Who We Are
Life Church is a place devoted to expressing the love of God, teaching the truth of God’s Word, and touching the lives of those in the community. We are dedicated to communicating the Real God to Real people who are building Real relationships. No matter your walk of life, God has a plan and a purpose for you, and Life Church is a place where you can dig deep into the Word of God, meet other believers who want to help you on your journey, and reach out in ministry to the surrounding communities.
Life Church began in 2003 with only 18 people in the congregation. Now, Life Church spans two campuses and multiple ministries. Whether you attend in Roscoe, Rockford, you’ll experience live, upbeat worship and truth-filled messages that are sure to draw you closer to God and pull you deeper in your relationship with Him.
Whether you are 95 years old or only a few months old, God wants to speak to you, and Life Church is a place where you can learn more about your Savior and hear messages that speak to your current situation in life. We invite you to come and experience one of our worship services for yourself. Come see what Life Church is all about! We’re sure you’ll agree that to know us is to love us.
Dr. Ken Hansen and his wife Chrystal pastored Living Water Community Church in Bolingbrook, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago for 25 years until 2016, when Ken came to Life Church to serve as the Executive Pastor. During their time in Bolingbrook they guided the church through three building programs including a complete campus relocation project in 2006. Under their leadership the church grew and was very active in impacting the community.
Ken served for a number of years as the presbyter for the Southwest Section of the Assemblies of God as well as the President of the Bolingbrook Clergy Association. He also served as the chaplain for the Bolingbrook Fire Department.
While at Living Water, Chrystal was the Executive Pastor and served in the community as the Vice-President of the Valley View 365 School Board. She also launched a non-profit organization to help homeless kids and their families. Chrystal also spent a season working at the Chicago headquarters of Comcast in Schaumburg as the Regional Manager of Sales Development Strategies and Leadership Development.
Ken earned his undergraduate degree at Central Bible College, his Masters Degree in Theology from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, and his Doctorate in Ethical and Organizational Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University. Chrystal holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Lewis University and an MBA from the Keller School of Management.
Ken and Chrystal have been married since 1984 and have three grown children and two grandchildren. In June of 2019 Ken and Chrystal were asked to serve as the Lead Pastors of Life Church. Currently, Chrystal serves as the Executive Pastor.
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5910 Elevator Rd
Roscoe, IL 61073
4312 20th St S
Rockford, IL 61109