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. Together with Pastor Tom, he leads the Real Leadership Company. They live in Warren with their two sons, Noah and Brady.
tom & jeana rea
Tom and Jeana joined the church in 2020. Prior to The Life, they served as the Worship Arts Pastors at Evangel Christian Churches in Roseville for over 19 years. Tom is an accomplished musician and producer, having released several albums over the years. Jeana is an anointed vocalist and has been a part of several recordings, including her own. They love Jesus and love people and look forward to the Ride at The Life.
Tom works for Real Leadership Company with Pastor Bert, helping individuals and organizations reach their full leadership potential. Jeana is a caregiver and painter. They are a family of 7, including their son, Ricky, and his wife and daughter-in-love, Jen. Also a son (and drummer at The Life), Justin, and a daughter, Ashton, as well as a little doggie named Jingle-Bella. They live in Warren.
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