International Director / BOD President

Steve & Ana McDaniel

Steve McDaniel joined the Marine Corps out of High School and it was his Marine service that first brought him to Guatemala in 1980. While serving with the Security Detachment at the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala, Steve met his future and current wife, Ana Maria. It was during their military service that the McDaniel family connected with Liberty Network and sponsored their first child with Living Water Adopt-A-Child (LWAAC). In 2006, while serving with Liberty Church in Havelock, NC, Steve & Ana led a team to build a church in San Miguel, Dueñas. The Lord called them to full-time ministry in Guatemala during their time on this church building team. While preaching through an interpreter in Dueñas, the Lord prompted Steve to prophetically proclaim his future return to Guatemala to preach the Gospel without the aid of an interpreter.

Soon thereafter (2007), Steve, Ana, and their then 12-year-old son moved to Guatemala. In 2015, Steve was appointed to the position of Director for LWAAC Guatemala ministry operations while Ana was appointed as the first female President and Legal Representative of the Guatemalan Board. In 2018, Steve was named International Director and President for the LWAAC global operations. Ana serves as an Executive Committee Board Member.

They reside in Guatemala while also traveling extensively to promote the mission and vision of LWAAC.

Senior Leadership

Board of Directors

The Living Water Adopt-a-Child Board of Directors is the organization’s governing body, comprised of key faith, business, and community leaders. Board members guide and assist the ministry with accomplishing our mission of serving as the hands and feet of Jesus. Their responsibilities include determining policy, supporting fundraising efforts, budget oversight, and advising the International Director.

Paul Kelly

Global Systems Director/USA Office Director
Living Water Adopt-a-Child
Pensacola, FL, USA

Sue Butts

Vice President, Human Resources
Columbia Southern University
Orange Beach, AL, USA

Josh Lipscomb

Senior Pastor
Liberty Church
Pensacola, FL, USA

Randy Hamil

Senior Pastor
Northridge Church Pensacola
Pensacola, FL, USA

Gene Higginbottom

Senior Advisor
Liberty Church
Pensacola, FL, USA

Don Karpinen

Founding Pastor
Victory Church
Boca Raton, FL, USA

Mike Lewis

Senior Pastor
Cathedral
Charleston, SC, USA

Marc Limbaugh

Senior Pastor
Renew Church
Carrollton, GA, USA

Liam Smith

Senior Pastor
Destiny Church Erlangen
Germany

Lon McPherson

Senior Pastor
Liberty Church
Du Quoin, IL, USA

Ron Rice

Group Pastor
Liberty Church
Gulf Breeze, FL, USA

Tom Roberts

Senior Pastor
Liberty Church
Havloc, NC, USA

Jim Singleton

Pastor, Ret.
Liberty Church
Gulf Breeze, FL, USA

Roger Fothergill

President, UK Board of Directors
Airline Pilot, Ret.
United Kingdom