Progressive Life was initially birthed out
of a vision of God in May 1998 under the name Progressive Life in Christ
Ministries (PLC), with a godly determination to make a difference in the
Hampton Roads area one person at a time in a new and non-conventional manner.
The first worship service was held at the Coliseum Quality Inn, Hampton,
Virginia, with sixty-three people in attendance. With Kingdom work as its
primary focus the membership at PLC consistently grew both physically and
2002, due the apostolic growth in weekly services, Pastors Lawrence and Dorothy
Govan were led to move the services to the Hampton Holiday Inn and license the
first set of ministers and deacons.
nearly seven years without a permanent location, God opened the door in
December 2004 for a new location conducive to the ministry flourishing and thriving. We then became Progressive Life Worship
Center (PLWC) operating in the Buckroe Beach area of Hampton.
On Sunday, March 6, 2005 the first service
was held at the Buckroe location and the mission to “offer a life change
through the power of God” began. On April 17, 2005 the first set of
elders were ordained and set to assist the congregation.
While in the Buckroe area, PLWC set a
standard of excellence in the ministry of helps, apostolic development,
evangelism, and outreach in the surrounding community.
Today, the ministry continues
its commitment to the advancement and cultivation of God’s people as well as
its commitment to reach the lost through the power of God’s love.