( Meeting @ Sioux Falls Seminary )

2100 S.Summit Ave

Sioux Falls, SD 57105

PH # (605) 951- 0747

Come and Worship with Us

Wed @ 7:00pm / Worship & Teaching

Sun @ 10:30am / Morning Worship

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Evangelist Judy Shaw, December 1986, in Sioux Falls, SD, founded Center of Life Church, formerly called Deeper Life Church, under the leadership of Bishop Carl Roberson, Buffalo, NY.As Sis. Judy began pioneering in Sioux Falls, she started out with one family until it grew to where it is now.From hotel to hotel, from leasing one church to another church, she held fast to the vision that God had given her.To-date, the Center of Life is an international ministry, representing about 8 nations.Located in downtown Sioux Falls, Center of Life is committed to community ministry, while they continue to be a strong, present truth, life giving, body of believers building the Kingdom of God.

In November 1996, the vision began to unfold.Finally, after years of searching, a church home was found!That which was considered the city’s main bowling alley soon became a beautiful sanctuary filled with the Glory of God.After extensive renovations to a two-story 18,000 square foot building, in April of 1997, phase one was completed.

In May of 1997, the church had its grand opening “Founders Week”.In that week, three significant things transpired:firstly, the dedication of the sanctuary, then the official change of name from Deeper Life COGIC to the Center of Life Church, and the ordination and appointment of Pastor Judy.


To release the LOVE of Christ to the World


WIN. BUILD & SEND...WE disciple, equip and activate believers to serve and share with others


FAITH ( Heb 11: 6 )

LOVE ( 1 Cor 13 )



INTEGRITY ( Proverbs 10: 6 )


We believe that the entire Bible is inspired by God, without error and the authority on which we base our faith, conduct and doctrine.

We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God who came to this earth as Savior of the world.

We believe Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood for our sins. We believe that salvation is found by placing our faith in what Jesus did for us on the cross. We believe Jesus rose from the dead and is coming again.

We believe that water baptism is a symbol of the cleansing power of the blood of Christ and a testimony to our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe in the regular taking of Communion as an act of remembering what the Lord Jesus did for us on the cross.  

We believe every believer should be in a growing relationship with Jesus by obeying God’s Word, yielding to the Holy Spirit and by being conformed to the image of Christ.

We believe that as children of God, we are over comers and more than conquerors, and God intends for each of us to experience the abundant life He has in store for us.


Judy Shaw, born In kingsville, Texas, Is A Pioneer, Spiritual Leader And A Sought-After Global Speaker Who Has Commanded The Attention Of Many Audiences.

Reared In Buffalo, New York, Judy Was Mentored And Trained In Ministry By Her Father, Bishop C. Roberson (COGIC). It Was During Those Years She Assisted Her Father In Establishing Churches In The Western New York Region As Well As Serving Administratively At The Local Church. After Many Years Of Assisting Her Father In The State Of South Dakota, Where He Was The Jurisdictional Bishop, In 1984 Judy Was Asked By The National COGIC Church To Serve That State As Supervisor Over The Women’s Dept. She Served As The Youngest State Supervisor In The History Of That Denomination (COGIC) Until 2003. Due To Her Ordination To The Office Of Pastor In 1997, Along With Her Evangelistic Travels, It Became Necessary To Be Released From Her National Position.Characterized By Her Friends And Colleagues As One Of The Most Insightful, Powerful And Compassionate Women Today, Judy Boldly Confront Individuals, To Know Their Life’s Purpose And Ministry. She Warms The Heart, Stirs The Human Spirit, And Challenges Her Audiences To Connect With Their Life's Purpose. She’s Been Known To Shift Cultures And Change Nations.Judy Has Traveled To More Than 25 Foreign Countries And Has Spoken Before Presidents Of Nations, To Groups As Small As 10 And To Audiences As Large As 25,000, Releasing Prophetic Insight Into Those Regions. Also, She’s The Sr. Leader Of A Multi-Ethnic Fellowship, In The Heart Of Her City, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Judy Oversees Churches And Ministries In And Outside Of Her Region.Starting The Center Of Life Church In Sioux Falls In 1986, By 2003, Three Other Churches Were Birthed. Deeper Life, Indian Reservation, New Life Church In Sioux City, Iowa And New Life Russian Church Of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.Serves As A Personal Advisor To Many In The Business And Entertainment Industries. She Is Involved In A Number Of Successful Businesses, Where She Lends Strategic And Spiritual Insight Towards Reaching Their Full Potential.

Judy Is A Graduate Of Bryant And Stratton College, Buffalo, NY, Houghton Bible College, School Of Management At State University In New York, And A Licensed Realtor For Fifteen Years.

Being A 25 Year Resident Of Sioux Falls, She Is Actively Involved In The Community, Where She Has Served Two Terms On The City’s Commission Board, Three Years On The County Commissioners Diversity Board, As Well As Holding A Position In Human Relations As A Liaison Person For The City.


Joshua is the youngest of 6 children, to Dr. Robin & Minister Linda Duncan. He started pursing the call of God on his life at the age of 14. He grew up under the leadership and mentorship of Pastor Judy Shaw at Center of Life Church. At 23 he was licensed and ordained as the youth pastor. Joshua has spent 10 years in and around, serving in youth ministry. During that time he was on staff at Central Church serving as the Associate Youth Pastor. He serves as the Executive Pastor of Center of Life Church.

     Joshua graduated from the University of Sioux Falls with a bachelors in Media Studies with an entrepreneur minor in 2011. In 2016 he graduated from Sioux Falls Seminary  with a Masters In Divinity, with counseling specialization. Joshua currently works as an Addiction Treatment Counselor for Carroll Institute at the Arch, a residential treatment program. Joshua is a working toward completion of his licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC), and has obtained licensure as an Addiction Counselor (LAC). Joshua is also working toward completion of a Phd. in Psychology with, an emphasis in developmental psychology for leadership at Walden University.

Joshua serves on the board, for Call to Freedom, which helps to connect survivors to necessary services in their community. Joshua has a passion for people to come into their God given purpose. Not only has Joshua had the opportunity to minister and speak domestically, but he has traveled abroad in England, Haiti, Belize and Nepal. Joshua ministers with great insight, mixing in his psychology training, to teach and preach a transformational message for this generation NOW!




  Our worship ministry’s mission is to worship fully. Our vision is to give our whole hearts to God, and release a worthy worship and praise that not only pleases Him, but also encourages the people of God to fully engage in a worship experience. The result produces glory, power and expands God’s kingdom in the earth.

Worship Team
Audio/Visual Team
Prayer Ministry

Our life development ministry’s mission is to equip people for successful Christian living. Our vision is to prepare people from childhood to adulthood to live successful Christian lives.

Men's Ministry
Women's Ministry
Children's Ministry
Pastoral Care

Our discipleship ministry’s mission is to offer Biblically-based wisdom and one-on-one guidance to support spiritual growth. Our vision is that every member be connected to a disciple, elder, mentor or coach 

School of Ministry
Sister to Sister

Our Life Connections ministry’s mission is to develop and nurture relationships with Center of Life members. Regular visitors and supporters feel welcomed. Our vision is that every member feels connected, every visitor feels loved, and regular supporters and  guests are appreciated and informed of our events

Member/Visitor Connections

Our business operations ministry’s mission is to provide accountability in financial functions and seamlessness in facility operations. Our vision is that every penny is accounted for and reported regularly to the church’s membership, and our building and grounds facilitate worship, learning and growing.

Finance Ministry
Facility Ministry


Wed @ 7pm
Worship & Teaching
Sunday @ 10:30 am
Morning Worship
Conference Prayer Call @ 6am
Mon, Wed, Fri
Access Code # 744401
Cash App $ centeroflifesf
Text to Give 605-269-8744
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MAY 2020

3rd Men & Young Adult Ministry

16th Men of Purpose (MOP)

17th Prayer Training

24th Prayer Training

26th Women of Wisdom

JUNE 2020

10th Worship Workshop

20th Men of Purpose (MOP)

23th Women of Wisdom

26th Women of Wisdom Breakfast

JULY 2020

17th Men of Purpose (MOP)

AUG 2020

15th Men of Purpose (MOP)

22th Church Picnic

25th Women of Wisdom

SEPT 2020

6th Prayer Training

13th Prayer Training

19th Men of Purpose (MOP)

20th Prayer Training

22th Women of Wisdom

OCT 2020

4th Prayer Training

11th Prayer Training

16-17th WOW Conference

17th Men of Purpose

18th Prayer Training

25th Prayer Training

25th Baptism Sunday

27th Women of Wisdom (WOW)

NOV 2020

8th   Prayer Training

14th Women of Wisdom

21th Men of Purpose

24th Women of Wisdom

DEC 2020

13th Christmas Concert

19th Men ofPurpose (MOP)

20th Church Night

22th Women of Wisdom

31th New Years EVE Service


Apostle Judy Shaw


Pastor Joshua Duncan


Pastor Joshua Duncan


Pastor Joshua Duncan






2100 S.Summit Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57105


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