Our Mission

At Life Community Church, we believe a great commitment to the Great Commission and the Greatest Commandments will grow a great church!  We exist to celebrate God’s presence, to communicate God’s Word, to educate God’s people, and to demonstrate God’s love.  We hope to help others discover new life in Christ by living the Greatest Commandments and fulfilling the Great Commission – that is to live as the culture of Christ by communicating and demonstrating His ways.

What We Believe

Have you ever wondered what it means to be a Christian?  You may have heard terms like the God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, Holy Spirit, the Trinity, sin, death, holiness, judgement, repentance, forgiveness, grace, and love.  These terms may confuse you and leave you with unanswered questions.  See how we view God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, holiness, and the other foundational elements of our faith by reading our Statement of Faith.  We know you may not find all the answers you are looking for, so we invite you to join us for our Sunday Worship Experience at 10:00 am to find out more.

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Meet Our Leadership Team

Brian Shepard, M. Div.
Brian Shepard, M. Div.Lead Pastor
Brian and his wife Amber have been serving Life Community Church since October 2001. Together, they work hard to help others reach their full potential in Christ. Their deepest desire is to make Jesus famous in Southern Maryland.
Emmanuel P. Merhan, M. Div.
Emmanuel P. Merhan, M. Div.Pastor
After a 20 year career in the United States Air Force, Emmanuel came on staff at Life Community Church in September 2018. His wife, Bridgett, is also on staff and serves as the Children’s Ministry Director; together they have four incredible children.
Evaristo Gonzalez
Evaristo GonzalezPastor (Spanish Service)
Evaristo serves as the pastor of Iglesia de Dios Unidos en Cristo, the Spanish service at Life Community Church. Evaristo joined the staff at Life Community Church in the summer of 2014. Evaristo and his wife, Diana, truly demonstrate servant leadership and love the church like family.




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Life Community Church is a family of faith seeks to help people find new life in Christ by living the Greatest Commandments and fulfilling the Great Commission.  We endeavor to accomplish this by loving God, loving people, and serving our community.