Our Pastors

Our Pastors


Chris & Jori Thibodeaux serve as the Pastors of Family Life Centre where we believe in helping people live their "BEST LIFE NOW!  The Pastors became friends at Hampton University where they both received Bachelor of Science degrees in Marketing.  After completing college, they both entered Corporate America and held successful careers for many years living in various parts of the United States.  God later used their friendship as a platform to build a beautiful marriage with two blessed, compassionate, and talented children, Jai Christopher and Cori Chanel.

Pastor Chris


Pastor Chris has an extensive background in Sales & Marketing.  He is a proven leader and influencer of both individuals and organizations with over 21 years in sales, 17 years in sales management, and 11 years at Director/Vice President level in the pharmaceutical sector. Whether its leadership development, galvanizing teams around a core purpose, or helping everyone manage and succeed through change, Pastor Chris engages and entertains in such a genuine, candid manner that the impact is almost immediate.  Pastor Chris transitioned his extensive Corporate America experience to become an entrepreneur and launch his company "CT Cross Training - For Your Career Success". He works with clients to get their careers, teams, and dreams in shape to exceed their goals. www.getmycareerinshape.com.

Pastor Chris feels his corporate experience has trained him like the lion and the bear trained David, to have the confidence and experience to face the Goliaths of our day, and WIN!  His desire, mission, and focus are simply to share the Good News of Jesus Christ in a manner that is inspirational, understandable, and actionable. 

Pastor Jori


Pastor Jori built a progressive 11-year career with a global finance company and gained extensive experience in Management, Human Resources and Finance.  Her professional experience extended into managing high potentials for the organization and C-Suite succession planning.  

Pastor Jori left her corporate career to pursue her God given passion of Parenting & Dance. She and her business partner opened the first Christian Dance Academy, in South Suburban Chicago.  Together they taught all disciplines of dance including ballet, modern jazz, tap dance fitness, drum, tumbling, line dancing, & couples' dance.

Pastor Jori is passionate about creating platforms for people to express their love of God through creative movement.  She has choreographed spoken, and ministered dance for Christian videos, weddings, pastoral celebrations, birthdays, holidays, dance conferences and drama ministries.  Pastor Jori has recently launched her new dance initiative, "The Dance People", which is an extension of her previous involvements and includes a dance clothing line & accessories, emphasis on healthful living, and an intense focus of pulling the dance out of the dancer.  Live It! Dance It! Wear It! www.thedancepeople.com.

Pastor Jori's corporate background positioned her perfectly to serve as the Director of Operations for the other arms of the ministry - Agape 24-Hour Child Development Center & Oasis of Love Crisis Intervention Center. Pastor Jori is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus Christ through teaching the Word of God and inspiring others to discover their God given purpose!