Nelz Samuel

My passion is Jesus and helping people grow. I wasn’t raised in the church, but rather had a profound experience when I was 15 that truly changed my life forever. Since then I’ve asked hard questions, considered how spirituality can be practical and taken a really good look in the mirror.

My life has been God uncovering who I really was, me discovering a transformative hope, and recovering the life that God designed me to have. Transforming Life Church has been birthed through that path.  I want every person to have their life changed by Jesus too. 


Meet Our Children’s Director

Dora Moua

I grew up in the church but never really knew Jesus until I married my husband, Roger. His family revealed so much commitment in what it means to live a transformed life. They have since been a huge factor in building and shaping me to be the woman I am today. 

About 8 years ago, a passion for kids ignited. This calling had come out of a season of barrenness. We were struggling with infertility and questioned God's purpose for our lives. Right around that time, I was already volunteering in our home church and helping out with the kids ministry in any way possible. Over that time, I felt God asking me to embrace the place I was in. 

Since then, I've worked in childcare, taught children, served local foster children/families, nannied, and always found myself called to lead in Children's Ministry. You literally couldn't get me away from kids. It is my greatest desire to partner up with parents and families in raising up the next generation. I believe God has a special place in His heart for kids and He's asking me to be obedient in loving the children that come into my life.

We’re here to make
a difference.

Our guiding purpose is to teach people to follow Jesus in a way that will change their lives through biblical texts, community outreach, emotional and relational help, and loving friendships. We believe that when people’s lives are transformed by Jesus, they can change their worlds from the inside out. 

Live life with purpose.

God enables you to make a difference, and we work to remove the obstacles that stand in the way of your belief. Change the community and your world by serving others like Jesus would. 

Serve the community.

By connecting with other believers who are going through similar stages in life, we can accomplish so much more. When we serve together, we better our families, neighborhoods and communities. At Transforming Life Church, we seek to live generously, encouraging everyone to contribute time, talents and dollars in order to bring energy, healing and hope where they are most needed.

Live life with other people.

You were never meant to live in isolation. Come to a place that welcomes everyone with support and love—no matter where they’re at on their spiritual journey. At our core, we’re a compassionate church of imperfect people who transform by following Jesus together. With the help of community groups, seminars, support services, marital counseling and family coaching, you’re never alone. 

Find relevance in His teachings.

We explore the stories in the bible through a different lens, making them easier to understand and apply to real-world issues. When you’re able to find purpose and meaning in the life of Jesus, you can find a path that moves your heart and fills your soul. We help you know the love of Jesus, so you can develop a personal relationship with Him. 

Emotional and
relational health. 

We believe that you can’t be spiritually mature while yet remaining emotionally and relationally immature.  We teach and coach people to deal with what’s beneath the surface and how to really love others better.  Our teaching integrates counseling/mental health and faith.

Break bread with one another. 

Transforming Life Church is interested in the diverse cultures, experiences and ethnicities that people have. We see people for who they are, regardless of outward differences. After all, our church is not just a place we attend but a people to whom we belong. Our evening gathering with a meal fosters a closer community and emphasizes building relationships over seeing a production.