Life Church Staff & Leaders

  • Buddy  Thompson

    Buddy Thompson

    Pastor Buddy & Robin have served as Senior pastors of Life Church since 1995. Buddy is a native of the Richmond area and has called Mechanicsville home for nearly all of his life. He loves the city he lives in and believes his life’s call is to reach the community that God has planted him in -the Metro Richmond, VA area. Buddy serves as an advisor to several churches around the country and has been actively involved in ministry since he was 16 years old. In 1990 he married his college sweetheart, Robin and they have two beautiful daughters, Lauren and Lindsey, who are the joy of their life. Buddy’s educational background includes a Bachelors degree in Theology from Jackson College of Ministries in 1990. He has been trying to no avail to learn Spanish for 25 years and knows just enough of the language to get himself in trouble. Buddy relaxes and gets frustrated by the same things: the Dallas Cowboys, the Virginia Cavaliers, and his golf game. His life scripture is Matt 6:33 – “but seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.”