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Gorham

LifeChurch
8 Elkins Road
Gorham, ME 04038

Phone: 207.839.6354

Service Times
Saturday 5:30pm
Sunday 9:00am,10:30am

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Bath

Bath Senior Center
45 Floral St
Bath, ME 04530

Phone: 207.233.5520

Service Time
Sunday 10:00am

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About Us

Willow Creek Association

LifeChurch has become known in the region as a welcoming community of Christians and guests captured by it's spirit and vision. Enthused by the opportunity to be involved in a life giving and growing church, we place an extraordinary emphasis on ministry to children and young people, as well as the weekend worship experience for adults.

LifeChurch has 2 campuses, our main campus is in Gorham and our other location in Bath. We are partners with the Willow Creek Association (WCA). The WCA provides training, materials, and support to local churches.

This is the story of LifeChurch to date. You could be a part of the chapters yet to unfold. Why not come and explore the opportunities?

Our Pastors and Staff

Pastors Brian and Racquel Undlin

Senior Pastors: Brian and Racquel Undlin
While in the Army, Brian had a dramatic experience with God that changed the course of his life. Brian went on to college at Bemidji State University. From there, he went to Bible College in Tulsa, OK. Racquel felt a call on her life from the time she was young. She and Brian met and were married while attending Bible College in Tulsa OK. Upon their completion from Bible College, they became Youth and Children's Pastors at Hope Worship Center (hopeworship.com) in Tulsa for 6 years. Brian & Racquel knew God had called them to begin an exciting new work. In the spring of 1996, with 2 small children, they moved to Maine without having ever visited or knowing anyone in Maine. Simply knowing that God had put the people of Maine on their hearts, they came ready to serve and God has blessed the church from the beginning. They now have 4 children and an amazingly happy home. Brian & Racquel have a unique ministry style as they lead the church together and even speak together. Brian says "we don't speak together in this fashion because we think it's cool, rather it's simply the way God has wired us and how we work best. The growth in the church since we began working more closely is obvious. Racquel & I are truly one but the truth is that we have an amazingly tight knit staff that we call the "team" and every important move is done as a "team".

Gordy and Kim Johnson

Senior Associate Pastors: Gordy and Kim Johnson
After three years of pursuing a degree in teaching, Gordy knew that his future was serving people in ministry and changed his direction. He and Brian met at college in northern Minnesota and have been partnering together ever since. After Bible school, Gordy and his wife Kim joined Brian and Racquel in launching LifeChurch.

Tom and Christine Pequinot

Associate Pastor: Tom Pequinot
Tom joined LifeChurch in 1999. Tom spent years working in the business community networking with people and building teams before hearing God's call to enter into ministry. After being discipled by the Senior Pastors and being involved with many ministries at LifeChurch, in 2009 Tom joined the pastoral staff. Tom and his wife Christine live in Gorham with their 3 children.

Crystal

Worship Leader: Crystal Lachance
Crystal has been leading worship at LifeChurch for approximately 3 years. Before moving to Maine, she led worship at various churches in Florida, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. Crystal is also involved with Celebrate Recovery and serves as the Program Coordinator for Sunny Days Child Care.

"I love working with children, worshipping God, and feeling that I am part of something larger than myself."

Dan and Nellie Levier

Youth Leaders: Dan and Nellie Levier
Dan leads our youth ministry “Stainless”. Dan’s passion is to give your teenager the foundations and tools they need to avoid cultural pitfalls and soar into God's highest and best.

Kristin Leahy

Youth Leader: Kristin Leahy
Kristin graduated from Gordon College in 2004 with a major in Youth Ministries and minors in Counseling Psychology and Biblical & Theological studies. She spent time while in college serving in a local youth group, camp counseling in the summers, and traveling on mission trips. After completing her youth ministry internship, she served for 2 years in Wales as a town youth worker in local churches and schools. In 2007, Kristin began attending LifeChurch and a year later she joined the worship team and volunteered with "Stainless". In 2009, Kristin served on a mission trip to Guatemala where she met Patrick Leahy and in 2010 they were married. They both felt a call to begin a middle school program and "Fusion" was born. Fusion is a thriving ministry for grades 5-8 with the goal of “Preparing youth for their teen years so that there will be no need for repair later.” Patrick and Kristin live in South Portland with their daughter, Brynna Grace.

Samantha Day

Children's Pastor: Samantha Day
Samantha and her husband Chris have been married since 1997. They have three beautiful children Joshua, Cameron and Kaiden. Samantha started attending LifeChurch in 2000. She had no prior church back round before attending LifeChurch. After receiving Christ he really began doing a work in her life that was more than she would ever imagine. When she began to devote her life to God, she found her call and passion serving every week in the children’s ministry department. After teaching and dedicating herself to the children at LifeChurch for several years she then opened our childcare center, Sunny Days. Working at Sunny Days for 5 years was an amazing experience in which God was preparing her for what he had next in her life. In 2010 she was given the opportunity of a lifetime to follow Gods bigger plan, becoming the full time children’s pastor of LifeChurch.

In Samantha’s own words; "Your children’s spiritual growth is so important to me. It is my honor, privilege and passion to help transform your children’s life to know God’s love and truth and help them become spiritual champions for Christ."

Kandace Porter

Ministry Support: Kandace Porter
Kandace grew up in the big state of Texas. Before moving to Maine, she worked as a Marriage and Family Therapist and really enjoyed helping people. In 1998, Kandace moved 2000 miles away from her warm state of Texas to Maine, experiencing the "Ice Storm" of the century during her first winter in the North (surprisingly, she stayed!) Once in Maine, she met her wonderful husband Jeff while working as an Employment Specialist and later as a Human Resources Recruiter for Maine Medical Center. A few years later, God blessed them with two beautiful children, Morgan and Mason. In 2010, the Porter family visited LifeChurch and realized God had called them to this new church home. Kandace began serving on the First Impressions Team and the Connection Team. Soon after, she felt that God was calling her to serve more. Eventually God opened the door for her to be on staff at LifeChurch. Currently she trains and coordinates LifeGroup Leaders, organizes New Comer and special events, and performs administrative duties for other ministry areas.

Kandace encourages everyone to say "Yes" to God when He calls you to serve. Jump in and get involved - you will not only be a blessing to others, but you will be blessed as well!

Sam and Ruth Francis

Midcoast Campus Pastors: Sam and Ruth Francis
Sam and Ruth have lived in Georgetown, Maine for over 30 years and have four grown sons. Sam holds his masters in psychology and loves to help people discover God’s plan for their lives. Ruth has a heart for people and is a woman of prayer. Together Sam and Ruth create a healthy, welcoming environment that positions those around them to Connect with God and with People.

Our History

In November of 1996 Pastors Brian, Racquel, Gordy and Kim launched LifeChurch in a hotel ballroom. A total of twelve people came! In that meeting, Pastor Brian shared vision and future of LifeChurch and how they could help connect the people of Southern Maine to God. This was the birth of LifeChurch and many lives have been changed.

After two and a half years of meeting in a hotel, LifeChurch had outgrown the ballroom and God was about to do something amazing. A beautiful church facility in Gorham, ME became available and was actually given to LifeChurch. From here, we continued to live out the vision of connecting people and reaching out to the community with the life changing message of God’s love. Since then, hundreds of people have been connected to God through the many extensions of LifeChurch.

Statement of Faith

WE BELIEVE…the entire Bible is inspired by God, without error and the authority on which we base our faith, conduct, and doctrine.
WE BELIEVE…in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God who came to this earth as Savior of the world.
WE BELIEVE…Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood for our sins. We believe that salvation is found by placing our faith in what Jesus did for us on the cross. We believe Jesus rose from the dead and is coming again.
WE BELIEVE…the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher and Guide. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the exercise of all the Biblical gifts of the Spirit.
WE BELIEVE…water baptism is a symbol of the cleansing power of the blood of Christ and a testimony to our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
WE BELIEVE…in the regular taking of Communion as an act of remembering what the Lord Jesus did for us on the cross.
WE BELIEVE…every believer should be in a growing relationship with Jesus by obeying God’s Word, yielding to the Holy Spirit and by being conformed to the image of Christ.
WE BELIEVE…as children of God, we are overcomers and more than conquerors and God intends for each of us to experience the abundant life He has in store for us.

Vision

Our vision comes from Romans 12:2 where God states that He gives us “Transformed Lives”. A transformed life has gone from being drained by this world to being energized by God. A transformed life is directed by Gods purpose and filled with God’s joy and peace.

Mission

Our mission is simple; in fact Jesus summed it up in Matthew 22:37-39 "Love the Lord and love your neighbor." At LifeChurch, we believe it is our responsibility to "Connect with God and with People."

LifeChurch has 2 campuses; our main campus is in Gorham and our other location in Bath. We are partners with the Willow Creek Association (WCA). The WCA provides training, materials, and support to local churches.

This is the story of LifeChurch to date. You could be a part of the chapters yet to unfold. Why not come and explore the opportunities?

Name Change

There never was a new search for a new name. Just like God had made clear that he had called us to this place he made clear our real name, we were LifeChurch. We had always been LifeChurch, it was just time to make it public. Read more about our namechange from Portland Faith Center.