Our History


The Founders

In 1986, Pastors' Rufus and Diane Thibodeaux launched Holding Forth the Word of Life Ministries.  The mission of the ministry was to bring Restoration to Families by teaching the uncompromised Word of God!  To reach further into the community, two non-profit organizations were formed, Agape 24 - Child Development Center and Oasis of Love Crisis Intervention.  Both organizations have had a profound impact in our communities and have received local and national recognition.  In 2012,  the ministry name was changed to Family Life Centre.

On November 25th, 2016, Apostle Rufus Thibodeaux Sr. went home to be with the Lord.  His astounding legacy lives on through the Godly imprint he made on so many lives.   

Prior to his transition to heaven, he placed the ministry into the capable hands of his loving wife and children.  Dr. Diane Thibodeaux is the Apostle and overseer.  She has continued to fulfill the ministry call on her life by launching Diane Thibodeaux Ministries.  Apostle Rufus also placed Chris and Jori Thibodeaux as Pastors, and Rufus Jr. and Dawn Thibodeaux as Elders.  The joint mission of the family is to take the baton and continue to the run the race and finish the course of the ministry.