Life360 is an Assemblies of God church with our leadership center in Springfield, Missouri, and churches located throughout the state and soon around the nation. Our primary focus is the planting of churches across rural America, with a prayer modeled after John Knox’s cry in the 1500’s for the salvation of Scotland:
“Lord, give us rural America, or we die.”
Dr. Ted Cederblom has led Life360 since 2003. Ted was born in the Dominican Republic and grew up in Panama as the fourth son of Assemblies of God missionaries. From his firsthand experience of the phenomenal growth of the Pentecostal church in Latin America and over three decades of pastoral ministry, he has seen the power of the Church in the context of community. He believes that now, more than ever, America is ripe for harvest, and the greatest days of growth and effectiveness of the US Church are still ahead.
While Ted serves as the Vision Pastor for Life360, and all of the churches are part of the same 501c3, each church has a lead pastor who serves as the shepherd of that congregation and community. For this reason, we consider our multi-site a “family of churches” instead of campuses.
A brief history of Life360 Church
2003 –Rev. Ted and Robbin Cederblom moved from California and became pastors of Park Crest Assembly of God (now Life360 Chesterfield).
At his commissioning service, September 7, 2003, Pastor Ted presented a 30-year Vision Statement and strategy to win the Springfield area for Christ. In this faith-filled service, Pastor Ted outlined what God would do through our church to reach the unreached in our community and throughout rural America.
Our dream was, and is, so big only God can make it happen.
2006 – Launch of our second location, Calvary Temple, in midtown Springfield (now Life360 WestGate). This initiated the transition of our church from a hierarchical, single-location approach to a team approach with locations wherever there are hurting people.
2009 – Our heart for ministering to other ethnic groups led to the launch of our Spanish church, Iglesia del Pueblo, and Pacific Islander church.
2011 – Our team developed a Lead Pastor Covenant. Each lead pastor signs and pledges to operate by these agreed upon covenants.
2011 – Launch of Life360 Community Services, the action arm of our church.
Our non-profit organization has seen amazing growth and works alongside our church plants with an emphasis on feeding, housing, educating, and empowering our local communities.
These ministries include the Royal Family Kids, a foster children’s ministry; Life360 Houses for young men and women who have aged out of the foster system; building apartment complexes to assist income; and partnerships with public schools to provide nutritional and educational services.
2012 — Launch of Life360 Ozark, which closed after three years. As an organization, we learned from our mistakes and experiences. This learning curve helped us to focus on the Holy Spirit-inspired vision of planting in small towns in rural America.
2013 – Launch of Republic and Hartville.
2015 – Launch of Fairbanks and Intercultural.
2018 – Our first partnership with a public school district. This allowed us to assist in feeding 700 students.
2019 – Launch of Conway, Dexter, Fordland, Monett, Plato and Spokane.
2020 – Church’s constitution and bylaws revised from single-campus, traditional approach to allow for the team approach of our family of churches.
2020 – Three new churches added – Bell City, Benton, and Oran.
Surpassed 3 million meals served in our communities.
2021- Two new churches launched in the Spring – Life360 Branson West and Life360 Neelyville.
2021 – We prayerfully set a God-given goal of launching 20 new churches in 2021, including 12 in neighboring states.