"Our mission is to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. That's it."

- Craig Groeschel, Senior Pastor Watch Video

Life.Church wants to make a lasting difference in your life, in our community, and in the world.

Our mission is to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. That's how we're able to make a difference, and it's the driving force behind everything we do.

A church isn't a building—it's the people. We meet in locations around the United States and globally online. No matter where you join us, we think you'll find friendly people who are excited to get to know you!

Your life

Wherever you are in life, you matter and you have a purpose. We want to help you become the person God has created you to be. Your journey has a next step and we'll help you find it. It could start with serving, finding God's vision for your life, giving, or joining us regularly.

You don't have to take the next step alone. With a strong community of friends, you can laugh, grow, and serve with people who genuinely care about you. Find a small group, or LifeGroup, to join you on your journey.

Your family

Strong families start with solid foundations. That's why we partner with parents to help raise the next generation to become followers of Christ. Your children and teens have opportunities throughout the week to grow relationships with each other and with God.

Our community and world

We are passionate about serving the global community and demonstrating God's love to others. Whether in person or online, individually or in groups, within our church and around the world, we are focused on supporting and engaging in relationships that provide relief and restoration to a hurting world.

Our leadership

Our Directional Leadership Team works together to shape the vision and direction of Life.Church.


Craig Groeschel

Craig Groeschel

Senior Pastor

As the Senior Pastor of Life.Church, Craig provides teaching, leadership, and guidance for the church as a whole. Following a vision God gave him for a different kind of church, he and a handful of people launched Life.Church in 1996.

He speaks frequently at conferences, has written several books including his latest release, Divine Direction: 7 Decisions That Will Change Your Life. He and his wife, Amy, live in the Edmond, Oklahoma area and have six children, two sons-in-law, and one grandson.

Bobby Gruenewald

Bobby Gruenewald

Innovation Leader

Bobby is passionate about exploring new ideas and finding practical ways to leverage them for the global Church. He has helped pioneer the missional use of technology that allows Life.Church to reach people in every country on the planet. He oversees the YouVersion, Open Network, Church Online, Weekend Experience, Information Technology, Creative Media, Spaces & Places, and Communications teams. Bobby and his wife, Melissa, live in Edmond, Oklahoma with their four children.

Jerry Hurley

Jerry Hurley

Team Development Leader

Jerry is responsible for the team and cultural development at Life.Church and helps shape the overall direction and leadership of the church. He oversees Human Resources, Training & Development, Logistics, Finance, LifeGroups/LifeMissions, and the NextGen ministry. Jerry and his wife, Annette, live in Edmond, Oklahoma and have three children, two daughters-in-law, and one grandson.

Sam Roberts

Sam Roberts

Campus Operations

Sam is directly responsible for the leadership of all Life.Church campuses and their staff teams, including Campus Pastors, Host Team, Worship, and the Operations teams. Sam leads the church to create engaging environments where people can connect with each other and grow closer to Christ. He and his wife, Jayme, live in Guthrie, Oklahoma with their five children.