About Us

We Are A New And Vibrant Church Plant Here In The Winter Garden Area! 

Our Foundational Scripture Comes From John 10:10, “ The Thief Comes Only In Order To Steal And Kill And Destroy. I Came That They May Have And Enjoy Life, And Have It In Abundance (To The Full, Till It Overflows)”   

Our Vision:
The MaxLife Church Is A Church That Loves, Serves, Gives & Lives Life To The MAX!  
Our Mission Statement:
The MaxLife Church Is A Warm And Friendly Community Of Believers Who Love, Serve, Give Of Our Time And Resources For The Sake Of Winning Others To Jesus Christ. 
We Are A Multicultural/Multiracial Church; A Church For All People Regardless Of Race Or Economic Status.  This Is A Place Where People Will Receive Sound Biblical Teaching, Tangibly Feel The Presence Of God, And Develop A Personal Relationship With Jesus Christ. We Are Not A Cold Or Religious Church Governed By A Set Of Rules. 
We Believe Wholeheartedly That Once You Discover Your Purpose, Begin To Love, Serve And Give…You Can Truly Live Life To The Max! 


How We Started

After serving in their local church for 15+ years, Pastors Jerome & Gloria were sent to the city of Sanford 2008 to help an existing Church.  Months later, they were asked to lead the congregation as Pastors. They served faithfully, and commuted from Winter Garden for 5 ½ years.   While there, the Lord allowed the ministry to make a great impact through numerous outreach efforts.  Needless to say, they enjoyed the journey and it was indeed an honor to serve the people of Sanford.  

God placed it in their hearts to establish a church in Winter Garden. About 3 years ago, He began to place people in their path and things just started to fall into place. This confirmed the inner tug they were feeling. For many reasons, they didn’t move at that time, but thankfully, God opened the season again. This time, they felt a sense of urgency and moved forward in obedience to Him.  The first service was held in the home of Pastors Jerome & Gloria Shaw. Withing a few short months, the Lord blessed them with a building and they held their first service in February of 2014.   

Our Pastors have a tremendous love for God’s people; and in spite of being told that they would someday be Pastors, it was not something they dreamed of or necessarily desired to do.  They often say that one of our greatest satisfactions has been to witness lives transformed by the power of God. It is the thing provides motivation in the face of the many obstacles, trials and frustrations the enemy places before us on a consistent basis.  

The vision seems impossible and truthfully, it’s much greater than they can handle on their own. But, one thing they have come to know in their many years of serving in ministry is that God always challenges His leaders to do something greater than they can accomplish on their own all for the sake of His Glory! 

Our Pastors are excited about our new location, service time and start of a new chapter here at The MaxLife Church. Prayerfully consider partnering with us as they touch the lives of the residents here and continue to BUILD the Kingdom of God!