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Life Center is on an adventure with God. That seems to be our one constant. Since our earliest beginnings, we have been marked by a devotion to the Word of God and its creative power. Our deepest longings have been to encounter God through unrestrained worship, passionate prayer, and unwavering obedience. These foundations have shaped us into who and what we are today.
A place of authentic encounters with the love of God that brings healing, miracles, and freedom. Extravagant worship – giving all of our thoughts, actions, and feelings to express our love for God. Passionate prayer for all people, all nations, all the time.
The living, breathing word of God shapes the way we live our lives. We see the truth of God reflecting who we are as sons and daughters.
Loving and encouraging each other through relationships. Utilizing the strengths of every generation as we all run together. A community that promotes diversity and cultural relevant teams, not individuals.
Preparing world-changers, training individuals, starting churches, spreading the good news far and wide. Teaching by example – how to live meaningful, God-centered lives. A constant commerce of people, coming and being launched out into every nation, bringing lasting freedom and joy.
When we reflect upon our years as the Roe family, the faithfulness of God is what stands out the most. Faithfulness describes someone who is true to his word, reliable, and able to be completely trusted. We have witnessed this truth about God and are confident this is available to all who put their faith in Him.
Though we were both raised in Christian homes, my wife Bethany and I made choices in our teenage and college years to pursue things that resulted in broken relationships, confusion, and destruction. But the kindness of the Lord brought us back to truly knowing Christ and experiencing abundant life found in Him.
We found that when we let Him write the story, it was beyond what we could imagine. Our best ideas paled in comparison to God’s magnificent designs. Where long years of infertility should have been marked by depression and loneliness, instead they became years of laughter and joy as our home was filled with people who met Jesus and found life despite histories of addiction, failed marriages, psychiatric problems, and depression. Where family challenges should have produced instability and chaos, we found belonging through the Body of Christ. And where life-threatening illness should have brought great amounts of fear and sadness, we discovered joy and the promise of an eternity without pain and suffering.
We have lived life for ourselves, and we have lived life with Jesus. After experiencing the two, we are ruined for anything but the adventure of a lifetime that is found in Christ. We live as if eternity matters, because we think it does. And our dream is that you will join us for a life that is extraordinary, not because of what we do, but because of who HE is.
Southwest Florida is beautiful, but underneath the outward beauty, people are struggling. They are battling depression, homelessness, broken relationships, and pain. My wife and I don’t have all the answers, but we know Jesus does, and we invite you to join us to discover what those are and the adventure He has for your life.
Jeff and JoAnna have a passion to pursue the presence of God! Ordained and sent out from Life Center Ministries International, they long to see God’s Kingdom come and His will be done in every facet of life and culture. From their wedding day in June of 2003 to the present, they have been serving the Lord in various settings and functions. Jeff & Joanna have served in community and inner city ministries, youth & young adult ministries, leading worship in a variety of settings, preaching & evangelism, and local church administration. They have learned to balance ministry and the daily “ins and outs” of life as they did not enter full time supported ministry until November of 2011! In August of 2010 the Struss’ relocated their family from Gaithersburg, MD to Lynchburg, VA with their (then) 2 children to launch an apostolic community filled with day and night prayer, revival culture, and a community of believers who walk in real relationships with God and one another. What has taken place has been little short of amazing as God has knit together a family of passionate lovers of God, and often displays Himself through miracles, signs, and wonders.
In the Spring of 2016 the church experienced an 8 week long Awakening where hundreds encountered God’s presence in a tangible way through worship, salvation, healing, and deliverance. In addition to serving as the Senior Pastor of Life Center Lynchburg, Jeff also travels throughout the region ministering at churches and serves on the board of Clear River Network with co-founders Charles Stock and Georgian Banov.
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150 Alum Springs Rd
Lynchburg, VA 24502