David Jones, Pastor Relentless Church Raleigh NC

David Jones, Lead Pastor

Since their marriage 17 years ago, God has been preparing Pastor David and Kelly strategically and specifically to plant Relentless Church. God has called them to plant and lead a church that puts the gospel on display and is relentless in spreading the grace of God. David served on staff at Woodford Community Christian Church youth pastor and associate / discipleship pastor. Kelly is an all-star wife and teacher as well as a gifted mother to their three children, Mia, Jackson, and Eli.


Raf Gonzalez, Associate Pastor

Responsible for Family Ministry, Raf oversees the Relentless student and children’s programs. His passion for reaching the unconvinced with the love of Christ, making sure every child knows they are created in the image of God, and partnering with parents to move children in their relationship with Jesus is clear. Prior to joining Relentless, Raf served as student pastor at Journey Church in KY. He is married to Misty and they have three fantastic kids.

Growing up in greater Boston, Raf loves all things Boston sports. He also enjoys good food, coming from a family of accomplished chefs, he can hold his own in the kitchen.



Joy Bey, Women's Pastor

Joy has been passionately involved in the local church for more than 20 years. Her education and training in Intercultural Studies, Sociology and Masters in Church Ministry with a concentration in Biblical Counseling has aided her natural aptitude and passion for working with people from diverse cultural and social economic backgrounds. She enjoys helping people of all ages understand the truth about God’s word especially regarding reconciliation, diversity/justice issues and how much He loves them.”

“Relentless’ gospel-center, forever-focused and multiethnic movement speaks to the core of who I am and what I believe God’s Word says. Sunday morning is still one of the most segregated days and times of the week. As an African American woman who has a diverse family in blood and in spirit it will always be my heart and belief that the multi-ethnic church should be the norm and not the exception.

Seth Helfrich, Worship Director

Seth and Stephanie Helfrich were part of the original team of people who joined Pastor David in planting Relentless Church. Seth has been instrumental in building the worship team from the very beginning, and currently oversees and organizes worship and tech.

From an early age, music has always been a big part of Seth’s life. From playing in the worship band in youth group, to helping with worship services at several churches, camps and programs across Kentucky, it has been an instrumental part of his relationship with Jesus. He enjoys worshiping with others and sharing his gratitude for God’s grace and what He has done in his life, as well as teaching others to worship God from the experiences in their own life.

Seth and Stephanie have two great kids, Christian and Lucy. He also works as a studio audio engineer, loves everything Kentucky Wildcats, and is a huge hockey fan, cheering on the San Jose Sharks.

”I get excited seeing life change and decisions made for Christ in people of all ages and backgrounds. I’m very thankful for undeserved grace. My passion is to love God and to love ALL people and to reach those who don’t know the gospel.”​

Tokishia Dockery-Ragland, Children's Director

Tokishia has served in Children’s Ministry since 2004!  She leads RC Kids (birth-5th grade) and serves alongside an amazing group of volunteers.  One of her greatest joys in life is partnering with parents to lay a strong biblical foundation in the lives of children. Over her years of ministering to children, Tokishia has served and led on every level from rocking babies to leading multiple campuses; and adamantly believes that each position is equally important when it comes to the health of a ministry centered on introducing kids to the love of Christ! Tokishia is married to Kendal, and they have 3 amazing boys, Kenda Jr.l, Khyan, and Kingston!

“I have seen so many children and families elevate in their faith because of Children’s Ministry and the great volunteer and staff teams that pull it all together each week.  Families are strengthened, and children establish and grow in their relationship with Christ. It’s been an amazing journey that brought us to Relentless in 2019 and I’m looking forward to all that God is going to do through this ministry in the years ahead!”

"The gospel is preached here and the leadership are genuinely loving and spirit led. The real thing."
Joe B.
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