LifePoint at a Glance
LifePoint is a non-denominational, Christ-centered, Biblically based church in a casual and relevant environment. We desire to build community and develop relationships that mutually support, love, and challenge each other to grow. We want to be a place to call home for families and individuals. Most importantly, our goal is to lead people who are far from God to actively pursue Jesus Christ. Meet Lead Pastor Jim Phillips and let him tell you about LifePoint, our beginnings, and his heart for people.
LifePoint Church: OUR STORY
As all churches do, LifePoint has a beginning, a starting place.
After serving on staff as a pastor at Alive Church for eight years, Jim felt God leading him to become a Lead Pastor. Jeff Love, Lead Pastor at Alive, gave Jim & Leslie the green light in September 2010 to pursue a new journey to follow God in something bold—to plant a new church in Catalina, AZ. Two other young couples, Zach & Lindsey Currier and Nasser & Nicole Jahan, came on board and the leadership team was formed. The name “LifePoint Church” was conceived at a church naming and worship party. In November 2010, a 3500 sq. foot home was loaned to LifePoint to use for the training of the launch team — a core group of forty people. The team began praying for a place to call home in Catalina, and a prospective building with property was discovered for sale. This wasn’t just any property — it was an old set of buildings that use to house a church but had since been several things before standing empty for five years. And what’s more amazing is that it was the same place that Jim was assigned to lead a week-long revival back in his first year of seminary for his preaching class. That’s where Jim’s connection to Catalina began. There’s even more to the story — during one of the revival services, Jim’s mom, who had driven from Phoenix to hear him, gave her life to Christ — in that very same building where LifePoint is today!
By the end of February 2011, LifePoint purchased the property and buildings at 3137 E.
Everett Street in Catalina and began major renovations and updating. The first service was held in Sunday, March 6, 2011.