Life Empowerment Church

Our History

Life Empowerment Church launched in 2006 with about 100 persons in attendance. Throughout the years LEC remained committed to creating the best environments for persons to connect with God and others, grow in their relationship with God and serve the local church and their communities.

Pastor Gadville and Iona McDonald is the founding pastors of LEC and the mission of encouraging people to have growing relationship with Jesus as they engage in the mission of the local church continues to be the BIG Idea, Over the life of LEC, many persons have given their lives to Christ and are now growing in their walk with Jesus. LEC is the main sponsor of the Global Leadership Summit Bahamas which trains some 500 local leaders yearly. LEC has always been keenly focused of serving and meeting the need of its community.

Life Empowerment Church is currently located in Coral Harbour, Nassau, New Providence.

Our Mission

To encourage people to have growing relationship with Jesus as they engage in the mission of the local Church.

Our Strategy

To create and maintain environments where people are motivated and encouraged to connect with God and other, Grow and serve.


11 Principles that define our Church


Engaging with a seeker sensitive mentality 1 Corinthian 9:22-23


Ministering through affinity groups Acts 5:42


Purpose Driven Matthew 22:36-40 and 38:19-20


Operating with role model leaders Hebrew 13:7


Welcomed in an atmosphere of acceptance Romans 15:7


Every member is a minister Romans 12:5-6


Reaching a define target Colossians 4:5


Maturing through Life development process Ephesians 4:13-15


Excellent preaching for life change James 1:22


Noticable simple structure Luke 5:37


Trackable Results 2 Corinthians 13:5-9

What We Believe

About the Scriptures
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error.
About God
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the lost world.
About Humanity
We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts.
About Salvation
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.
About the Christian Life
We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ.
About the Church
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him and by making him known to the lost world.

Meet Our Leaders

Gadville & Iona McDonald

As the Senior Pastor, Gadville provides teaching, leadership and guidance to the church as a whole.

Gadville and Iona are passionate about the vision God has given them about a different kind of local church in the Bahamas. They are intentional about building a Team of Leaders and Volunteers with a heart of Worship, Innovation and excellence.


Life Empowerment Church is a great place for you and your entire family.


What to wear:

We are usually casual at LEC.

You will see jeans. Shorts, dresses and business casual attire. Wear something comfortable and you will be right at home.
Life Empowerment Church is a great place for you and your entire family. Join us as we make Sunday the Best day of the Week