Michael Fen

Lead Pastor

My Job at ChristLife: pursuing and modeling Christlikeness, spiritual leadership and pastoral care, organizational oversight, biblical preaching and teaching, doing the work of an evangelist, and a little a bit of other stuff.

My Life and Faith Story: grew up in a non-religious home in Lincoln, Nebraska. I used to brag to my friends that I didn’t believe in God. But God brought a few people into my life who really knew Jesus and lived like it right before my eyes. The week before I graduated from high school and while running in a 10k race (I hate running), faith kind of caught me by surprise. That was the start of a whole new life for me with Jesus Christ at the center.

I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and Dallas Theological Seminary. My career includes a stint as a youth pastor, missionary wannabe, various church pastoral roles, and a few years in business management. I came to ChristLife Church on January 1, 2018. My wife Leah and I have four children and a precious-but-neurotic dog.

Bits and Pieces: I love to play competitive pickup basketball, watch action movies with monsters, and kill house plants slowly.

What I like about ChristLife: Feels like family. We’re really serious about the Word of God and following Jesus, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously.

Email: mfen@christlifecc.org