Who we are

Here’s the deal, Lifecoast Church cares about one thing more than anything else, Jesus Christ. Lifecoast Church is a family of individuals that have found hope in Jesus, and simply want as many people as possible to experience that same freedom.

Where we come from

After an “unexplained” fire burned their family business to the ground, Pastor Mike and Holly Wehde felt God’s call to plant a new church.  They didn’t know where and they didn’t know how, but they did know that God was calling them to begin a journey, which would spread the life-giving message of Jesus Christ.  God soon brought another family, Pastor Jeff and Stacy Barksdale who would embrace the vision and join in the journey of planting Lifecoast Church.  On March 5th, 2006 Lifecoast had its very first public Celebration service. Since that very first service in 2006, Lifecoast has grown and become a vibrant part of the Palm Coast Community. 

At the beginning of 2016 God moved in the leadership of Lifecoast and Pastor Mike Wehde shifted from being the Lead Pastor into a more missional role as The Founding Pastor of Lifecoast Church. This Shift has freed Mike up to pursue his passions and giftedness of training up church planters and future leaders for the Kingdom of God. 

Within that shifting, Pastor Jeff Barksdale has felt God’s Call to assume the role of Lead Pastor, which was affirmed by our Overseers, Our Elders, Our Ministry Leaders as well as the family of Lifecoast Church.

Where we're going

We have no desire to build a typical church building in a safe place that is designed primarily for church people.  Even though the world is hungry for spiritual things, very few believe that a church is the best place to find God.

Meanwhile, people continue on with their busy lives, traveling from home, to school, to work, to coffee shops and back home again; rarely engaging intimately with God.  Instead of building a church building and putting all our efforts into drawing people to us, we want to build a building that sits right in the flow of their everyday lives, lovingly providing the very things people need for life. 

What this means for you

What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you’re always welcome at Lifecoast Church. We’re saving a seat for you. Wherever you’re at in your faith journey, you’ll always be accepted as part of the Lifecoast family. 


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