The church was founded by Pastor Elizabeth Brookshaw in 1982, just after her daughter was miraculously raised from the dead. From this incident, her whole family surrendered their whole lives to God and committed themselves to true repentance. From here, her whole family started to gather together to pray and worship God. This home fellowship continued to grow into a church that was known by the name of The Body of Christ Mission Centre and was blessed with a 2700 square metre property in Arncliffe, Sydney.
November 2003, the senior leadership of the church was handed over to
her son and daughter-in-law; Ben & Cisca Irawan, leading a new
generation church with a Godly influence. In November 2004, the church
formally changed its name to Life