Our Story

The story of Life in Christ began in Peoria, AZ more than 15 years ago. In the early days of our church, you’d find a small group of us worshipping together in a house on Sunday mornings. Now, Life in Christ serves more than 500 members and their families through four weekend services in our sanctuary, Bible classes and fellowship events in our Christian Life Center, and more.

While our church has changed over the years, one thing that hasn’t is our mission to live and grow in Christ, and encourage and reach others. We invite you to see for yourself and join us for worship, or learn more about our ministry groups — we’d love to meet you!


With the Psalmist we say, “My times are in Your hands.”

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!


January 2003

A core group of 24 people meet to discuss the possibility of planting a new church.

June 2003

The church is given its new name: Life in Christ Lutheran Church. A Board of Ministry Directors is chosen.  The church begins with 39 founding members.

May 2004

Property is purchased and Sunday morning worship begins; Life in Christ officially becomes a congregation of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.


January 2005

Rev. George Spicer is installed as the first called pastor of Life in Christ.

May 2007

Groundbreaking service is held for the new sanctuary to be constructed.

April 2008

The first service is held in the new sanctuary.


September 2014

Rev. Marcus Breitbarth is installed as associate pastor of Life in Christ.

February 2016

Groundbreaking service is held for the construction of a fellowship hall, classrooms, and kitchen.

April 2017

The Christian Life Center is dedicated.