LAYTON — It is quite the complex, staffed with people with smiles on their faces and involved in good works. There are classrooms, halls decorated with flags from around the world, offices for church and school personnel, gathering places, a gym, a bookstore and a large worship chapel.
The Christian Life Center in the northeast corner of Layton has soared since its move in 1988 from a small chapel in downtown Layton to its current location. After starting with a single building, it has grown into a complex that now also houses Layton Christian Academy, a popular private school for many denominations in the area.
Its leader, Myke Crowder, has been with the Assembly of God-affiliated church since 1986. He came to Utah, selecting Layton over Logan, from his hometown of Joplin, Mo. He said he became a Christian at age 12 and, by 16, he was “charting a course” to be in the ministry.