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Life Church Starkville MS John and Laura Daniels

After 13 years of ministry, God began to give Laura and I a burden for Starkville, home to Mississippi State University.    We moved to Starkville in 2009 and our goal became to start a church here that is real, relevant and relational.  Come check it out!

Having grown up in a college town as the son of two university faculty, I grew to love the college scene.  After completing my Bachelors in Education and Masters of Divinity, I served ten years as Outreach Pastor at Cathedral of the Cross in Birmingham.  I had the privilege of leading 175 of the greatest volunteers in ten outreach ministries that touched thousands outside the church each year.  A passion for the nations has led me on mission trips to Africa, Asia, Europe, and Central and South America.

Laura, a native of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, came to Christ as a college student.  She finished her bachelors in business at Samford University.  In 2003, she resigned her job as Corporate Project Manager at Southtrust Bank to take on a new project – raising our first born daughter Hannah.  In 2005 Evelyn “Evie” was born.  Laura also has a passion for missions and has traveled to many countries.  She is known for her love for people, and a great eye for photography.

More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Pastor John:

Hometown: Auburn, Al

Favorite Foods:  BBQ and desserts of all kinds!

Hobbies: Family Time, College Football (go Dawgs and War Eagle!)

Favorite Movie: It's a Wonderful Life

Education:  B.S. Speech and Theater Education, Jacksonville State University
Master of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School of Samford University
Doctor of Ministry, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

  Worship Leader:

Life Church Starkville MS Interim Worship Leader 

Vatreecia Young, Worship Leader 

Following her Mom's example, Vatreecia has been singing for the Lord as long as she can remember.  A graduate of Alcorn State and the University of West Alabama, she now resides in Columbus with her husband of five years.

Life Church Starkville Children's Minister 

Life Church Children’s Ministries Director: Kimberly Clay

Kimberly is a graduate of Mississppi State University and a native of Macon, MS.  She loves children and we are excited to have her on our team!




Church Beliefs:

• God loves every person and is committed to revealing Himself to us as the One True God in three persons...Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).

• Jesus is God’s only Son, both human and divine, sent to bring us close to God through His sinless life, sacrificial death and physical resurrection from the dead.

• Though originally good, man willingly fell to sin, ushering evil and death into the world. Every person can have restored fellowship with God through 'Salvation' (trusting Christ, through faith and repentance, to be our personal Savior and Lord).

• The Bible is God’s flawless book that teaches how to live.

• Every person has a gift, talent, or ability that needs to be used for God.

• The real evidence of God’s presence in our lives is life change.

• We practice two ordinances (1) Water Baptism after receiving Christ's gift of salvation, and (2) The Lord's Supper as a symbolic remembrance of Christ's suffering and death.

• God's Spirit baptizes and empowers His people to share and serve.

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