Our Story

Our Story

The Seeds

Our story has deep roots. In 2002, a group of 30 people began meeting in Alex and Marcie Rahill’s backyard, praying that their gathering would make a lasting impact on lives in the community of Canton. Their gatherings were the seed that grew into LifeChurch Canton. LifeChurch’s vision was to reach people in their community by:

Living out real and authentic lives
Discovering a real God who brings hope and life change
Finding real life that has meaning and purpose

In the years since, those seeds have grown and multiplied. Hundreds of people have come to know Jesus, and that little group of 30 has grown to a gathering of over 1,400 people.

The Sprouts

Hope, authenticity, and change are powerful and LifeChurch Canton began praying that God would pave the way for them to bring their vision to other communities. God pointed the Canton gathering to Southfield first. Their prayer was answered when LifeChurch Southfield opened its doors in May 2011. The next city was Livonia. So we had our grand opening in September of 2014, and began meeting weekly at Riley Upper Elementary.

Over the course of the next year and a half 48 people gave their lives to the Lord, 12 were baptized, and our church grew from our 65 core group members to over 200.  Currently, LifeChurch Livonia is meeting weekly at Riley Upper Elementary.

The Planters

Brian Nanninga and his wife Jaime have been ministering within communities like Livonia for nearly two decades. They have served churches in Colorado, Washington, Alaska, and Muskegon, MI.  Through all of those experiences, God has been preparing them for this church plant.  God has called them loudly and clearly to Livonia to plant this new church for his kingdom and his glory. It’s a God-sized vision and will only happen through power and provision from Him.