Joel & Kelly Kaylor started Life Church in June 2009 with a team of 10 others committed to seeing a healthy growing church established in the Osaka area. Their main goal has been to help people who are far away from God connect to Him in a growing, life giving relationship.
After being portable for 4 years God gave Life Church a beautiful location in Esaka, Suita City which we now call home.
From the very start, Life church has focused on making friends and showing the love of Jesus through small groups and activities like gospel classes, English classes, BBQ’s and parties. We are growing every month as many people come to engage in our joyful Sunday services and hear about Jesus through a gospel message.
In September 2016, Joel Kaylor, our founding pastor, went to heaven to be with his loving Savior. His wife, Kelly, continues to lead the church and carry on with the vision of showing God’s love to the nation of Japan.
Life Church continues to grow and thrive as the people attending discover their God given purpose and influence the world around them.
We believe when people engage in service, it leads to life change. Our short-term trips provide opportunities for people to serve together in various locations around the world. Our belief is that as people chose to serve, whether in one of our churches, in the local community, or around the world, the impact of that service will change lives—for those serving, for the people they serve, and even for those that see them choosing to give their time to help someone else.
For those of you who have not gotten involved, we hope this will be the year you choose to begin a lifestyle of service. And to those who are serving, we just want to say thank you. You are the reason the mission is being accomplished.