Who We Are

LIFE CHURCH is a multi-cultural, multi-generational group of real people serving to meet needs in our community and within our church family. We are a body of believers in one mind and one accord, worshiping passionately and growing in God together. God told us from the beginning that He would fill our congregation with “messes,” but that He didn’t call them “messes,” He called them HIS SONS AND DAUGHTERS! We also search out other ministries of like-minds to join arms with as we reach out to our community and our world. Some of the ministries we work with are:

  • New World Ventures with Jamie and Deby Saunders
  • Free Life Ministries with Stephen and Jenilee Samuel
  • Living Word International Outreach with Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Karunanithi
  • Fire Ministries with Andy and Karyn Pricer
  • The Rock Outreach Center in Port Arthur, with Pastors Phil and Tiffany Baugh
  • and more!

 

Our Pastors

Donny-Jessica-RobbinsDonny and Jessica Robbins

We are probably the most unlikely people to pastor a church… but isn’t that just how God works… to use “the foolish things to confound the wise.” When this church was birthed, we told God that we would step out in faith and “do it” but ONLY if He was the constant Guide and only if HE would be right there with us. We told God that we would not take a step without Him… He has been so so faithful!

We’re just two real people, serving a very real God. We want to live in the super-natural realm, and we want to be totally led by Him! As a result, God continues to amaze us! Through the years, God has proven to us that He IS Faithful and He is worthy to be TRUSTED and PRAISED. We are in AWE of our Heavenly Father. We are in AWE of the salvations, healings, and deliverances that we are seeing with our very eyes in this ministry! God is drawing in “first-time” believers, and He is pouring out His Spirit on them and they are being TRANSFORMED!

Our Elders

James-Becky-ScottJames and Becky Scott

James & Becky Scott operate as Associate Pastors, Elders, Prayer Partners, Teachers, and Relationship Counselors.

Our personal vision comes from Luke 4:18-19 “…to preach the gospel to the poor, bind up the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, and to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”

Our heart is to help people succeed in their relationship to God and to each other. In our 33 years of marriage it has seemed that God has led us through many classrooms which benefit the body. It is our desire to share what these classes have taught us. The transparency God has given us to grow through mistakes, fears and victories we willing pass on and cheer those who are running the race. The race isn’t won by the swift or even the strong but those who will endure and run with patience. We like to encourage and equip those who want to deepen their understanding of what God has for their lives. We are assured that His plans are for good! Our desire is to run with diligence, encourage others to run alongside and as we see the face of Jesus hear Him say, “Well done my good and faithful servants enter into your reward.”

 

Paula-HardestyPaula Hardesty

I have a heart for Jesus and doing His perfect will in the Earth. One of my passions is to impart the Love of Christ to others. Sometimes a simple smile a hug or a kind word is all that is necessary which allows the Peace of God to settle in and change lives!

My heart resonates with the prayer of Jesus in John 17:20: “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”

 

Tommy-Cynthia-ThigpenTommy and Cynthia Thigpen

We are a living miracle. What the Devil meant for destruction, GOD has turned to GOOD. We have survived almost 24 years of marriage, through good and bad. WE were making a pretty big mess of it. Then JESUS! Since JESUS, we have grown closer to one another and now we know from where our strength comes from: JESUS!

We have not always taken the best route in life. (GOD’S way) No, we tried our way, the world’s way. We have known sadness, disappointments and failure. These things still happen, BUT now we can rejoice. We know my Father is with us. He comforts us. He delivers us. He LOVES us. We have lived in the world and know that it has nothing to offer. We are now servants and have experienced and do experience the peace and joy that comes from trusting JESUS with everything. We are simple people. All we want to do, is go where HE says go. Do what He says do. Say what He tells me to say.

Art and Vicki Fisher

Billy and Donna Doornbos

Gloria Dockens

Sam and Joann Dockens

James and Melissa Dixon

Cory and Jewel Cole

Jordan and Kari Robbins

Joel and Haeley Batman

Our Leadership Team

Pastoral Assistants

Lori Belair

 

Food/Clothing Pantry

Connie Franklin/Barbara Riskakis

Men’s Ministry

New Life Recovery Class

Jonathan and Tricia Chandler

N.B.S. Kid’s Club (Neighborhood Bible Study)

Ricky and San Juanita Marinez

Van Ministry

Cynthia Mendoza

Outreach Ministries

Pastor Jessica Robbins

Mission Trips

Billy Doornbos

Women’s Ministry

Felicia Mires-Prophetic Blessings
Cynthia Thigpen/Becky Scott/Stephanie Cowart-Girlfriends

Carolyn DeJohn-W.O.V.E.N.
Jessica Robbins-Warrior Chicks/Women’s Special Events

 

Life Change Group for Women

Gloria Dockens

 

Single Young Adults

Jordan & Kari Robbins

 

Young Marrieds

Cory and Jewel Cole

 

Praise Team

Pastor Donny Robbins
Angel Lee/John Baker/Chris and Lindsay Bione/Don Solis/Jose Ahumada
Sound: Tommy Thigpen

 

Financial Committee

Donny Robbins
Tommy Thigpen
Billy Doornbos

Jr. and Sr. Youth Ministry

Sam and Joann Dockens/Cory and Jewel Cole

 

Nursery/ Children’s Ministry

Brandy Fontenot/Pastor Jessica Robbins

 

Greeters/Hospitality

Kathy Butaud/Sheila Jones/Olga Molina

 

Building/Grounds

Tommy Thigpen/Dino Noyola

 

LIFEline Prayer Team

Anita Sepeda/Dorothy Marshall

 

Altar Ministry

Joel Batman/Billy Doornbos

 

Ushers/Watchmen/Parking Ministry

James Dixon