We are a ministry that exists to reach the middle and high schoolers of Central Florida. Every week there is a service on Wednesday night that incorporates elements of connection, teaching, worship and small groups. Teenagers that come to our services typically walk away saying that our services were fun and impactful. Making friends is easy at our gatherings because we welcome all different kinds of people. There are all sorts of ways for students to get involved and grow in their faith.


Alan Sheppard has been involved leading student programs since 2015 and began serving as Youth & Young Adults Director at Life Church in September of 2019. Alan has a Master of Divinity, a Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership, and a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from Southeastern University. He and his wife Victoria live in Auburndale and enjoy spontaneous outings & time with family.


Our heart as a church is to help people find and follow Jesus - and our student ministry is no different. Alan is passionate about teaching students the Word of God so that they fall in love with it, rather than just falling in love with crazy games or having a fun social gathering with friends. Both socializing and games are great things, and a part of what we do well, but they are not the main thing. Our main thing is simple and always the same: Jesus.