About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

Our strategy

Our strategy is to create irresistible environments that inspire people to pursue intimacy with God, community with insiders, and influence with outsiders.

For far too long the church has

been known for what it is against.

We want to be known for what we are for.

We are for the coast.

Meet the Pastor

For far too long the church has been known for what it is against. We want to be known for what we are for. We are for the coast.

Jarred Rushing Lead Pastor

Interesting Fact:
I hated public speaking in high school.
Family:
Married to Lindsay for 7 years.
3 Children: Tinleigh (3), Leighton (1), and Deacon (Newborn).
Favorites:
Books, Disney, and all things leadership

Meet The Team

Interesting Fact:
My favorite ice cream topping is gummy bears and sprinkles.
Family:
Married to Sarah Beth for 3 years.
Favorites:
John Mayer, The Office, and movies.

Kyle Simmons

Service Programming Director

Interesting Fact:
I became a grandmother at age 30.
Family:
Married to Mike for 11 years.
3 Children: Megan (31), Lauren (17), Kaitlyn (11)
1 Grandchild: Mia (5)
Favorites:
Disney, Taco Sombrero, and reading.

Heather Partridge

Family Ministry Director

Interesting Fact:
I’ve used the same purse since 1989.
Family:
Married to Mike for 40 year.
2 Children: Kari & Lynsi
3 Grandchildren: Asher, Ryder, Mikah
Favorites:
Stained glass, VeggieTales, and sarcasm.

Gina Compton

Administrative Assistant

Common Questions

What should I wear?

Don’t feel like you have to dress up. Most people wear casual attire, but you are welcome to wear whatever makes you comfortable.

How long is the service?

Services last about one hour. We start by singing three to four songs. Then one of our communicators will bring a message that’s relevant, inspiring, and helpful.  To check out one of our messages click here.

If you’re visiting for the first time, you’ll want to give yourself a few extra minutes to stop by the Connect Corner after the service. You are a very important person to us! We’d love to meet you, and answer any questions you might have!

Can I attend if I'm ________?

Fill in the blank with whatever fear you have about not being accepted: divorced, single parent, broke, recovering addict, gay, transgender, atheist, skeptic, etc. Everyone is welcome at Life Church. So come as you are, and we’ll see you on Sunday!

Where do I go?

Our parking team will direct you to the closest available spot. Just follow the smiling faces in the bright yellow vests.

As you’re walking to the building, our greeting team will meet you and show you where to find the auditorium, restrooms, and family ministry environments. If you need anything throughout the day—mints, ear plugs, a Bible, or a pen—feel free to ask one our Guest Services volunteers. We’re a friendly bunch, and we’d love to serve you.

Where are you located?

Life Church
208 Pass Road Gulfport, MS 39507
Office: 228.863.1697
Contact: info@findlife.church
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What do you do for kids?

In our Waumba Land and Upstreet environments, children 5th grade and younger experience Jesus on their level. Both of these areas are a safe, age-appropriate environment where kids have their own service with singing, a Bible lesson, and small group time.

In Transit, your middle schooler (6th – 8th grade) has the opportunity to connect with other students while growing closer to Jesus. After joining you for the music in the main auditorium, they will meet their group leader in the main hallway and head towards a special environment suited for them. Be sure to check-in your middle schoolers before the service begins at any check-in station.

For nursing mothers, we have a mothers room in the main hallway that has a livestream of the service so you won’t miss a thing!

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