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We are so excited to have you with us today at The Life Church! We realize that there are many other places you could be right now, and we are honored that you are here with us. Our main goal today is for you to have a memorable encounter with Jesus Christ and leave here more deeply connected with Him and others. 





The Life Church was started during the Great Depression of 1930-1931. The first church records date back to 1931 with Pastor C.H. Gross, the founding pastor. The church was located on Middle Creek Road, off Highway 6 East in a grove of pine trees. It was a simple one room building, and its 12 to 15 charter members attended Sunday School classes divided by curtains, heated by one large heater in the winter, and cooled by one large window in the summer. 

Through the years and with the direction of several other pastors, the church was moved to larger buildings to accommodate the growing congregation. Pastor C.J. Walea directed the construction of the current building in 1986 and added the Family Life Center in 2003. In August of 2008, Rev. Jim and Angi Manning were elected Lead Pastor of The Life Church. Through their vision, much of the church campus has been remodeled in order to facilitate church growth and the role of TLC as a place of hope for the community. 

Today, The Life Church reaches hundreds of people on the main campus through services and online through live stream. TLC has a vision to reach the surrounding region for Jesus Christ. We invite you to see for yourself how exciting church can be when the focus is simple and people are free to seek God with passion.


Jim & Angi Manning

Senior Pastor & Pastor's Wife

Pastor Jim and Angi have been the Lead Pastors of The Life Church based in Many, Louisiana since August of 2008. Their vision has always been to lead others to Christ and to reach this community, city, and world with the gospel and do so in a relevant and welcoming way. ​

Tommy Lewis

Youth Pastor​

Pastor Tommy has been the Youth Pastor of The Life Church since August of 2012. His passion and determination is to see the youth of this community on fire for Jesus Christ, encouraging our students to be leaders and difference makers in their world. 


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