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OUR MISSION

TO INSPIRE PEOPLE TO THE LIFE GOD DREAMS FOR THEM

AS WE SPREAD HIS LOVE IN EVER-WIDENING CIRCLES

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WHO WE ARE

As a non-denominational faith community we’ve developed a robust leadership culture to come alongside better-life-seekers in their goal to discover their God-dreamed life. Through applicable teaching, inspiring music, creative arts, weekly small groups, KPort Kids & Redline Youth, impactful serving opportunities both local and global, and much more, we hope to help you find your place in God’s dream for the world.

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MEET OUR PASTOR

Terry A. Smith is the Lead Pastor of The Life Christian Church. Pastor Terry has been married to his wife, Sharon, for forty years and together they have three adult children: Sumerr, Caleb, and Christian, and daughters-in-law Lindsay and Amanda. Over the past 31 years, TLCC has grown from 54 members to a church family approaching 3,000 people. A non-denominational faith community, TLCC is known for its vibrant diversity and robust leadership culture with people from more than 132 distinct communities in the New York City Metro area regularly engaged in the life of the church. Pastor Terry is a co-founder of The New York City Leadership Center (now Movement.org) and has been engaged on the board, or played leadership roles, for a number of organizations including the West Orange Government Reform Commission, West Orange Rotary Club, Concerts of Prayer Greater New York, and the NYC General Committee for the last major Billy Graham movement. A gifted communicator, Terry speaks in a variety of venues nationally and internationally to inspire people to discover and pursue the life God dreams for them. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management (Church Studies) and

Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership.

A Yankees fan, he enjoys baseball, spending quality time with his family, reading, biking and Muay Thai. He is author of “The Lord Bless You” (Baker), the Amazon best seller “Live 10: Jumpstart the Best Version of Your Life” (Thomas Nelson), and “The Hospitable Leader“ (Bethany House).

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STAY CONNECTED WITH PASTOR TERRY

Welcome To The Life

There are many aspects to the journey of growing in your faith. This is just one step on your pathway to discovering God's dream for your life and an invitation to finding yourself within our church community. Welcome To The Life is a four session online course where you can move at your own pace, in the way that matches your journey, and in the timing that fits your limits. In this course you can learn more about who we are, what we believe, and how you can integrate into the life of TLCC. You are welcome here.  

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Staff Team

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SHARON SMITH

Co-Founder

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BEN STAPLEY

Executive Pastor

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RYAN MOORE

Pastor of Care

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KEVIN MCCULLOM

Executive Director of Finance

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BROOKE SETTLES-SHEPPARD

Finance Manager

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KEVIN TORRES

Director of +Life Missions

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RUSS THOMPSON

Creative Director

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GABBY FLORENDO

Worship Coordinator & Social Media Manager

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MARLINE ETIENNE

Executive Assistant to the Executive Director of Pastoral Ministries

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REGGIE HILL

LIFE Groups Coordinator

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CHRISTIAN SMITH

Pastor of Leadership Development

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AMANDA SMITH

Online Campus Pastor

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YAMIDAY DALLIAH

Executive Assistant to Financial Director

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LAUREN RIVERA

Marketing & Communications Manager

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ERIC CHASE

Production & Technology Coordinator

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ANDREA SOTO

Administrative Assistant /

Cafe & Resource Lounge Manager

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JULIAN RIVERA

Media Manager

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ALEX SOTO

Youth Pastor

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STEPHANIE LANDRUD

Children's Ministry 

Co-Director

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CHARLIE CHASE

Facilities Coordinator

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MATT PACHECO

Music Coordinator

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ABBY OLIVER

Administrative Assistant to The School For The Arts

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DAISY CRESPO

Executive Assistant to Pastor Terry & Sharon Smith

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