LifeChurch.LA is made up of people just like you who have chosen to serve their community with the incredibly great news of Jesus Christ. The heart we have can not be described better than Ephesians 1: 18-20 "I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead"
Dallas became Lead Pastor in 2015 and runs the ministry alongside his wife Paige. He came to this church at 1 year old in 1981 as his dad was Pastor here for 34 years. Dallas has a Bachelor of Theology from Christian Life School of Theology. He served as Student Pastor for 9 years then as Young Adult/Associate Pastor for 3 years before transitioning to Lead Pastor.
Chris is Co-Pastor of LifeChurch.LA alongside his son Dallas. He has a Bachelor of Theology from Southwestern Assemblies of God University and has been in full-time ministry for 48 years. In 1981, Chris, his wife Jeanie, and their three children came to LifeChurch.LA (formerly South Parkway Church) in Ruston, LA. He ministered as Lead Pastor for 34 years before transitioning that role to Dallas in 2015.
Executive Pastor/Worship Pastor
Paige has been serving the church in different capacities over the last 20 years. However, she came on full-time staff in 2015 when her husband Dallas became Lead Pastor. Paige oversees the daily activities of the ministry and serves as the Executive & Worship pastor. Dallas and Paige have four children; Emma, Paisley, Hope, and Judah.
Interim Jonesboro Campus Pastors
TIM & SHASTA HIGDON
Tim and Shasta Higdon are serving as our interim Jonesboro Campus Pastors. They joined the LifeChurch.LA staff in 2020 and serve in many capacities here. Pastor Tim also oversees our Ruston campus youth and young adult ministry. Pastor Shasta also leads alongside Pastor Sommer in Ruston with our kids ministry. Ultimately, they just want to point people to Jesus and walk that relationship out with them.
Childrens Pastor & Daycare Director
Sommer is director of LifeChurch.LA Preschool and also in 2019 became the director of Children's ministries for Sunday and Wednesdays. She would not be able to do so without incredible team members that have many years of experience in helping the Children's Ministries. To see the whole team click here.
Guest Services Pastor
Ryan is new to the LifeChurch.LA team. He works with our Guest Services team implementing a welcoming environment for anyone who comes through our doors. Ryan understands the importance of a great first impression and helping people experience the love of God through LifeChurch.LA hospitality and warm smiling faces.
Linda started as part time Nursery Director in 1995; however 15 years ago, she was hired as our full-time Financial Administrator. She spends the majority of her time managing the finances of our two campuses as well as our two childcare facilities.
BRANDI CRIPPS & AMBER THOMAS
Brandi Cripps and Amber Thomas have a passion for the families of LifeChurch.LA. They not only understand the importance of introducing Jesus to children at a young age, but also the importance of loving and being a support to the parents of these children. We are beyond blessed to have both of them on the LifeChurch.LA leadership team. Both of these ladies enjoy spending time with their own families in their freetime. Brandi is married to Nick and has a daughter and two sons. Amber is married to Mark and has two sons.