Who we are...

Rus and Glyn Eales are both originally from South Africa where they were involved in an NCMI partnering church called NCF Church.  After getting married God called them to help plant an NCMI partnering church into New Delhi in India.  For 7 years from 2001 to 2007 they served in the role as an eldership couple on the eldership team of Capital City Church.   Whilst in India their 2 boys, Derin and Jayden, were born.

God called them back to South Africa at the beginning of 2008 where they came onto staff and onto the eldership team back at NCF Church, which later was renamed One Life Church.  During the next 6 years they were involved in the planting of multiple multisite venues for One Life Church, which saw a growth to over 5000 people meeting across 14 sites.

In 2013, they responded to a call to come and assist Oceanside Church in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island and arrived January 2014 where they came onto the eldership team, full time staff  and  assisted with the administration of the church.

Having obtained permanent residency to Canada they felt the call and commission to plant a new NCMI partnering church into Edmonton, AB in 2019 called Explore Life Church.

What is the dream ...

Our dream is to see Explore Life Church fulfilling the great commission and to be a body of believers who finds value in Christ by putting Him at the centre of everything.

To be a people who understand that involvement equals belonging and where each person can feel free to find what makes them  come alive as together we set aside self sufficiency and pride and  walk humbly before our Father into the corporate plans and purposes He has for us as a church.

Our desire is to be a Spirit led, Spirit filled church who love God, love people and who through faith and trust in Him and Him alone believe for the impossible.

We are just a bunch of ordinary people who serve a supernatural extraordinary God!

Why the name Explore Life Church? 

John 14:6
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
The scripture above points to life being not a vain concept of existence but rather it points to the fact that true life is found in a person, the person of Jesus Christ.

Our desire firstly is that people who do not yet know Jesus as Lord and Saviour would find true life in the person of Jesus Christ as they, through the power and prompting of the Holy Spirit, become aware of God's incredible love for them and commit to making Him Lord and Saviour of their lives.

Explore Life Church, we are trusting, is a place where people searching for the truth can come and explore true Life as found only in Jesus.

Secondly for all those that are believers at Explore Life Church, we believe that God's purposes over our lives doesn't end when we make Him Lord and Saviour of our lives but this is just the beginning of exploring life in Christ and what that means for each individual.

We believe Explore Life Church is a church where believers are encouraged to step out in faith and trust, not in the church, but in God and to explore what it truly means to be alive in Christ.  Each person bringing the gifts that they have into this body and exploring the life of Christ as they walk in submission to His will and they lay down their own agenda for the sake of the King and the Kingdom.

We invite you to be a part of our story...

Join us when we kick off in the fall. Click on the "I'm interested" button on the home page and we will keep you up to date on launch details.