LIIV At•lan•ta
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Verb Phrases: LIIV Atlanta, to see the city of Atlanta live and flourish according to the ministry and message of Jesus Christ.

The name “LIIV” is not only a confession for our city, it’s an acronym for what is important to us: Love, Integrity, Influence, and Victory.

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Our Values

We LOVE people despite their deficits.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

John 3:16 NIV
“Our outcome is Sacrifice.”
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Our Values

We LIIV with INTEGRITY because people trust us.
Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone. But the more he did so, the more they kept talking about it. People were overwhelmed with amazement. “He has done everything well,” they said. “He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.

Mark 7:36-37 NIV
“Our outcome is Excellence.”
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Our Values

We use all INFLUENCE to pull others up and push others forward.
Moses my servant is dead. Therefore, the time has come for you to lead these people, the Israelites, across the Jordan River into the land I am giving them. I promise you what I promised Moses: ‘Wherever you set foot, you will be on land I have given you—

Joshua 1:2-3 NLT

"Our outcome is Movement.”
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Our Values

We experience the VICTORY of Jesus Christ.
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:57 NIV

“Our outcome is Confidence.”
Mayo &
Our founders, Mayo and Kai Sowell are the proud parents of three children - Cannon, Brave, and Liberty Sowell.

Mayo loves meeting new people, and he is currently finishing his Master’s Degree in Global Ministry Design at Southeastern University. He is also becoming a scratch golfer in his free time. Kai is currently loving this season of being a devoted mother and wife all the while serving alongside her husband to lead LIIV Atlanta. Kai enjoys working out, dance fitness, and quality time with family and friends. They love Atlanta, they love serving Atlanta, and they are going to give everything they have so that people can flourish in Atlanta.

To hear the Sowell's story from pain to purpose please click the link below and you will understand why the Sowell’s made Atlanta home for the second time.

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Our Story
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Every Sunday, we get the opportunity
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Our Oversight

Ministry leaders and pastors that strengthen and cover us
Daniel & Tammie Floyd
Lifepoint Church
Fredericksburg, VA
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Denny Duron
Shreveport Community Church
Shreveport, LA
Earl McClellan
Shoreline City Church
Dallas, TX
Herbert Cooper
Peoples Church
Oklahoma City, OK
Peter & Carolyn Haas
Substance Church
Minneapolis, MN
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Influenced By

LIIV Atlanta supporters that influence and inspire us
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Tiago Magro
Mixed Media Artist
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Jimmy and Irene Rollins
Co-founders of Two Equals One marriage ministry
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Aaron Lindsey
Six-time Grammy award winning R&B/gospel producer and artist
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Bill Smith
Founder of Landing and Shipt
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Forrest Walden
CEO and Founder of Iron Tribe Fitness
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Rob Hoskins
President of OneHope
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Meet the Team

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Pastor Mayo & Kai Sowell
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Kevin & Lauren Eades
Ministry Directors
A Black Christian family
Warren & Maddy Goings
LIIV Kids Directors
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Scott & Angie McDonald
Pastoral Care Directors
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Josh & Courtney Gardner
Production Directors
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Music & Creative Arts
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Our Statements of Faith

Holy Bible

The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, it is inspired, infallible and inerrant.
II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26


Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind and thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory.
John 1:1,14, 20:28; I Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; I Timothy 2:5


Man was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression he fell; his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Gen. 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21


Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ, which allows us to receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Thus, through repentance, we receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation.
Acts 2:21, 3:19; I John 1:9

Jesus' Blood

The Blood that Jesus Christ shed on the Cross of Calvary was sinless and is 100% sufficient to cleanse mankind of all sin. Jesus allowed Himself to be punished for both our sinfulness and our sins, enabling all those who believe to be free from the penalty of sin, which is death.
I John 1:7; Revelation 1:5, 5:9; Colossians 1:20; Romans 3:10-12, 23, 5:9; John 1:29

Baptism In The Holy Spirit

Given at Pentecost, it is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His Ascension, to empower the Church to preach the Gospel throughout the whole earth.
Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5,2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6

The Church

The church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus' Great Commission. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the church as a member of the body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23

The Lord's Supper

A unique time of communion in the presence of God when the elements of bread and grape juice (the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus' sacrifice on the Cross.
Matthew 26:26-29; I Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25

Healing Of The Sick

Healing of the sick is illustrated in the life and ministry of Jesus, and included in the commission of Jesus to His disciples. It is given as a sign, which is to follow believers. It is also a part of Jesus' work on the Cross and one of the gifts of the Spirit.
Psalm 103:2-3; Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 16:17-18; Acts 8:6-7; James 5:14-16; I Corinthians 12:9, 28;  Romans 11:29


Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. In addition, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; they that are saved to the resurrection of life and they that are lost to the resurrection of eternal damnation.
Luke 24:16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4; Acts 24:15; I Corinthians 15:42, 44; Philippians 1:21-23, 3:21


After living one life on earth, the unbelievers will be judged by God and sent to Hell where they will be eternally tormented with the Devil and the Fallen Angels.
Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8


There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and co-eternal.
I John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11

Virgin Birth

Jesus Christ was conceived by God the Father, through the Holy Spirit (the third person of the Trinity) in the virgin Mary's womb; therefore, He is the Son of God.
Matthew 1:18, 25; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:27-35


For anyone to know God, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
John 6:44, 65; Matthew 19:28; Titus 3:5


We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ: His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts.
Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22


Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ's character in us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.
I Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; II Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18, II Thessalonians 2:1-3, Romans 8:29, 12:1-2, Hebrews 2:11

Jesus Christ Indwells All Believers

Christians are people who have invited the Lord Jesus Christ to come and live inside them by His Holy Spirit. They relinquish the authority of their lives over to him thus making Jesus the Lord of their life as well as Savior. They put their trust in what Jesus accomplished for them when He died, was buried, and rose again from the dead.
John 1:12; John 14:17, 23; John 15:4; Romans 8:11; Revelation 3:20

The Gifts Of The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. The Bible’s lists of these gifts are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of Biblical parameters.
Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11, 12 :4-8; Ephesians 4:16; I Timothy 4:14; II Timothy 1:6-7; I Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; I Peter 4:10


Water Baptism: Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new convert is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48


We believe marriage is defined in the Bible as a covenant, a sacred bond between one man and one woman, instituted by and publicly entered into before God.
Matthew 19:4-6

God's Will For Provision

It is the Father's will for believers to become whole, healthy and successful in all areas of life. But because of the fall, many may not receive the full benefits of God’s will while on Earth. That fact, though, should never prevent all believers from seeking the full benefits of Christ’s provision in order to better serve others.
Spiritual (John 3:3-11; II Corinthians 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10)Mental and Emotional (II Timothy 1:7, 2:11; Philippians 4:7-8; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3).Physical (Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:17; I Peter 2:24).Financial (Joshua 1:8; Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; II Corinthians 9:6-10; Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Psalm 34:10, 84:11; Philippians 4:19).


Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34; John 17:24; II Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 11:16; I Peter 1:4

Second Coming

Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures
Matthew 24:30, 26:63-64; Acts 1:9-11; I Thessalonians 4:15-17; II Thessalonians 1:7-8; Revelation 1:7
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LIIV Groups
LIIV Groups
You are not meant to do life alone! We all need a group of people we can get real with so we can look more and more like Jesus together.   LIIV creates environments where you have someone to do life with.
James 5:16 "Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed."
Our goal is for your kids to have a genuine relationship with God, build a biblical foundation with God, grow with friends and love being at church. Every kids environment is safe, fun, and age appropriate.
uLIIV is a convenient and enjoyable way for you to move towards to live the life God created for you. You will experience growth by understanding LIIV’s mission through the development of your gifts. Your life will flourish when you’re on mission for Jesus and making a difference at LIIV ATL and in your sphere of influence.