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.
In the Spring of 2016 the church experienced an 8 week long Awakening where hundreds encountered God’s presence in a tangible way through worship, salvation, healing, and deliverance. In addition to serving as the Senior Pastor of Life Center Lynchburg, Jeff also travels throughout the region ministering at churches and serves on the board of Clear River Network with co-founders Charles Stock and Georgian Banov.