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Our mission in the world is to help churches, campus ministries and individuals grow spiritually in Christ Jesus. We want all that we come encounter with to know the value that God has placed within them and to help them activate their spiritual gifts to operate in their calling. One of the ways we do this is through nationwide tours, with preaching The Gospel, praise, worship, and prayer, with the purpose of renewing minds and saving souls.



To be a Christian community which affirms the Value of Church and the people it serves through God's unconditional love


Creating Transformational Leaders through Discipleship of Jesus Christ


The broken, the unsaved and the future of the church


Worship Experience  ●  Q&A Panel Discussions  ●

 Workshops and Leadership trainings ● Small Groups  ●  Service projects  ●  Ecumenical partnerships





Psalm 118:17 (KJV)

17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.

Jesus says that the enemy only comes to kill, steal and destroy but He came to give us life and life more abundantly. The body of Christ may be bruised and even broken but through Christ we will Live And Not Die.

Matthew 21:42-46 (NIV)

42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures:

“‘The stone the builders rejected
    has become the cornerstone;
the Lord has done this,
    and it is marvelous in our eyes?

43 “Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit. 44 Anyone who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed.”

45 When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard Jesus’ parables, they knew he was talking about them. 46 They looked for a way to arrest him, but they were afraid of the crowd because the people held that he was a prophet.

We are true believers that our God makes no mistakes and that His hands are on every part of our lives, even in our rejection. Rejection is not an easy part of life but it is a necessary part of our life and we believe that "Your rejection is your protection". God will allow us to go through rejection to protect us from someone's unseen evil intentions or to elevate us to a higher place than where we can take ourselves. Whatever the case may be, God is still in control in the rejection. We must submit to it and trust his guiding hand. 

Matthew 21:21-22 (NIV)

21 Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. 22 If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

We believe that faith of a mustard seed will move mountains. In our walk with Christ there will be many obstacles that will try to stop what God is doing through us in our lives, but with our eyes fixed on God we will continue to walk out the everlasting rewarding path that God has placed in front of us.     


  • Identity Crisis

  • Church Decline

  • Lack of Diversity

  • People's Salvation

  • Lack of Young Adult Engagement

The churches future today rest in how we invest in and create spaces for future generations to get to know Christ Jesus and engage in the Leadership of tommorrow.​

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We know that scripture says that no man comes to The Father except through Jesus Christ, we believe that a personal relationship with Jesus and claiming your identity in Christ should be the number one priority in life. We want to allow the Holy Spirit to work through Live and Not Die to affirm the Gospel as we build Christian communities and inspire others through God's Word.


Pastor T-RAN and his wife, Alexis Gilbert, have been married since 2014 and just had their first daughter Amoré Rose Gilbert in June 2019. The couple has logged many miles together on the road while juggling their individual careers, all while they strive to keep God and family at the top of their agendas.



Never forgetting his struggles as a youth and his calling in the body of Christ, Pastor T-RAN has taken his life-affirming message to the streets and even teamed up with Dr. Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, for the“Season of Non-Violence Tour.” T-Ran’s positive message and music is penetrating lives around the globe--and he has only just begun!


Toured in 10countries and three continents ~ Viewed over 1.5 million times on YouTube ~ Nominated for a Dove Award ~Key to the City of Chattanooga,TN ~Two-time proclamation recipient from the cities of Chattanooga and Nashville, TN. ~Music placement in a made-for-TV movie ~ Appeared in network television and feature film.

International recording artistand Pastor,T-RANis known for shifting the atmosphere of whatever platform he has been given. With performances and speaking engagements in theUnited States and abroad, T-RAN is an ambassador of a new era for the Gospel of Christ and the Gospel music industry.

Born and raised in Chattanooga, TN, T-RAN has shared stages with many national artists: Shania Twain, Monica, Kirk Franklin and Kool & The Gang, to name a few. The boy who started out singing on the kitchen table at the age of three, has grown into a full-time master of his craft as a singer/songwriter, musician and producer.

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His original song, “Need You Now,” is featured prominently in the 2015 TV One movie, For The Love of Ruth. He has also appeared in three episodes of the ABC primetime drama, Nashville.

T-RAN is currently traveling the country on his Live And Not Die Church Tour, captivating audiences with songs from his two projects, Live And Not Die and The Imprint along with his latest hit single Iconic, which was released worldwide on iTunes and all digital outlets. He is now working on his new album

“I AM T-RAN”that is set to release in 2020.

T-RAN is the CEO and founder of 22Visionz, his creative agency specializing in music and branding. T-RAN also serves as a voting member for the Grammy Recording Academy and creative director at Tennessee State University for the TSU Wesley Foundation.

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