Our Story

During the summer of 2008 Pastor James Dodzweit was leading a thriving youth ministry at Grace Family Church in Lutz, FL. Hundreds of junior high students would gather on Friday nights where they would hang out for hours while experiencing truth, grace and love in an exciting environment.

It was in the middle of that amazing time that God began to nudge James’ heart in a new direction. Following a series of confirmations and mini-miracles, he knew it was time to step out in faith and begin a new work in nearby Wesley Chapel.

With the full support and encouragement of Grace Family Church, James and a team of 40 adults launched GrowLife Church on March 1, 2009 with a vision to help people Know God in a personal way, Find Freedom from their past, Discover Purpose for their life and Make a Difference in the world around them.