Craig Groeschel - Faith-Based

Edmond, Oklahoma

Craig Groeschel is the founding and senior pastor of Life.Church. Launched in 1996, Life.Church has become one of the largest churches in the country, reaching over 70,000 people each weekend through 25 locations. Groeschel pioneered multi-site ministry in 2001, made possible by his groundbreaking use of video teaching. In 2006, Life.Church also started one of the first church online interactive ministries. Church Online now reaches between 110,000 - 130,000 people weekly. Known for the innovative use of technology to spread the Gospel, Life.Church is the creator of the YouVersion Bible App and Bible App for Kids. These free apps have been installed more than 235 million times in every country around the world.

Groeschel has inspired a new spirit of teamwork in the Church through global partnership initiatives and by resourcing churches freely through a suite of apps and tools like Open resources, where over 8 million free resources have been downloaded by more than 300,000 pastors and churchleaders. A New York Times bestselling author, Groeschel enjoys investing in church leaders through speaking engagements like the Global Leadership Summit, Hillsong Conference, Catalyst, World Leaders Conference, and more. Craig, his wife, Amy, and their six children live in Edmond, Oklahoma.




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Teresa Ray

Pastor Groeschel is touching lives around the world with his ability to connect with people and inspire and encourage others. He is certainly well deserving of this honor.

July 12 at 3:22 PM
Johnna Edmondson

Pastor Groeschel is truly a man of God!! Even though I have moved to a state that does not have a campus I am still in tune with his messages. Attending the first Edmond campus and then the second I knew that God was going to use this man to His glory. He is a pastor's pastor, he is respected and loved by many. He is very humble and intelligent about God's word.

June 17 at 8:31 AM
Pastor Craig

Congratulations on such an honor! Proud to be your fellow Okie and fellow JMTer. Blessings.

June 16 at 8:13 AM
Scott Maderer

I've been following Craig through books and other media for awhile now. I greatly admire his commitment to not just building a church but LEADING a church by building leaders.

May 31 at 6:24 PM