Our Story

How it all started...

In 2019 Pieter and Kathy Swart felt called to the Twin Cities area to plant a pure-gospel-of-grace-and-love church.  One Life Church was named according to John 14:20.  "At that day you will know I am my Father, and you in Me, and I in you."  

In 2022, Pieter and Kathy stepped back into traveling ministry full time and are now based out of Oklahoma.  Nick and Emily Larson were the associate pastors alongside Pieter and Kathy and now serve in leading One Life as senior pastors.  

Nick's Story:
My dad was a Rhema graduate and as such I grew up in Word of Faith churches.  I love my roots and as a kid loved seeing God work through the gifts and miracles, especially prophesy and words of wisdom.  I knew from around the time I was 10 that I was going to be in ministry in some way.   I learned how to play the bass guitar at 12 and spent the next 15 years or so serving on worship teams wherever we went to church.  
I moved to Fargo when I was 21 and served at a Rhema church there for over 7 years.  I helped with worship, children's and young adult ministry.  
 In 2013, I listened to a sermon by Andrew Wommack that rocked my belief system and challenged me to really study and seek God about why I believed what I did.  I ended up spending a year in Colorado at Charis Bible College and was ordained in 2014 by Pastor Lawson Perdue at Charis Christian Center.  
I moved to Sioux Falls where I pastored Grace and Truth for a little over two years.  I went through some personal challenges and took a break from pastoring for about a year before moving to Minneapolis.  In 2019, I began helping Pastors Pieter and Kathy, (who happen to be my mom and stepdad) at One Life.  I served with them on the worship team and eventually stepped into the role of associate pastor.
In 2022 we stepped into the role of senior pastors.  

Our desire is to minister the Father-heart of God and see people personally and practically experience and enjoy what it is to be One with Him.  

We believe church is supposed to look like family: family is fun and messy and challenges each other to grow in Love just as we are loved by Father God.

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