Pastor Seth Channell was raised in Newburg, Alabama and educated at The University of North Alabama, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He spent the first years of pastoral ministry serving three congregations in Northwest Alabama. In 2012 he became the Senior Pastor of Grace Life Church of Ankeny. Grace Life Church of Ankeny started in 2010 with four families and today is a growing congregation of 73 members with 88 children and a number of full-time attenders. Seth resides in Ankeny, Iowa with his wife, Debbie, and their five children.

Update from Pastor Seth Channell:

AIT Family,

March was a good month for us. We were able to celebrate the new life Christ brings by baptizing three people. With these three new members that makes 13 new additions to the church this year.  Please pray for five others (they span in age from 16 to 81) who are considering baptism. And for a couple who are considering joining the church in May.

We also had a number of new guests on Easter. Pray they would come to know Christ as they think about what they heard on Easter and as their friends and family continue to share the gospel with them.

We are also starting a new small group this week. Pray that new guests will be open to join this group and that it will bear fruit for Christ.  

Thank you for your ongoing support of our ministry here in Ankeny!