Grace Life Church of Brookhaven is an Elder led Baptist church located in Southwest Mississippi. Grace Life Church was an old fellowship (formerly Nola Baptist Church) which was almost closed but has enjoyed being re-birthed into a healthy, growing church. Grace Life Church replanted and moved to downtown Brookhaven on March 14, 2020. Grace Life Church emphasizes it's preaching ministry, adult small groups and ministry to children and students. Chris Sheppard has been the Pastor of Grace Life Church since September of 2011.

Chris was converted to Christ at the age of 19. After being faithful in a local church for 6 years, God called him to vocational ministry at the age of 25. Prior to becoming a pastor, Chris served as a student minister for 10 years at two Mississippi SBC churches. Chris has also been the Camp Pastor and Director of Glory Days Student Summer since 2003. Chris hods a BA with a major in Christian Ministry and a minor in Biblical Studies from Leavell College of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been married to Christy since 1996, and they have two daughters, Annie and Maggie. In his spare time Chris enjoys spending time with family, running and deer hunting.