September 2, 2016

Life Church Staff



Joshua L. McElhaney has attended Life Church since Jan. 2003.

He attended Texas Bible College for two years, where he met his lovely wife Karena McElhaney, who is currently the Music Director.

They were married in June of 2007 and have three wonderful children, Mayli, Jaxson and Asher.

Bro McElhaney served in varying roles of ministerial leadership from 2007- 2012, he was voted in as Assistant Pastor of Life Church in early 2012, before being voted in as Pastor in January 2017.

Bro McElhaney is also a talented writer and blogger. His book “A King in a Cave” is available through as well as on our online bookstore.


Larry Gandy is the Bishop of Life Church, he formerly served as Pastor of Life Church for over 27 years.

Pastor Gandy graduated from Texas Bible College with a degree in Theology.

Pastor Gandy along with his wife, Judy Gandy, compassionately serve the congregation of Life Church. They are well respected in the Church, as well as, in the community.

Pastor and his wife are parents to two wonderful daughters, Carla and Lori. The Gandy family has grown, they have one wonderful son in law, and four wonderful grand-kids.

Their daughter Lori and her husband Kurt, currently are the Youth Pastor/Music Director in Dallas,TX.

Their daughter Carla, attends Life Church and is a singer on the praise team.