Mitchell and Linda Tolle, started a small business in Berea, Kentucky in the fall of 1980. From those simple beginnings, they became know for an artistic ability to communicate both in watercolors and words and have been hired by major corporations throughout the country to speak, to paint, and to lead. At the height of their career God began calling them to more and it was during this time they were brought to Man O War Church in Lexington.

Now, over ten years later, the consulting is done, gallery is sold, and the career that drove so much of their lives is set aside fully to embrace God's call that was given to them.



Pastor MJ and his wife, Trudi, have served Man O War Church since February of 2009. They have been married 25 years and have five daughters Savannah, Mackenzie, Lauren, Meredith and Addison.

MJ is pastor here at Man O War Church and is an Ordained Bishop in the Church of God. He serves on the International Youth Board for Church of God, directing the Bible division.

While Trudi, directs Man O War's college and career ministry. She is an RN, working in the NICU, for 24 years.

A passion for Christ directs this couple's call to ministry, passion overwhelms their teaching, pastoral work, ministry in song, and service.