LARRY & KRISTIN
Larry and Kristin Parker have been married since September of 2000. They began their journey in ministry the day they were married when Larry accepted a position as the Youth Pastor at The Chinese Gospel Church. Following the Chinese Gospel Church, God called them to continue ministering to youth at The Rock Church and from there planted The Life Church, Warren, in 2010.
Larry and Kristin grew up in Metro Detroit. Larry is a graduate of Lincoln High School in Warren and obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Youth Studies with a minor in Pastoral Studies from William Tyndale College. Kristin graduated from Athens High School in Troy, obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Oakland University and works as a Labor & Delivery Nurse at Beaumont Health, Royal Oak. Larry and Kristin have been blessed with two amazing boys, Joshua and Jack. Josh (13 yrs old) loves to sing & play the piano. He plays for the worship team at the church & has a passion for worship. Jack is a gifted soccer player and loves to play sports. As a family they enjoy watching University of Michigan football, spending time with family, friends and their new puppy Harbo. Their greatest passion is to serve God and love people as God has called them to do.
BERT & STEPHANIE COPPLE
Bert Copple, MDiv, MA, and his wife, Stephanie, were part of the original Lifers who planted The Life Church back in 2010. After leaving the church for a new calling in 2012, they joined Woodlawn Church where they served in many volunteer positions. They returned to The Life Church in February of 2018 to serve in the role of Executive Pastor.
Bert and Stephanie own Trusted Care at Home, Inc., which operates the Birmingham franchise of Home Instead Senior Care, and Copple Direct Home Care Supply. They live in Warren with their two sons, Noah and Brady.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Roger, and his wife, Gail, have been married for 42 years and have two children along with 8 grandsons. They love spending time with their family. Roger enjoys being outdoors and staying active.
Roger is the Director of Operations and helps to keep The Life Church updated and in good repair along with other men from the congregation.
DIRECTOR OF YOUNG ADULTS/MEDIA
Guy has been a part of The Life Church since its plant in 2010. He loves and enjoys serving at The Life Church as the Director of Young Adults and Media Team. He has always had a heart and passion for the city of Warren and reaching out to the community.
Guy enjoys spending his time watching his favorite sports teams (Let's go Detroit teams)/tv shows and movies. When you run into him, you can find him most of the time with a good cup of coffee in his hands.
DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP
Natalie has attended the Life Church and been a part of the worship team since 2010. She grew up in the city of Warren and has always had a passion for the arts and helping others. She enjoys watching sports, playing card/board games, and laughing wholeheartedly with friends and family.
“I like turtles, the color green, and ice cream”
DIRECTOR OF CHI ALPHA (XA) AT
MACOMB COMMUNITY COLLEGE SOUTH CAMPUS
John, and his wife Julie, have been married for 2 years. Since they met they have grown deeper in their relationship with Christ as the center of their marriage. “Marriage is awesome I love that I’m married.”
John is the Chi Alpha (XA) Director at Macomb Community College South Campus. He has been in leadership at Macomb since Fall 2014. Ministering to students that don’t know Christ, and helping connect Christians to a local church. As well as helping to deepen their relationship with Jesus, through on campus Bible Studies, and Discussions.
DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
Julie, and her husband, John, have been married for 2 years and have in their time knowing each other partnered in serving where ever needed. Julie has attended The Life Church since January 2015. “I can’t get enough!”
Julie is the Director of Children’s Ministry, showing the love of Christ to the children, and building the foundation of their faith, and before having experience as Nursery/Preschool Director for 5 years. She has always loved sharing Jesus and watching children’s grow more and more in love with Him.