Senior Pastors


Pastors JD and Lori Henderson started Life Christian Center in 1999. Life Christian Center is a church with an encouraging message, contemporary worship and a vibrant ministry to youth and children. Many who call LCC home love it because in their words, “LCC is real”, which is reflected in the church’s theme, ”Real People, Real God, Real Life”.
The Henderson’s have been married since 1984 and live in Portland Oregon, they have three children. Soon after JD and Lori were married they realized they could not stay married without God in their lives. During this challenging time, Lori renewed a relationship that she had with the Lord from her teen years and immediately began praying for JD. Within weeks, JD received the Lord and he and Lori began attending church, they never looked back.
Pastor JD has been in ministry since 1989 and has filled a variety of roles. Shortly after graduating from Bible school in 1989, JD and Lori immediately began helping with a local church where they were involved in helps ministry, youth and college ministry, marriage ministry, eventually becoming Associate Pastors. During this time, JD continued to pursue a secular career in the computer engineering field where he worked for a Fortune 500 corporation in the area of computer microchip design.
In 1997 JD, Lori and their 3 young children (one was 2 months old!) sold everything, resigned from their jobs and left for the mission field. For two years they served in Mexico City, Mexico and then in Northern Thailand. In 1999, upon returning from the mission field, they started Life Christian Center in Portland, Oregon.
Pastor JD's ministry style is teaching the World with an emphasis on practical application for daily life and relevance to our generation, mixed with a little humor. If there was a theme or mission statement for his life it would be "Never Give Up". Pastor JD graduated from Rhema Bible Training College and also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Life Christian University.