Radiant Life Church began as a bible study in the home of Pastors Michael & Debbie Gamble in February 2012. The Lord had given Pastor Michael Ezekiel 34 (especially verses 11-16a) as a foundational passage of Scripture, and the catalyst for what was to become the vision for the church. It says this:
11 “For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I myself will search and find my sheep. 12 I will be like a shepherd looking for his scattered flock. I will find my sheep and rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on that dark and cloudy day. 13 I will bring them back home to their own land of Israel from among the peoples and nations. I will feed them on the mountains of Israel and by the rivers and in all the places where people live. 14 Yes, I will give them good pastureland on the high hills of Israel. There they will lie down in pleasant places and feed in the lush pastures of the hills. 15 I myself will tend my sheep and give them a place to lie down in peace, says the Sovereign Lord. 16 I will search for my lost ones who strayed away, and I will bring them safely home again. I will bandage the injured and strengthen the weak."
With the vision clear to provide a pastureland for those who have “been scattered”, to provide a place where anyone can come and be safe, cared for, and find peace for their lives, the next step was to look for a location. After several months of searching, a location was secured and plans were made to launch. It was a beautiful Texas Sunday morning on June 3, 2012 when the doors opened and people started arriving until the sanctuary was at capacity. And still more came, until over 170 people celebrated the start of Radiant Life Church. Pastor Michael said on that first Sunday service in June, “This last week I was praying for God to bless this endeavor, when I sensed Him ask me: “Why are you asking me to bless your endeavor, when I’ve invited you to mine?”
God’s blessings have been evident from that first Sunday morning service onward, as more continue to connect with the mission and vision of Radiant Life Church. In the fall of 2013 the growth of the church demanded a new location for the purpose of expanding the children's and youth ministries. The Sanctuary was found in beautiful Adriatica, where we currently hold our weekend services. Over the past four years, we have purposefully and intentionally spent time building a strong foundation and leadership team to effectively steward the mission and vision God has given us to accomplish.
In all things, we are excited about what God has done and is doing in the life of His church, and we invite you to partner with us to fulfill his Kingdom purposes in the North Dallas area!