Christian Life Center

Dayton, Ohio - United States

Denomination: Assemblies of God
Church Size: 2501 to 3000
Phone: 937-898-8811
Email: Contact Us
Christian Life Center

About Christian Life Center

Since our beginning in 1968, Christian Life Center (formerly called Northwest Assembly) has been a place that has taken bold steps to reach our community. Our largest campus sits on Little York Road located on the north side of Dayton, Ohio. Lead Pastor, Stan Tharp, has been at CLC since 1983 and serving in this role since 1990.  Our church is fueled by the God-Sized Vision. This vision has led us to relocate, build/expand facilities, go multi-site, and plant churches in places across the globe, like Africa and Turkey. Locally, we impact our communities by empowering congregants to reach out to others in their community and we take part in transforming the urban Dayton area by partnering with inner-city churches and ministries.


We are a church of approximately 2,500 and are affiliated with the General Council of the Assemblies of God; however, believers from many denominations call CLC home. CLC is about sharing God’s love, God’s word, and God’s resources in practical and tangible ways. The leadership is leaned into engaging millennials and know that our future depends on engaging the current and next generation.


Information about Dayton, OH (from Dayton Convention & Visitor Bureau, and Wikipedia)

Dayton is noted for its association with aviation; the city is home to the National Museum of the United States Air Force (you must see upon your visit) and Dayton is the birthplace of Orville Wright. The U.S. military's primary producer of intelligence on foreign air and space forces, weapons, and systems is based here. Dayton’s Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is one of the Air Force's largest air base wings.


Several research organizations support Wright Patterson and the Dayton community. The University of Dayton Research Institute was ranked No. 2 in the nation in federal and industry-funded materials research. Other than defense and aerospace, healthcare accounts for much of the Dayton area's economy.



CLC is a unified and relevant church, and we are looking for staff who are dedicated to the God-Sized vision and who desire to be a part of an excellent, authentic staff. See if you can catch the vision, check out the sermons on the God-Sized vision here.