Welcome to Life Church

Who We Are

Welcome to Life! We are a contemporary, people orientated church, committed to excellence, a heart of worship and a desire to serve our community. We are dedicated to see the Local Church grow and expand as people from different generations come together to find hope and meaningful answers for their lives.

The church was Jesus’ idea and so we are deliberate in seeing it become a positive influence in our city, our nation, and our world. Our prayer for you is that by connecting with Life Church, you’ll be truly blessed.

We are believing God for the very best for you. Our desire is that you will make a connection with God and experience a genuinely positive difference in your world, something that will add value, destiny and purpose to every aspect of your life.

We want you to encounter the tangible reality and presence of God. We pray that in our vision, mission and in our message, you’ll see the value we have for people, who we believe: “MATTER TO GOD”.

The heartbeat of our church is in fact PEOPLE, both those who are already a part of Life Church and those around us in our community. So our commitment will always be to be there for people.

We believe that as we demonstrate the love of God in everything we do, we become what the church was always intended to be, a life giving community of people in our world.

So no matter what your background, where you come from or where you are at right now, we know that God has a plan and a purpose for your life and our goal is to help you find and fulfill all that He has for you.

Meet The Team

Senior Pastors

Pastor Ashley and Alison Goode

Pastor Ashley and Alison Goode


Lead Pastors

Pastor Ricky and Nina Emmerson

Pastor Ricky and Nina Emmerson


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Pastor Dylan Goode

Team Pastors


Pastor Michelle Bird

Pastor Michele Bird


Pastor Kaylene and Scott Dunbar

Pastor Kaylene and Scott Dunbar

Associate Leaders

Kylie Martin

Kylie Martin


Pastor Barb Perfect

Pastor Barb Perfect

Our History

Our Pastors Ashley and Alison Goode started Harvest Church in a Mooloolaba hotel with a vision to establish a street level ministry into the club district of the Sunshine Coast. Their focus was on reaching people who had not yet connected to God.

A specific and targeted ministry to the Sunshine Coast community saw the church grow and establish itself in the Maroochydore Area with a facility that provided room for its ongoing growth.

With a passion to influence and care for the community of the Sunshine Coast, the team at Harvest felt called to grow their influence and mission to their city. They met regularly for a year, specifically to pray, plan and design a strategy to engage a greater reach.

At the end of this year they received a phone call from the Pastor of Hope Church who believed God had asked him to approach Pastor Ashley to initiate a merge of the two churches. This sparked unique flow of clear prophetic direction from multiple, and highly respected ministries.

The genius of Hope church was birthed under the ministry of Peter Barr and Hope Church grew rapidly and established our current worship centre in Kawana Waters. Harvest Church and Hope Church united at the beginning of 2013 under the leadership of Pastor Ashley and Alison Goode with a fresh, new unity and a stronger house ready to serve our community.

Relaunched under the new name, Life Church honours the journeys of both churches, and celebrates a greater future. This ‘coming together’ has resulted in increased growth and influence that sees the current facility filled weekly in multiple services.

In August 2015, Life Church launched ‘Growing Stronger’, a fresh vision to establish a new facility for the expanding ministries, community reach and to build a worship centre that effects the spiritual and moral climate of our city.

Our heart and vision is to continue to provide a place for people from all walks of life to discover the life and destiny that flows from a genuine relationship with a loving God.


Our Beliefs

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives.

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.

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

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.

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.

We believe that in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptised in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues which is the initial evidence of baptism in the Holy Spirit.

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

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

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

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