(724) 846-8820 [email protected]

Hi there;

We want to be the first to say… welcome home! At Life Family Church, we believe that everyone needs a place called home and a people called family. But that is just scratching the surface! Please visit the sections below to learn more about who we are and what we value.

We hope you see quickly that our favorite thing about this church is the people. But as much as we would love to tell you all about it, we’d love for you to come experience it! From the parking lot to the pulpit and every area in between, the people make you feel like family. That’s just what happens when you become a part of the family of God! So join us Sundays at 9 + 11AM and experience the abundant life that Jesus has for you in healthy family.

– Pastor Sam + Jill DeMarco

SERVICE TIMES + LOCATIONS

Sundays Mornings at 9 + 11AM

1810 Valley Avenue, New Brighton PA 15066

GETTING THE MOST OUT OF CHURCH

As believers in Jesus Christ, we make up the Church! We are what the Bible calls “the body of Christ.” And as the Church, we exist to serve each other and build each other up in faith. So how do we fully give ourselves to this beautiful mission?

We encourage our church family to commit to Sunday gatherings, commit to being a part of a small group, and commit to serving somewhere in the church. To learn more about this, join our Growth Track on Sunday mornings during the 11 AM service.

CONNECT WITH PASTOR SAM + JILL

Let’s do this family style…we invite you to the table to eat, laugh, ask questions, get to know us, and for us to get to know you! Fill out this form to have a meal with our Pastors! 

The Vision

OF LIFE FAMILY CHURCH HAS BEEN AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE

a life-giving, multi-generational church family reaching and leading people with the life-changing message of Jesus. We do this by helping people:

  • Encounter Jesus.
  • Embrace the Father.
  • Engage with the Holy Spirit.

Our Purpose

WE EXIST TO HELP ALL PEOPLE REALIZE THAT:

Life is about knowing Jesus,

Family is about embracing the Father,

and Church is about walking boldly with the Holy Spirit.

WE VALUE BEING A BOUNTIFUL, OPEN, BRIGHT, STABLE, FAMILY CHURCH

BOUNTIFUL:

  • We serve a GENEROUS God; in Him we live as GENEROUS people.
  • Everything God does is designed to GROW, so our designs reflect His.
  • God’s Heart is Huge. We live to be BIG-HEARTED people for His glory.

OPEN:

  • We see people through the WELCOMING heart of Jesus.
  • We display the truth that God is PRESENT & AVAILABLE.
  • We express with an ENGAGING faith to platform a personal God.
  • We walk together with AUTHENTICITY towards wholeness and maturity in Christ.

BRIGHT:

  • We are a LIFE-GIVING people expressed through word and deed.
  • We operate out of the EMPOWERING ministry of the Holy Spirit.
  • We walk INSPIRED by a God who has a plan and purpose for each of us.

STABLE:

  • We stand STEADY upon God’s Word.
  • We stay ROOTED by God’s Truth.
  • We are PURPOSEFUL as His servants for His work.
  • We are STRONG as His children, through his Love and Grace.

FAMILY:

  • We are CONNECTED first by the blood of Christ + CULTIVATED by our love for each other.
  • We SUPPORT the integrity of God’s design for family.
  • We actively embrace the GENERATIONAL blessing God has promised to His family.

SCRIPTURE:

We believe and accept the entire Bible as the infallible Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit: the only perfect order of our faith and manner of living, to which nothing can be added or taken away, which is the power of God unto salvation to believers. 

(2 Peter 1:21, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Romans 1:16) 

THE ONE TRUE GOD:

We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy. 

(Ephesians 4:6, Matthew 28:19, 1 John 5:7)  

SIN:

We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.

(Genesis 1:26-31 + 3:1-7, Romans 5:12-21) 

THE SAVIOR:

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life. 

(John 1:14, Luke 1:27-35, 1 Peter 3:18) 

SALVATION:

We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and the ‘new birth’ we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives.

(Romans 3:24-25 + 8:16, Acts 20:21, John 3:5, 1 Corinthians 1:30) 

HOLY SPIRIT:

We believe that God intends for us to live fruitful and holy lives through the power of the Holy Spirit, enabling us to use spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues.

(Acts 2:4, 10:45-47, 19:6 + 1 Corinthians 12:1-11) 

THE LORD’S SUPPER:

We believe in the power and significance of the Church and the necessity of believers to meet regularly together for fellowship, prayer and the ‘breaking of bread’.

(Luke 22:19-20, 1 Corinthians 11:20) 

SANCTIFICATION:

We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives, which is to worship God, fulfill our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.

(Hebrews 6:1 + 12:14, Romans 8:13, 1 Corinthians 1:30)  

HEALING:

We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and blessed lives in order to help others more effectively.

(James 5:14, Matthew 8:17, Isaiah 53) 

ETERNAL DESTINY:

We believe that our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.

(Acts 24:15, Matthew 25:46) 

JESUS’ RETURN:

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.

(John 14:2-3, Acts 1:9-11, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 + 5:9, 1 Corinthians 15:51-54) 

WHERE IS YOUR CHURCH LOCATED?

We are located at 1810 Valley Avenue, New Brighton, PA 15066.

WHEN ARE THE SERVICES AND WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE?

Services are Sundays at 9 + 11AM. We offer prayer for 30 minutes before each service, so you are welcome to arrive early.

WHAT ARE THE SERVICES LIKE?

At Life Family Church, you can expect to be welcomed by several friendly faces all the way from the parking lot to the doors of the sanctuary. Don’t forget to grab a coffee from our coffee cart right inside the foyer! And if you have kids, come on downstairs to God’s Big Backyard where your infants-kindergarteners will be cared for and learn about Jesus in a fun, safe place! And for your 1st-6th graders, join us at 11AM for Champions kid’s church in the Kid Zone located toward the front of the church parking lot.

Each service lasts about 75 minutes and consists of a time of contemporary musical worship and a practical, relevant message from the Bible. Towards the end of the service, we will often have a “response” time as a church family to pray for each other, worship, and honor the prompting of the Holy Spirit to build each other’s faith (1 Cor. 14:12).

After service, first time guests are welcome to visit us in the Connect Area, just to the right as you leave the sanctuary. We would love to meet you and give you a special gift to say thank you for coming! We can tell you about our church, but to experience it is another story. Click here to watch our services online!

WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN I VISIT FOR THE FIRST TIME?

We are going to say “hello” with a smile and welcome you to the family! If you would like to learn more about our church, please visit us after service in our Connect Area (directly to the right as you exit the sanctuary). We would also like to give you a gift to say thank you for coming!

IS THERE CHURCH SERVICE FOR KIDS?

Yes! We are a family church, and we value training up a child in the way that they should go (Proverbs 22:6). Our God’s Big Backyard ministry is located downstairs in the main church for infant-kindergarteners during our 9+11AM services. We also have Champions during the 11AM service, which is our kids’ church for 1st-6th graders located in the Kid Zone (the first building toward the front of the parking lot). You can expect a safe and fun place for your kids to learn about Jesus! To learn more about our children’s ministry, click here.

WHAT DO I WEAR TO ATTEND SERVICE?

You’ll find everything from casual clothes to business suits at our Sunday services. Come in what is comfortable for you because this church is not about what you look like or what you wear.

HOW CAN I MEET OTHERS AND GET CONNECTED?

Life Groups are a great way to connect! These are small groups based on topics of spiritual growth and specific interests such as basketball, art, hiking, baking, and much more! In each of these groups, you can build friendships, learn more about our church, and grow in your faith. Click here to browse our current Life Groups!

HOW CAN I BE DISCIPLED AND GROW?

Our desire is to see you become a fully-devoted follower of Christ. If you are new and just starting out, our Growth Track offers the tools necessary to make this happen in your life. Growth Track is a three-week series on Sundays during the 11AM service in the Connect Area, and it begins the first Sunday of every month. Here, you will learn more about Life Family Church, discover your God-given gifts, and find opportunities to use these gifts to serve others! Click here to sign up for the next series.

The journey doesn’t stop there! For women, you are welcome to sign up for Flourish, our Women’s Discipleship journey that combines being rooted in the Word of God and learning from a woman in a different stage in her walk with Jesus. For men, join a D-Group to walk with a male spiritual mentor and grow as a man of God.

HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER?

There are two steps to becoming a member of Life Family Church:

1. Be water baptized, publicly declaring your saving faith in Jesus Christ. Our Water Baptism Sundays are normally in the Fall and Spring. To sign up for our next service, click here.

2. Complete our three-week Growth Track. To sign up, click here.

Once you complete these steps, we will contact you about becoming a member and celebrating you in our Membership Sunday service!

MEET THE TEAM

Pastor Sam DeMarco

SENIOR PASTOR

MEET PASTOR SAM

Pastor Sam came on staff in 1994, serving as associate pastor under and with his late father, Geno DeMarco. Then in 2004, Pastor Geno passed the baton to his son. As senior pastor for 20 years now, Pastor Sam has led Life Family Church with a mission to reach Beaver County with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. 

He is married to Jill DeMarco, and together they have raised two daughters, Alyssa and Gina, both faithfully serving the Lord with their families. If you know them, you know that Pastor Sam and Jill love and lead this church to truly know Christ and make Him known. 

A fun fact about Pastor Sam: at any point in the year, if you ask him how many days until Hilton Head, he will tell you! 

jill demarco

homefront overseer

MEET JILL

Jill is the overseer of what we call our “Home Front.” This lane encapsulates our Children’s Ministry, 1st Impressions, Hospitality and Women’s Ministry. She is also the vocal director for our Praise and Worship Team. Prior to this role, Jill has worked as the Worship Arts Director and God’s Big Backyard Director. 

Two fun facts about Jill: she runs on chocolate and loves making things cute! (No seriously, you should see her beautifully decorated office…)

Jill’s favorite thing about Life Family Church: “I’m so thankful for our incredible heritage. God has been able to do so much through this church family because of their open hearts to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit and hunger for more of Him.” 

PASTOR JOHN MEROLA

DISCIPLESHIP PASTOR

MEET PASTOR JOHN

Pastor John oversees Life Family Church’s discipleship and the connections of multiple ministries in how they are raising up followers of Christ. This includes our Next Steps Ministry, Coffee Klatch (55+ Adults), Life Groups, Men’s Ministry and Care Ministry.  

A little bit about Pastor John — he loves bookstores, bible studies, baseball season, peanut butter sandwiches, and dad jokes!

His favorite thing about Life Family Church: “I love that we are a healthy family and that means several things to me. We appreciate our salvation, we celebrate each other, and we demonstrate our purpose. As a healthy family we enjoy being together and we also enjoy bringing our family dynamic into our surroundings.” 

PASTOR DAREN DUNCAN

YOUTH + WORSHIP PASTOR

MEET PASTOR DAREN

Pastor Daren leads Life Family Church’s ministry in three primary areas: Youth Ministry, Missions + Outreach and All-Church Events. Also in his role, Pastor Daren oversees our Worship Arts Department, acting as the Band Director, as well as the Communications + Creative Department.  

Pastor Daren is known for his love of sports (probably loves the Pirates more than they deserve) music, and coaching 10U softball. “Best 10U softball coach,” yes, he has the t-shirt to prove it!

His favorite thing about Life Family Church: “It’s actually in the name… FAMILY. This is a place for the entire family to worship, discover, grow, and become who God has created them to be. When you’re apart of a family that cares for you, challenges you, equips you, fuels you, LOVES you… there is nothing better.” 

KELLEY PERCY

EXECUTIVE ADMIN + OFFICE MANAGER

MEET KELLEY

Kelley is Life Family Church’s office manager and Executive Administrator to Pastor Sam. She works closely with Pastor to coordinate details of the overall mission of Life Family Church and help Pastor carry out the vision God has given him to reach our Valley and beyond for Jesus Christ. 

If you know Kelley, you know that she will always crush you at Banagrams, but knit you a warm hat as a consolation prize.

Her favorite thing about Life Family Church: “The commitment to discipleship. I love that we have people in our lives – both older and newer believers – that we can share the successes and shortcomings of our faith journeys with and sharpen one another along the way.” 

ALYSSA GRANATI

VISION DIRECTOR

MEET ALYSSA

As the Vision Director, Alyssa is responsible for driving and cultivating the vision of Life Family Church in everything we do. She works closely with Pastor Sam and our ministry overseers to ensure that the vision is the heartbeat of our work in ministry. 

If you know Alyssa, give her any recipe! She’ll follow it – kinda, not really. Actually never.

Alyssa’s favorite thing about Life Family Church: “This church family is always there for me, not just on Sundays, but all throughout my life, they have showed up with authentic love, that has stuck on me since I was young. I love this church, and it’s my joy to champion its people and heart to encounter Jesus, embrace a good and perfect Father, and live a life walking in friendship with a powerful and personal Holy Spirit.” 

DESIREE LINDLEY

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR

MEET DESIREE

Desiree is Life Family Church’s Business Director, overseeing the financial stewardship of the church. She oversees our business and financial operations, office and IT support and Campus Care Ministry. 

Desiree can quote any show, run a covert op, tell you how much is in your budget, and take your headshot, all while getting her kids to school on time — truly a superpower!

Her favorite thing about Life Family Church: “We truly embody “Welcome Home.” It doesn’t matter where you came from. It doesn’t matter where you’ve been. When you walk through these doors, your family is there with open arms and hearts full of love.” 

KIANNA SKAL

CHAMPIONS CHILDREN’S DIRECTOR

MEET KIANNA

Kianna is the director of Champions, our 1st-6th grade Children’s Ministry. She leads a large team of volunteers to raise up strong followers of Jesus and the next generation of faith leaders.  

If you know Kianna, you know that she will throw a party for anything, anyone, anywhere, anytime.

Her favorite thing about Life Family Church: “We are multi-generational, making it really feel like family. This church believes in every stage of life the Lord can meet with you and use you, no matter if you’re the youngest or the oldest in the congregation.” 

Address

Life Family Church
1810 Valley Ave.
New Brighton, PA 15066
(724) 846-8820

SERVICE TIMES

Sunday Mornings

9 AM + 11 AM

 

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