Chapel Life

About Us

Meet our pastors

Tim & Rose Lord

Hi, we’re Tim & Rose and we the founders & senior leaders of Chapel Life. The idea of starting a church first came to us in Youth Group back in the 90’s; but it wasn’t realised until some 20 years later while studying our Diploma in Ministry, we knew it was time. God placed the area of Clifton Hill on our hearts with the name, Chapel Life and in 2022 Chapel Life was born in the Darling Gardens, Clifton Hill.

We have been married for over 18 years and have two amazing teenage daughters, who love Jesus and are actively involved at Chapel Life. As a family we have taken this step to trust Jesus & partner with Him to see his kingdom come and will be done in Clifton Hill.

We can’t wait to welcome you into our Chapel Life family – why not plan a visit today?

Our Vision

At Chapel Life, we are all about knowing Christ & making him known (John 17:26).
In essence, Chapel Life exists to make Jesus famous in our lives and in our city!

Our Mission

To make Jesus famous by loving God and loving people.
At Chapel Life we know the loving, saving and transforming power of God in our own lives and desire to bring see that same love & power transform our community, our city, our nation and the world.

Core Values

Chapel Lifer’s live by a code. We have a DNA which exhibits our core values:

  • God: 3 in 1
  • Jesus is the way, the truth, the life
  • Love God: love people
  • Our lives are a chapel
  • Jesus Saves
  • Jesus Heals
  • All are welcome

God : 3 in 1

We believe that there is one true God represented in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1-2, John 5:7)

Jesus is the way, the truth, the life

Jesus is the only way to salvation, the only way to forgiveness, healing, freedom & restoration with Father God. Jesus came to be the way and show us the way to eternal life (John 14:6, John 1:1-5).

Love God : love people

This was God’s idea first and we sure think it’s a good one! Loving God is the greatest commandment; and loving others the way he has loved us, is just like it! Jesus is the centre of our affection and to love him well, we love those around us with the love he shows to us (Matthew 22:36-40, John 13:34-35)

Our lives are a chapel

A chapel is a room for worship and prayer, usually within a larger building. Our lives are ‘chapels’ within the body of Christ. We live our lives toward God – everything we do is worship to him (Colossians 3:17, 1 Corinthians 10:31). Everything we are and have, we point toward God in worship – living surrendered to him (Romans 12:1).

Jesus Saves

We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8). If we believe in our heart and confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord, that he died on a cross for the forgiveness of our sins and was raised to life to give us life, then we will be saved. (John 3:16-17, John 14:6, Romans 10:9, Hebrews 7:25, Acts 4:12)

Jesus Heals

Jesus healed many while he walked the earth and believe that Jesus is still healing on the earth today. Jesus gave all power and authority to his disciples to heal the sick, drive out demons and told them they would do the same works as him & greater if they believe. Today we are his disciples; and we have that same power, authority and commission (Luke 10, Mark 6:7-13, Luke 10:19)

All are welcome

Jesus walked, talked and dined with people from all walks of life. Hospitality & welcome are a trademark of the family at Chapel Life. We can’t wait to welcome you! (Galatians 3:28)


Chapel Life is affiliated with Christian Revival Churches (CRC) International.