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OCU Recognizes Life.Church Pastor with Service Leadership Award

Service Leadership Award
OCU trustees present Craig Groeschel with the Servant Leadership Award

Oklahoma City University presented Life.Church Senior Pastor Craig Groeschel with its Servant Leadership Award during a celebration Monday.

The award recognizes those who make positive influences on the community and successfully encourage others to do the same.

OCU President Martha Burger said Groeschel is a shining example of what the award represents.

“Pastor Craig Groeschel has selflessly worked for many years to build a church that has had a great impact on the community at large,” Burger said. “Through his leadership, Life.Church has been a wonderful influence not only for its own members, but also for those who give freely of their time to help others.”

Groeschel graduated from OCU in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business marketing. He helped establish Life.Church in 1996. He regularly speaks at conferences and has written several books, including his latest release “Hope in the Dark: Believing God is Good When Life is Not.” Life.Church has been recognized for its innovations in advancing Christianity including the development of apps, use of video and in worship service programing. The church also offers free resources to help other churches thrive.