Christian Life Center was chartered in 1936 in Houston Texas under the name of “Norhill Assembly of God Church”. The church grew and in the mid 1960 they moved to a new location, 12330 Vickery Street in the Freeway Forest Subdivision of Harris County. They changed the name of the church to “Freeway Forest Assembly of God church”. The church grew in the 1970s to become one of the largest Assembly of God churches in the city of Houston. In the late 1980s the name was once again changed to its current name “Christian Life Center”. Between the years of 1987 and 1989 the church went through difficult financial struggles. They had closed their school and day care center and they went through three pastors in a period of two years.
In June of 1989 Pastor Richard and Lisa Rodriguez became the pastors of Christian Life Center. Since then the church has grown from approximately 30 in average Sunday morning attendance to nearly 1,000 in Sunday morning attendance. Christian Life Center has once again become one of the fastest growing churches in Houston. The Christian school and day care are reopened and are fully accredited, state recognized learning institutions with nearly 400 students currently enrolled. The school’s athletic department has been recognized nationally and internationally on the Today Show, ESPN and the local Fox network. Currently CLC Academy has one of the top ranked Prep school basketball teams in America.
In addition to the school the church now operates a day care centers, a coffee shop and a book store. Christian Life Center became an independent full gospel church in 2005 and still maintains the same fundamental doctrines and high standards it has for the past 76 years.
Pastors Richard and Lisa Rodriguez received their theological training from Berean University now known as Global University. This is the first and only church that Richard and Lisa Rodriguez have pastored and they will tell you that they have plans to be here for many years to come.
Pastor Richard and Lisa Rodriguez have four children, two boys and two girls. Richard and his wife Stephanie have one son, Richard Andrew who is the first grandchild of pastor Richard and Lisa. Erin is single and works as pastor’s personal assistant. Joshua is married to Brittany and they have one daughter, Averie who is the second grandchild to pastor Richard and Lisa. Josh and Brittany are both employed by the church and Josh serves on the church Board of Directors. Ashton is married to George Gomez. They are both employed as teachers at Christian life Center Academy.