Who Are We? 

On Nov.2012, Lawrence and Celeste Williams answered the call of God to start a church; a church that would bring change, hope and a promised destiny to the lives of many  people in the Southern NJ and the Greater Philadelphia region and beyond. Equipped with an insatiable passion and love for God and His people, Pastors Lawrence and Celeste Williams welcomed the New Year stepping out on faith to start Changed Minds Family Christian Center. In July 2013, the church was renamed “Changed Lives Church”.
 
 
“Previous to starting the church, we served in a ministry in New York City. After serving for 12 years, our Pastor at the time confirmed what the Holy Spirit had spoken to me years prior. He asked me  “Williams how much longer are you going to wait before you launch your own ministry?” I was 44 years old!”
 
 
Pastor Lawrence
 
Changed Lives Church exists to help anyone who desires to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. It doesn’t matter who they are or what they are. God’s love can change anyone’s life. It is through love  God draws us all to Himself. We are a church looking for people that want to be loved.
 
“The thing I most like about our church is the love that is felt from the moment you enter the building, to the time you leave, and thereafter. We may not be the church that has everything but we have what is most important and that is love.”
 
 
Pastor Celeste 
 
In August 2013, Changed Lives Church had is first public service. On Palm Sunday 2013, Changed Lives Church had it’s official launch service. Since that time, God has blessed the church to live it’s name sake by changing the lives of people. Families strained by drug abuse have been restored. Marriages on the brink of divorce have been healed. People with terminal illnesses have been healed. People have come to accept and know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. 
 
“When I first came to Change Lives Church, I didn’t have a personal relationship with God. I didn’t read the Bible! I didn’t know what or who the Holy Spirit was! Today, I can read the Bible and understand it. I feel the Holy Spirit working in me. Through the power of God, Changed Lives Church, changed my life for the better.”   Richie Moeller