Linden Life Fellowship began as a result of two churches merging. High Praise International Fellowship (a predominantly black charismatic church) and Meadowbrook Christian Fellowship (a predominantly white conservative church) joined together to form Linden Life Fellowship in February 2014. Fittingly, the only word that remained in either ministries was "fellowship." Founding pastors Arthur Gray and Mark Brereton sought an expression of diversity in the body that would break down the dividing walls of culture and preference. The foundation was laid to explore the profound possibilities of God's grace in fellowship and mission. The church is now led by Columbus, OH native Pastor Taelor Gray. Through the preaching of God’s Word and servant leadership, he directly oversees and impacts the various ministries of Linden Life.
Our desire here at Linden Life Fellowship is to create an atmosphere of genuine cross-cultural worship, unapologetic preaching of the Word of God, courageous witness and continuous prayer. We believe God has called us to lead out in in intentional diversity and Christ's reconciling work in our city. We are a community of believers with many different stories who desire to grow together, showing the world that we are one.
We strive for this in response to Jesus’ prayer: “That they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.” John 17:23 ESV We also believe God has called us to positively impact the South Linden area with the transformational power of the gospel of Jesus Christ, through various outreach efforts. We pursue this impact as a result of God’s instruction to “Work for the peace and prosperity of the city where I sent you.” Jeremiah 29:7 NLT