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.

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

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 and his wife Amy for a different kind of church, he and a handful of people launched Life.Church in 1996. He speaks at conferences around the world, has written several books including his latest release, Lead Like It Matters, and hosts the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast. He and Amy live in the Edmond, Oklahoma area and have six children, three sons-in-law, and four grandkids.

Bobby Gruenewald

Pastor, 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. In addition to serving as the CEO of YouVersion, he oversees the Digital Technology, Church to Church, Life.Church Online, and Communications teams. Bobby and his wife, Melissa, live in Edmond, Oklahoma with their four children.

Jerry Hurley

Pastor, 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 the Staff Operations, Training & Development, Finance, Logistics, and Creative Media teams as well as the LifeGroups/LifeMissions, and NextGen ministries. Jerry and his wife, Annette, live in Edmond, Oklahoma and have three children, two daughters-in-law, and three grandkids.

Sam Roberts

Pastor, Campus Leadership

Sam is directly responsible for the leadership of all physical Life.Church locations and their staff teams, including Campus Pastors, Host Team, Worship, and the Operations teams. Additionally, Sam leads the Spaces & Places team as the church works 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 children.