About Craig

Husband and Dad

Craig and Amy Groeschel married in 1991 and have six children and two sons-in-law: Catie and her husband Andrew, Mandy and her husband James, Sam, Anna, Stephen, and Joy. Craig and Amy are also proud grandparents of one grandson, Cole.

Senior Pastor of Life.Church

Craig and Amy started Life.Church in a two-car garage in Edmond, Oklahoma in January 1996. Since then, Life.Church has grown to include dozens of locations all over the United States but its mission statement remains the same: to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. Life.Church has become known for its innovative use of technology to spread the Gospel, launching the first fully digital church experience in 2006 and the most downloaded mobile Bible app in history, YouVersion, in 2008.

Bestselling Author

Craig is a New York Times bestselling author of books on a wide variety of topics, including dating and marriage, social media, purpose, direction, church leadership, and more. His latest book, Hope in the Dark, explores tough questions, overwhelming pain, and the power of faith—even in the darkest times.

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Leadership

Craig has spoken to millions of people at leadership events and conferences in countries all over the world. In addition to writing and speaking extensively on leadership principles and strategies, Craig began hosting the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast in 2016.

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