Evangelist Judy Shaw, December 1986, in Sioux Sioux Falls SD, founded Center of Life Church, formerly called Deeper Life Church, under the leadership of Bishop Carl Roberson, Buffalo, NY. As Sis. Judy began pioneering in Sioux Falls, she started out with one family until it grew to where it is now. From hotel to hotel, from leasing one church to another church, she held fast to the vision that God had given her. To-date, the Center of Life is an international ministry, representing about 8 nations. Located in downtown Sioux Falls, Center of Life is committed to community ministry, while they continue to be a strong, present truth, life giving, body of believers building the Kingdom of God.In November 1996, the vision began to unfold. Finally, after years of searching, a church home was found! That which was considered the city's main bowling alley soon became a beautiful sanctuary filled with the Glory of God. After extensive renovations to a two-story 18, 000 square foot building, in April of 1997, phase one was completed.In May of 1997, the church had its grand opening "Founders Week". In that week, three significant things transpired: firstly, the dedication of the sanctuary, then the official change of name from Deeper Life COGIC to the Center of Life Church, and the ordination and appointment of Pastor Judy.