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Life Center is on an adventure with God. That seems to be our one constant. Since our earliest beginnings, we have been marked by a devotion to the Word of God and its creative power. Our deepest longings have been to encounter God through unrestrained worship, passionate prayer, and unwavering obedience. These foundations have shaped us into who and what we are today.

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WE BELIEVE IN PRESENCE.

A place of authentic encounters with the love of God that brings healing, miracles, and freedom. Extravagant worship – giving all of our thoughts, actions, and feelings to express our love for God. Passionate prayer for all people, all nations, all the time.

WE BELIEVE IN TRUTH.

The living, breathing word of God shapes the way we live our lives. We see the truth of God reflecting who we are as sons and daughters.

WE BELIEVE IN CULTURE.

Loving and encouraging each other through relationships. Utilizing the strengths of every generation as we all run together. A community that promotes diversity and cultural relevant teams, not individuals.

WE BELIEVE IN PEOPLE.

Preparing world-changers, training individuals, starting churches, spreading the good news far and wide. Teaching by example – how to live meaningful, God-centered lives. A constant commerce of people, coming and being launched out into every nation, bringing lasting freedom and joy.

VISION

Experiencing the LOVE of GOD and GIVING it away.

LEADERSHIP

Who We Are

Our Team & Leadership

Life Center is on an adventure with God. That seems to be our one constant. Since our earliest beginnings, we have been marked by a devotion to the Word of God and its creative power. Our deepest longings have been to encounter God through unrestrained worship, passionate prayer, and unwavering obedience. These foundations have shaped us into who and what we are today.

Senior Pastors

JEFF & JOANNA STRUSS

Jeff and JoAnna have a passion to pursue the presence of God! Ordained and sent out from Life Center Ministries International, they long to see God’s Kingdom come and His will be done in every facet of life and culture. From their wedding day in June of 2003 to the present, they have been serving the Lord in various settings and functions. Jeff & Joanna have served in community and inner city ministries, youth & young adult ministries, leading worship in a variety of settings, preaching & evangelism, and local church administration. They have learned to balance ministry and the daily “ins and outs” of life as they did not enter full time supported ministry until November of 2011! In August of 2010 the Struss’ relocated their family from Gaithersburg, MD to Lynchburg, VA with their (then) 2 children to launch an apostolic community filled with day and night prayer, revival culture, and a community of believers who walk in real relationships with God and one another. What has taken place has been little short of amazing as God has knit together a family of passionate lovers of God, and often displays Himself through miracles, signs, and wonders.

DREAM TEAM STAFF LEADERS

Christina kukharchuk

Next Steps Coordinator & Worship Leader

Cassy Hupp

Communication & Creative Arts Coordinator

Andy & Dana Dunn

Youth Pastors

Jason & Jennifer Brake

Life Group Team Coordinators

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FAQ

F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHERE DO I PARK?

You can park in the main parking lot on the property just after our sign if you are driving past the 7-11. If this lot is full or if you want to leave closer parking for others, you can park in the Park and Ride lot just before the church property.

HOW DO I GET MORE CONNECTED?

Life Center’s Discipleship Track is a great way to grow in your faith, deepen your understanding of Biblical Principles for living a powerful Christian life, and learn more about what we believe. Going through the Discipleship Track is also the first step towards getting involved as a volunteer at the church. The Discipleship Track is two classes that are two hours long each on Sundays after the church service. Sign up at the Connection Hub at the back of the Sanctuary for our next class. Childcare and lunch is provided.

I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS. WHO DO I TALK TO?

On Sundays, come see our connection hub to have all your questions answered.

DO YOU HAVE ANY SMALL GROUPS?

Yes! Our Life Groups and Life Classes are essential to our community. We believe it is where every member gets developed to become more like Jesus, equipped to share their gifts and continue on their journey to fulfilling their personal destiny. It’s community on a mission: to make disciples who make disciples, ultimately growing the family of God. Encounter the same passion, presence and ministry of our corporate service in a smaller home setting.

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