Craig Groeschel (born December 2, 1967) is the founding and senior pastor of Life.Church, a large evangelical church with locations in ten states across the United States.
Craig Groeschel Wiki
|Date of Birth
|December 2, 1967
|54 years (2021)
|Oklahoma City University
|Pastor (at Life.church) Author
|$2 Million Dollars
|WINNING THE WAR IN YOUR MIND
HOPE IN THE DARK
|United States of America
Craig Groeschel Early Life and Education
Groeschel attended Ardmore High School in southern Oklahoma where he grew up. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in marketing after attending Oklahoma City University on a tennis scholarship and as a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
Groeschel was ordained as an associate pastor in the United Methodist Church the same year. He got a Master of Divinity degree from Phillips Theological Seminary, which is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Craig Groeschel Career and Life.Church
Groeschel and a few others formed Life Covenant Church in a two-car garage in 1996. He later told Business Week that he began the process by conducting non-churchgoer market research and then designing his church in response to what he discovered.
Groeschel’s unconventional approach was successful, and Life Covenant quickly increased in size, eventually becoming the largest Protestant church in the United States (as of January 2019) with 32 Life Church campuses.
When Groeschel’s fourth child was born in 2001 and he was unable to attend the Sunday service, he began using video to give some of his sermons, discovering that the videos were well-received by his congregation.
In 2006, he launched Mysecret.tv, a website where users may anonymously confess their secrets.
On Easter Sunday 2007, Groeschel began offering his services in the virtual world of Second Life.
Video instruction, multi-site locations, online church services, and other innovations have all been pioneered by Life.Church for the global Church.
Craig Groeschel Net worth
Craig Groeschel Net worth is an estimated $2 million dollars as at 2021. Groeschel was a member of Gulfport Energy Corporation’s Board of Directors. Groeschel’s 2016 pay consisted of a grant of 3,824 equity shares valued at $125,006.56 at the close of business on June 10, 2016. According to SEC filings, Groeschel sold 7,059 shares of Gulfport Energy stock for $85,837 on December 15, 2017. Groeschel resigned from Gulfport Energy’s board of directors in November 2019.
Craig Groeschel Wife and Children
Craig and Amy Groeschel have six children and three sons-in-law: Catie and her husband Andrew, Mandy and her husband James, Anna and her husband Luke, Sam, Stephen, and Joy. Craig and Amy Groeschel married in 1991 and have six children and three sons-in-law. Cole, McKenna, Spencer, and Jace are Craig and Amy’s grandchildren.
Craig Groeschel Books
Craig is a New York Times bestselling author who has written books about dating and marriage, social media, purpose, direction, church leadership, and a number of other issues. Winning the War in Your Mind, his most recent book, teaches you how to break free from the grasp of toxic thinking, allowing you to enjoy the life of joy and peace that God intended for you.
Some of his books are,
- WINNING THE WAR IN YOUR MIND
- DANGEROUS PRAYERS
- HOPE IN THE DARK
- DAILY POWER
- LIKING JESUS
- DIVINE DIRECTION
- ALTAR EGO