Craig Groeschel Biography
Craig Groeschel is the founder and senior pastor of Life.Church, an American evangelical multi-site church with locations in 10 U.S. states. He is also a best selling author. He was born on December 2, 1967.
Groeschel grew up in southern Oklahoma. His education started with him attending Ardmore High School. After high school, he attended Oklahoma City University on a tennis scholarship and was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. Suffice to note that Craig met his wife Amy at OCU and the two married in 1991.
Craig Groeschel Ministry
Craig Groeschel who is a pastor of Lifechurch.tv, encourages people to move past the stress of normal life into something more.
He entered the ministry as an associate pastor in the United Methodist Church in 1991. He also attended Phillips Theological Seminary, which is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and earned a Master of Divinity degree.
Groeschel was also an associate pastor at First United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City during the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing.
Craig Groeschel Age
Groeschel was born on 2 December, 1967 in Houston, Texas. He is 54 years old as of 2021. Accordiongly Craig Groeschel birthday is on the 2nd December every year. Craig takes out his birthday to celebrate with his family, friends and well wishers including his congredation.
Craig Groeschel Family
Information regarding Groeschel father, nothe and siblings are currently not available online. We shall however update same once revealed.
Craig Groeschel Wife
There is no much information about Craig Groeschel premarital relationship. Groeschel met his wife Amy shortly after his graduation and the two married in 1991. The marriage of Groeschel and Amy is blessed with six children and one grandchild, two sons-in-law: Catie and her husband Andrew, Mandy and her husband James, Sam, Anna, Stephen, and Joy.
The couple and their family lives in Edmond, Oklahoma, a suburb of Oklahoma City, where Life.Church is based.
Craig Groeschel Church (Life Church Craig Groeschel |)
Craig, his wife Amy, and very few people started Life.Church in a two-car garage in Edmond, Oklahoma in January 1996.
According to Groeschel while speaking to Business Week, he started the process by performing market research of non-churchgoers and designed his church in response to what he learned. His non-traditional style was successful and attendance of Life Covenant grew rapidly, eventually evolving to become (as of January 2019) the largest Protestant church in the United States with 32 Life.Church campuses.
He began using video to deliver some of his sermons , when his fourth child was born in 2001, and he was unavailable for the Sunday service. He discovered that the videos were popular with his churchgoers. Groeschel set up a website called Mysecret.tv as a place for people to confess anonymously on the Internet. He also began delivering his services to the Second Life virtual world on Easter Sunday 2007. Craig started the free Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast in 2016.
In 2007 and 2008, Life.Church was named America’s Most Innovative Church by Outreach Magazine. Its innovations include its free resource library with sermons, transcripts, videos, artwork, and a team that develops free software like ChurchOnlinePlatform.com and YouVersion the Bible app, which had been downloaded over 200 million times as of December 2015.
Life.Church was listed on Newsmax’s “top 50 megachurches of America”, with approximately 100,000 people attending weekly as of 2015.
Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast | Craig Groeschel Podcast | Craig Groeschel Leadership
Craig’s podcast brings empowering insights in about 30 minutes or less. Each episode gives you easy-to-understand takeaways you can use to lead yourself and lead your team. You get timely insights from Pastor Craig and his guests to make the most of your leadership potential. Someone also learn to solve problems in new ways, and you’ll be empowered to take your next steps in leading others.
Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast Notes
Groeschel offers downloadable show notes for Episode 1 and 2 of the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast “Six Types of Leaders.” They are an overview of the six different kinds of leaders, and learn how to be an even better leader.
You can find the notes at life.church/leadershippodcast, on iTunes, or on Open Ideas.
Craig Groeschel Books
Some of Craig’s books include:
- WINNING THE WAR IN YOUR MIND: CHANGE YOUR THINKING
In this book, we are made to understand that as humans, we all struggle with one terrible habit or the other; we all have our weaknesses and strength. Pastor Craig Groeschel teaches us how we can get rid of our fears worries and self doubts by using Gods truths, which supersedes our own thinking. He gives of ways we can defeat all this negatives.
- DANGEROUS PRAYERS
In this book by Pastor Craig Groeschel we are taught that even though prayer is a way to Gods heart and ears, sometimes we have to be willing to go extra, we are to be willing to step out of our comfortable faith, we have to have extra courage and faith, that’s how we can move God, this is a book that challenges us to take our faith to the next level.
- HOPE IN THE DARK
In this book by Pastor Craig Groeschel we understand that in tough time it feels like god is not with us, it feels like he is refusing to hear our prayers, however pastor Craig Groeschel uses the story of the father who brought his possessed son to Jesus to teach us a lesson, which is that we must believe and continue to believe, even if the situation seems impossible, when we do, God will heal our problems and heal us.
- SOUL DETOX
In this book, we are taught how to check on ourselves, take a deep dive into our inner selves, to help us inspect all the toxic traits within and around us that affects our relationship with God and how to clean us and remain clean through divine intervention.
- ALTAR EGO: BECOMING WHO GOD SAYS YOU ARE
In this book we are taught that the more we care about what other people think about us, the less we consider what God’s plan and will for our lives. Pastor Craig Groeschel teaches us that we are not valuable because we want to be or because others say we are, we are valuable because God our creator says so and the sooner we start looking up to God to define us and not our past mistakes or other people, the sooner everything in our lives will start to make sense.
- WHAT IS GOD REALLY LIKE
This book by Pastor Craig Groeschel which also involves various other pastors pastors, about 17 give us views of what God is like, it’s a combination of different essays on God’s nature. It was created for a campaign called prayer. Over 2000 churches participated with over 1,000,000 church members are involved. The likes of Francis Chan and Steven Furtick were one of the pastors involved in the book.
- GOING ALL THE WAY: PREPARING FOR A MARRIAGE THAT GOES ALL THE WAY
Marriages fail all the time, even marriages that seems very hopeful usually seem to have an expiry date, but Pastor Craig teaches us that the secret to having a marriage that goes all the way, he tells us that the secret is putting GOD first above every other thing. This book is for those who are about to wed or are already in marriage. It also points out the thing we do wrongly in marriage.
In this book we are told of the negative effects of social media, we are told of the possible harm we are suffering as a result of social media and how it affects our lives both spiritually and physically, some of the harms mentioned includes, comparing ourselves to others, it affects our emotions and many more, he taught us how we can bounce back from this effect and return to our God ordained life.
- DARE TO DROP THE POSE
This book draws us back toward living our reality, a lot of us have forgotten how to be our selves because living a fake life is much more easy, some of us claim all is well and better than they are, some of us cant even remember our real selves and our real behaviors because we are trying to be other people or others approved. Pastor Craig Groeschel shows us how to find our ways back to our original selves.
Chazown is pronounced (khaZone) it is a Hebrew word that means dreams or vision. In this book, Pastor Craig Groeschel wants us to discover our God giving purpose and goal here on earth and how it can help us achieve our life goals or how it fits into our dream. This as a whole will help us live our lives to its fullest.
Words To Live By Craig Groeschel
Examples of words to live by of Craig;
- Jesus is first in my life. I exist to serve and glorify Him.
- I love my wife and will lay down my life to serve her.
- My children will love God and serve Him with their whole hearts. I will nurture, equip, train, and empower them to do more for His kingdom than they can imagine.
- I love people and believe the best about others.
- I am disciplined. Christ in me is stronger than the wrong desires in me.
- I am growing closer to Jesus every day. Because of Christ, my family is closer, my body is stronger, my faith is deeper, my leadership is sharper.
- I am anointed, empowered, equipped and called to reach people far from God.
Divine Direction Craig Groeschel
In Divine Direction, Craig shows how the choices that are in your power, if aligned with biblical principles, will lead to a life you’ve never imagined.
It helps you seek wisdom through seven principles. You’ll consider one thing to stop that’s hindering you; how to start a new habit to re-direct your path; where you should stay committed; and when you should go even if it’s easier to stay. The book also includes criteria that will help you feel confident in the right choice, and encourages you with principles for trusting God with your decisions.
Craig Groeschel Salary
Information regarding Groeschel’s salary is not yet made available . However it should be noted that he is the founder of the life.church and obviously earns from the church.
Craig Groeschel Net Worth
wallmine.com, has it that Groeschel owns over 7,059 units of Gulfport stock worth over $108,495 and is worth an estimated $388 thousand. Craig earns from his church, sale of his books and other numerous means
Craig Groeschel House
No much information about Craig Groeschel house . However, in his facebook page, Craig shared that their first house had lots of problems. They did not have money to fix any of them. When they put the house up for sale, they told the realtor that one of the outlets didn’t work. They would run an orange electrical cord to the kitchen just so they could watch TV. The realtor found a light switch and asked what it did. They said they had never figured it out. to their surprise, it turned on the electrical outlet! All that time the power was available to them, and they just didn’t tap into it.
Craig Groeschel Sermons | Craig Groeschel Youtube
To experience Craig’s sermons, visit Life.Church YouTube channel
Craig Groeschel Quotes
One thing about Craig is that his teachings/sermons always come with a wonderful, educative and inspiring quotes. A clear understanding of any of Craig Groeschel quotes makes a lot of impact in one’s life.
Some of Craig’s quotes include:
- “Your prayer for someone may or may not change them, but it always changes YOU.” …
- “May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart. …
- “God doesn’t want us to be happy when it causes us to do something wrong or unwise”
- “As you’ll recall, what you believe — about who you are and who God is — determines how you behave. If you believe everybody is going to criticize you, you’ll behave cautiously. If you believe you’re probably going to fail, you’re going to venture out tentatively. If, however, you believe that the one true Lord God is calling you, empowering you, leading you, and equipping you, then you will live boldly. Why? Because boldness is behavior born of belief.”
- “There is no sin too great for God’s grace. There is no habit too big for his healing. There is no label too strong for his love.”
- “We would do well to remember that envy is clearly the flint that ignites evil in our hearts. It apparently signals “I’m available” to demons searching for a cheap date. Envy is as volatile as nitroglycerin, and we cannot carry it inside us without evil exploding.”