Meet The Staff

Couple  Jason Smith | Jason.smith@goodlifefl.com

What do you do at Good Life Church?
I serve as the Lead Pastor. I have the awesome privilege of leading the staff, teaching, praying for and serving our community and ensuring we stay connected to the mission and values we claim. 

How did you first come to Good Life?
My family moved to Bradenton in the summer of 2012 to plant Good Life Church.

What are some of your favorite things to do?
I love sharing a meal at the table with my family, coaching and serving church planters, University of Miami tailgating and football games, date nights with my wife, funny movies and investing in leaders. 

What kind of music do you listen to?
Housefires, Bethel, Passion, 90’s R&B, and even some country.

What’s some things most people don’t know about you?
-I live and die by spellcheck and I don’t know how to write cursive. 
-I love jammies and my favorite place to be in the whole world is my house.
-I love funny commercials, candles and Milk Duds.
-My favorite TV shows are Vikings, American Housewife, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and the Goldbergs.

-Five Below is my favorite store. 

  

jared copy  Jared Clark | jared.clark@goodlifefl.com

What do you do at Good Life Church?
I have the privilege of being the Family and Children’s Pastor.  I am responsible for the recruiting, training and equipping of the family ministries leadership team. This includes leadership and oversight in our weekly ministries to infants through 5th Grade.

How did you first come to Good Life?
My wife and I were attending Pinelake Church in Brandon, MS when I first sensed a desire to serve the local church with my life and career. After months of praying about an opportunity to do this I was contacted by Jason. After joining them in prayer and visiting this area with my wife, we knew that Good Life Church and the Bradenton/Sarasota area were the answers to our prayers.

Favorite things to do?
I love to play golf and pretty much any sport outside. I enjoy watching movies and taking my wife on date night!!


What kind of music do you listen to?
Hillsong United, KB, Phill Wickham, Lecrae.  

What’s some things most people don’t know about you?
I lived in Africa for 6months and helped care for children.

If I could live anywhere it would be in Jackson Hole. 

I have a German Shepherd named Macie.

My wife and I are expecting Baby #2 this year.

 

jared-copyUpdated Forrest Krazit|Worship Pastor | forrest.krazit@goodlifefl.com 

What do you do at Good Life Church?
I lead our worship ministry which includes our vocalists, band, tech and host teams. I have the priviledge of recruiting, developing and discipling the teams as well as leading worship during our gatherings. I also manage the Good Life website, social media and app. 

How did you first come to Good Life?
My desire is to serve the local church and when I came and witnessed what God was doing in the Bradenton/Sarasota area through Good Life, I felt a calling to be a part of it. My wife and I moved here in August of 2017.  

What are some of your favorite things to do?
I love spending time with Sarah, playing beach volleyball, and pretty much anything that has to do with being outside in our beautiful city. 

What kind of music do you listen to?
Passion, Hillsong United, Johnnyswim, and Mutemath. 

What’s some things most people don’t know about you?
I grind my own coffee beans in the office. I won the second grade spelling bee for the State of Florida. I enjoy cooking. My wife is a ballerina. I am a Tallahassee native and graduated from FSU with a degree in writing.