Favor Life Mission

Our mission is to advance the Kingdom of God by teaching Kingdom Principles that empower each believer to walk in love, authority, prosperity, increase, and to become a person of influence for the Kingdom of God in their marketplace. 
But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
Matthew 10:6-8 KJV

Favor Life Vision

It is our vision to enlighten the minds of people to understand they do not have to remain a victim of their past but can experience freedom through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  We believe that the Gospel message is one of restoration, recovery, and Kingdom citizenship which empowers us to walk in authority, prosperity, and increase. 
“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Matthew 6:31-33 KJV

Favor Life Purpose

The Favor Life Church was founded in December 1994 with one strategic purpose in mind – to reach our community and the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ! That Gospel is speaking life and not death to people, healing and not sickness, blessings and not curses.  We believe that we are living in the last days, and the struggle to “survive” will continually grow worse. The conventional means of ministry will not be as effective as times past. People are looking for more than religion; they are searching for a place where they can share their problems and troubles with a true God. People are looking for a God who can change their lives, heal their hurts, mend their broken homes; a God who can take the ordinary and turn it into the extraordinary.
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Meet The Team


Dr. Jerry Grillo &

Pastor Maryann Grillo

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Founding Pastors


Ritchie Naraidu

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Church Administrator &

Men's Ministry Leader


April Naraidu

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Administrative Assistant

Jerry Grillo Sr. &

Mimi Grillo

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Eagles Ministry


Pastor Johnny and Daphne Ingram

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Marriage & Family Leaders

Pastor Johnny is also Men's Ministry Leader


Getting to know each other

We want to help make your first experience at Favor Life Church a great one! Continue reading to get to know what you can expect when you visit Favor Life Church.

Service Times

Favor Life Church meets every Sunday and Wednesday at

203 First Ave SE, Hickory, NC

  • Worship Service Sunday at 11:00am

  • Recharge Wednesday Service at 7:00pm

what can i expect?

How Long Is A Favor Life Service?

In total, a Favor Life Church service is about 90 minutes in length. Services begin with the Favor Life band leading the church in music - song lyrics are projected onto the screens so you can sing along and/or engage with worship. After the music portion of the service is complete, one of our pastors will come out to share an encouraging and life-changing message about the Kingdom of God.

What’s The Culture Like At Favor Life Church?

The Favor Life Church is diverse and represents people from different walks in life. Come as you are and expect to feel welcomed as our guest. It is our hope that you will experience an encounter with God during our services that is personal and authentic to you.

what about my kids?

We believe that kids should have a blast at church every single week - SONCITY Kids Church is a place for children to learn about, develop and strengthen a relationship with Jesus Christ in a safe and loving environment.  Our weekly program includes Hi-energy, Hi-impact, Interactive worship and word on Sunday mornings at 11:00am and Bible study and drills on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm.  SONCITY is offered at every Favor Life Church service for kids 3 years old (potty-trained) through sixth grade.  Our SonBeams Ministry is available for infants – 3 years old.   You’ll want to leave yourself an extra ten minutes to get signed in for the SONCITY Kids experience.