The Life Christian Church

Inspiring people to grow in their lives with God as followers of Christ. West Orange, NJ
The Life Christian Church

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106 Harrison Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052-5914

(973) 731-7744


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Who We Are

TLCC is a vibrant, growing congregation of people from West Orange and 75 surrounding communities in the greater NYC metropolitan area. We are multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and multi-generational with a passionate belief that it's not about us. God has placed us here to serve each other and to serve our community and world. We do that by inspiring people to grow in their lives with God and to learn, live, and lead as authentic followers of Jesus Christ.

About Us

Casual, Creative, Friendly

Community Service, Faith and Work, Children's Ministry, Youth Group, Choir, Missions, Dance, Nursery

Contemporary, Praise and Worship





Our Services

What are services like?
Our Celebrations are about ninety minutes long and include a dynamic time of singing together and entertaining performances using a blend of music styles. Often, there is a dramatic sketch or a multimedia presentation exploring the weekend’s theme that may move you to tears or cause you to howl with laughter.

What is the community like?
We are a culturally relevant, multi-ethnic, and trans-generational congregation who share a love for God and people.

What if I'm not a Christian?
You will feel comfortable at TLCC because, while we believe that the only way to life with God is through Jesus Christ, we welcome open and honest questions about faith. Our style is such that you won't feel out of place or feel that it is "churchy."


Terry Smith

Terry A. Smith is the Lead Pastor of The Life Christian Church in West Orange, New Jersey. Ordained in 1985, Pastor Terry evokes a practical, insightful and engaging preaching style and is widely recognized by his motivating passion for leadership. Since his arrival at the TLCC in 1991, this dynamic, multi-cultural non-denominational church has experienced significant growth and impact in the community. Pastor Terry and TLCC have been mentioned in several books, magazines, and case studies as leading innovators and thinkers in the church world. Led by his vision to build a culturally relevant ministry, The Life Christian Church is in the process of building a new eight-acre campus on a major thoroughfare in West Orange, just thirteen miles from Manhattan’s Times Square.

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