"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 Grosechel

Craig Groeschel

Senior Pastor

As the Senior Pastor of Life.Church, Craig provides 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 and has written several books, including his latest release, Divine Direction: 7 Decisions That Will Change Your Life. He, his wife Amy, and their family live in the Edmond, Oklahoma area.

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 oversees YouVersion, Church to Church, Church Online, Creative Media, and Communications teams.

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 directly oversees Human Resources, Training & Development, and the NextGen ministry.

Sam Roberts

Sam Roberts

Campus Operations

Sam directs the leadership of all campuses and their staff, as well as the overall direction of the church and its initiatives that are implemented at the campus level.