our story

Between May and July of 2015, TRUE LIFE CHURCH was born, with a group of about 30 people passionately pursuing a future for Christ. This adventure really has been (and continues to be) a leap of faith. Since then we have moved a few times and grown to well over 100 people with hearts for following Jesus. We're now in our new location at 2190 Sarno Road, with over 7,000 sq. feet. You're invited to join us as we grow!




OUR purpose

“We exist to share TRUE LIFE through Jesus Christ.”

True Life Church will be a place where families are valued, where relationships are nurtured, where hope is found and where hearts reach into the community. Here, the worship of God will be passionate, ministries will be meaningful, missions will change our neighborhoods and the world, disciples will be made, fellowship will be encouraged, and evangelism will invite those far from God. We will become one of the fastest-multiplying churches in Brevard County, having a Gospel reach all along the Space Coast, where hundreds and hundreds of people will come to know salvation through Jesus Christ.


We are organized into three main leadership groups here at True Life Church: Pastor & Elders who handle important, financial and directional decisions; Staff, who fill paid roles to lead and grow certain areas we focus on; and Pillars, servant-leaders who oversee vital areas within our church. These Pillar leaders encourage, empower and equip the following 6 things (based off the early Jerusalem church):


    Near or far, we are called to serve. Through giving to organizations like the Florida Baptist Children's Home, Genesis House, South Brevard Sharing Center, and others, we are becoming ever more active in our community and around the world.

    Pillar Leader: Carla Etherton


    Worship is important to the life of a Christ-follower. Through gathering together regularly, singing songs, prayer and fellowship, we encourage everyone to have a closer walk with God.

    Pillar Leader: Pamela King


    Some of Jesus' last words told us to GO into all the world. Evangelism is the pillar that enables that to happen at True Life Church. Regular prayer walks in our community and trainings to teach us how to share our faith are key to sharing true life through Jesus Christ.

    Pillar Leader: Mary Merry


    We aren't called to be Christians; we are called to be - and make - disciples. Through small groups, Bible studies and workshops, we encourage and empower just that. We hope that everyone will be a part of a group and growing in their spiritual relationship with God.

    Pillar Leader: John Petch


    In the New Testament, Paul reminds us not to give up gathering together - fellowship is important! We plan regular events and activities like men's and women's groups and outings, as well as picnics and get-togethers!

    Pillar Leader: Kristin Reunes


    If Missions happen outside our doors, think of Ministry as what happens inside. By making sure our space is clean & presentable, putting out banners, making coffee and greeting everyone who comes through our doors, it's a great first step to get involved.

    Pillar Leader: Jenny Dixon

what we believe

God - Three in One (Trinity)

There is only one true God who exists as one entity in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit - all actively operating in complete unity to bring salvation to people and restoration to the world. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Mark 12:29, Isaiah 43:10)

The Father

The Bible faithfully presents God the Father as Living, Personal, Relational, Good, Just and Loving. Jesus revealed Him as Father and completely worthy of our trust. (Genesis 1:1, 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, 1 Peter 1:2, 2 Corinthians 13:14)

The Son

Jesus, being in nature God, gave up his divine privileges and took on the humble position of a servant to be born a human. He lived a sinless life, died in our sinful place, but rose again in three days to conquer sin and death. (Matthew 1:22-23, Isiah 9:6, John 1:1-5, John 14:10-30, Hebrews 4:14-15, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 1:3-4, Acts 1:9-11, 1 Timothy 6:14-15, Titus 2:13)

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is God's presence within mankind and convicts all people of sin. For believers the Spirit renews the soul, empowers Christ-like living, imparts spiritual gifts and guides into all Truth. (Acts 1:8, John 16:7-13, 14:16-17, Galatians 5:25, 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16, Ephesians 1:13, 5:18)

The Bible

The Bible is God's infallible Word to all people. Through letters and narratives inspired by His Spirit it communicates inherent truth and teachings that reveal who God is, the way of salvation, and how He wants us to live today. (2Timothy3:15-17,1Peter1:23-25, Hebrews 4:12)


People were created to exist forever. We have a choice to either live forever with God through forgiveness and salvation which is found in Jesus Christ, or to be eternally separated from God by sin (hell). God honors each person's choice for forgiveness or separation. (John3:16,14-17, Romans 6:23, 8:17-18, Revelations 20:15, 1 Corinthians 2:7-9)


People were created in the image of God to have a relationship with Him. Sin disrupts that relationship but God loves each of us so much that he provides a way for our redemption through His Son Jesus. (Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6, 59:1-2, Romans 3:23)


Salvation has nothing to do with how good or bad we are. It is a gift from God and cannot be earned through our own efforts. Individual salvation is accessed when people place their faith in the life, death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. (Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 1:2, 14:6, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26, Romans 5:1, 10:9-10)

The Church

The church is not a building. It is a universal body of believers as well as a local community of people unified through faith in Christ, commitment to His teachings and dedication to His mission of expressing God's love and salvation to the world. (Acts 2:42-47)


In participating in Communion we are remembering Christ and all that He has done for us in his life, death and resurrection. The elements are symbols, representing Christ's body and blood, in remembrance of his enduring sacrifice. (Luke 22:19-20, 1 Corinthians 11:25)


Baptism is symbolic of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. Once we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, baptism through immersion is a way for us to publicly declare our new life in Christ. It is also a step of obedience based on God’s commands and allows us to follow the example of Jesus, who submitted himself to baptism to "fulfill all righteousness." (Matthew 3:16-17, 28:18-20, Acts 2:41, 8:12)