In the mid-1990s, James and Shurece Byrd founded the Worship Center in Stockton. Over the years, the church family grew and changed locations numerous times. 

In 2008, the Worship Center and Bethany Community Church "married" to form one new church family called LifeSong.

From the beginning, LifeSong has been a warm and welcoming community, reaching out to the needy through its Bread of Life food ministry and homeless ministries, encountering God in dynamic weekend worship experiences, growing in their relationships with God and each other through small groups, and creating opportunities for people to discover their God-given purpose. The life-giving message of the Gospel, the passion and joy of Sunday services and the simple style of LifeSong brought immediate growth. 

Today, over a thousand people attend LifeSong at multiple worship experiences.  At the same time, the church has helped plant many churches in the US and throughout the world.

Our story is still being written. We invite you to come and see for yourself how exciting church can be when the focus is simple and people are free to seek God with passion!

Feel free to check out our Statement of Faith.


This team exists to serve our community and is responsible for the development of the spiritual life of the church.

We are a part of ARC

ARC is an association of relational churches dedicated to planting other life-giving churches. In partnership with ARC, we've helped plant hundreds of churches!