The Life Church is a Christ-centered spirit filled church. Our desire is to come together to worship the Lord Jesus Christ until we sense His presence among us. From our founding in 1955 until today, we have never lost sight of the fact that we are here in order to provide an atmosphere for God to touch lives that are searching for Him. When you visit our church you will meet wonderful people who are being transformed by the grace of Almighty God. The Life Church is a redemptive and disciple-making church. If you desire to pursue God’s will for your life, to live in the power of God’s redeeming purpose, build healthy relationships and pattern your life after Jesus Christ, The Life Church is for you. We honor the legacy and history of The Life Church, and we are excited about the future that God has for us.



Pastor Justin Gleason has served The Life Church as Student Pastor, Associate Pastor, and now as Lead Pastor. He has a profound passion for studying and teaching the Word of God. He intentionally makes way for the workings of the Holy Spirit. He deeply loves our church, our city, and his family. 

Before worship service he can be found greeting at the church’s main entrance. At the conclusion of the service, he will be greeting, praying, and ministering to people in the altar area located in the front of the sanctuary. 

Sermons from Pastor Justin will move hearts from fear to faith, minds from confusion to peace, and souls from lost to saved! 

Pastor Justin hopes to meet you soon! 


Stan Gleason and his wife, Marlene, came to The Life Church in 1989. Pastor graduated from Apostolic Bible Institute in St. Paul, MN in 1978. From 1978-1989, the Gleasons were directed by God to evangelize, serve as youth and associate ministers and pastor. They served churches in West Jefferson, OH and Sturtevant, WI before being led to accept the invitation to lead The Life Church.  Throughout the Gleason's leadership, The Life Church has experienced many phases, from the remodeling of our former facility, renting facilities throughout the Kansas City Metro area to our present location. Through all of the transitions, God has had His hand on their leadership and our assembly.