Who We Are

"The people are
warm and inviting."

Valerie C.
Our History
Jason and Datha Whitfield
Senior Pastors
Summit Life Church is a non-denominational church located just west of Birmingham in the McNeil Park community of Bessemer. The roots of the ministry trace back over 25 years.

In 1993 Pastor Darrell Wilson and his wife Charlotte moved to the area and had a vision to provide a safe and loving place for their families to come and worship together. It began with gathering in temporary spaces like hotel meeting rooms and community centers. After five years of meeting in borrowed venues, God blessed them with a permanent location.

Two years later, founding pastor Darrell Wilson was led to pass the torch to his son-in-law and daughter, Pastor Jason and Datha Whitfield. The Whitfields have faithfully led this growing church ever since.

Then in 2009 they crossed paths with Pastor Frank and Alesia Williams. Through this meeting and a time of fervent prayer, the two ministries merged in 2010 under the name of Summit Life Church. Pastor Frank has now gone to be with the Lord, but his vision and the families time together is still integral to the ministry.

The history of Summit Life Church isn’t over. God is at work every week in the lives of those attending. The future of Summit Life is being shaped as God brings new people to the congregation and continues to lead the church down a promising path. We invite you to become a part of a church that will help you live your life on the summit.

What We Believe

GOD has revealed Himself as The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  • Matthew 28:19

JESUS CHRIST is the Son of God who lived a sinless life, died for our sins, and rose from the grave.

  • 1 Corinthians 15:1-8

The HOLY SPIRIT is the fulfillment of God’s promise. It provides gifts to every believer so that we can live victorious lives. All the gifts are available to us today.

  • John 14:26

  • Acts 1:8

Water BAPTISM symbolizes our death and resurrection with Jesus Christ.

  • Galatians 3:27

  • Colossians 2:12

The Old and New Testaments make up the BIBLE. Which is the Holy, infallible, and inspired word of God.

  • 2 Timothy 3:16

We have all sinned and fallen short. Through Jesus we can have SALVATION through repentance and confessing our faith in Him.

  • Romans 3:23

  • Romans 10:9

The Body of Christ is the CHURCH. It exists to reach the lost and help the saved grow in their faith.

  • 1 Corinthians12:12-31


Helping you reach the summit of your life in Christ!

Sundays at 11 am

We are a non-denominational church located just west of Birmingham in the McNeil Park community of Bessemer.


(205) 428-5000


2024 Long 12th St N.
Bessemer, AL 35020


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