In 2005, the Lord placed a desire in the heart of Pastor Jason Exley to begin a new church that would reach the Midlothian area. The dream of a Bible-based, evangelistic, Spirit-empowered church in Midlothian, Texas began taking shape. Pastor Jason dreamed of what a church would look like that would impact the families of Midlothian and Ellis County and eventually the world. He began building a leadership team, networking and building relationships with people in the community. Life Church began holding services at Longbranch Elementary School on Easter morning, April 16, 2006.
Life Church became known as a welcoming community of people who were captured by a vision to transform its city. People were excited about the opportunity to be in on the ground floor of a new and growing church. Life Church rapidly began to be known as a church that placed an extraordinary emphasis on ministry to children and families. During the three years of being a portable church meeting at Longbranch Elementary School, Life Church, crafted it’s desire to be a church that met the needs of its community outside the walls of the church as much as it did inside the walls of its church.
Early in 2009, three years after Life Church launched, they had the opportunity to acquire 6.8 acres and a 10,000 sq ft church facility sitting on Highway 67. After an extensive renovation of the inside and outside of the facilities, the congregation moved in to its first permanent location. The church quickly grew from meeting in one service to needing to meet during three services for the rapidly growing congregation.
Your role in the story
Life Church is one of the fastest growing churches in the area. Many new and dynamic ministries have began and continue to be created to help minister to individuals and their families. But in the midst of all this excitement, we recognize that church health is more important than numerical growth and programs. At Life Church, we recognize that God has a specific purpose for each person's life. That's why we are hard at work at making each family feel connected to God's purpose and to each other.