We began with 30 people in 1986, founded and led by Doctors Gary and Janis Smith. Under their vision and leadership, what started in a small building with a handful of people expanded over the course of twenty-five years into a multicultural, vibrant, multi-thousand member church.
In the midst of a period of explosive growth and spiritual revival in 2009, Drs. Gary & Janis were led by God to transition the senior leadership of the church to their son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Amy Smith. Pastors Jeffrey & Amy are leading City of Life into its fourth decade with a passion for building the church, reaching the lost, and making the hope of Jesus known.
In 2015, City of Life Church became a part of the Hillsong Family, which is a collection of like-spirited, forward thinking, kingdom-building visionaries and ministries under the direction of Pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston.