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with two degrees while being a four year captain of the basketball team. Her life experiences have grown her heartbeat for hope, reconciliation, and justice to be championed in St. Louis City.
Keith Clay has a passion for God and the city of St. Louis that is unmatched. He will serve in a relationship manager capacity and bring with him fresh ideas, energy and insight. Keith graduated from Sumner High School and Urban KLIFE in the class of 2018. Since then, he has pursued a degree in Biblical Studies and a successful wrestling career at Williams Baptist University. We are deeply grateful for Keith’s willingness to join our team.