Craig Groeschel

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in Houston, TX, The United States


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Craig Groeschel is the founding and senior pastor of Life.Church, a multisite church with attenders at locations around the United States and globally at Life.Church Online.

Craig and Amy started Life.Church in a two-car garage in Edmond, Oklahoma in January 1996. While Life.Church has grown over the years, its mission remains the same: to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. Today, the church is known for its innovative use of technology to spread the Gospel, launching the first fully digital church experience in 2006 and the most downloaded mobile Bible app in history, YouVersion, in 2008.

As one of the most respected leaders in the Church, Craig speaks frequently at leadership events and conferences worldwide. He is

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“Your prayer for someone may or may not change them, but it always changes YOU.”
Craig Groeschel

“May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart.

May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace.

May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, and war, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain in to joy.

And may God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done. To bring justice and kindness to all our children and the poor.

Craig Groeschel, It: How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It

“God doesn't want us to be happy when it causes us to do something wrong or unwise”
Craig Groeschel, The Christian Atheist: Believing in God but Living As If He Doesn't Exist

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