Early Life & Education
Craig Groeschel grew up in southern Oklahoma. He attended Ardmore High School. Afterwards, he attended Oklahoma City University on a tennis scholarship and received a bachelor's degree in Marketing . While there, he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
Groeschel launched Life.Church (formerly known as LifeChurch.tv) with his wife Amy in January 1996. Since then, Life.Church has grown into dozens of locations all over the United States. They are notable for their use of technology to spread their message.
He has spoken frequently at conferences and has written several books. His latest release, Hope In The Dark: Believing God is Good When Life Is Not, explores how people can overcome pain while answering some of life's toughest questions through the power of faith.
In 2016, Groeschel started the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast.