Life Church Peoria, AZ

Live. Love. Share.

We love Jesus, God’s Word, and each other, and we’re taking Jesus’ revolutionary message of life and love to Phoenix and around the world. Life Church is much more than a place to attend on Sundays. We are a community of Christ-followers (learners) centered on the person, mission and way of Jesus Christ.

Help With Our Growing The Mission Fund Campaign

Life Church is on a mission to expand our campus! It appears that we have been in God’s favor and He is leading us down a path to make Life Church a location that is able to “welcome everyone”. Space limitations are hindering our ability to follow God’s lead, so we need your help. Help donate to this 6 week stewardship campaign by clicking the button below.


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Our Goal

Our Focus
Family, friends, neighbors, world.

Our Calling
Live like Jesus, love like Jesus and share His message everywhere we go.

Core Values

The ministries of Life Church are arranged around the three elements of our Mission. We live these values personally, locally and globally for the glory of God and the making of disciples around the world.

  • To live like Jesus we need each other
  • To love like Jesus we need God’s love
  • To make disciples everywhere we go we need to be trained and pass on what we learn

Life Church

Life Church exists to live like Jesus, love like Jesus and share His message everywhere we go.

Life Prayer Gatherings

This is a time to pray for one another, for our families, neighbors and world. Life Prayer Gatherings are held every Tuesday Morning and every Sunday before Life Church Worship. See below for details:

Thursday Morning Prayer
Every Thursday Morning – 7:30 a.m.
Location: The Life Building, 8765 W. Kelton Lane, B3, Peoria, AZ
Contact: Email for more details

Sunday Morning Prayer
Every Sunday before Life Church Worship – 7:45 a.m.
Location: The Life Building, 8765 W. Kelton Lane, B3, Peoria, AZ
Contact: Email for more details

Life Church Worship

Life Church Worship is designed to gather us, to connect us to God and others and to prepare us to reach our family, friends, neighbors and the world with the love, life and message of Christ.

Sunday Services

  • 8:00 AM
  • 9:30 AM
  • 11:00 AM

The Life Building
8765 W. Kelton Lane, B3
Peoria, AZ 85382

Email for more details.

life-kids-smallChild-care is available for nursery-age only at 8:00 a.m. service. Child-care for nursery-age to 5th grade is available at the 9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. services.

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About Pastor Derik

I grew up with a dream, a dream to play professional football. To achieve that dream, as a fourth grader, I began running six days a week and lifting three days a week. I continued that pattern of dedication and training throughout high school and was awarded college scholarships from across the country. I chose Miami University. At Miami, my growing success on the field was matched only by the growing destruction in my Spirit. I brought this destruction on (in the usual ways) by making poor decisions and destructive choices. This self-destruction eventually drove me to a crisis of faith. Would I reject God and turn my back on Him completely or would I surrender all that I am to Him? It was in this time of crisis that God broke through; He washed me clean and poured His love and life into me. Since that day, I have been compelled to share His love and life with others.

I have been married to my bride Deb for 34 years (she has one of the purest, kindest, servant hearts I have ever seen). Together we have been blessed with five incredible daughters, five awesome son-in-laws, two energized grandsons and six sweet (sometimes semi-sweet) granddaughters (sometimes they like to pick on their Papa). As is evident, family is a big deal to Deb and I. In addition, I enjoy taking walks with God, working out, reading, hiking with friends, frequenting coffee shops, helping others and looking for ways to share God’s love. My passion is to “Live like Jesus, Love like Jesus and Leave what Jesus left behind” i.e. love, life, kindness, healing, wholeness, forgiveness, grace, truth, salvation, etc… As a pastor/teacher, my passion is to help others do the same.